Whether it is present at birth, or happens suddenly or gradually over time, hearing loss can leave you feeling isolated and separated from friends and family. Now there is an answer.
The Cochlear Baha® 3 System is intended for patients with conductive or mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness. Baha® bypasses the outer and middle ear altogether by sending sound around damaged or problematic anatomy, naturally stimulating the cochlea through bone conduction.
It consists of the titanium implant and abutment along with an external sound processor all of which is covered by Medicare and most major insurance companies. Cochlear has three sound processors which you select based on the patient’s hearing loss.
Exercise, go dancing, socialize with friends, play sports, see a movie, listen to music – life has a lot to offer. With a Baha system you can do all the things you enjoy, with one major difference. You can hear.
Sound waves are created by vibrations, for example, the sound of your voice is created by the vibrations of your vocal chords. Like ripples on a pond, the sound waves travel out through the air.
The Baha® sound processor picks up the sound waves and a computer chip digitally analyses the sound. The digitally enhanced signal is amplified and converted into vibrations that are sent out of the sound processor.
The implant receives the amplified vibrations from the sound processor and sends them through the bone directly to your inner ear, bypassing the outer and middle ear. In single-sided deafness the implant receives the amplified vibrations and sends them through the bone to the hearing ear, bypassing the non-hearing side.
The vibrations reach the inner ear and cause waves in the fluid of the cochlea. The hair cells in the inner ear convert the fluid movement into electrical signals sent to the hearing nerve. The hearing nerve then sends the information to the brain as electrical impulses, where they are interpreted as sound.
If you have conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness, a Baha implant could be an effective option for you. We can help you break out of a life of silence.