CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Conductive hearing loss occurs when damage to the outer ear or middle ear blocks sound vibrations from reaching the inner ear. People who have conductive hearing loss may feel like their ears are plugged and speech may sound muffled. With this type of hearing loss, you most likely understand speech, but only if it is loud enough and if there is little to no background noise.
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Some of the most common causes of conductive hearing loss include:
- Malformations at birth;
- Microtia and atresia;
- Draining ears;
- Chronic ear infections;
- Previous ear surgeries;
- Chronic mastoiditis or middle ear infections;
- Skin growth or cyst, known as a cholesteatoma;
- Syndromes such as Down syndrome, Goldenhar syndrome and Treacher Collins.
While you may be able to hear in quiet environments, you most likely struggle to hear and understand what is being said in noisy ones, making everyday life a bit more challenging. However, the Baha® Bone Conduction Implant System may be the solution you have been waiting for.
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The Baha Bone Conduction Implant System is a clinically proven medical treatment option for children* and adults with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness (SSD). Bone conduction implants work by bypassing the middle and outer ear and sending clearer, more crisp sound to the inner ear.1
Studies show the Baha Bone Conduction Implant System provides better speech understanding in noise than CROS hearing aids, and bone conduction implants provide a greater hearing benefit at a lower cost than middle ear surgery.2,3 Additionally, with the Baha Bone Conduction Implant System, you have the unique advantage of trying it first before you make any decisions.
For more than 40 years, bone conduction implants have positively affected how people with conductive hearing loss live their lives.
Instead of undergoing an irreversible middle ear surgery or continuing to pay steep prices for hearing aids that are not helping you hear, learn more about the Baha Bone Conduction Implant System today at: www.Cochlear.com/US/ConductiveHL.
* In the United States and Canada, the placement of a bone-anchored implant is contraindicated in children below the age of five. Children under five can use a Baha Softband or Baha SoundArc to gain access to sound.
1. Wazen JJ, Spitzer JB, Ghossaini SN, Fayad JN, Niparko JK, Cox K, et al. Transcranial contralateral cochlear stimulation in unilateral deafness. Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 2003;129(3):248-54.
2. Niparko JK, Cox KM, Lustig LR. Comparison of the bone-anchored hearing aid implantable hearing device with contralateral routing of offside signal amplification in the rehabilitation of unilateral deafness. Otology & Neurotology, 2003 Jan;24(1):73-78.
3. Compared to medical/surgical management of CSOM, bone-anchored hearing implants provide greater audiological benefit at a lower cost, based on fees and data from the UK (26).Gustafsson J. BCDrive performance vs. conventional bone conduction transducer. Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, 629908, 2015.
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