BAHA / Bone-Anchored Hearing Devices in Neptune, Holmdel & Manahawkin NJ

Bone-anchored hearing devices are implantable devices used to improve hearing by transmitting sound directly to the inner ear through the skull. Sound energy causes vibrations in the skull which are transmitted to the inner ear, which results in hearing. They have been successfully used to improve patients' hearing for more than 30 years.

Bone anchored hearing devices may be an effective solution for multiple varieties of hearing loss. Some patients are incapable of wearing hearing aids due to the size of the ear canal, chronic drainage, or severe hearing loss. A BAHA may be a solution for these patients, however a bone anchored hearing devices are not a solution for every patient. Whether or not a bone anchored hearing device may be an effective solution for you will depend on your type of hearing loss, quantity of hearing loss, physical examination, and hearing history. This information will be discussed with your Coastal provider to determine if a bone anchored hearing device is right for you.

Each bone-anchored hearing device consists of an implanted titanium fixture and a detachable sound processor that clips onto that fixture. Using a minimally invasive procedure, a bone anchored hearing device is surgically implanted in the skull behind the ear. Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning patients can return home after the procedure. After healing has occurred and the device has integrated into the skull, the bone anchored hearing device is activated, facilitating hearing.

Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat is a proud supplier of bone-anchored hearing aids from the following brands:

The Cochlear Americas Osia System

The Cochlear Americas Osia System is designed to treat hearing loss associated with a various middle ear problem, including recurrent ear infections, otosclerosis, and atresia/microtia. It can also be fit with those who suffer from single-sided deafness and mixed hearing loss.

A surgical procedure is needed to utilize the device, which features a unique implant using a Piezo Power transducer. Given the design of the implant, there is no room for internal movement, resulting in extended durability. This implant is linked digitally with a magnetic device behind the ear and can accommodate even significant hearing losses.

The devices comes in various colors, which can be changed by the patient. It is Bluetooth compatible, whereas phone calls, music, and other audio can be streamed directly to the implant for those with iPhones. It has its own Smart app if the patient wants to have adjustments on the go.

Coastal Ear, Nose, and Throat, is one of the only practices in the northeast that works with the Osia. If you have interest, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Seth McAfee.

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Oticon Medical Ponto 4 System

The Oticon Medical Ponto 4 System utilizes conventional bone conduction through a 360 degree always open approach. Those who suffer with various middle ear ailments, including recurrent ear infections, otosclerosis, atresia/microtia, single-sided deafness, and mixed hearing loss are all candidates for the Ponto. The “Open Sound Navigator” technology permits for a more realistic sound in even the most difficult environments.

The Ponto is a device that attaches to a surgically implant abutment. This minimally invasive surgery is suture-free, resulting in only a minimal risk of scarring. Hair follicles will not be impacted given the small incision size. Infections and other complications are rarely seen.

The device is Bluetooth compatible and can utilize the Oticon ON app for on-the-go adjustments. Patients can also sync the Ponto to electric devices via the If This Then That (IFTTT) network.

If you have interest in pursuing the Ponto, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Seth McAfee. He will go over any information in greater detail.

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Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat proudly provides the Neptune, Manahawkin and Holmdel, New Jersey area with bone-anchored hearing devices. Visit our Contact Us page for more information or to request an appointment today!

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Coastal Hearing and Balance Center today at: 732-280-7855