Princeton Otolaryngology Associates is now a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) provider. Bone-anchored hearing aids are devices designed for those with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and single-sided deafness.
A BAHA is an implanted system that transmits sound through bone vibration directly to the cochlea (inner ear). The cochlea can hear sounds that vibrate through the skull. With BAHA, sound waves are picked up from a processor that is placed behind the ear, the processor then converts that signal into vibration and the inner ear is directly stimulated. For those with an abnormal middle ear or external ear, this allows sound to come in clear and naturally without going through a damaged system.
Many patients with abnormal middle ear function such as otosclerosis, chronic ear fluid/drainage, and malformed ear canals/pinnas- hear sounds much clearer through a BAHA when compared to a traditional hearing aid. Depending on the type of loss, some patients utilize BAHA for both ears (bilateral) and others may use it for one (unilateral).
Our office has a demonstration BAHA that allows you to hear the sound quality on a headband before making any commitments. If interested, call our office at 609-445-4445 and make an appointment with Dr. Pasquarello for a BAHA evaluation.