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Bone-anchored hearing aids help youth with single-sided deafness
Date:2/15/2010

en patients younger than 13) and teens (16 patients) demonstrated improvements in hearing. The complication rate was 17 percent, with complications being more common in teenagers and including skin reactions and lost fixtures.

"In conclusion, the treatment of children and teenagers with profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss has been frustrating owing to the known disability associated with this condition and to a lack of acceptance and benefit of traditional amplification techniques," the authors write.

"These findings are helpful in counseling children 5 years and older and their families regarding treatment options for single-sided deafness," they conclude.
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