Global consensus on successful outcomes with the Baha Attract System

Yet another meeting of experts confirms the proven clinical outcomes of the Baha Attract System!

On October 21st-22nd 2014, a group of European surgeons met in Gothenburg, Sweden to review the global clinical data and discuss their experiences with the Baha Attract System. Together, the participants have performed over 100 Baha Attract surgeries in adult and paediatric patients.

The consensus of the meeting was that the Baha Attract System provides good clinical outcomes for patients with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss and single-sided sensorineural deafness, with good wearing comfort and minimal post-operative care. The joint experience and consensus was very well aligned with the discussions in the similar meeting held in September when a group of experienced US surgeons gathered in Denver, Colorado.

Baha-surgeons-Cochlear-Sweden

Present surgeons were (from left to right): Jérôme Nevoux, MD, PhD (Hôpital Bicêtre, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), Jaydip Ray, PhD, MS, FRCS (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals & Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom), Michal Luntz, MD (Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel), Piotr Skarżyński, MD, PhD, MSc (Institute of Sensory Organs, Kajetany, Poland), Mete İşeri, MD (Medical Faculty of Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey), and Kadir Serkan Orhan, MD (İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey).

Drs Skarżyński, Ray, Orhan and İşeri presented clinical and surgical outcomes from a large number of Baha Attract patients, both adults and children.

Prof Luntz presented important considerations related to patients with chronic otitis media – a large group of potential candidates for the Baha Attract System.

Drs Nevoux and Ray shared their experience and considerations from transition surgeries from an abutment to a magnetic connection.

The outcomes of the meeting are compiled in a position paper and will include guidelines for successful outcomes with the Baha Attract System.

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