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How Oral Surgeons Can Also Help Place Hearing Aids
Posted on 4/10/2018 by Dr. Michael Allard
Oral surgeons assist in placing hearing aids for patients who require what is called Bone Anchored Hearing Aid or BAHA. These devices require the help of oral surgeons because they need to be implanted as oppose to traditional hearing aids. Bone anchored hearing devices are able to remedy hearing loss by means of bone conduction of sound vibrations. Conventional hearing aids on the other hand, work by amplifying auditory sounds that go into the ear canal. Why Bone-Anchored Hearing Devices Are Better ChoicesThere are certain hearing problems that cannot be helped by traditional hearing aids and only bone anchored hearing devices can. BAHA bypasses these conventional tools through the conveyance of sound vibration to the inner ear using the skull bone. This is applicable for those suffering from problems relating to the ear canal and middle ear. Some of the conditions that can benefit from the use of bone anchored hearing devices are single sided deafness, chronic ear infections, malformations of the outer or middle ear, acoustic neuroma, Meniere's disease, middle ear disease or dysfunction, and sudden hearing loss. How Do Oral Surgeons Perform the Surgery?The procedure is not complicated and does not require for the patient to be admitted to a hospital. It lasts for about an hour and once done, the patient can go home. The procedure includes the placement of a small titanium implant that is usually four millimeters longs to the bone at the back of the ear. As time passes by after the procedure, the titanium implants eventually assimilate with the bone naturally. There is also a small support that is placed which protrudes through the skin. This abutment is where the sound processor and removable microphone will be attached to. We can provide more information about bone-anchored hearing devices and how placing one to you can help you with your hearing problems....
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How The Jaw is Affected By All on 4 Implants
2/20/2018
How Mouth Guards Reduce Tooth Damage
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Aggravating Foods When You Suffer from TMD
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What Most People Want to Know Before All on 4
1/20/2018
What Can Happen if Your Jaw Grows Unevenly?
12/20/2017
What Activities to Avoid When You Have TMD
12/10/2017
Starting the Conversation about TMJ with Your Oral Surgeon
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11/17/2017
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10/23/2017
Getting Help if a Crown Cracks Off
10/13/2017
How Long Do Wisdom Teeth Take to Come In?
9/25/2017
Having a Second Root Canal Can Get Anything Left Behind After the First
9/15/2017
How to Lower Your Chances of Implant Rejection
8/25/2017
How Long Should You Avoid Exercise Following Implant Surgery?
8/15/2017
Starting the Conversation When Your Jaw Hurts
7/30/2017
Signs You Have an Infected Oral Piercing
7/23/2017
The Dangers Oral Surgeons See with Oral Piercings
6/25/2017
Talking to an Oral Surgeon About a Cracked Tooth
6/15/2017
Signs You Have Uneven Jaw Growth
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Do You Have a Fractured Tooth?
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What Do You Do if a Wisdom Tooth Breaks?
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Uncommon Signs of Oral Cancer
3/15/2017
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2/25/2017
Top 6 Questions People Have About Dental Implants
2/15/2017
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1/27/2017
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1/17/2017
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12/30/2016
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Things to Remember When Recovering From Oral Surgery
11/30/2016
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11/20/2016
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Foods to Avoid When Your TMJ Hurts
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Don't Treat Snoring by Simply Canceling Out the Noise
3/17/2016
Important Info about Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
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Anesthesia and Oral Surgery
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Dr. Michael Allard has been delivering outstanding care in oral and maxillofacial surgery here in Arizona since 2000. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Glendale, AZ, Dr. Allard manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions.
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