What to Consider When Choosing the Right Hearing Aids for Your Needs
Hearing aids are an investment and life-changing decision, so it's important to research your options and speak with a professional to find the best device for your needs. Our experienced physicians at Cross Timbers ENT offer surgically implanted devices that address conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and SSD, also called single-sided deafness.
Learn about bone conduction solutions like the Cochlear™ Osia® System and BAHA® system by calling for a consultation in Arlington, Mansfield, or Midlothian, TX. Patients in North Texas benefit from the expertise and knowledge of our dedicated team.
What is a bone conduction hearing aid, and who does it help?
A bone conduction hearing aid is a surgically implanted device that captures and transfers sound through bone vibrations directly to the inner ear, or cochlea. These devices bypass the outer and middle ear, unlike traditional hearing aids that amplify sound through the ear canal.
Bone anchored hearing aids are often recommended for men and women with the following:
- Conductive hearing loss: The outer or middle ear is unable to conduct sound waves into the inner ear.
- Mixed hearing loss: The combination of conductive hearing loss in addition to sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). SNHL results from damage to the inner ear.
- Single-sided deafness: The inability to hear on one side due to trauma or viral and bacterial infections.
We understand that any form of hearing loss can be disruptive to your life. Our staff is proud to offer leading solutions that can restore and improve your communication abilities.
What to consider before getting a bone conduction hearing aid
A specialist can determine your candidacy for a bone conduction hearing aid if you have conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, or SSD. The physicians at Cross Timbers ENT can perform a full evaluation in Arlington, Mansfield, or Midlothian, TX, and discuss the pros and cons of a surgically implanted hearing device.
Patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex can consider the following factors before moving forward with treatment:
- Comfort: Bone-anchored hearing aids are designed to stay in place and can feel more comfortable than other devices.
- Cost: Bone conduction solutions are more expensive than traditional devices, but the cost is often covered by insurance. Our administrative team can help patients understand their payment options.
- Overall lifestyle: Bone conduction hearing aids may offer greater convenience due to their design and durability.
What are the benefits of the Osia and BAHA systems?
The Osia and BAHA systems are two leading bone conduction hearing aids and provide superior sound quality with maximum comfort. Both are FDA-approved and frequently recommended by our professionals at Cross Timbers ENT. Patients report the following benefits of these advanced systems:
- Improved hearing in a wide variety of environments
- Ease of use and maintenance
- Discreet appearance and design
- Durability and reliability
- Compatibility with smartphones and other devices
Ask about surgically implanted hearing aids
Hearing loss can impact nearly every area of your life. If you live in North Texas and believe you could benefit from a bone conduction hearing aid, contact Cross Timbers ENT today. Our staff in Arlington, Mansfield, or Midlothian, TX offers comprehensive consultations and answers any questions you have about progressive solutions like the Osia and BAHA systems.