Children's Hearing (Audiology)

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Bone Conduction Implants

Not all hearing loss is caused by the inner ear!  In some cases, the inner ear works fine, but the sounds can’t get there, whether it’s due to an absent ear canal, malformed hearing bones (known as ossicles), or diseases that destroy the eardrum and ossicles.  When the sound can’t be conducted to the inner ear, this results in Conductive Hearing Loss. 

Regular hearing aids can be used for conductive hearing loss, but in many cases the gap in hearing is too great for the patient to get enough benefit.  They may be able to wear a variety of bone conduction hearing aids, which can be difficult because they are either a tight headband or a glued-on device behind the ear. 

For adults and children with significant conductive hearing loss, bone-conduction implants can be a great option to get the sounds to the inner ear.  These procedures are outpatient and take about an hour; they have a quick recovery and very little pain.