The authors undertook a literature review for reports on patients who underwent BAHA Attract implantation. Of the 497 PubMed articles, 10 studies met their inclusion criteria. All the studies published were observational studies. There were no randomised control trials. The audiological and functional outcome measures and the test timings could not be compared across the studies as they greatly varied. Several studies had a statistically small study population and several did not report their audiological, otological indications and functional outcomes. The majority of the studies did however report a good follow-up, satisfactory results and a low complication rate compared to the Bone Conduction Devices. The authors conclude that robust studies with higher evidence levels and better designs are essential to study long-term results and support the cost-benefit ratio for the utilisation of new devices in the management of single-sided hearing loss.

Three-year experience with the cochlear BAHA Attract implant: a systemic review of the literature.
Dimitriadis PA, Farr MR, Allam A, Ray J.
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Gauri Mankekar

Department of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.

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