A Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Bone Anchored Hearing Aid With Bonebridge

  • STATUS
    Not Recruiting
  • participants needed
    60
  • sponsor
    Ninewells Hospital
Updated on 22 January 2021
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Summary

The Bonebridge is a new bone conducting implantable hearing aid. The investigators plan to randomize patients to receive either the Bonebridge or a conventional bone conducting hearing device. The investigators will then compare the surgical and audiological outcomes of the two groups.

Description

The new Bonebridge fully implanted, except for an external sound processor. It does not have any percutaneous parts like the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid. The investigators believe that this may improve wound healing and reduce problems with wound infection and skin overgrowth seen in Bone Anchored Hearing Aids.

There may also be audiological improvements by the use of the Bonebridge as the physical separation of the vibrating part from the sound processor should reduce feedback. The company also claims other audiological improvements in the Bonebridge.

The investigators wish to demonstrate whether this is actually the case by performing a study directly comparing the outcomes of the two groups.

Details
Condition Conductive hearing loss, Bone Conduction Deafness
Treatment Bonebridge, Bone Anchored Hearing Aid
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT01858246
SponsorNinewells Hospital
Last Modified on22 January 2021

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