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J Laryngol Otol. 2010 Feb;124(2):132-6. doi: 10.1017/S0022215109991708. Epub 2009 Dec 8.

Complications of bone-anchored hearing aid implantation.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK. jonathanhobson@gmail.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Bone-anchored hearing aid implantations have been performed in Manchester for over 20 years. This study examined a range of variables that can occur during the implantation process, and the effect they may have on successful outcome.

METHOD:

Retrospective study and literature review.

LOCATION:

Tertiary referral centre in central Manchester.

RESULTS:

Details of 602 bone-anchored hearing aid implantation procedures were retrieved from the departmental database. The overall complication rate was 23.9 per cent. The rate of revision surgery was 12.1 per cent.

CONCLUSION:

This study involved a significantly larger number of patients than any previously reported, similar study. Possible reasons for differences in outcomes, and recommendations for best practice, are discussed.

PMID:
19968889
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