FA-2: Bone Conduction Hearing: A wider world of options, a long list of improvements and some areas that still need work


Over the past 20 years, there has been a steady increase in awareness of, and treatment options for, individuals who cannot wear conventional air conduction hearing aids. The field of bone conduction hearing has matured considerably. From little boxes with trim pots to adjust and the aided audiogram as a primary outcome to vibrators implanted under the skin with objective prescription and verification approaches available. In this talk, I will cover the current state of bone conduction options and best treatment practices that are available today. I will also talk about areas of ongoing research and where the field is likely headed in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the current status of the field of bone conduction hearing.
  • Learn about current best practices.
  • Learning about the new areas of research and development in the field.