What you'll find on this page
- How a bone conduction implant may improve a child's life.
- The benefits of bone conduction implants.
Every child is different and so is a child's hearing loss.
For example, Josh's mum, Emily, recalls that Josh initially tried hearing aids to help with his hearing loss but said he could only hear 'low mumbles' before getting a bone conduction implant. Now he enjoys playing basketball, listening to music, and hanging out with his friends.
"I noticed him struggling to interact with other people. He wasn't doing well in school, and that's when I realised we need a different option. We had seen the audiologist and that's when she told us that he was the perfect candidate for the Baha."
- Emily G, mother of Josh, Cochlear™ Baha® recipient, USA
Can bone conduction implants help your child?
Bone conduction implants may help children with single-sided hearing loss, conductive hearing loss or mixed hearing loss.
What are the benefits?
Research and decades of experience show that bone conduction implants may help your child:1-5
Hear better, even in noisy situations.1,2
Enjoy improved sound quality (compared to hearing aids) by bypassing the damaged part of their ear to reduce the amount of amplification needed to hear better.2
Enjoy improved speech recognition (compared to hearing aids).3
Improve their ability to hear important sounds and become more aware of their surroundings.
Engage in conversations more easily.
A hearing professional who specialises in hearing implant technology can advise if your child may benefit from a bone conduction implant.
Are there bone conduction solutions that don't need surgery?
Yes. The Cochlear™ Baha® System allows your child to experience all the benefits of bone conduction even if they are too young for an implant or not quite ready for surgery.
The Baha® Softband and SoundArc™ system are non-surgical solutions that may offer children the hearing performance they need to help access the sounds required for developing language skills.6,7 Both work with any of the Baha 5 sound processors.
Talk to your hearing specialist to find out more.