Baha® Bone Conduction Implants

Introducing the miracle of bone conduction and the
Cochlear Baha® Implant System

For more than 40 years, the Cochlear™ Baha® Implant System has positively affected how people all over the world live their lives and the way they engage with others. It works by using your body’s ability to conduct sound and is designed to provide a more complete and fulfilling listening experience to those suffering from certain types of hearing loss.

"When they tuned my Baha on, it was like when the Wizard of Oz changes from black and white to color." - Meryl Boker

Could you benefit from a bone conduction implant?

If you are deaf in one ear or you have conductive or mixed hearing loss, the Baha System may be a solution for you.

Single-Sided Deafness

You have little or no hearing in one ear, but normal hearing in the other ear.

Possible Causes:

  • Sudden deafness
  • Birth defects
  • Genetics
  • Head trauma
  • Ménière's disease
  • Adverse reactions to drugs

Conductive Hearing Loss

You have a problem with your outer or middle ear.

Possible Causes:

  • Growth or tumor
  • Blockage in the ear canal
  • Malformation of the outer ear, ear canal, or middle ear structures
  • Middle ear infections

Mixed Hearing Loss

You have a problem with your outer or middle ear and your inner ear.

Any of the causes of conductive hearing loss plus any of the following:

  • Aging
  • Exposure to loud noise
  • Head trauma
  • Genetics
  • Ménière's disease

Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of them, schedule an appointment with a Hearing Implant Specialist.

  • Are you deaf in one ear?
  • Do you have trouble getting sufficient loudness when using hearing aids?
  • Do you battle feedback or distorted sound quality when using hearing aids?
  • Do you suffer from sore or irritated ears due to your hearing aids?
  • Do you have draining ears?
  • Do you have malformed ears or ear canals?

Try it first, then decide.

With the Baha System, you have the unique advantage of hearing the difference first. A Hearing Implant Specialist can help you try a Baha sound processor so you can hear how it might sound before you make any decisions.

The brilliance of bone conduction.

There are two ways we hear sound-- through air conduction and through bone conduction. They both work together to help us listen to and perceive sound. However, when we hear ourselves speak, it is actually the enhancement of lower frequencies by vibrations in the bone that helps us perceive our ‘normal’ tone of voice.

The Baha System works on the exact same principle, only on a much more sophisticated scale.

While a hearing aid tries to push sound through the damaged part of the ear, the Baha System uses your natural ability to conduct sound to bypass the damaged outer and middle ear and sends clearer, more crisp sound directly to your inner ear.1

How much does a bone conduction implant cost?

Unlike hearing aids, bone conduction implants are covered by Medicare. They are also covered by many insurance plans and typically Medicaid.* Contact your insurance company or local Hearing Implant Specialist to determine coverage as well as your estimated out-of-pocket expenses. The cost of the bone conduction implant will vary from person to person based on their specific health plan. Learn more about insurance coverage.

*Coverage for adult Medicaid recipients varies according to state specific guidelines.

See what a difference a Baha bone conduction implant can make.

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Meet others whose lives have been changed with a Baha Implant.

References
[ 1 ] MC Flynn. Design concept and technological considerations for the Cochlear Baha 4 Attract System. Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, E82744, Nov 2013.