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Active transcutaneous bone conduction implant: audiological results in paediatric patients with bilateral microtia associated with external auditory canal atresia

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dc.contributor.author Bravo, Sofia
dc.contributor.author Der-Mussa, Carolina
dc.contributor.author Fuentes, Eduardo
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-15T12:40:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-15T12:40:32Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Int J Audiol. 2017 Aug 31:1-8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/1892
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2017.1370137
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: To describe, in terms of functional gain and word recognition, the audiological results of patients under 18 years of age implanted with the active bone conduction implant, Bonebridge™. DESIGN: Retrospective case studies conducted by reviewing the medical records of patients receiving implants between 2014 and 2016 in the public health sector in Chile. STUDY SAMPLE: All patients implanted with the Bonebridge were included (N = 15). Individuals who had bilateral conductive hearing loss, secondary to external ear malformations, were considered as candidates. RESULTS: The average hearing threshold one month after switch on was 25.2 dB (95%CI 23.5-26.9). Hearing thresholds between 0.5 and 4 kHz were better when compared with bone conduction hearing aids. Best performance was observed at 4 kHz, where improvements to hearing were observed throughout the adaptation process. There was evidence of a significant increase in the recognition of monosyllables. CONCLUSIONS: The Bonebridge implant showed improvements to hearing thresholds and word recognition in paediatric patients with congenital conductive hearing loss.
dc.format.extent 8
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Online
dc.subject Implantable hearing aids
dc.subject Behavioural measures
dc.subject Hearing aids
dc.subject Paediatrics
dc.subject Pathology
dc.subject Speech perception
dc.title Active transcutaneous bone conduction implant: audiological results in paediatric patients with bilateral microtia associated with external auditory canal atresia
dc.type Artículo


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