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
- Determine BAHS candidacy using the audiogram
- Explain the benefits of treating conductive/mixed and unilateral profound hearing losses using a bone conduction device.
- Define contraindications for BAHS surgery
- Ascertain whether a patient is a candidate for a bilateral or unilateral fitting using the audiogram.
- State the impact of low MFO on sound quality and explain why increasing the MFO of BAHS devices benefits all users.
- Indicate the affect different methods of sound transmission can have on output and outcome.
|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|
Barinder Samra, MSc
Barinder is a registered Clinical Scientist in Audiology, and completed his MSc in Audiological Sciences from the University of Southampton in 2009. He has extensive clinical experience in the assessment/fitting of hearing aids with both adult and paediatric patients, as well as diagnostic audio-vestibular testing. In addition, Barinder has worked for the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service, performing assessments of cochlear implant candidacy and device tuning for cochlear implant recipients. Barinder is currently working for Oticon Medical, where he is responsible for clinical training and support for Bone Anchored Hearing Systems.
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