The Baha® system utilizes your body's natural ability to conduct sound. Bone, like air, can conduct sound vibrations. For people with hearing loss, this provides another pathway to perceive sound.
Typical hearing aids rely on air conduction and a functioning middle ear. In cases where the middle ear function may be blocked, damaged or occluded, the Baha system may be a better option as it bypasses the middle ear altogether. Instead, sound is sent around the damaged or problematic area, naturally stimulating the cochlea through bone conduction. Once the cochlea receives these sound vibrations, the organ 'hears' in the same manner as through air conduction; the sound is converted into neural signals and is transferred to the brain, allowing a Baha recipient to perceive sound.
A sound processor picks up sound vibrations.
An abutment is attached to the sound processor and the implant. The abutment transfers the sound vibrations from the processor to the implant.
A small titanium implant is placed in the bone behind the ear where it fuses with the living bone. This process is called osseointegration. The implant transfers the sound vibrations to the functioning cochlea.
Consulting Otorhinolaryngologist (E.N.T). Dr. Harish Nanda graduated in 1998 from Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana. Since then he has worked under some of the top specialists in his field, which include fellowships under Dr. Heine Stamburger from Austria and senior residencies at Batra Cancer Research Institute Delhi and Oswal Hospital Ludhiana. He worked in Guru Nanak Mission Charitable Hospital Jalandhar, garnering a reputation for being one of the best head and neck surgeons in northern India. The hospital has had the pleasure of having him for more than a decade.