Bone conduction implants are an untapped resource

Ian Johnson, ENT Surgeon, UK

Ian Johnson, ENT Surgeon, UK

Mr Ian Johnson, ENT surgeon at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle Upon Tyne, recently wrote an article about Baha for the 2014 Ears, Nose and Throat Campaign in the UK.

He called bone conduction implants an ‘under-utilised technology’:

“It’s probably the most under-utilised means of hearing restoration. There are 10,000 new cases of single-sided hearing loss in the UK every year, but only 1,500 are fitted [with Baha] each year. It’s being ignored because of a lack of awareness.”

Read the whole article here.