Medical and Surgical Considerations for Implantable Hearing Prosthetic Devices Today, technology allows us the opportunity to make a substantial difference in the quality of life for individuals who have been unsuccessful with traditional amplification. This article examines the medical and surgical aspects of four types of implantable hearing devices: bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA), middle ear implants, cochlear implants, and ... Supplement Article
Supplement Article  |   December 01, 2002
Medical and Surgical Considerations for Implantable Hearing Prosthetic Devices
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Peter C. Weber
    Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Desk A71, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195
    MD
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: weberp@ccf.org
Article Information
Hearing & Speech Perception / Hearing Disorders / Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Supplement: Implantable Hearing Device Symposium
Supplement Article   |   December 01, 2002
Medical and Surgical Considerations for Implantable Hearing Prosthetic Devices
American Journal of Audiology, December 2002, Vol. 11, 134-138. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2002/018)
History: Received November 25, 2002 , Accepted December 10, 2002
 
American Journal of Audiology, December 2002, Vol. 11, 134-138. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2002/018)
History: Received November 25, 2002; Accepted December 10, 2002

Today, technology allows us the opportunity to make a substantial difference in the quality of life for individuals who have been unsuccessful with traditional amplification. This article examines the medical and surgical aspects of four types of implantable hearing devices: bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA), middle ear implants, cochlear implants, and auditory brainstem implants.

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