Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids

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In cases where patients’ outer or middle ears are not suitable for use of traditional hearing aids (e.g., due to congenital malformations, draining ear, etc.) or for some unilateral SNHLs, BAHAs have been used with success. The BAHA system requires that a titanium screw be surgically implanted in the skull behind the ear to which a bone vibrator is attached that sends amplified sounds to both inner ears via bone conduction.


Public Health Social Policy Congenital Malformation Bone Conduction Titanium Screw 
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