Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA)
If you are struggling with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness, you may feel like you’re getting by just fine. However, you may actually be missing out on many of the sounds around you, including conversations in noisy environments and the whispers of your loved ones.
While a hearing aid tries to push sound through the damaged part of your ear, the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid system (BAHA) uses bone conduction to send clearer, more crisp sound directly to your inner ear. It is designed to help you engage in conversations with family and friends without straining to hear them speak.
And, unlike hearing aids, BAHA’s are usually covered by most insurance plans and Medicare.
There are two types of configurations for a BAHA System.
The “magnet system” uses internal and external magnets that attract one to another to offer an invisible link between the implant and sound processor. It is a comfortable and easy to use hearing system that requires no daily care. The sound processor is easy to handle and simply snaps on to the sound processor magnet to hold it in place.
The “abutment system” uses a small abutment (hence the name) that offers a direct connection between implant and sound processor designed to maximize hearing performance. It is a straightforward and easy to use hearing system that requires little daily care. The sound processor is easy to handle and simply snaps on to the abutment to hold it in place.
Unlike conventional systems, this system features state of the art technology that preserves the hair and skin around the abutment. Therefore surgery time is reduced and most people heal in just a few days.
This procedure is usually done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis and typically lasts less than an hour.
Call us today if you would like to discuss the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid option.