Auditory Rehabilitation for Temporal Bone Cancer

  • Badr Ibrahim
  • Owen Woods
  • Issam Saliba
  • Marc-Elie Nader


The treatment of temporal bone cancer often leads to hearing loss through various mechanisms. Hearing rehabilitation using conventional hearing aids may be impractical or impossible. The osseointegrated hearing aid (OIHA) has emerged as an efficient solution to restore hearing in this patient population. The concomitant use of radiation therapy in the treatment of temporal bone cancer increases the risk of complications from OIHA implantation, including failure of implants to properly osseointegrate. This chapter deals with the indications of OIHA placement, implantation technique, outcomes, and complications in the setting of comprehensive temporal bone cancer treatment.


Osseointegration Radiation therapy Implants Hearing loss Temporal bone Cancer 



Auditory brainstem response


Air conduction


Bone conduction


Contralateral routing of signal


External auditory canal


Hyperbaric oxygen


Newton centimeter


Otoacoustic emissions


Osseointegrated hearing aid


Radiation therapy


Sensorineural hearing loss


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Badr Ibrahim
    • 1
  • Owen Woods
    • 2
  • Issam Saliba
    • 1
  • Marc-Elie Nader
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck SurgeryUniversité de Montréal, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)MontrealCanada
  2. 2.Division of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck SurgeryUniversité de Montréal, Hôpital Maisonneuve-RosemontMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Department of Head and Neck SurgeryThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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