Designer Audiology offers cochlear implant and BAHA services at the Highland, MD location include pre-implantation candidacy audiologic testing, device counseling and selection, initial activation after surgery, and mapping appointments, as needed, for adults. We also provide testing and mapping services for anyone currently implanted.
We are pleased to partner with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) to provide patients the option of having their cochlear implant or BAHA surgery in the Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC area.
Cochlear Implant Evaluations and Mapping (adults)
Cochlear implants are used to treat severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss, when hearing aids don’t provide enough assistance. Since cochlear implants are surgically implanted, the evaluation and follow-up process takes a little longer, compared to hearing aids. Cochlear implant candidacy is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Cochlear implants have two separate parts: an external device, which contains a microphone, computer/speech processor, transmitter, and (rechargeable) battery pack and an internal device, which contains a receiver and electrode array.
Designer Audiology works all three cochlear implant companies.
Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) Evaluations and Programming (adults)
|A Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) is a device typically implanted behind the ear, in the mastoid bone. The implanted portion provides direct bone vibration from external sound, therefore bypassing the outer and middle ear. Like cochlear implants, BAHA candidacy is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A BAHA has three parts: a titanium implant, an external abutment/post, and a detachable sound processor.
Designer Audiology works with the Cochlear BAHA System.