An alternative to a traditional bone conduction hearing aid which anchors the sound processor to the skull using a titanium fixture located behind the ear. Baha devices require a surgical procedure to insert the titanium fixture through the skin and mastoid bone behind the ear. Through a process called osseointegration, the titanium fixture bonds with the surrounding tissue allowing attachment of the sound processor. Baha devices are suitable for people with mixed or conductive hearing losses or single-sided deafness.
Everyday Hearing > Bone-anchored Hearing Aids (Baha)