Claudia Priwin

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OBJECTIVES Bilateral BAHAs in adults with bilateral hearing loss (BHL) have proven to be superior to unilateral fitting, in both audiologically measurements and in overall patient satisfaction. There have been no similar studies in children. Furthermore, a recent meta-analysis of children with unilateral hearing loss (UHL) has shown numerous negative(More)
Previously, unilateral hearing impairment (UHI) has been considered of little consequence. However, a recent meta-analysis of children with UHI displayed educational and behavioural problems and possible delays of speech and language development. Further, patients with UHI consequently report hearing difficulties. Our study investigated hearing function,(More)
OBJECTIVES Since the technique to implant bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHAs) with the use of osseointegrated implants was developed in 1977, more than 15,000 patients have been fitted with BAHAs worldwide. Although the majority have bilateral hearing loss, they are primarily fitted unilaterally. The main objective of this study was to reveal benefits and(More)
OBJECTIVES The main objectives were to evaluate the surgical techniques and problems seen in children with bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA) as well as to determine the children's attitudes toward BAHA. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of 41 children with unilateral BAHA was conducted. Surgical recordings were investigated and a questionnaire was(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare four different types of tympanostomy ventilation tubes (VT); long-shaft and short-shaft silicone tubes and long-shaft and short-shaft fluoroplastic tubes, regarding time to extrusion and events of otorrhea. METHODS A prospective randomized controlled trial in children with bilateral recurrent acute otitis media or secretory otitis(More)
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