While a lot of the sound we hear travels to our ears through the air (air conduction), we actually hear a great deal through vibrations in the bone (bone conduction). When a person with normal hearing hears their own voice, most of what they actually hear comes through bone conduction.
Problems in your outer or middle ear can block or restrict the flow of sound waves, preventing them from getting through effectively to your inner ear. A hearing aid relies on forcing enough sound through these problem areas, whereas bone conduction implants uses the body’s natural ability to transfer sound. By exploiting the full potential of this natural process – you can hear better and clearer than ever before.
While a hearing aid tries to push sound through the damaged area, a Baha System uses the beauty of bone conduction to send clear, crisp sound directly to your inner ear. Today there are two types of Baha systems. Both offer unique Cochlear technology designed to help you hear and communicate with confidence.
- The sound processor captures sounds in the air.
- The sound processor turns the sound into vibrations and sends them through the abutment or magnetic connection to the small implant.
- The implant transmits the vibrations through the bone directly to your inner ear.