Gage Hoskins, 15, is the first patient in Abilene, Texas, USA to receive a Baha Attract System.
The tiny hearing device is surgically implanted behind the ear and uses magnets to connect a sound processor to the implant.
“Bone-anchored hearing aids are much crisper and much clearer,” said Dr. Jason Acevedo, of Abilene Regional Medical Center. “They’re very advanced technology. They have Bluetooth and they connect to your phone and you can listen to an iPod or talk on the phone right through the implant. It’s a specific technology that conducts sound through the bone for folks that have mechanism hearing loss.”
Gage says: “Before I got this, it sounded like everyone was kind of wearing a mask or something. Now I can hear so much clearer.”
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