What is a Bone Anchored Hearing System?
There are currently several possible bone conduction implants which may be suitable, Each works in a different way. They all have a surgically inserted part and an external part, as seen in the pictures below.
Who may benefit from a Bone Conduction Implant?
Candidates may include those:
- With hearing problems in the outer or middle ears
- Those who are unable to wear conventional hearing aids due to ear infections or skin problems
- Those who are unable to wear conventional hearing aids due to ear abnormalities such as bony growths in the ear canal, a very narrow ear canal, or difficulty wearing ear moulds due to previous ear surgery.
Possible outcomes using a Bone Conduction Implant?
A bone conduction implant may help with:
- Reducing the risk of ear infections or skin problems
- Ensuring ears are not blocked with ear moulds
- Hearing sounds in the environment
- Hearing speech
- Monitoring the volume of your own voice
- Lip reading
- Using the telephone
- Listening to music