Bone Conduction Solutions

Traditional hearing aids are often likened to mini-speakers amplifying sound into the ear so you can hear and understand speech better. For some people, simply “turning up” the sound in the ear won’t work because they have conductive hearing loss or other issues that interfere with the way the ear hears. Bone-anchored hearing solutions skip past the ear canal and middle ear and use bone conduction to transmit sounds directly to the inner ear.

How do bone conduction devices work?

Bone conduction solutions help those with conductive or mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness. They work by bypassing the outer or middle ear and sending clearer, more crisp sound directly to the inner ear using bone conduction.

Bone Conduction Solutions we offer:

  • Cochlear Baha
  • Cochlear Osia
  • Medel Adhear

Who Might Benefit?

Conductive or Mixed Hearing Loss

Problems with the outer or middle ear can restrict sound waves from getting to the inner ear through air conduction. Hearing through bone conduction can bypass these damaged, blocked or missing parts of the ear and deliver sound vibrations directly to the inner ear.

Common Causes of Conductive/Mixed Hearing Loss:

  • Chronic middle ear infections or mastoiditis
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Congenital malformations, such as atresia or microtia
  • Previous ear surgery
  • Draining ears
  • Syndromes such as Down Syndrome, Treacher Collins Syndrome, or Goldenhar Syndrome

Single Sided Deafness

Sensorineural hearing loss can occur in one or both ears. If the loss is in one ear, it is often referred to as unilateral hearing loss or single-sided deafness. This is when there is little or no hearing in one ear, but normal hearing in the other ear.

A bone conduction device or implant can transmit sound via bone conduction, across the skull, to the ear with normal or better hearing.

Common Causes of Single Sided Deafness:

  • Viral Infections
  • Illness
  • Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Los
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Congenital
  • Adverse reaction to medications

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