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The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid

Journal article
Authors Anders Tjellström
Gösta Granström
Published in Otology Japan
Volume 20
Issue 1
Pages 23-30
ISSN 0917-2025
Publication year 2010
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Pages 23-30
Language en
Keywords Baha, chronic eardisease, bilateral ear canal atresia, unilateral conductive hearing loss in only hearing ear
Subject categories Otorhinolaryngology


The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid - Baha® - is today a well establish treatment option in selected patients with hearing impairment. In this review article we will present the concept of osseointegration which is the prerequisite for the Baha®. The traditional indications are chronic ear disease, bilateral ear canal atresia, unilateral conductive hearing loss in only hearing ear and external ear canal problems that can not tolerate an air conduction hearing aid mould. Bilateral fitting and patient with single sided sensori neural deafness and Baha® in children will also be discussed. A short description of the surgical procedure is given. A extensive reference list will provide the interested reader with literature from colleagues experienced in the area of direct bone conduction via B Baha®.

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