Baha implants are an effective, proven and safe method for treatment of hearing impairments. It is a solution using the natural human ability to transfer sound through bones. Baha implant, anchored in the bone of the skull, enables the transmission of sound directly to the inner ear (cochlea). This method allows to overcome improperly functioning structures of the middle or outer ear and transmits sound directly to the cochlea, so that the patient can hear better.
Indications for the procedure
Baha implants are intended for patients with improperly functioning conductive part of the auditory pathway, that is the external ear canal or middle ear structure, and properly functioning receiving part – the inner ear (snail).
Baha implants are also used in patients with unilateral sensorineural deafness, who have lost the hearing ability in one ear, while the other one is functioning properly. With the Baha implant patients recover the ability of spatial hearing.
The most common indications for implantation of Baha implants are:
- bilateral hypoacusis associated with congenital malformations within the middle and/or outer ear
- conductive-type or mixed-type hearing losses, in which conventional hearing aids cannot be used
- radical operations of the ear
- unilateral sensorineural deafness.
At Specialized Hospital Medical Center MAVIT in Katowice, BAHA implantations in children can be performed under the contract with the National Health Fund!