Much like a cochlear implant, this hearing aid device helps the cochlea transmit sound waves to the brain where they will be perceived as sound. BAHA is often recommended to patients who suffer from single-sided deafness; meaning, the patient has one ear with a cochlea that can hear at a moderate level or better. This hearing device system is based on bone conduction, and it uses a titanium implant, abutment, and sound processor to replicate a normally functioning cochlea. Implanting the BAHA requires a simple, outpatient procedure that can be completed within an hour. The audiologists and ENT physicians at AOC will walk patients through the surgery and what they can expect during the recovery process. If you’d like to know more about bone anchored hearing aids, talk to an AOC physician today!