Percutaneous Implanted Bone Conduction Hearing Aids

Percutaneous Implanted Bone Conduction Hearing Aids

In these operations the implant protrudes through the skin.

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. There will be a dressing around the implant and this should be left in place until the post operative appointment.

Discharge Medications

Panadol and panadeine usually suffice. Oral antibiotics will also be provided on discharge from hospital.

Diet and Showers

A normal diet is appropriate.
The area must be kept dry until the dressing is removed at the one-week appointment.


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.
You must not operate machinery or make legally binding decisions for 24 hours.

Return to Work/School 

Generally a couple of days  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