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Candidacy and Counseling for Cochlear Bone Conduction Solutions

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1.  The Baha system is approved for a surgical solution in children over:
  1. 2 years of age
  2. 3 years of age
  3. 5 years of age
  4. 12 years of age
2.  For Osia® candidates with mixed hearing loss, the bone conduction pure tone average (.5, 1, 2 & 3 kHz) must be ____ or better:
  1. 35 dB HL
  2. 55 dB HL
  3. 65 dB HL
  4. 45 dB HL
3.  For Baha® and Osia® candidates with single-sided deafness (SSD), the better hearing ear must have an air conduction pure tone average (.5, 1, 2 & 3 kHz) of _______ or better:
  1. 10 dB
  2. 20 dB
  3. 30 dB
  4. 65 dB
4.  The benefit of a demonstration for bone conduction is:
  1. It supports counseling during the pre-operative candidacy process
  2. The patient is able to have some experience of bone conduction prior to surgery
  3. It can predict performance, especially for those considering Baha® solutions
  4. All of the above
5.  One thing that is different about demonstrations for Osia® versus Baha® is that demonstrations for Osia:
  1. Are not useful
  2. May not provide an exact representation of hearing after surgery
  3. Match surgical outcomes exactly
  4. Can be done with hearing aids
6.  Three non-surgical options for demonstrating bone conduction are:
  1. Test Rod, Headband, loudspeaker
  2. SoundArc, bone conduction hearing aid, MiniMic
  3. Softband, body-worn aid, SoundArc
  4. Softband, SoundArc and Test Rod
7.  While counseling candidates, ensure you address fears about surgery by:
  1. Leaving it to the surgeon to discuss with the patient
  2. Discussing it directly with the patient and connecting them with a volunteer
  3. Writing a pamphlet for the patient and having them read it
  4. Referring the patient to Cochlear for more information
8.  Bone conduction provides a good treatment option for patients with mixed and conductive hearing loss because:
  1. The middle ear is bypassed, and sound goes directly to the cochlea
  2. Sound goes to the better hearing ear
  3. The patient has to wear an earmold
  4. It can treat the infection
9.  Bone conduction treatments and hearing aids will perform equally well up to an air-bone gap of 30 dB. When the air-bone gap is greater than 30 dB, bone conduction treatments will perform:
  1. Worse than hearing aids
  2. The same as hearing aids
  3. Better than hearing aids
  4. Equally well as any other treatment
10.  Beyond the treatment option itself (eg, Baha® or Osia®), it can be important to also discuss:
  1. Support and personalized service from the manufacturer
  2. How the patient will access repairs and upgrades
  3. Lifestyle and connectivity options (eg, wireless)
  4. All of the above

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