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Bone Conduction Hearing Aid

Guidelines As Followed

BCHA’s are a non-surgical option and include an audio processor (such as the MED-EL ADHEAR) and a temporary fixation (such as adhesive adapter or headband).

Alberta Health Services is not currently working with the MED-EL ADHEAR. The Calgary Ear Centre is the only clinic in Southern Alberta currently dispensing the ADHEAR.

General candidacy requirements:

  • Single-Sided Deafness
  • Conductive hearing loss (monaural or binaural)
    • With all bone conduction thresholds less than 25dBHL.

Referrals for trialing the MED-EL ADHEAR can be sent directly to the Calgary Ear Centre by any health professional or patient.

  • Complete audiogram required (within 6 months)
  • 30 day trial with fee of $125 (non-refundable, but applicable to purchase)
  • MED-EL ADHEAR pricing: $3990 each
    • Includes one audio processor, 15 adhesive adapters and 80 size 13 batteries