Farmington Hills, MI (September 25, 2007)--- Botsford Hospital physician, Matthew Farrugia, D.O., and his colleagues at ENT Specialists, P.C. are offering a new hearing apparatus for people with chronic ear disease and single sided deafness. The new device, the Baha, is a bone anchored apparatus that is surgically implanted and allows sound to be conducted through the bone rather than through the middle ear.
The Baha is used to rehabilitate people with conductive and mixed loss hearing impairment. This includes people with chronic infection of the ear canal, people with absence of or a very narrow ear canal as a result of a congenital ear malformation, infection, or surgery, and people with single sided hearing loss. The Baha is not designed for people with age-related or natural hearing loss.
“Often times, people do not know what options are available for their hearing problems,” notes Dr. Farrugia. “Hearing Aid Awareness Week is a great time for people to educate themselves on the various hearing technology available for their specific needs and to get their hearing checked.”
If you would like to find a doctor to speak to about the Baha device, please contact Botsford’s HealthMatch at (877) 442-7900.
Botsford Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital and Emergency Department Settings. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.
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