When is a bone-anchored implant the right choice for my child—and why choose this option over traditional hearing aids or a cochlear implant?

This month’s ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association) Leader’s top article is directed to parents who wonder, “When is a bone-anchored implant the right choice for my child, instead of traditional hearing aids or a cochlear implant?”

If your child has a hearing loss, it isn’t always easy to figure out which solution would be most beneficial for him or her. Is it a behind-the-ear hearing aid? A Baha solution? A cochlear implant? Well, first you need to know what type of hearing loss your child has.

ASHA Leader’s editor-in-chief, Bridget Murray Law, talked to pediatric audiologist Jillian Kimberlain to get clear answers to all those questions. Read the article here.

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Baha-Attract-magnetic-hearing-aidChild with the magnetic Baha Attract System

Baha sound processor on a Softband

cochlear-implant-children-bahaChild with a cochlear implant

hearing-aid-children-bahaChild with a behind-the-ear-hearing-aid

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