How to Care For Your Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA)
It is essential to keep the skin around the abutment clean.
For the first few weeks, use a strip of a non-alcohol wipe to clean the area, then you can begin gently brushing the area with the cleaning brush that comes with your bone anchored hearing aid. You should also clean inside the abutment to avoid any build-up of debris. After cleaning, carefully dry the area.
If you follow this routine, living with your bone anchored hearing aid will be easy. Just remember to visit your Raleigh Capitol ENT physician regularly to get both the abutment area and the sound processor checked.
Handling The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA)
Your bone anchored hearing aid sound processor is designed to snap onto the abutment. Simply attach it at a slight angle, tilt and push it into place, taking care to keep your hair out of the way. To take it off again, place one finger under the device and gently tilt it off. You can usually tell when a new battery is needed in your sound processor, as the sound quality will diminish. Open the battery door, replace the battery, and click it back into the closed position.
The bone anchored hearing aid sound processor is not waterproof and contains micro electric components, therefore it should be removed before taking a shower and when swimming. Avoid exposure to high temperatures and handle the BAHA hearing aid gently. Do not drop the sound processor, as this may damage it.