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Cochlear Baha® Bone Conduction System

Hear what you've been missing

If you have single-sided deafness, conductive hearing loss or mixed hearing loss, the Cochlear Baha® Bone Conduction System may be the answer you've been looking for.

Will a Baha® Implant help you?

It might, if you can answer "yes" to any of these questions:

  • Are you deaf in one ear?
  • Do you have trouble getting sufficient loudness when using hearing aids?
  • Do you battle feedback or distorted sound quality when using hearing aids?
  • Do you suffer from sore or irritated ears due to your hearing aids?
  • Do you have malformed ears or ear canals?
  • Do you have draining ears?

 

How The Baha® System Works:

There are two ways we hear sound, through air conduction and through bone conduction. They both work together to help us listen to and perceive sound. However, when we hear ourselves speak, it is actually the lower frequency caused by vibrations in the bone that help us to perceive our “normal” tone of voice.

The Baha® System works on the exact same principle, only on a much more sophisticated scale.

The brilliance of bone conduction is it uses your own body to conduct sound.

While a hearing aid tries to push sound through the damaged part of the ear, the Baha® System uses your natural ability to conduct sound to bypass the damaged outer and middle ear, and sends clearer, more crisp sound directly to your inner ear.

Types of Baha® Systems.

There are two types of Baha® Systems – the Baha® Attract System and the Baha® Connect System. Both offer unique Cochlear technology designed to help you hear and communicate with confidence.

Baha Attract System

  1. The sound processor picks up sound vibrations from the environment.
  2. The sound processor passes the sound vibrations to the attached external magnet that attracts to the internal magnet.
  3. The sound vibrations are transferred through the magnetic attachment to the small titanium implant inserted in the bone behind the ear.
  4. The sound vibrations are then sent directly through the bone to the inner ear (cochlea) where they are converted into electrical impulses by tiny hair cells inside the cochlea. These impulses travel to the brain, allowing you to perceive sound naturally

Baha Connect System

  1. The sound processor picks up sound vibrations from the environment.
  2. The sound vibrations are transferred through an abutment to a small titanium implant inserted in the bone behind the ear.
  3. The sound vibrations are then sent directly through the bone to the inner ear cochlea) where they are converted into electrical impulses by tiny hair cells inside the cochlea. These impulses travel to the brain, allowing you to perceive sound naturally.

Is the Cochlear Baha© System covered by insurance?

Unlike hearing aids, the Baha® Connect System is covered by most insurance plans, Medicare and typically Medicaid.

Can I try the Baha© System before I get one?

Yes. In our office you can experience hearing through a Baha® test system. With this device you can experience a very reasonable simulation of the improved clarity and quality of sound that comes with the Baha® System.

Please call our office to schedule an appointment with the Audiologist to demo the Baha® System.

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