Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA)

A unique hearing treatment

A Bone Anchored Hearing Aid is surgically implanted behind the ear and uses the bones to conduct sound vibrations.

The BAHA may be a good option for middle ear problems. Conventional hearing aids conduct sound through the ear canal in the middle ear. The BAHA sound processor transmits sound directly to the hearing nerve without involving the ear canal.

The BAHA is placed during a short surgical procedure and, over time, naturally joins with the skull bone. It offers sound quality at least as good as a conventional hearing aid, and better sound quality than a traditional bone conductor aid.

A BAHA may help those with:

  • Chronic infection of the ear canal
  • Hearing loss due to removal of a tumor
  • Very narrow ear canal

BAHA for Unilateral Deafness

People with severe hearing loss in one ear and normal hearing in the other ear may have difficulty understanding speech when there’s background noise. They also have a hard time determining the source of sound. This unilateral deafness can result from viral infections, trauma, acoustic neuromas and other ear tumors and ear surgery. 

The traditional approach to helping patients with unilateral deafness has been an amplification system with microphones worn in both ears and a headband connecting the two. Sound is routed from the deaf ear to the hearing ear.

The BAHA device is placed only in the deaf ear. The BAHA transmits sound from the affected ear to the normal ear through bone conduction. This results in a sensation of hearing from the deaf ear with an improved understanding of speech, especially in background noise.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment or get more information, please call:

  • 913-588-1227
  • Toll free 844-323-1227

Referring Physicians

To refer a patient, please call:

  • 913-588-5862
  • Toll free 877-588-5862