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Vol. 70. Issue 6.
Pages 358-363 (November - December 2019)
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Vol. 70. Issue 6.
Pages 358-363 (November - December 2019)
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First Experiences With the Ponto⢢ SuperPower Osseointegrated Device
Primeras experiencias con el dispositivo osteointegrado Ponto⢢ SuperPower
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Tomás Pèc)rez-Carbonell
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tperezcarbonell@gmail.com

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, Ignacio Pla-Gil, Antonio Morant-Ventura, Emilia Latorre-Monteagudo, M. Ignacia Pitarch-Ribas, Jaime Marco-Algarra
Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
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Table 1. Tone and Speech Results Prior to Implantation of the AOD.
Table 2. Tone and Speech Outcomes After 6 Months of Hearing Aid Adaptation.
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Abstract

Osseointegrated hearing devices Power and Super-Power present indications for bone thresholds of 55 and 65dB, respectively.

We conducted a prospective observational study of a series of six cases with mixed hearing loss for whom implantation of the DAO Ponto Super-Power was performed.

Tonal and verbal evaluations without and with background noise (HINTS) were performed prior to implantation and six months after adaptation.

All the participants showed improvement in tonal and verbal results, varying according to the degree of contralateral hearing loss. The verbal results with background noise were noteworthy, where most of the patients obtained a signal-to-noise ratio between 2 and 4dB. The results in the APHAB and GBI questionnaires showed a reduction in the perception of the problem and an improvement in quality of life respectively. The results presented reflect the possibility of treatment of mixed hearing loss with the Ponto Super-Power device.

Keywords:
Conductive hearing loss
Hearing aids
Bone conduction
Osseointegration
Prostheses and implants
Audiometry
Quality of life
Palabrasclave:
Hipoacusia de transmisión
Ayudas auditivas
Transmisión ósea
Osteointegración
Prótesis e implantes
Audiometría
Calidad de vida
Resumen

Los dispositivos auditivos osteointegrados (DAO) Power y Super-Power presentan indicaciones para umbrales en vía ósea de 55 y 65dB respectivamente.

Realizamos un estudio observacional prospectivo de una serie de seis casos con hipoacusia mixta en los que se realizó implantación del DAO Ponto Super-Power.

Se realizaron previo a la implantación y seis meses tras la adaptación valoraciones tonales y verbales sin y con ruido de fondo (HINTS).

Todos los participantes mostraron mejoría en los resultados tonales y verbales, variando según el grado de hipoacusia contralateral. Cabe destacar los resultados verbales con ruido de fondo donde la mayoría de los pacientes obtuvieron una relación señal ruido entre 2 y 4dB. Los resultados en los cuestionarios APHAB Y GBI mostraron una reducción de la percepción del problema y una mejoría en la calidad de vida respectivamente. Los resultados presentados reflejan la posibilidad de tratamiento de hipoacusias mixtas con el dispositivo DAO Super-Power.

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