Some hearing aids, like cochlear implants or bone anchored hearing aids, require surgery. The Hearing Professionals at the South Bend Clinic can help determine if an implant is for you, as well as place, activate, and program the device. We also work closely with you, and a team of speech therapists, to help you achieve maximum success after an implant procedure.
Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA)
Once the BAHA system is implanted, it allows sound to be conducted through the bone rather than through your middle ear. It is most helpful for people with chronic ear infections, congenital auditory canal atresia, or single-sided deafness. Components of the BAHA include a titanium implant, a sound processor, and an external abutment.
Cochlear implants stimulate functioning auditory nerves, to help provide a sense of sound to a person who is hard of hearing or even deaf. Components of the cochlear implant include a microphone, speech processor, and transmitter.