Baha® Bone Conduction Implants
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.
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.
You have little or no hearing in one ear, but normal hearing in the other ear.
- Sudden deafness
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Birth defects
- Head trauma
- Ménière's disease
- Adverse reactions to drugs
- Malformation at birth or missing inner ear or cochlea
Conductive Hearing Loss
You have a problem with your outer or middle ear.
- Skin Allergies
- Malformations at birth
- Microtia and Astresia
- Draining Ears
- Chronic Ear Infections
- Previous ear surgeries
- Chronic mastoiditis or middle ear infections
- Skin growth or cyst (cholesteatoma)
- Syndromes such as Down, Goldenhar and Treacher Collins
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:
- Exposure to loud noise
- Head trauma
- Ménière's disease
Ask yourself the following questions, if you answer "yes" to any of them, the Baha 5 Bone Conduction Implant System may be right for you.
- Can you only hear from one side?
- Do you suffer from sore or irritated ears due to your hearing aids?
- Do you have trouble getting sufficient loudness when using hearing aids?
- Do you have draining ears?
- Do you have malformed ears or ear canals?
- Do you battle feedback or distorted sound quality when using hearing aids?
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.
Bone conduction implants, like the Cochlear™ Baha® System, work 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 through bone vibrations. Through bone conduction, sound bypasses the damaged outer or middle ear and sends clearer, more crisp sound directly to your inner ear.
Try it first, then decide.
With the Baha System, you have the unique advantage of trying it first before you make any decisions. Make an appointment with your Hearing Implant Specialist today.
How much does the Baha System cost?
Unlike hearing aids, Cochlear™ Baha® Bone Conduction Implant Systems are covered by Medicare. They are also covered by most 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.
Meet others whose lives have been changed with a Baha Implant.
Views expressed by Cochlear recipients and hearing health providers are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology. Outcomes and results may vary.
1. MC Flynn. Design concept and technological considerations for the Cochlear Baha 4 Attract System. Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, E82744, Nov 2013.