Surgical Placement of Bone-Anchored Hearing Systems Workup

Updated: Jun 11, 2018
  • Author: Stephen P Cass, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Workup

Audiometric Testing

Basic audiometry including pure-tone audiogram and speech audiometry should be performed. A trial of the Baha using an external headband is useful. Several questionnaires are also available in order to obtain the participating patient’s subjective view of different aspects of Baha fitting, and these include the study-specific questionnaire, [31] the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids, the Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale, the Meaningful Use of Speech Scale, and the H70. [32]