Your Connection to a Lifetime of Better Hearing
The Baha® Bone Conduction System can be a natural pathway to better hearing if you are living with single-sided deafness, conductive or mixed hearing loss. While most hearing comes from sound waves traveling through the air, you also hear from vibrations that pass through the bones in your head.
The Baha 5 System is the first bone conduction system to offer three head-worn sound processors, each one designed to meet a different level of hearing loss. From the smallest to the most powerful, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that Cochlear offers smart choices for a lifetime of better hearing.
Bone conduction implants
A bone conduction implant bypasses problems in the outer and middle ear by sending sound through bone directly to the inner ear.
What is a bone conduction implant?
A bone conduction implant is a medical device that transmits sound by direct conduction through bone to the inner ear, effectively bypassing the outer and middle ear. A bone conduction system consists of a small titanium implant, abutment and sound processor. Sound is transmitted as vibrations from the sound processor to the implant, through the bone to the inner ear.
Who can they help?
Bone conduction implants can help people who have:
– Conductive hearing loss
– Single-sided deafness (SSD) – total hearing loss on one side
– Mixed hearing loss.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of bone conduction implants are well documented.
For problems in the outer or middle ear, they can help you hear better in noisy situations and allow you to localise sounds. Not only do you benefit from improved speech understanding, hearing with bone conduction results in a natural sound with less distortion and feedback when compared with conventional hearing aids1-5. The ear canal is left open for comfort, and helps to reduce any problems caused by chronic ear infections or allergies.
If you are completely deaf in one ear, a bone conduction implant works by sending the sound via the skull bone from the deaf side to the functioning inner ear on the hearing side. This transfer of sound gives you 360-degree sound awareness.
With a Baha® bone conduction implant you can:
- experience great sound with less distortion & feedback1.
- regain 360-degree sound awareness2.
- experience sound without anything blocking your ear canal or any feeling of weight from a hearing aid on your ear3.
- benefit from reduced problems from allergies or chronic ear infections4.
- try it, before you decide to go ahead with surgery.
- get a proven, clinically tested and documented hearing solution5.
- benefit from more than 30 years of experience in bone conduction.