Bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA)

Better Hearing With Bone Conductive Implant System

Bone conduction hearing aidWhile the majority of patients with hearing loss struggle with sensory hearing loss, many patients may have a different type of hearing loss called conductive hearing loss.  This can be caused my chronic ear infections, prior surgeries, or certain inherited types of hearing loss.

For these patients traditional in the ear hearing aids are often ineffective.  Many patients will do better with a bone anchored hearing aid.  This type of hearing aid works by surgically implanting a small magnet behind the ear, and the using a special type of hearing aid to conduct sound through the bone directly to the hearing nerve.

How does the BAHA System Work?

A traditional hearing aid works to push sound through the damaged part of the ear, but the BAHA System works through your natural ability to conduct sound through bone vibration. This way, sound bypasses the damaged outer or middle ear and is able to send more clear, more crisp sound directly to your inner ear.

The way this will be accomplished will depend on the type of hearing loss you have, which will be determined and explained during your hearing testing and evaluation.

The BAHA is different from a cochlear implant as it does not replace your hearing, but greatly improves it.  The BAHA is very technologically advanced and has features such as Bluetooth to allow it to communicate with your smart phone.

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Is the BAHA System Covered by Insurance?

The procedure and implant are often covered by insurance.  If you think that you or your loved one may benefit from this technology, the first step is to have your hearing tested.  This can be done in our office, often at the same time as your appointment with the doctor.  Contact us here to get more information or make an appointment.