Seven-year-old Paige from Wisconsin, USA, was born with single-sided deafness and no ear canal on her right side.
As an infant she wore a Baha Softband, allowing her to hear and communicate just like other children. Now, at seven, she was finally fitted with a Baha 5 Attract System!
”It’s a little more freeing”, Audiologist Sarah Childress of SSM Health said. ”So if they want to take it off and go swimming or do other activities there isn’t a post getting in the way. The other issue is the device itself has been upgraded so the computer chip on the inside is working much better, and it’s able to pair wirelessly with technology, which is giving patients an easier time out in the real world and it actually goes directly to iPhone so they can make some adjustment using an app on their phone.”
A piece of technology that could help many.
“There’s certainly a lot of patients out there that could benefit from this technology that don’t know about it so hopefully we can serve those people,” Dr. Justin McNamar added.
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