A bone conduction/anchored hearing aid (BAHA) is appropriate for an individual who has a conductive or mixed hearing loss configuration. This means there is a permanent issue with the outer and/or middle ear systems. Working via bone conduction, the sound processor sends vibrations through the bone, past your damaged outer or middle ear, and directly stimulates the healthy inner ear with sound.

There are a few different options of BAHA implant systems.

  1. BAHA Connect (Cochlear Americas) – surgical option where a titanium screw is imbedded into the skull, allowing for direct bone conduction to both inner ear structures.
  2. BAHA Attract (Cochlear Americas) – surgical option utilizing internal (under the skin) and external (on the sound processor) magnets, allowing for a direct connection to the skull for bone conduction to both inner ear structures.
  3. BAHA Softband – headband option allowing for non-surgical bone conduction hearing.
  4. BAHA SoundArc (Cochlear Americas) – silicone/plastic headpiece allowing for non-surgical bone conduction hearing.

If you think you may be a candidate for a BAHA, please contact us to schedule a hearing evaluation.