Western researchers first in North America to perform BONEBRIDGE bone conduction implant

BONEBRIDGE procedure

Watch the first surgical implantation of the BONEBRIDGE here.

Western Engineering News | June 18, 2013

Kelly Dickson from Cambridge, Ontario will have the opportunity to hear the sweet sounds of summer this year thanks to a surgery performed by a Western researcher and his surgical team.

Dr. Sumit Agrawal (Departments of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Medical Biophysics) performed North America's first surgical implantation of the BONEBRIDGE™ – a bone conduction hearing implant – on Ms. Dickson at the London Health Sciences Centre on April 25, 2013.

The device restores hearing in patients with certain types of hearing loss that cannot be treated using conventional hearing aids.  Read more about the procedure on the London Health Sciences Centre website.

Surgical planning was done in the Auditory Biophysics Laboratory established by Western researchers Hanif Ladak (Departments of Medical Biophysics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery) and Sumit Agrawal.

Work in the laboratory combines Agrawal's strengths in ear surgery and surgical simulation with Ladak's strengths in image analysis, numerical modeling and biomechanics to advance the state-of-the-art in surgical planning, optimization and training.

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