Conductive hearing loss occurs when sounds are not conducted efficiently through the outer ear canal to the eardrum and the tiny bones, called ossicles, of the middle ear. Patients who experience conductive hearing loss primarily use bone anchored hearing instruments to assist them in hearing better. This is also the choice for those who have unsatisfactorily tried using a powerful air conduction hearing instrument or a bone conduction instrument held in place with headbands. As the name implies, bone-anchored hearing instruments are actually fixed to the wearer’s skull. The microphone and sound processor capture and transmit sound vibrations to the titanium implant, which sidesteps the outer and middle ear and vibrates the skull and inner ear to stimulate the nerve fibers of the inner ear and thus enable hearing. Today’s helpful column highlights the sophisticated technology available for specific hearing difficulties.
If you or a family member experiences hearing problems, come to EAR & HEARING CLINIC for a thorough testing and consultation with a trained audiologist. We are registered members of the College of Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist. We have hearing instruments to fit any lifestyle and budget and all our hearing devices come with warranties. More importantly, expert follow-up care is always available. Your complete hearing satisfaction is our goal and our reward. Call us today, and let us help you book an appointment for a hearing assessment.