I am deaf in one ear, can the Baha System help me?

QuestionI am 59 years old and been deaf in my left ear all my life (the nerve is dead say the experts). Could this new device do anything for me? // Terry

Answer: Dear Terry,

The Baha System is a good solution for single sided deafness (SSD), in fact it’s one of the most common reasons to get a Baha System. Using bone conduction the system will send the sound as vibrations through the skull and transfer them from the poor side to the good hearing side, to give 360 degree sound awareness. The fact that your nerve is dead does not matter.

As long as you have normal hearing in your good ear, a Baha System should provide benefit. Another good thing is that you can test the Baha System and the benefit you get before you go ahead with the surgery!

Always consult a hearing healthcare specialist who can recommend what hearing solution is best for you.

~ Fredrik Breitholtz, Head of Training and Clinical Communication, Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions

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Read more: How bone conduction works

2 thoughts on “I am deaf in one ear, can the Baha System help me?

  1. I see you say there is a way to try out the baha. My son has sing sided hearing loss on the right side. How can we try this out before having surgery?

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    • Hi! One of the best things about a Baha System is that unlike most implantable systems, you can trial it out before deciding to move forward. By testing the sound processor on a Baha Softband you get an idea of what hearing you can expect after surgery.

      Always consult a hearing healthcare specialist who can recommend what hearing solution is best for you.

      Best luck to you and your son!

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