Submitted for Publication: June 26, 2013; final revision received November 18, 2013; accepted December 13, 2013.
Published Online: February 6, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.6642.
Study concept and design: Fan, Chen.
Acquisition of data: Fan, Zhang, Z. Wang, Yang, Chen.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Fan, Zhang, P. Wang, Zhu, Chen.
Drafting of the manuscript: Fan, Zhang.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Fan, P. Wang, Z. Wang, Zhu, Yang, Chen.
Statistical analysis: Fan, Zhang, P. Wang, Z. Wang, Zhu, Yang, Chen.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Chen.
Study supervision: Chen.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Previous Presentation: Part of the data of this manuscript was presented at the Fourth International Symposium of Bone Conduction Hearing–Craniofacial Osseointegration; June 7, 2013; Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Additional Contributions: Dengge Ma at the Beijing Second Language Institute and K. J. Lee at the Southern New England Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Group assisted in providing an English language review.
Additional Information: Dr Chen completed the BAHD implantations in this study as a head surgeon. Drs Fan, Zhang, P. Wang, Z. Wang, Zhu, and Hua participated in some of the surgical procedures as assistants.