Common questions

What is a soft band BAHA?

What is a soft band BAHA?

Overview. The Baha Softband is designed specifically for infants and toddlers and is an ideal first step for children not yet ready for an implant. This latex-free band is simple to use and comfortable to wear. The unilateral Softband can be fitted with one sound processor and features built-in safety release.

Can you wear a hat with a BAHA hearing aid?

So Drew’s Mom and Grandma created a way to attach the BAHA to a hat. He even had permission to wear hats to school. When it came time to get the BAHA implanted (at age 6), his family fought the doctor to make sure his BAHA was implanted low enough that he can still wear a hat.

How do you clean a bone anchored hearing aid?

For the first few weeks, use a strip of a non-alcohol wipe to clean the area, then you can begin gently brushing the area with the cleaning brush that comes with your bone anchored hearing aid. You should also clean inside the abutment to avoid any build-up of debris. After cleaning, carefully dry the area.

What does BAHA stand for?

Bone Anchored Hearing Aid
Baha stands for Bone Anchored Hearing Aid, and refers to a surgically implanted hearing device that depends on direct bone conduction to transmit sound. FDA-approved and in use since 1977, Baha relies on the skull bones to transmit sound waves to the inner ear, stimulating the nerve fibers and enabling hearing.

Is BAHA considered a hearing aid?

BAHA Implants The most common type of hearing implant is the bone anchored hearing aid, or BAHA. These implants are primarily used for patients with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Can you swim with a Baha implant?

Your Baha® sound processor is not waterproof. Never wear it in the shower or when swimming. In rainy conditions, use an umbrella.

How long does it take to recover from Baha surgery?

Following surgery and the healing process, children should be able to be fitted for their sound processor after 6 months or 180 days post op. Note: the healing time for some children may vary. Some children may require a longer period of time to heal if they are diabetic or have a concern regarding clotting or anemia.

When can I wash my hair after Baha surgery?

WASHING HAIR: You may shampoo your hair 48 hours following your procedure, provided that water is not permitted to contact the implant. Cover the implant area with plastic wrap and wash your hair “beauty parlor style”.

How is a Baha fitted?

Fitting of BAHAs include a surgical procedure in which a titanium implant with an abutment is placed into the skull behind your ear. Once healed, the sound processor is attached to the abutment and fine-tuned to your hearing requirements.

How long does a BAHA last?

Because the device bypasses the middle ear and directly stimulates the cochlea, it has been recommended for individuals with conduction hearing loss or discharging middle ear infection. The titanium implant is expected to last a lifetime while the external sound processor is expected to last 5 years.

What do you need to know about the Baha Softband?

Take the first step to better hearing. Softband or SoundArc™ – our non-surgical solutions for children and adults. We designed both solutions to work with one or two Baha 5 sound processors, which attach easily and simply to the Softband and SoundArc. The Baha SoundArc and Softband are lightweight and easy to wear.

Is the Baha Ear Band implanted or bone anchored?

Note: The acronym “BAHA” not only has the description of “hearing aid” in it, but it also contains the description of “bone anchored” and for some wearers, the processor is not implanted (bone anchored), and is worn on a soft band head band instead. Note: The above (2) suggested descriptions were suggested directly by Cochlear Americas.

How much does a Baha / Bash earring cost?

The cost of a BAHA/BASH can range between $4,500 (USD) to $8,000 (USD). However, when covered by an insurance provider the device may be covered in full = $0 out of pocket to the patient or whatever amount your insurance plan requires of you regarding your percentage you pay or deductible. Cost With Insurance Coverage for BAHAs

What kind of hearing device does a Baha have?

Baha is a technology that combines a sound processor with a small titanium fixture implanted behind the ear.

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Ruth Doyle