Chapter 8. Sensorineural hearing loss

Part 2. Challenges and limitations of implantable hearing devices (auditory implants) for sensorineural hearing loss  8.  Sensorineural hearing loss  8.1 Auditory implants for moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss To rehabilitate sensorineural hearing loss, conventional air-conduction hearing aids are the first choice (e.g. behind-the-ear devices or BTEs; Figure 2.1, chapter 2). For patient with severe to profound hearing loss (>80-90 dB HL), such devices might no longer be effective Read more [...]


Appendix 1 About the author: Ad Snik studied physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology and got his master degree in 1976. In 1982, he got the doctor’s degree from the same university. The title of his dissertation was ‘Visco-elastic properties of monomolecular layers”. He started to teach Physics and Electronics at a college for Bachelor students. In 1984, he entered a training to become a medical physicist and he was registered a few years later as medical physicist/ audiologist. Read more [...]

References and Abbreviations

References Aarnisalo AA, Vasama JP, Hopsu E, Ramsay H. Long-term hearing results after stapes surgery: a 20-year follow-up. Otol Neurotol. 2003;24:567-71. Agterberg MJ, Hol MK, Cremers CW, Mylanus EA, van Opstal J, Snik AF. Conductive hearing loss and bone conduction devices: restored binaural hearing? Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2011;71:84-91 Agterberg MJ, Frenzel H, Wollenberg B, Somers T, Cremers CW, Snik AF. Amplification options in unilateral aural atresia: an active middle ear implant or a bone Read more [...]