Question

In addition to the cochlear implant, several other implantable hearing devices were mentioned in Chapter 12, Pg. 189-273: “The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Life Care Planning” in your Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management textbook (2011, Second Edition). Please describe the other implantable hearing devices.

Answer

The other implantable hearing devices mentioned in the text include: the auditory brainstem implant (ABI), a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA), and middle ear implants (MEIs). ABIs may be appropriate for individuals who have lost the function of their auditory nerve post removal of an acoustic tumor. A BAHA is intended for an individual who has irreversible conductive or mixed hearing loss. The MEI can be implanted in the middle ear and may eventually become an alternative to a cochlear implant.

 

Higdon and Vaughan (2011), Chapter 12, pages 189-273, “The Role of Speech-Language Pathology in Life Care Planning”, in Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management, Second Edition 

Higdon (2004), Page 207 “The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Life Care Planning”, in Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management, First Edition

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