First clinical experiences with an implantable bone conduction hearing aid at the University of Amsterdam

R. J. van der Hulst, W. A. Dreschler, R. A. Tange

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A transcutaneous bone-conduction hearing aid was implanted in 11 patients who were not suitable for transcranial sound amplification. Audiological and surgical selection criteria were followed strictly. One device had to be explanted and minor revision surgery was needed in two cases for skin irritation and scarring. In general the aids were well tolerated but the amplification power of the external device proved to be insufficient in some patients, in whom bone conduction levels were on the borderline of the selection limits
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
JournalEuropean archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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