How does a bone-anchored hearing aid work?

09/29/2020

At Coastal Ear, Nose, and Throat, we offer New Jersey area patients a wide selection of hearing aids that can be used to restore hearing abilities in those who have permanent hearing loss. We understand that the needs of each patient is unique, which is why we ensure patients are educated on the many options available to them. One popular choice for our patients is that of a BAHA, or “bone anchored hearing aid.”

What is a bone anchored hearing aid and how does it work?

A bone anchored hearing aid is a surgically implantable system that is used for the treatment of hearing loss. It can help patients who have been diagnosed with chronic ear infections, malformations of the ear, and single-sided deafness who will not benefit from a more traditional hearing aid device. The system allows sound to be conducted through the bone instead of through the middle ear in the conventional manner. The entire BAHA system has three parts, including the titanium implant, external abutment, and sound processor. The sound processor works by emitting vibrations through the skull which impact the inner ear nerve fibers and produces sound.

Am I a candidate for a bone anchored hearing aid?

The best candidate for a BAHA is determined through a series of testing and evaluations performed by the audiologists at Coastal Ear, Nose, and Throat. Our team works with a patient’s primary care doctor to determine if they are a good fit for the bone anchored hearing aid. Diagnostic testing is done to determine the severity of hearing loss and the type of hearing loss to decide if a bone anchored hearing aid would be beneficial to the patient. Our team offers a wide selection of hearing aid devices for patients and can educate patients on each to assist them in making a knowledgeable decision.

Learn more about hearing aid options available to you!

If you live in the areas of Holmdel, Manahawkin, or Neptune, NJ and are interested in getting a hearing test and discussing hearing aid solutions, contact Coastal Ear, Nose, and Throat today to speak to one of our several audiologists. The main line can be reached at (732) 280-7855.