South Pasadena, Florida Doctor Shares What an Implanted Hearing Aid Is

Hearing loss is typically treated either by traditional hearing aids or implantable devices.  Bone anchored hearing devices, commonly referred to as BAHAs, can be an option for some patients depending on the type of hearing loss they have. 

A bone anchored hearing device is a surgical treatment for hearing loss which involved having a small screw implanted behind the ear which the hearing aid/processor snaps onto.  This allows the patient to hear via bone conduction, instead of having a hearing aid inside the ear.  It can also take sound from one side and send it to the opposite ear. 

These devices aren’t appropriate for every patient. Below are examples of when a bone anchored hearing device may be recommended: 

  • Single sided deafness (profound hearing loss on one side) 
  • Conductive hearing loss: hearing loss caused by a problem with sound getting through the middle ear 
  • Malformations of the outer or middle ear  

 The Audiologists at Gardner Audiology in South Pasadena, Florida are qualified to assess if a patient is a candidate for a bone anchored hearing device and can make the appropriate referrals to assist in the process.  To schedule an appointment, please contact Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182 or info@gardneraudiology.com 

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