Osseointegrated Devices

Osseointegrated devices provide hearing gain in ears altered by surgery, infection, trauma, or tumors. People with a large conductive hearing loss or those with no hearing in one ear and normal hearing in the other qualify for a Baha or a Ponto device. The technology includes an implanted post or fixture placed behind the ear in surgery. Bone then integrates into the fixture over the next 4-6 weeks. An audiologist then connects the hearing device (Processor) to the abutment, which is attached to the integrated fixture.

Dr. Backous directs one of the largest osseointegrated device programs in the United States. He is the past chair of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Hearing Committee and serves on the Healthy Hearing Ears initiative with surgeons from Germany, India, Colombia, Australia, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, South Korea.

Baha Implants

There are two types of Baha® Systems made by Cochlear. Both feature the Baha Implant, the strong foundation of every system, which is designed to provide you a lifetime of better hearing.

Learn more about Baha Implants here.

 

 


Baha Connect

The Baha Connect System uses a small abutment that offers a direct connection between the implant and the sound processor, designed to provide optimal hearing. The Baha Connect System is easy to use and requires little daily care; you simply snap the Baha 5 Sound Processor onto the abutment. Also, the abutment conveniently comes in different lengths to fit your needs.

Unlike conventional systems, the Baha Connect System abutment features state of the art Dermalock technology with a unique surface coating and concave shape that preserves the hair and skin around the abutment. These abutments were designed specifically for better cosmetic outcomes and reduced surgery time.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be an important diagnostic tool. You can rest assured that you can get an MRI with the Baha Connect System. Approved for a high level of MRI compatibility—up to 3.0 Tesla, all you need to do is remove the Baha 5 Sound Processor prior to the procedure. The abutment and implant can remain in place.

Baha Attract 

The Baha Attract System sets a new standard for hearing performance, comfort and simplicity in bone conduction implant solutions. By using internal and external magnets that attract to one another, it is comfortable and both easy to use and care for.

The Baha Attract System magnets are available in different strengths to suit your individual needs. Skin and hair thickness can impact the optimal magnet strength. Your surgeon will recommend the most appropriate choice.

For added comfort and performance, we provide the Baha SoftWear™ Pad that adapts comfortably to the shape of the head and distributes pressure evenly across the surface.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be an important diagnostic tool. The Baha Attract System is approved for MRIs up to 1.5 Tesla. If you require an MRI scan higher than 1.5T, a simple procedure to remove the magnet may be necessary.


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