Consensus Statement on Bone Conduction Devices and Active Middle Ear Implants in Conductive and Mixed Hearing Loss

Hannes Maier, Thomas Lenarz, Parwis Agha-Mir-Salim, Martijn J. H. Agterberg, Andreas Anagiotos, Susan Arndt, Geoffrey Ball, Manohar Bance, Maurizio Barbara, Uwe Baumann, Wolfgang Baumgartner, Daniele Bernardeschi, Dirk Beutner, Arjan Bosman, Robert Briggs, Susan Busch, Marco Caversaccio, Markus Dahm, Ernst Dalhoff, Arnaud DevèzeAzadeh Ebrahimi-Madiseh, Bernard Fraysse, Henning Frenzel, Javier Gavilán, Mohammad Ghoncheh, Bo E. V. Hakansson, William Hodgetts, Myrthe Hol, Julian Holland, Marcus Holmberg, Alexander M. Huber, Herman Jenkins, Roulla Katiri, Kiana Kheirkhah, Assen Koitschev, Martin Kompis, Cris Lanting, Luis Lassaletta, Bob Lerut, Rudolf Leuwer, Thomas Linder, Hubert Löwenheim, Lawrence Lustig, Rishi Mandavia, Manuel Manrique, Jorge Humberto Martins, Griet Mertens, Robert Mlynski, Hamidreza Mojallal, Simonetta Monini, Peter Monksfield, Alexander Müller, Emmanuel Mylanus, Hideko Nakajima, Marcus Neudert, Erwin Offeciers, Flurin Pfiffner, Markus Pietsch, Stefan K. Plontke, Nils Prenzler, Milan Profant, Torsten Rahne, Gunesh Rajan, Anna Ratuszniak, Stefan Raufer, Jaydip Ray, Sabine Reinfeldt, Christof Röösli, Tove Rosenbom, Rolf Salcher, Matthias Schönermark, Burkard Schwab, Henryk Skarżyński, Piotr H. Skarżyński, Hillary Snapp, Georg Sprinzl, Michael Spearman, Stefan Stenfelt, Christof Stieger, Stephane Tringali, Eric Truy, James Tysome, Paul Van de Heyning, Nicolas Verhaert, Thomas Wesarg, Patrik Westerkull, Barbara Wollenberg, Thomas Zahnert, Andrzej Zarowski, Ad Snik

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: Nowadays, several options are available to treat patients with conductive or mixed hearing loss. Whenever surgical intervention is not possible or contra-indicated, and amplification by a conventional hearing device (e.g., behind-the-ear device) is not feasible, then implantable hearing devices are an indispensable next option. Implantable bone-conduction devices and middle-ear implants have advantages but also limitations concerning complexity/invasiveness of the surgery, medical complications, and effectiveness. To counsel the patient, the clinician should have a good overview of the options with regard to safety and reliability as well as unequivocal technical performance data. The present consensus document is the outcome of an extensive iterative process including ENT specialists, audiologists, health-policy scientists, and representatives/technicians of the main companies in this field. This document should provide a first framework for procedures and technical characterization to enhance effective communication between these stakeholders, improving health care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-529
Number of pages17
JournalOtology and Neurotology
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Active Active middle ear implants
  • Auditory system
  • Bone conduction devices
  • Consensus statement
  • Health policy
  • Mixed hearing loss
  • Multi-stakeholder approach
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Technical data
  • Deafness
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Hearing Loss, Conductive/surgery
  • Humans
  • Hearing Loss, Mixed Conductive-Sensorineural/surgery
  • Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Loss/surgery
  • Bone Conduction
  • Ossicular Prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology (clinical)
  • Sensory Systems
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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