Certain hearing losses are not readily helped by conventional hearing loss. In cases in which hearing loss is complete or nearly complete on one side, or cases in which hearing cannot be conducted down to the ear, the bone-anchored hearing device may be an option.
The bone-anchored hearing device is a surgically implanted device. The surgery is typically outpatient. A waiting period after the implant is placed is needed to allow the implant to fuse with the bone before the hearing device can be applied on the outside.