Bone Conduction Implant
Bone conduction implants are an FDA-approved surgically implanted osseointegrated device designed to help people with hearing loss.
This unique device uses bone vibration to bypass the impaired outer and/or middle ear and delivers sound directly to the healthy inner ear.
Who is a candidate?
Are you a candidate? Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you deaf in one ear?
- Do you have chronic middle ear problems?
- Do you suffer from sore or irritated ears due to your hearing aids?
- Do you have chronic draining ears?
- Do you have malformed ears or ear canals?
If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, then you may be a good candidate for a bone conduction system!
Contact us, Hearing Healthcare Professionals, to:
- Evaluate and determine candidacy
- Educate you and your family on the entire Baha journey
- Refer to a surgeon dedicated to hearing implants
- Initial activation and fitting post surgery
- Follow up counseling and fine tuning
- Support and education
How does it work?
While a lot of the sound we hear travels through the air (air conduction), we actually hear a great deal through vibrations in the bone (bone conduction). When a person with normal hearing hears their own voice, most of what they actually hear comes through bone conduction. That's why your voice sounds funny on a recording!
Problems in your outer or middle ear can block or restrict the flow of sound from getting through effectively to your inner ear. A hearing aid relies on forcing enough sound through these problem areas, whereas bone conduction implants use the body’s natural ability to transfer sound directly to where it needs to go. This way you can hear better and clearer than ever before.
- The sound processor captures sounds in the air.
- The sound processor turns the sound into vibrations and sends them through the surgically implanted abutment or magnetic connection to the small implant.
- The implant transmits the vibrations through the bone directly to your inner ear.
At Hearing Healthcare Professionals we are proud to work closely with Cochlear America. Cochlear America currently uses 2 processors, the Baha 5 Connect and the Baha 5 Attract.
The Baha Connect System uses a small abutment that offers a direct connection between implant and sound processor designed to maximize hearing performance. The sound processor is easy to handle and simply snaps on to the abutment to hold it in place.
The Baha Attract 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 connects to the sound processor magnet to hold it in place.
Both the Baha 5 Connect and Baha 5 Attract are now available in power versions as well.
True Wireless™ Freedom
The Baha 5 Sound Processor lets you connect to a range of accessories that can extend your hearing experience, improve your ability to hear and help you enjoy your hearing every day.
Cochlear True Wireless accessories let you watch TV without disturbing others, help you hear speech in noisy or crowded environments and can connect you to all types of electronic devices. The direct-to-device connections between each accessory and your sound processor have one thing in common – they are wireless!
Made for iPhone
All Baha 5 Sound Processors are now made for iPhone. That means you can connect to the devices you use daily. It is the first sound processor that can stream sound directly from an iPhone,® iPad® and iPod touch.®
Your favorite movies, TV shows, games, music and even a video call can now be streamed directly to your sound processor.
Baha 5 and Osia Smart App
The Baha 5 Smart App works will all Baha 5 Sound Processors to allow you to personalize your hearing experience. You can quickly and easily:
- Change programs
- Adjust volume
- Modify the treble and bass
- Save custom settings for your favorite locations
- Locating a lost sound processor