The bone-anchored hearing aid (Baha) implant uses your body’s ability to conduct sound to help you hear more in the world around you. The device is implanted in the bone behind your ear and uses the bone to transmit sound to your brain, where it is interpreted.
While a typical hearing aid pushes sound through the damaged part of the ear, the Baha device uses your body’s natural ability to conduct sound using bone vibrations. In this way, sound bypasses the damaged portion of your ear and sends clearer sound straight to your inner ear. The specialists at University of Miami Health System use Baha evaluations to determine if a Baha implant is right for you.
Why Choose UHealth?
The Department of Otolaryngology ranks No. 9 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. The ranking reflects the department’s dedication to excellence in research, patient care and outcomes. The experts in the UHealth Ear Institute provide comprehensive and innovative care of ear, hearing, and balance disorders. This includes the Children’s Hearing Program and the hereditary deafness clinical and research group, where more than 15 percent of the known genetic hearing loss mutations have been discovered.
Home to the Ear Institute at the University of Miami. The Ear Institute is a global center for all hearing loss conditions, evaluations, and treatments, thanks to the patients who put their trust in us for their continued health care. It is also a primary location for continuing medical education and research by the National Institutes of Health.