What is a Baha?

What is a Baha?

A bone-anchored hearing aid (abbreviated to BAHA) is a type of hearing aid based on bone conduction. It is primarily suited for people who have conductive hearing losses, unilateral hearing loss, single sided deafness and people with mixed hearing losses who cannot otherwise wear ‘in the ear’ or ‘behind the ear’ hearing aids. They are more expensive than conventional hearing aids, and their placement involves invasive surgery.

 

What does it look like?

This is the processor that I will wear. It just sticks on with the magnet that is hidden under the skin. You don’t sleep with it or swim, shower etc. At least I will still be able to sleep on my good ear and hear nothing! And if kids are to noisy I can just take it off!

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So how does the Baha 4 Attract System work?

A small titanium implant is inserted in the bone behind your ear. The implant magnet is attached and completely hidden beneath the skin. A sound processor is then attached to a sound processor magnet. Sound is transmitted as vibrations from the processor via the magnets to the implant, which then directs them through the bone to stimulate the inner ear.

Baha 4 Attract System

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Who makes the Baha?

Cochlear is the world leader in the use of bone conduction. For more than 35 years, Baha bone conduction implants have connected people to the world of sound. With the Baha System, Cochlear provides people of all ages with superior hearing performance and innovative design features that represent the best in bone conduction hearing solutions. 

What is a Baha classed as for health Insurance?

When I looked into this I was surprised to know that the Baha is classed as a Cochlear Implant and as a prosthetic? Who would have thought?

They recommend insuring the processor under your house insurance as they are worth $6500!!!!

Nice bit of bling behind my ear; wish it came with diamonds as well!

My kids and Hubby are calling me the Bionic Women!! Look out !

Sam x

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