When Hearing Aids are not enough
Do you or your child suffer a severe to profound hearing loss on one side, which your typical hearing aids can’t fix? You may have been told there’s no hope. If so, Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) implants could be a good solution for you.
BAHA implants provide an opportunity for the severely hard of hearing or deaf to perceive sound by bypassing the damaged inner ear
Here at Johnson Audiology, we’re proud to offer our patients with solutions for their hearing difficulties across a broad spectrum of hearing loss degrees. If you would like to check if you or your child is eligible for a BAHA implant, please complete the short form on this page and we’ll make you an appointment for a diagnostic with one of our award-winning audiologists.
What is BAHA Implant?
A BAHA implant is a medical hearing aid device that is attached to the outer skull and is capable of restoring hearing clarity for people with a profound hearing loss.
The majority of typical hearing aids transmit sound through air conduction, whereas a BAHA hearing aid stimulates the cochlea by conducting sound waves through the skull, stimulating the auditory nerve directly.
Who is Suitable for BAHA Implants?
If you have a deformity of the outer or middle ear, or you have single-sided deafness, you may be suitable for a BAHA Implant.
Typical conditions that may benefit from a BAHA Implant include:
- Aural Atresia (the absence or closure of the external auditory canal.)
- Conductive Hearing Loss
- Mixed Hearing Loss
- Single-sided Sensorineural Deafness (SSD)
- Syndromic Hearing Losses
- Previous Ear Surgery
- Draining Ears
To check if you are eligible for a BAHA Implant, please complete the form on this page or contact us.
What Happens During BAHA Implant Surgery?
Be reassured, BAHA implant surgery is very routine and typically performed under local anesthesia, under light sedation, or under general anesthesia, depending on your preference.
The surgery only takes around 1 hour to perform, and the technique we use is minimally invasive compared to other traditional methods.
Your surgeon creates a small incision behind the non-functioning ear, and a small titanium implant is attached to the skull. This creates “direct bone conduction,” which is far more effective in comparison to traditional bone conductors which connect indirectly through the skin. The results are better hearing clarity due to the sound not having to pass through the skin and muscle covering the skull.
During the surgery, a healing cap and bandages are placed on the implant. They will be removed around 1 week after surgery.
Your Audiologist will carefully go through how to adjust to your new BAHA implant and how to care for them, so the moment you leave, you’re well informed and completely confident!
Why Choose Johnson Audiology for your BAHA Implants?
Put simply, our number one priority is you. Our whole philosophy is centered on you feeling welcome, looked after, and of course, receiving the best treatment possible.
We are true experts in the field of Audiology, and having won numerous national awards for our best service and practice management. We know how to treat our patients, and then some.
In addition, if you weren’t already aware, we’re also insurance experts! In some cases, your insurance may cover you for a BAHA implant. Johnson Audiology can confirm if you’re covered for a BAHA implant on your behalf.
How to get BAHA Implants?
The very first step to getting BAHA implants is to have a diagnostic appointment with us. Here we’ll be able to assess whether you definitely need the implants or not if they could benefit you, and, if so, what the further steps are to getting them.
We take great pride in ensuring this part of the process is friendly, relaxed, and completely stress-free, and be assured that you will know whether you are able to proceed with the implants there on the day.
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