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Successful bone-anchored hearing aid implantation in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta

  • M B Coutinho (a1), C Marques (a2), G J Mendes (a3) and C Gonçalves (a4)



To report a case of successful bone-anchored hearing aid implantation in an adult patient with type III osteogenesis imperfecta, which is commonly regarded as a contraindication to this procedure.

Case report:

A 45-year-old man with type III osteogenesis imperfecta presented with mixed hearing loss. There was a mild sensorineural component in both ears, with an air–bone gap between 45 and 50 dB HL. He was implanted with a bone-anchored hearing aid. The audiological outcome was good, with no complications and good implant stability (as measured by resonance frequency analysis).


To our knowledge, this is the first recorded case of bone-anchored hearing aid implantation in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta.


Corresponding author

Address for correspondence: Dr Miguel Bebiano Coutinho, Otolaryngology Department, Hospital Lusíadas Porto, Unidade de Otorrinolaringologia, Avenida da Boavista, 171, 4050-115 Porto, Portugal E-mail:


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Successful bone-anchored hearing aid implantation in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta

  • M B Coutinho (a1), C Marques (a2), G J Mendes (a3) and C Gonçalves (a4)


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