In the news: teenager can hear again with the Baha Attract System

magnetic-hearing-aid-baha

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.

baha-attract-surgery

“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.”

baha-attract-size-tiny

Watch the video and read the entire article here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s