There are many disorders of the ear that make treatment with a traditional hearing aid less than satisfactory. Single-sided deafness or total loss of hearing in one ear is one example of a person who is typically very successful with a bone anchored instrument. Davis Family Hearing refers to only the best surgeons in the area to provide the best bone anchored instrument experience possible. After the initial evaluation, if a patient chooses to proceed with a bone anchored instrument, Davis Family Hearing coordinates the appointment with the surgeon and guides the patient through the entire rehabilitative process. Many patients who have single-sided deafness report improved hearing in background noise, improved localization ability, and, of course, the benefit of hearing on their side with no hearing.
Other disorders that benefit from a bone anchored instrument are atresia, stenosis, and chronic middle ear disease.