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Indication criteria and outcomes with the Bonebridge transcutaneous bone-conduction implant

Mario Emilio Zernotti, Maria Fernanda Di Gregorio, Pablo Galeazzi, Paola Tabernero
Conclusion Bonebridge (BB) and Sophono (SP) devices improved hearing; with the BB implant showing a better performance at medium and high frequencies. Furthermore, the BB, as an active implant, showed higher functional gain and increased time of use, when compared to the SP, a passive system. Objectives This study aims to compare surgical and audiological outcomes of SP and BB devices in order to assess and further differentiate the indication criteria. Methods Fourteen patients with conductive and mixed hearing loss were evaluated pre- and post-operatively (BB or SP) (period 2013-2014)...
June 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
G M Sprinzl, A Wolf-Magele
BACKGROUND: Hearing aids and implants employing bone conduction (BC) stimulation have a long tradition in the treatment of conductive or mixed hearing loss, with their indications being extended in the 2000s to include single-sided deafness (SSD). Existing percutaneous bone conduction implants (BCI) provide significant audiological gain but are associated with a high rate of complications. This has led to the development of passive transcutaneous BCIs; however, audiological benefit may be compromised...
April 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Dominik Riss, Christoph Arnoldner, Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner, Michaela Blineder, Stefan Flak, Anna Bachner, Wolfgang Gstoettner, Jafar-Sasan Hamzavi
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to evaluate functional hearing gain, speech understanding, and preoperative bone-conduction thresholds with the bone-conduction implant Bonebridge. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study at a tertiary referral center. METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive Bonebridge patients were identified. Nine patients suffered from combined hearing loss (HL), 12 from atresia of the external auditory canal and three from single-sided deafness...
December 2014: Laryngoscope
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