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@Mary Beth - he said it was good, a huge improvement over hearing aids, which of course it would be given a conductive loss.  He is trying to get his insurance to pay for it.  They refused him the BAHA that he qualified for last year, so I don't know, but I hope he'll decide to buy it himself if the insurance won't pay.

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@Mary Featherston

Has he looked into the newly FDA approved BoneBridge implant from Med-El ?  A friend has two and loves them.  They have been available in other countries for many years but just received FDA approval in the US in 2018.

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40 minutes ago, Mary Beth said:

@Mary Featherston

Has he looked into the newly FDA approved BoneBridge implant from Med-El ?  A friend has two and loves them.  They have been available in other countries for many years but just received FDA approval in the US in 2018.

Yes, but he was turned down for the implant.  His insurance sounds pretty bad.  Possibly the problem is that he's only deaf in one ear so they assume he can get by, but he's a teacher and really wants to be able to hear better.

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@Mary Featherston

There are some clinical studies about cochlear implants for single sided deafness.  Sometimes people are able to participate in clinical studies to get what insurance denies.  Sorry it has been so difficult for your cousin.

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2 hours ago, Mary Beth said:

@Mary Featherston

There are some clinical studies about cochlear implants for single sided deafness.  Sometimes people are able to participate in clinical studies to get what insurance denies.  Sorry it has been so difficult for your cousin.

Would they normally implant a cochlear implant for conductive loss?  I don't see why it wouldn't work, but then why are there things like Bonebridge?  Seems as though there's some overlap in what device will help.

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@Mary Featherston

No.  That was my mistake.  I saw “deaf in one ear”  and thought of a deaf side (sensorineural deafness).  Sorry.

Condictive losses tend to use:

ADHEAR

BONEBRIDGE

SOUNDBRIDGE

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28 minutes ago, Mary Beth said:

Interesting, thanks.  My audiologist told me once that they can tell what kind of loss you have by your test results, but I hadn't seen the detail.

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I am actually doing this for my sister who lives in Houston.  Went to website and saw only organizations and places for children.  She uses headphones for i phone/music but really needs  for conversation/business  events etc... she will not do an implant so the ADHEAR seems perfect.  Can she have it ordered from any Hearing or ENT place?   Can she buy direct from the company or another supplier online?  We tried to leave with the company website but would not take her email as like me she is using  our old emails that we have had for decades, Thanks all! 

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@Adfriedman

Hello and welcome.

 

ADHEAR is a type of bone conduction hearing aid and is fitted by audiologists.  There is a clinic finder on the Med-El website.  I’ll post a link for you.

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I have had single sided deafness (left) and moderate hearing loss (right).  Would adhear work?  How much are they for one aid verse two?  How do you find a provider ?

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@seeker

On the Med-El website you can find clinic finder.  Select ADHEAR and your state to see providers near you.  Or you can contact Med-El US via phone or email.

 

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