A Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA), is a surgically implantable device that transmits sound through the bone of skull directly to the cochlea (hearing organ).
Persons who are potential candidates are as follows:
- Persons with one sided hearing loss – The BAHA can route sounds from the nonhearing side to the hearing side
- Persons with non-repairable problems with the ear drum and hearing bones – The BAHA can bypass the ear drum and hearing bones to get to the hearing organ directly
- Persons born without an ear canal – Sound is sent directly to the hearing organ
Prior to receiving a BAHA, a person needs to be evaluated by an Ears, Nose, and Throat doctor as well as an audiologist who will perform an in office demo.