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Cochlear Implants vs Bone Anchored Hearing Aid

Bone Anchored Hearing Aid

What is Baha? Baha is a bone conduction solution for people with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and single-sided deafness (SSD).

It is a small yet powerful hearing device to help people who underperform or are unable to wear a conventional hearing aid.

Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is an electronic device that can help individuals with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss to hear. The cochlear implant mimics the function of healthy hair cells in the hearing organ (cochlea), restoring access to sounds that would otherwise be missed. By using electrical impulses to transmit sound through the inner ear to the hearing nerve, cochlear implants enhance auditory perception.

While hearing aids amplify the sounds you hear, cochlear implants offer sound audibility and clarity. Choosing the most suitable hearing technology is crucial for achieving successful hearing outcomes.

For some individuals, hearing aids effectively address hearing loss. However, as hearing loss progresses, understanding conversations can remain challenging, even with powerful hearing aids. In such cases, a cochlear implant becomes a more effective solution, providing access to clearer sound.

Signs that you or your child may need Baha:

Recurrent Ear Discharge

Chronic Ear Infections

Narrow or Undeveloped Pinna/Ear Canal

Perforated Eardrum

Single-Sided Deafness

Others (Please Refer to Your Audiologist)

The Cochlear™ Baha® System - A Bone Conduction Solution

It’s time to find out what you’ve been missing. The Cochlear Baha System is another potential treatment option for conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, or single-sided deafness.

One thing is crucial for you to hear clearly, richly, and naturally in noisy environments: a potent sound processor. The Baha 6 Max Sound Processor was created with the goal of packing a lot of power into a tiny package.

Cochlear™ Baha® 6 Max Sound Processor

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if my hearing deteriorates?

Hearing loss may affects people at different age. It can also impact your quality of life and thus it is never too late to come and book an appointment with our qualified audiologist at our nearest branch.

What causes a hearing loss?

Hearing loss can be cause by several factors. Most hearing loss is caused by ageing process and usually affect the elderly. However, exposure towards loud noises, illness and hereditary may also affect your hearing. As a result, you may find difficulty in understanding speeches in your daily life and hard to comprehend information relays by other speaker.

How do hearing aids work?

A hearing aid magnifies sound vibrations entering the ear. Surviving hair cells detect the larger vibrations and convert them into neural signals that are passed along to the brain. The greater the damage to a person’s hair cells, the more severe the hearing loss, and the greater the hearing aid amplification needed to make up the difference.

However, there are practical limits to the amount of amplification a hearing aid can provide. In addition, if the inner ear is too damaged, even large vibrations will not be converted into neural signals. In this situation, a hearing aid would be ineffective. A hearing aid has three basic parts: a microphone, amplifier, and speaker.

The hearing aid receives sound through a microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. The amplifier increases the power of the signals and then sends them to the ear through a speaker.

Can hearing aids treat my ringing in the ear sound (tinnitus)?

According to American Tinnitus Association, a 2007 survey found that approximately 60% of tinnitus sufferers found some relief with hearing aids. In addition to masking the sounds of tinnitus, hearing aids increase stimulation between the brain and the auditory pathways. This may cause a reduction in tinnitus symptoms.

How much do hearing aid costs?

As we want you to be satisfied with our service,we offer hearing aids to suit your hearing requirements and your budget as hearing aids vary in costs and the level of technology embedded in the device. It also depends on your level of hearing loss, the style of hearing aids.Talk to one of our audiologist and we recommend you to have your hearing tested first and our audiologist will provide the best options base on your hearing needs. Our hearing aids fees are all inclusive of lifetime fine tuning, annual hearing tests, clean and checks, fittings and consultation.

Can I buy my hearing aids online?

We would not advise our patient to buy hearing aids through online as you are not certain of their quality. Moreover, you won’t be getting any hearing evaluation and your hearing aids will alsos not be programmed base on your current hearing level. Additionally, these hearing aids are seldom backed by warranty like how Audiolab offers their customers.

How long does a hearing test take?

Our full consultation and hearing test usually takes up to one and a half hour. Do a free hearing test to screen your hearing.

Where can I go to meet the audiologist?

Find your closest Audiolab branch through our website. Click here to visit the nearest branch.