Implantable Hearing Devices

Implantable Hearing Devices 2018-02-15T15:03:49+00:00

IMPLANTABLE HEARING DEVICES

When conventional hearing aids are not successful in rehabilitating your hearing loss, there is another solution: Implantable hearing devices. There are two types of these devices: the bone anchored hearing aid systems (BAHA) and the cochlear implant. Depending upon your hearing health needs and medical history an implantable device may be the best choice to improve your communication abilities.

BAHA

Bone anchored Hearing Aid devices  are suggested with patients who suffer from conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss and single-sided deafness.

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 the bones in your head to bypass the damaged outer and middle ear, and relays sound directly to your inner ear.  A titanium screw and magnet are surgically implanted in the skull behind the ear. After a recovering and healing period the BAHA is programmed while wearing the device

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COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

The Cochlear Implant Corporation describes a cochlear implant as “an electronic medical device designed to restore the ability to perceive sounds and understand speech by individuals with moderate to profound hearing loss. Children and adults who are not sufficiently helped with hearing aids may benefit from cochlear implants. Unlike a hearing aid, which delivers amplified sound acoustically, a cochlear implant bypasses the damaged hair cells in the cochlea and stimulates the remaining nerve fibers directly through the application of electrical current.”

ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR
A COCHLEAR IMPLANT?

An audiologist and ear-nose-throat (ENT) surgeon with special training in cochlear implants are the professionals who determine candidacy for all cochlear implants.  In general, if someone wearing appropriately fit hearing aids cannot understand speech without visual cues, they should be evaluated for a cochlear implant. For children, an assessment of any child with a severe to profound hearing loss should be made as early as possible as outcomes with a cochlear implant are significantly better in children who receive an implant at the earliest possible age

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