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Bone-Anchored Hearing Appliance (BAHA)

Certain children with aural atresia, or a missing ear canal, will have a CT scan that indicates that they
bone-anchored hearing appliance (BAHA) in child with congenital aural atresia
Photo: Bone-Anchored Hearing Appliance
in child with congenital aural atresia
were born with internal ear structures that make aural atresia repair not possible.
For these children, an excellent alternative is the Bone-Anchored Hearing Appliance, or BAHA, an implantable device. The Bone-Anchored Hearing Appliance may be placed in the skull behind the malformed ear.
BAHA surgery is an excellent and important option for restoration of hearing for children with bilateral microtia/aural atresia who are not candidates for aural atresia repair based on CT scan findings. It is a relatively low-risk surgery.   
Last Update
August 24, 2011
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Last Update
August 24, 2011