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Otol Neurotol. 2013 Jan;34(1):100-3. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e318277a3dd.

Quality-of-life outcomes after bone-anchored hearing device surgery in children with single-sided sensorineural deafness.

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ENT Department, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK. jayeshdoshi@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report our experience in a series of children with single-sided sensorineural deafness where a bone-anchored hearing device (BAHD) was used for auditory rehabilitation.

STUDY DESIGN:

Retrospective case review.

SETTING:

Tertiary referral centre.

PATIENTS:

Eight children (4 boys and 4 girls) who had BAHD surgery for single-sided sensorineural deafness between 2007 and 2010.

INTERVENTION(S):

Bone-anchored hearing device was used for auditory rehabilitation.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

Glasgow Children's Benefit Inventory (GCBI), Single-sided Deafness (SSD) Questionnaire and change in health benefit scores (visual analogue scale).

RESULTS:

All but one of the children showed a positive GCBI score; the child that reported a negative score was because of low self confidence and self-esteem issues secondary to bullying at school. The results of the SSD questionnaire were generally positive with a mean satisfaction score of the BAHD as 9/10. All the children had an improvement in heath benefit.

CONCLUSION:

Our findings add further evidence to support patient perceived benefit of a BAHD in single sided sensorineural deafness in the paediatric population.

PMID:
23187927
DOI:
10.1097/MAO.0b013e318277a3dd
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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