Baha Processing System

Baha Processing System

Opening up a new world of sound at our Billings, MT baha clinic

Everyone has a different story. Perhaps you woke up one morning and found that you couldn't hear on one side. Maybe you went through childhood struggling to hear even though you tried hearing aid after hearing aid. Or, you simply learned to cope with your hearing loss, rather than doing everything you really wanted.

Can you relate to one of these stories? If so, then you're not alone. These are real stories from people who today benefit from a Baha® bone conduction system from Cochlear and are now experiencing a whole new world of sound.

By using your body's unique ability to conduct sound, the Baha System has the potential to give you a more complete and fulfilling listening experience. And, the results may be life changing.

Hope when you need it most.

How do you know if your hearing loss can be treated with the Baha System?

Every hearing loss story is different, and the causes vary widely from person to person. For example, your hearing loss may affect one ear or two; and it may stem from a problem in the inner, middle or outer ear, or from a combination of places.
However, there is one thing that remains constant for anyone who may qualify for the Baha System. Your hearing loss must fall into one of three categories-single-sided deafness, conductive hearing loss or mixed hearing loss.

Single-Sided Deafness

You have little or no hearing in one ear, but normal hearing in the other ear

Possible Causes:

  • Sudden deafness
  • Birth defects
  • Genetics
  • Head trauma
  • Meniere's disease
  • Adverse reactions to drugs

Conductive Hearing Loss

You have a problem with your outer or middle ear

Possible Causes:

  • Growth or tumor
  • Blockage in the ear canal
  • Malformation of the outer ear, ear canal, or middle ear structures
  • Middle ear infections

Mixed Hearing Loss

Mixed Hearing Loss

You have a problem with your outer or middle ear, and your inner ear

Any of the causes of conductive hearing loss plus any of the following:

  • Aging
  • Exposure to loud noise
  • Head trauma
  • Genetics
  • Meniere's disease

Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer "yes" to any of them, then the Baha System may be right for you.

  • Can you only hear from one side?
  • Do you have trouble getting sufficient loudness when using hearing aids?
  • Do you battle feedback or distorted sound quality when using hearing aids?
  • Do you suffer from sore or irritated ears due to your hearing aids?
  • Do you have draining ears?
  • Do you have malformed ears or ear canals?