Your well being is at the core of our practice
Our team is brought together by the common goal of providing the best possible care and treatment to their patients with hearing problems. BHII brings together a multidisciplinary team of ENT surgeons, Audiologists, Speech & Language Pathologists, and other support staff who provide innovative, individually tailored treatments for all types of hearing, speech, voice & language disorders. The team will ensure the best standard of care and infrastructure in our centre and all our affiliated hospitals.
Cochlear implants have developed drastically in the past few decades, helping a large number of individuals with severe to profound hearing losses. Unlike conventional hearings aids, cochlear implants do not simply amplify sound. Instead, it bypasses the damaged or non-functioning inner ear to directly stimulate the auditory nerve. Our multidisciplinary team combines the expertise of leading professionals with the latest available technology to provide the best pre- and post surgical management.
Auditory Brainstem Implants
The Auditory Brainstem Implant is a more recent development that provides rehabilitation to individuals who do not benefit even with cochlear implants. Although it looks similar to the cochlear implant externally, the electrode is placed directly on the cochlear nucleus, stimulating the neural auditory pathways in the brainstem. Recent advances in technology have broadened the candidacy for auditory brainstem implants, which means that essentially people of almost all age groups have access to a solution for neural hearing losses.
Bone Anchored Hearing Implant
Individuals with outer ear malformations, chronic middle ear infections, and unilateral hearing losses are either unable to wear conventional hearing aids, or they do not benefit from them. The bone anchored hearing implants bypass outer and middle ear functions to transmit the sound to the working cochlea via bone conducted vibrations. This direct bone conduction allows the user to hear more naturally. Candidates can try the device with a soft band in order to experience the benefits.
Osia Implant is designed to discreetly work with your body to help you hear and communicate with ease. The Osia OSI200 is placed under the skin and works by bypassing damaged areas of the outer and middle ear, which sends sound directly to the inner ear. It is designed to work in and with the body. It has a slim, smart and robust sound processor. The implant is designed to promote faster and stronger integration to the bone.
Active Middle Ear Implants
Active middle ear implants are alternatives to amplification devices that covert sound into vibrations. The implant works by either moving the middle ear ossicles or by acoustic stimulation of the cochlear round window. These vibrations can be adjusted according to the type and degree of hearing loss. Middle ear implants can eliminate some of the issues caused by hearing aids such as excessive occlusion, over amplification of background noise and sound distortion.
Hearing loss can have a major impact on multiple aspects of life. Hearing Aids can make a huge difference, provided that you choose the appropriate ones and are well programmed. A hearing aid is an electronic device that can either be worn behind your ear or in the ear canal designed to amplify sounds. Hearing aids come in a variety of models and ranges and an audiologist will suggest devices based on your audiogram and personal requirements.