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Abbreviations

BTE: Behind-The-Ear device (or air-conduction device)

BCD: Bone-conduction device (general term)

LDL: Loudness Discomfort Level

MPO: Maximum (Power) Output

VSB: Vibrant SoundBridge

FMT: Floating Mass Transducer

SNHLc: SensoriNeural Hearing Loss component

ILD: Interaural Loudness Difference

ITD: Interaural Time Difference

CI: Cochlear Implant

MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

OME: Otitus Media with Effusion

CSOM: Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media

iBCD: implantable Bone Conduction Device

PTA: Pure Tone Average

AI: Audibility Index