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Table 2 Summary of clinical practices

From: The current practice trends in pediatric bone-anchored hearing aids in Canada: a national clinical and surgical practice survey

  Respondents  
  Number Percent
Would you routinely offer a BAHA for congenital unilateral conductive hearing loss in children?  
   Yes 2 17
   No 10 83
Indications for pediatric BAHAs  
   Congenital atresia of ear canal 12 100
   Chronic otitis externa or media with hearing loss 11 92
   Allergic reactions to standard hearing aids 9 75
   Congenital fixation or anomaly of ossicular chain 8 67
   Unilateral deafness 3 25
   Trisomy 21 5 42
Treatment of external auditory canal atresia  
   Primarily canalplasty 1 8
   Primarily BAHA 9 75
   50% canalplasty, 50% BAHA 1 8
   Complete canal atresia - BAHA, partial canal stenosis - canalplasty 1 8
Have you ever performed bilateral BAHAs in children? How many?  
   Yes - 1-3 4 33
   Yes - 5 1 8
   Yes - 10-15 1 8
   No 6 50
Do you routinely use the BAHA softband in children if indicated?  
   Yes 11 92
   No 1 8
At what age would you fit the BAHA softband in bilateral conductive hearing loss? (months)  
   2 1 8
   4-5 2 17
   6 4 33
   12 4 33
   No response 1 8
Do you have a dedicated BAHA audiologist at your institution?  
   Yes 11 92
   No 1 8
Have you ever implanted other devices? (e.g., Vibrant Soundbridge) for pediatric conductive hearing loss?  
   Yes 1 8
   No 11 92