Dylan S. Posted January 13, 2016 Report Share Posted January 13, 2016 Hi, I was implanted with the bonebridge about a week ago and I'm awaiting to get the Samba. Back in 2008 I was diagnosed with a cholesteatoma which is the cause of my unilateral hearing loss. Due too the overwhelming frustration of trying to interact and socialize with people in noisy environments, I decided to do something about my hearing loss. I first tried a regular in the ear hearing aid, which worked pretty well and I was satisfied with it until I was diagnosed again with a cholesteatoma in 2014. To remove the disease this time around, the surgeon decided to enlarge my ear canal therefore rendering my hearing aid useless. So, my only two options left were to either continue my life with only one hearing ear, or get a BAHA. My surgeon no longer does the traditional abutment fixture anchored in the skull due to unwanted skin irritation and such. The only bone conduction implant he currently does surgery for is the Bonebridge, so I decided that was the option for me. I still have drainage from my ear but I was assured this was normal. I have two questions I'd like to ask for anyone who has this implant. When I flick my teeth or bite down hard I can hear the sound of the metal part screwed into my skull. I'm assuming this is normal due to bone conduction right? Also, how affectively can you localize sound with the Samba/Bonebridge? Thanks, I'm looking forward to getting my Samba and I'm happy this website exists. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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