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How are bone-anchored hearing aids used for hearing loss?

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These go into the bone behind the ear, where they transmit sound into the inner ear through the skull. These devices are usually recommended for people with:

  • Hearing loss in one ear
  • Problems with the shape of their ear canals
  • Conductive or mixed hearing loss with long-term ear infections

From: Treatments for Hearing Loss WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Hearing Aids," "Cochlear Implants."

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living With Hearing Loss," "Types, Causes and Treatment."

Audiology Online: "Middle Ear Implants."

University of California, Irvine: "Bone Anchored Hearing Device."

ENT Today: "Middle Ear Implants Offer Potential: New breed of devices may stimulate compliance, experts say."

Reviewed by Brandon Isaacson on June 01, 2016

SOURCES:

National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Hearing Aids," "Cochlear Implants."

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living With Hearing Loss," "Types, Causes and Treatment."

Audiology Online: "Middle Ear Implants."

University of California, Irvine: "Bone Anchored Hearing Device."

ENT Today: "Middle Ear Implants Offer Potential: New breed of devices may stimulate compliance, experts say."

Reviewed by Brandon Isaacson on June 01, 2016

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