What is a Bone Anchored Hearing System?
A bone anchored hearing system is a surgically implanted hearing instrument. It contains a titanium prosthesis that is surgically implanted into the skull with a small abutment for the sound processor to attach to.
How it works
The device works by picking up the sound in the environment, and transmitting it to the prosthetic implant. The implant then stimulates the inner ear directly, therefore improving hearing.
Surgery is typically an outpatient procedure, however it will require anesthesia. There are relatively few risks involving the procedure itself. After surgery there is up to 3 months of healing time for osseointegration to occur before the sound processor can be attached to the abutment.
Is a Bone Anchored Hearing System right for you?
A bone anchored hearing system is not right for everyone. This type works best for only some hearing losses. Consult your hearing health care provider and ask if a bone anchored hearing aid is right for you.