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Ten years of experience with the Swedish bone-anchored hearing system.
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PMID:  2121086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 1977, a new phase began in hearing rehabilitation of patients with chronic middle and external diseases and atresias. Thus far, these patients have had to rely on conventional bone conduction and air conduction devices that for various reasons give poor rehabilitation. The principle of the new treatment, made possible by the Swedish bone-anchored hearing system, is simple: sound vibrations are directly transmitted to the skull bone via a skin-penetrating titanium implant and then are further transmitted to the cochlea, bypassing the middle ear. The present paper summarizes our results in 147 patients over 10 years, including a total of 6,334 follow-up months. No significant rate of skin infections was observed. In over 93% of the observations, no sign of adverse skin reaction was seen. When herein-suggested indications for treatment with the bone-anchored sound processor HC-200 are followed, the success rate is over 90%. The improved quality of life reported by the patients is a combination of improved quality of sound, improved comfort, and relief from middle ear and ear canal disease occasioned by conventional hearing aids.
B Håkansson; G Lidén; A Tjellström; A Ringdahl; M Jacobsson; P Carlsson; B E Erlandson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology & laryngology. Supplement     Volume:  151     ISSN:  0096-8056     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-11-09     Completed Date:  1990-11-09     Revised Date:  2008-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1256156     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Applied Electronics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Auditory Threshold
Bone Conduction
Child, Preschool
Hearing Aids*
Hearing Disorders / physiopathology,  surgery
Mastoid / surgery*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Prostheses and Implants*
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