Cochlear Implant

What is a Cochlear Hearing Aid?

Cochlear implants are surgically implanted devices that can provide sound to individuals with a severe or profound hearing disability. The Cochlear Hearing Aid is a neuroprosthetic device that bypasses the impaired hearing process of patients. Here, sound is converted to electrical signals and directly stimulates the auditory (hearing) nerve which in turn sends signals to the brain. With Aural Training, patients will be able to interpret the sound and improve their ability to understand speech.

How does it work?

The Cochlear Implant has two parts – the external sound processor (microphone) and an array of electrodes placed in the inner ear. With the technology, sound captured in the external device is converted into electrical signals and stimulates the auditory nerve, which the brain can interpret into sound, over time.

  • Benefits

    The Cochlear Implant is a surgical solution for those with profound or severe hearing loss.

Bone Anchored Hearing Aid

What is BAHA?

BAHA or Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid uses bone conduction to treat conductive hearing losses or cases of single-sided deafness. We at HearFon provide a non-surgical solution by BAHA for Clients with deformed ears.

How does it work

The BAHA hearing aid pushes sound through bone conduction to stimulate sound for the user.

At Hearfon, we closely work with Manipal Hospitals to provide Cochlear and BAHA.

Benefits of Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA)

The BAHA hearing aid is a great non-surgical alternative to cochlear implants. It can be applied simply in the clinic and are easy to manage for children with hearing loss.

For years, HearFon has dedicated itself in helping the hearing-impaired Listen to Life. To discover more about various hearing aid styles and technology, get in touch with an expert Audiologists.

They will explain in detail how the different models work and the features that are available. This will help you to understand more about the types of hearing solutions that are made available to you.


A cochlear implant helps people with hearing loss to regain the ability to hear. The device converts sound into electrical impulses that stimulate the auditory nerve directly, bypassing damaged inner ear parts. Cochlear Implants are an excellent solution for people who cannot benefit from hearing aids.

An external sound processor and an internal implant are the two main components. The sound processor converts the sounds of the environment into digital signals and then sends these to the internal cochlear implant via a magnet. The implant stimulates the auditory nervous system, which allows the brain to hear sound.

An individual with profound to severe hearing loss is eligible for the implant. Cochlear implant candidates include adults who have difficulty understanding speech with hearing aids for children with severe deafness. You should consult an audiologist or ear, nose, and throat specialist to determine your candidacy.

A bone-anchored listening aid (BAHA) helps people with hearing loss due to problems in their outer or middle ears. BAHA uses bone conduction, bypassing any outer or middle ear problems. This is particularly useful for people with single-sided or conductive deafness.

A BAHA comprises three components: an implanted screw, an abutment attached to it and a sound processor. The sound processor converts the sounds in the environment into vibrations and then sends these to the implant. The implant stimulates the inner ear, which allows the brain to hear sounds.

BAHAs are beneficial to individuals with single-sided or mixed hearing loss. This can be a good solution for people who cannot wear hearing aids because of chronic ear infections or abnormalities in the ear canal. Consult an audiologist or ear, nose, and throat specialist to determine if BAHA suits you.

BAHA and cochlear implant coverage varies depending on the insurance policy and provider. Health insurance plans will often cover all or part of the cost for cochlear implant surgery if you meet certain criteria. Certain insurance plans also cover BAHA. To understand the details of the coverage and the requirements, it is best to contact the insurance provider.

The success rate of BAHA and cochlear implants varies based on factors like the degree of hearing impairment, age and general health. Having said that, cochlear implant success rates are high for adults and children. BAHA is also proven to improve hearing in people with certain hearing conditions.

Yes, they are. However, it is important to remember that the benefits of these devices can be lost when removed. After a thorough evaluation, you should consult an audiologist, ear, nose and throat specialist or other specialists before deciding to have cochlear implantation surgery or BAHA.

The recovery time varies depending on the individual. It may take several weeks for the incision to heal after the surgery. Follow the post-operative instructions given by your surgeon. After the healing process, the BAHA or cochlear implant activation and adjustments can take weeks or even months to reach optimal results.