Fully Implanted Bone Conduction Hearing Aids

These include the Bonebridge, Osia and BAHA attract. As they are fully implanted the wound is completely closed.

What to expect

These operations are relatively minor and as such people recover well. Pain is minimal. There may be some mild swelling and numbness around the area.

Discharge Medications

Panadol and panadeine usually suffice. Stronger analgesics will also be prescribed on discharge in case they are required.

Oral antibiotics will also be provided for at least 10 days post operatively.

Diet and Showers

A normal diet is appropriate.

Keep the wounded dry for 48 hours, thereafter the wound can get wet and the hair can be washed.


Avoid strenuous activity for 1 to 2 weeks. Also avoid heights, ladders and other situations were a fall may be dangerous, particularly if you feel off-balance.

It is inadvisable to drive until you see me at the one-week postoperative appointment. You must not operate machinery or make legally binding decisions for 24 hours. 

Return to Work/School

Generally 1 week off is sufficient.

What to watch out for and when to contact me

The main concern with any implant surgery is infection. It is normal for the wound to be a little red. If you notice increasing redness, swelling, pus or discharge from the wound you must contact me.

If you have any concerns please call my rooms during office hours or my mobile number after hours. You will Find it on the front of the card with your post op appointment details. If you can’t locate it please call St Andrews and they will contact me.


Rooms : 8363 0677 St Andrews : 84082111