publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Estimating the benefit of a second bone anchored hearing implant in unilaterally implanted users with a testband

Martin Kompis; Anja Kurz; Mark Flynn; Marco Caversaccio;
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  • Published: 29 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Informa Healthcare
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Conclusion Using a second bone anchored hearing implant (BAHI) mounted on a testband in unilaterally implanted BAHI users to test its potential advantage pre-operatively under-estimates the advantage of two BAHIs placed on two implants. Objectives To investigate how well speech understanding with a second BAHI mounted on a testband approaches the benefit of bilaterally implanted BAHIs. Method Prospective study with 16 BAHI users. Eight were implanted unilaterally (group A) and eight were implanted bilaterally (group B). Aided speech understanding was measured. Speech was presented from the front and noise came either from the left, right, or from the front in tw...
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free text keywords: 610 Medicine & health, 610 Medicine & health, Medicine, business.industry, business, Implant, Audiology, medicine.medical_specialty
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Estimating the benefit of a second bone anchored hearing implant in unilaterally implanted users with a testband

Martin Kompis; Anja Kurz; Mark Flynn; Marco Caversaccio;