Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHAs)
Bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA) are designed to treat hearing loss through the utilization of bone conduction of sound vibrations. BAHA systems are recommended for people who have chronic ear infections or allergies, outer or middle ear malformations, or single-sided deafness (unilateral hearing loss).
BAHA systems consist of three components: a titanium fixture, an abutment and/or magnet, and an external sound processor. The titanium implant is surgically placed into the bone behind the patient’s ear, with a tiny abutment placed through the skin, attaching to a microphone and sound processor. BAHA systems take advantage of bone vibrations, allowing sound to travel naturally through the ear canal and inner ear, bypassing the outer and middle ear structures. BAHA systems are not recommended for sensorineural hearing loss or bilateral hearing loss.
Cochlear offers the Baha Bone Conduction Implant, a system that provides access to great sound and confidence in any environment. As a 2017 Reddot Design Award Winner, the Baha 5 system is discreet in design, with smart connectivity. With a small size and a number of colors to match your skin/hair tone, Baha 5 will blend right into your life. Baha 5 provides features such as speech in loud noise, speech in soft noise, and a Smart App connection to your iPhone, providing access to phone calls, FaceTime, music, movies, and other media. Baha’s Data Logging provides information to fine-tune your listening experience. Cochlear America Baha also comes in a power (Baha 5 Power) and superpower (Baha 5 SuperPower) option for more significant conductive hearing losses, mixed hearing losses, or single-sided deafness.
From leading hearing aid manufacturer Oticon, the Ponto 3 System provides powerful sound. Available in three power levels (standard, power, and super-power), Ponto 3 utilizes Oticon’s breakthrough BrainHearing Technology to help you focus in noisy situations, separating conversation from background noise. By supporting the brain’s cognitive process in hearing, Ponto 3’s Inium Sense platform and Direct Sound Transmission ensures that sounds travel from the bone directly to the inner ear and brain. Ponto 3 ensures clear orientation, recognition of sound, focus, and separation of sounds from noise.