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Bone Anchored Hearing Systems - Principles and Candidacy

Course: #30301Level: Introductory 1 Hour 407 Reviews
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The course will provide a thorough review of Bone Anchored Hearing System patient indications, starting with the basics of how bone conduction works. It will also explain why providing amplification with a BAHS device can be so beneficial for those patients that fulfill the indication criteria. In addition, the presentation will look at when a patient is candidate for bilateral fitting, and if they are not which side to fit. Lastly, the course will explain why increasing the MFO of a BAHS device benefits all BAHS candidates, and take a brief look at the effect different methods of sound transmission (available with a BAHS device) can have.

Course created on January 30, 2018

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Introductory; ACAud/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkDetermine BAHS candidacy using the audiogram
  • checkmarkExplain the benefits of treating conductive/mixed and unilateral profound hearing losses using a bone conduction device.
  • checkmarkDefine contraindications for BAHS surgery
  • checkmarkAscertain whether a patient is a candidate for a bilateral or unilateral fitting using the audiogram.
  • checkmarkState the impact of low MFO on sound quality and explain why increasing the MFO of BAHS devices benefits all users.
  • checkmarkIndicate the affect different methods of sound transmission can have on output and outcome.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Determining BAHS candidacy using the audiogram
10-15 Minutes Contraindications for BAHS surgery
15-25 Minutes Identify the benefits of treating conductive/mixed hearing losses using BAHS
25-35 Minutes Which side to fit for unilateral losses
35-45 Minutes Ponto 3 Product Review-The importance of increased MFO
45-55 Minutes Methods of Sound Transmission
55-60 Minutes Summary


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Barinda Samra is employed by OticonMedical. Non-financial: Barinda Samra has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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