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Direct bone anchorage of external hearing aids.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6827820     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Some patients with hearing disorders cannot wear a conventional hearing aid but have to use bone conduction in which the aid has to be attached with steel springs over the head. A new method of reconstruction involving the insertion of bone-anchored screws has been tested in a clinical survey of 14 patients. A titanium implant was anchored in the temporal bone and, in a later session, connected to a skin penetrating abutment. An external hearing aid was snapped on to the abutment. The patients have now been followed up for 53 months. There have been no problems with the bone anchorage or with infections around the skin penetration site. The hearing of the patients has improved. The cosmetic result is reported to be favourable.
A Tjellström; J Lindström; O Hallén; T Albrektsson; P I Brånemark
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biomedical engineering     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0141-5425     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biomed Eng     Publication Date:  1983 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-07     Completed Date:  1983-04-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7906074     Medline TA:  J Biomed Eng     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hearing Aids*
Hearing Loss / surgery*
Hearing Loss, Conductive / etiology,  surgery*
Mandibulofacial Dysostosis / complications
Middle Aged
Otitis Media / complications

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