Medical and Audiological Indications for Implantable Auditory Devices

Implantable auditory devices (IADs) are a viable hearing restoration option for patients with hearing loss. Conditions such as chronic otitis externa, congenital aural atresia, and chronic otitis media can be treated with a variety of implants. Progressive disease are also amenable to restoration with IADs, providing stabilized hearing. When considering the best rehabilitative options, the patient ’s preference, ease of surgery, ease of device use, quality of life, and the traditional alternatives (such as ossiculoplasty, hearing aids, and cochlear implants) need to be considered. Patients with conductive, mixed, and sensorineural losses, mild to severe in nature, can be candidates for IADs .
Source: Otolaryngologic clinics of North America - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research

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