Mark C. Flynn

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the investigation was to prospectively evaluate, in a multicenter setting, the clinical performance of a new magnetic bone conduction hearing implant system. METHODS The test device was the Cochlear Baha Attract System (Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, Mölnlycke, Sweden). Instead of the skin-penetrating abutment of traditional(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the 3-year stability, survival, and tolerability of 2 osseointegrated implants for bone conduction hearing: a wide 4.5-mm-diameter moderately roughened implant with a rounded 6-mm abutment (test) and a 3.75-mm diameter as-machined implant with a conically shaped 5.5-mm abutment (control). STUDY DESIGN In this randomized, prospective,(More)
The long-term benefits of multiple-channel non-linear technology for children with severe hearing impairment have yet to be fully investigated over the longer term. Twenty-one children with severe hearing loss participated in a study comparing performance on measures of audibility, speech understanding (in quiet and noise) and listening situations between(More)
AIM To investigate the incidence of persisting auditory and vestibular sequelae in a group of 30 young adults recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). METHODS 30 participants, aged 21-45 years, with TBI suffered 19 months to 27 years previously, underwent a semi-structured interview and pure-tone hearing test in their home. Participants who failed(More)
OBJECTIVES Variability in Baha® sound processor fittings may arise from the nature of the implant-to-bone transmission as well as transcranial attenuation for patients with single-sided sensorineural deafness (SSD). One method of improving the predictability of Baha fittings is to measure the individual patient's actual bone conduction thresholds, thereby(More)
OBJECTIVE Determination of the difference in implant stability between a novel Baha implant system (test) and the previous-generation implant system (control). METHODS In an open, randomized, prospective multicenter clinical investigation, 77 adult patients with Baha implants were included. Test and control implants were randomly assigned in proportions(More)
AIMS Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) is being implemented worldwide as an effective method of early identification of hearing loss. The impact of delayed detection of sensorineural hearing loss is a major lifelong impairment. The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility of introducing universal newborn hearing screening over the 12-month(More)
INTRODUCTION Percutaneous implants, such as bone conduction hearing implants, suffer from complications that include inflammation of the surrounding skin. A sealed skin-abutment interface can prevent the ingress of bacteria, which should reduce the occurrence of peri-abutment dermatitis. It was hypothesized that a hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated abutment in(More)