A Comparative Study of Audiologic Outcomes for Two Transcutaneous Bone-Anchored Hearing Devices.

@article{Powell2015ACS,
  title={A Comparative Study of Audiologic Outcomes for Two Transcutaneous Bone-Anchored Hearing Devices.},
  author={Harry R. F. Powell and Alison M Rolfe and Catherine S Birman},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  year={2015},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={1525-31}
}
OBJECTIVE In 1977, Tjellstrom et al. used the concept of osseointegration and implanted patients with a titanium screw as part of the first bone-anchored hearing solution. Despite good hearing outcomes with the percutaneous device, there has been a drive for the development of transcutaneous bone conduction systems because of soft tissue complications, aesthetics, and loss or failure of the abutment. This study compares audiologic and quality of life questionnaire outcomes (author-designed… CONTINUE READING
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