The bone conduction implant - a review and 1-year follow-up
Review article, 2019

Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate its safety and effectiveness of the bone conduction implant (BCI) having an implanted transducer and to review similar bone conduction devices. Design: This is a consecutive prospective case series study where the patients were evaluated after 1, 3, 6 and 12 months. Outcome measures were focussed on intraoperative and postoperative safety, the effectiveness of the device in terms of audiological performance and patient's experience. Study sample: Sixteen patients with average age of 40.2 (range 18-74) years have been included. Thirteen patients were operated in Gothenburg and three in Stockholm. Results: It was found that the procedure for installing the BCI is safe and the transmission condition was stable over the follow-up time. No serious adverse events or severe adverse device effects occurred. The hearing sensitivity, speech in noise and the self-assessment as compared with the unaided condition improved significantly with the BCI. These patients also performed similar or better than with a conventional bone conduction reference device on a softband. Conclusions: In summary, it was found that the BCI can provide a safe and effective hearing rehabilitation alternative for patients with mild-to-moderate conductive or mixed hearing impairments.

implanted transducer

active transcutaneous

Bone conduction

hearing aid

Author

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Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Signals and Systems

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Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Signals and Systems

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University of Gothenburg

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Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Signals and Systems

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Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Signals and Systems

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Karolinska Institutet

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University of Gothenburg

International Journal of Audiology

1499-2027 (ISSN) 1708-8186 (eISSN)

Vol. 58 12 945-955

Subject Categories

Surgery

Otorhinolaryngology

DOI

10.1080/14992027.2019.1657243

PubMed

31710259

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