Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

The bone anchored hearing aid—The third option for otosclerosis

  • S. P. Burrell (a1), H. C. Cooper (a1) and D. W. Proops (a2)

Abstract

The bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) has mainly been used for the treatment of hearing loss in patients with congenital conductive problems or chronic suppurative otitis media.

In a five-year period, 32 otosclerotic patients have been referred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for consideration of a BAHA. Ten of these patients have been fitted and gained benefit compared to their previous hearing aid. The benefits are not necessarily those in hearing ability but in some cases relate to cosmetic or comfort improvements. This paper demonstrates that the BAHA offers a third treatment option for otosclerosis in patients who cannot or will not undergo stapedectomy and experience difficulty with conventional hearing aids.

Copyright

References

Hide All
Beales, P. H. (1987) Otosclerosis. In Scott Brown's Otolaryngology 5th Edition, Vol. 3 Otology (Kerr, A. G., Booth, J. B., eds.). Butterworths, London, pp 301339.
Birt, B. D., Amitheringale, A. (1980) Stapedeetomy—A 10 year review at Sunnybrook Hospital. Journal of Otolaryngology (Canada) 9: 387394.
Hakansson, B., Liden, G., Tjëllström, A., Ringdahl, A., Jacobsson, M., Carlsson, P., Erlandsson, B. E. (1990) Ten years experience of Swedish bone anchored hearing system. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology 99 (Suppl. 151): 116.
Leighton, S. E. J., Robson, A. K., Freeland, A. P. (1991) Audit of stapedeetomy results in a teaching hospital. Clinical Otolaryngology 16: 448492.
Zeitoun, H., Porter, M. J., Brookes, G. B. (1993) Current practice of stapedeetomy in Great Britain Clinical Otolaryngology 18: 392395.

Keywords

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed