E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 4, 2023

Effectiveness of Bone Conduction Device for Hearing Loss in Pediatrics

Author(s): Angki Perdiyana, Dian Andriani Ratna Dewi


Background: Hearing loss in children is a problem that needs attention, with around 32 million children in the world experiencing it. One of the most important aspects of hearing loss is bone conduction. Bone conduction devices are very useful for children with hearing loss to receive sound that is not limited to either damaged outer or middle ear.

Aim of the study: To provide an overview of causes of hearing loss, bone conduction hearing physiology, and the use of bone conduction devices for hearing loss in children.

Methods: The study was conducted using some scientific journals from some reputable platforms such as PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar to evaluate the effectiveness of bone conduction devices for hearing loss in pediatrics.

Result: Bone conduction technology offers an alternative way to receive sound that can be of great benefit to children with hearing loss.

Conclusion: Bone conduction devices can deliver direct stimulation to the inner ear while bypassing difficulties in the outer or middle ear. The sound quality is also improved since it is not influenced by background noise or other variables that might impair the efficiency of traditional hearing aids. However, sensorineural hearing loss is caused by injury to the inner ear or nerve pathways and does not give many of the advantages of bone conduction devices and other types of hearing aids. In this case, an air-conduction hearing aid or cochlear implant would be more suitable.

Keywords: Hearing Loss, Bone Conduction, Children

Pages: 873-877

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