Research Article  |   December 2002
Evolving Applications in the Use of Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids
 
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Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology
Research Article   |   December 2002
Evolving Applications in the Use of Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids
American Journal of Audiology, December 2002, Vol. 11, 96-103. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2002/011)
History: Received August 19, 2002 , Accepted October 23, 2002
 
American Journal of Audiology, December 2002, Vol. 11, 96-103. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2002/011)
History: Received August 19, 2002; Accepted October 23, 2002

The bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) is an effective means of intervention, its use being well documented in persons with chronic conductive pathology and congenital aural anomalies. This article describes the standard guidelines (both auditory and extraauditory aspects) for patient selection and expands the criteria to include bilateral BAHA implantation, unilateral conductive hearing loss, and unilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss. The BAHA's development, design features, and patient outcomes are also reviewed. Suggestions are presented for fitting, counseling, and following BAHA users.

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