Typically, children over 5 years of age can receive both bone conduction implants and middle ear implants.
Younger children with conductive hearing loss can be treated with non-surgical bone conduction systems. These systems directly stimulate the inner ear via bone conduction without requiring surgery. It is important that children get a hearing device as early as possible and there are several user-friendly options to wearing a bone conduction device without surgery/an operation. It is however important that the child is evaluated for surgery as soon as possible. This is because the child will lose 10-20 dB especially in the high frequencies that are very important for speech understanding and learning abilities.
Who to contact?
If you think your child may benefit from bone conduction implants or middle ear implants, you should start by contacting an ENT-doctor or an audiologist.