It can happen when you first test the Baha® Sound Processor with our Softband. Or later after the implant procedure itself and your sound processor is finally in place. Suddenly you hear a sound you’ve never heard before. Or haven’t for a long, long time. And a big grin stretches across your face. You’ve just experienced the miracle of bone conduction hearing. It’s your first Baha moment, but it certainly won’t be your last.
Amelia Leach from Australia just experienced her first Baha moment. Her life changed forever the instant her new Baha Attract System was activated. It was then that she realized she would be able to hear her young son’s first words.
Hearing care professional Sharon King, of Sharon King Hearing Centres, says:
The Baha Attract system is good news for people with single-sided deafness, or those who have other outer or middle ear issues which stop sound from reaching their cochlea, as this system transmits sound through bone (i.e. your skull). The surgery is minimally invasive. Additionally, no implant is visible through the skin, as the sound processor is attached to the head via a magnet positioned under the skin. That’s just one of the great benefits of the Baha Attract System.”
Amelia’s ear drums were perforated right after birth, which left her with severe hearing loss. Hearing aids helped, but not without complications.
There was this constant buzzing, constant background noise,” says Amelia, “and now I don’t have any of that. I can hear if someone’s on the phone in the other room. I wouldn’t be able to tell you that before.”
For Amelia and her husband, the timing couldn’t be more perfect – their two-year-old son Eric is just learning to speak. Amelia said she couldn’t wait to hear his words ring out among the babbling toddler talk and was looking forward to helping him “pronounce things a little better.”
This is the best Christmas present ever.”
Watch Amelia’s Baha moment here: