Bone-anchored hearing aids offer hearing rehabilitation for individuals with single-sided deafness or conductive hearing loss who are unable to use traditional hearing aids (chronic mastoiditis, otitis externa, or atresia/microtia). Unlike cochlear implants, at least one cochlea must have relatively intact nerve function for these devices to work well.
These devices transmit amplified sound energy through the bone of the skull directly to the cochlea, bypassing the tympanic membrane and ossicles. As a result, patients generally report excellent clarity with these devices.
Bone-anchored hearing aids are placed as an outpatient procedure, under either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The surgery usually takes less than an hour. The discomfort is usually minimal, and the risks of the procedure are quite low. However, patients considering the procedure should discuss the details further with their physician.
With over 25 years of experience and a nationwide network of physicians, our audiologists are confident in providing comprehensive solutions to address your hearing struggles. Take the first step towards relief and schedule an appointment with us today. Our team is dedicated to improving your quality of life with a bone-anchored hearing aid.
To learn more about bone-anchored hearing aids and the rest of our ear services, reach out to your local ENT and Allergy Associates to schedule an appointment with our audiologists.
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