My child has been diagnosed with hearing loss and hearing aids were recommended. Now what?
Our audiologists will make recommendations for hearing aids based on the degree and type of your child’s hearing loss. Insurance benefits will be verified, and pre-authorization documents will be submitted when necessary. Once this process is complete, an appointment will be made for ear impressions and a hearing-aid consultation. From this point, your child should be fit with hearing aids in two to three weeks.
Bone Conduction Implants
What is a bone conduction implant, or osseointegrated hearing device (OHD)?
OHD is a bone-anchored device that is surgically implanted for treatment of hearing loss that works through direct bone conduction. Using an OHD, a signal is carried to the cochlea through bone conduction from a processor that is worn externally and attached either with a magnet or to an abutment. Sometimes in young children, the skull is not strong enough to support the implant and the processor should be worn on a headband until they are able to undergo surgery.
When is an OHD recommended?
OHD is recommended for conductive or mixed hearing loss or single-sided sensorineural hearing loss when a traditional hearing aid is not an option.