Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA)

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.