Clinical Cases

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Clinical cases
Baha Audiogram female 62

Patient: Female - Age 62

  • Type of hearing loss: Bilateral mixed hearing loss
  • Occupation: Office employee
  • Diagnosis: Chronic otitis media and malformation of the ear canal
  • Aided side: Right
  • History: The client received her Baha year 2006. She uses her Baha constantly and is very pleased with the sound processor
  • Functional gain improvement*: 33 dB

Baha Audiogram Male 36

Patient: Male - Age 36

  • Type of hearing loss: Unilateral mixed hearing loss
  • Occupation: Salesman
  • Diagnosis: Congenital facial paraesthesia and malformation of the outer and middle ear
  • Aided side: Left
  • History: The patient received a Vistafix® ear prosthesis in his late teens and was later fitted with Baha in 2006. He had never used a hearing aid before. The benefits of Baha have been numerous and the patient considers it a useful solution to his hearing loss.
  • Functional gain improvement*: 34 dB

Baha Audiogram female 46

Patient: Female - Age 46

  • Type of hearing loss: Bilateral conductive hearing loss
  • Occupation: Homemaker
  • Diagnosis: Treacher Collins syndrome
  • Aided side: Right
  • History: The patient received her first Baha 27 years ago and still uses the same implant. She changed the abutment to the snap coupling when she upgraded her Baha sound processor
  • Functional gain improvement*: 55 dB

Baha Audiogram Male 16

Patient: Male - Age 16

  • Type of hearing loss: Bilateral conductive hearing loss
  • Occupation: Student
  • Diagnosis: Treacher Collins syndrome
  • Aided side: Right
  • History: The patient has used Baha since he was 3 years old. He experiences great benefit from Baha in classroom situations.
  • Functional gain improvement*: 28 dB

Baha Audiogram Male 53

Patient: Male - Age 53

  • Type of hearing loss: Bilateral mixed hearing loss
  • Occupation: Nurse
  • Diagnosis: Chronic otitis media, middle ear bones removed after osteomyelitis, tympanic membranes ruptured bilaterally.
  • Aided side: Right
  • History: The patient has had hearing problems his entire life. The patient received his Baha System in 2004. In 2007 he received a new implant after losing the original one due to trauma. He uses his Baha System constantly and is extremely pleased with the sound.
  • Functional gain improvement*: 65 dB

Baha Audiogram Male 52

Patient: Male - Age 52

  • Type of hearing loss: Single-sided deafness-SSD
  • Occupation: Nurse
  • Diagnosis: Acoustic neuroma (AN) left ear AN surgery took place in 1998
  • Aided side: Left
  • History: The patient was offered a CROS hearing aid following acoustic neuroma surgery. He used the CROS hearing aid for a month but felt more handicapped with it than without it. He received a Baha implant in May 2001, and in August of that year, his Baha sound processor was fitted. At clinical follow-up one year later, he reported using his Baha sound processor for 14 hours a day, seven days a week.

*The calculation of functional gain improvement is based on pure tone average thresholds at 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000 Hz for air-conduction thresholds and free field measurement results.