Reliable Bone Hearing Aid in Wausau

Bone Hearing Aid, also known as Bone Conduction Hearing Device or Baha, is an alternative hearing aid for those who can benefit when there is no other suitable aid. The device is implanted in the temporal bone behind the ear and fuses (osseointegrates) with the human bone behind the ear to provide transmission of sound via direct bone conduction.

With this device, the transmission of sound bypasses the outer and middle ear and is sent directly to the organ of hearing within the inner ear.

Our dedicated team at the ENT clinic in Wausau specializes in bone hearing aid surgery, offering invaluable expertise for those seeking enhanced auditory experiences.

Kids wearing bone hearing aids in Wausau

How Does It Work?

The Baha processor’s job is to convert sound waves from the surrounding air into vibrations. The vibrations are carried via the implant and the abutment to the bony portion of the skull and then directly to the healthy functioning inner ear(s), where they are converted into nerve impulses and carried on the auditory nerve (hearing nerve) to the brain.

Would I Benefit From a Bone Conduction Hearing Device?

To benefit from this technology, a person needs sufficient hearing function in at least one inner ear. The specific type of sound processor is selected according to the needs of the user and the features desired.

The devices are FDA-approved for the treatment of conductive or mixed hearing loss and single-sided deafness (SSD). The Baha is cleared for use in children over 5 years of age. However, the only way to know if a person is meeting the candidacy criteria is for them to have a thorough assessment by an audiologist and an otolaryngologist who fits the Baha.

Surgery to implant a bone hearing aid at our clinic in Wausau is generally safe, yet complications can occur.

Bone conduction hearing device surgery can be performed under general anesthesia in a hospital.

Call us to schedule a consultation to see if you are a candidate and to find out more about the procedure.

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A woman wearing bone hearing aids in Wausau

Curious about Bone Conduction Hearing Devices?

Schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for a bone hearing aid and to learn more about the procedure.