Referrals for a bone conduction hearing device (BCHD) assessment are accepted from Audiologists and ENT doctors.
A BCHD will be considered for patients where conventional air conduction hearing aids that are worn in the ear are not providing or cannot provide adequate benefit, possibly due to:
- Recurrent ear infections
- Intolerance to earmoulds
- Atresia of the ear canal – absence or closure of the ear canal, often present from birth
- Microtia of the pinna – underdeveloped outer ear, present from birth
- Previous surgery to the ear
Levels of hearing loss:
As there are many different types of BCHD, the levels of hearing loss that can be treated is very wide; from mild hearing losses all the way through to severe hearing losses.
Patients are considered for BCHD who have unilateral or bilateral conductive, mixed or sensorineural hearing loss, or single-sided deafness where one ear has a profound hearing loss and the other ear hears normally.
For professionals: Referrals are accepted from Audiologists and ENT doctors. Please print off the form below and sent it to the Audiology clinic along with the patient’s most recent hearing test.