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Management of single-sided deafness with the bone-anchored hearing aid

Yuen, Heng-Wai and Bodmer, Daniel and Smilsky, Kari and Nedzelski, Julian M. and Chen, Joseph M.. (2009) Management of single-sided deafness with the bone-anchored hearing aid. Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, Vol. 141, no. 1. pp. 16-23.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The benefits of the bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) for rehabilitation of conductive and mixed hearing loss are well established. Recently, the BAHA was used to rehabilitate patients with single-sided deafness (SSD). In this study, the benefits of the BAHA in SSD are presented. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with planned data collection. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty-one consecutive adult patients with SSD underwent single-stage BAHA implantation on the side of deafness. Testing in sound field was performed using the hearing-in-noise test (HINT) in both unaided and aided conditions. Speech and noise signals were delivered through two speakers oriented in two test paradigms. The outcomes were expressed as signal-to-noise (S/N) ratios. Subjective benefit analyses were determined through two questionnaires: the Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) and the Glasgow Hearing Aid Benefit Profile (GHABP). RESULTS: All subjects demonstrated significant improvement in speech reception thresholds with the HINT using the BAHA, especially with the 90/270 speaker paradigm, in which the mean improvement over the unaided condition was 5.5 dB SPL (range, 2.0-11.0 dB; P=0.00001). Qualitative subjective outcome measures demonstrated additional benefits. CONCLUSION: In SSD patients, the BAHA provides significant subjective benefits and improves speech understanding in noise.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Spezialf├Ącher (Klinik) > Otorhinolaryngologie > Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie (Bodmer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Spezialf├Ącher (Klinik) > Otorhinolaryngologie > Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie (Bodmer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel > Inner Ear Research (Bodmer)
UniBasel Contributors:Bodmer, Daniel K
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Mosby-Year Book
ISSN:0194-5998
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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