Category Archives: Microtia/ Atresia

Deaf Gain – Another Perspective

Author: Rabab Elbaharia The first time I heard the expression “Deaf Gain” I did not understand it. When I asked various people to help explain the phrase, I received answers such as “you can talk while your mouth is full … Continue reading 

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Never Mind, It’s Not Important = Never Mind, You’re Not Important

Author: Teresa Kazemir I was chatting with our adult son recently, reflecting back on his childhood, and the “no never mind” rule came up. I don’t recall who first taught me the “no never mind” rule so unfortunately I can’t … Continue reading 

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How to Customize your BAHA Soft Band

How to Customize a BAHA Soft Band A Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) is a device that transmits sound to the inner ear directly through the bone of the skull, rather than through the ear canal. It can aid hearing … Continue reading 

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Bilateral BAHAs – Is Bilateral Better?

After using a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) for 6 years, our 14 year old son Jesse recently received his second BAHA – he “went bilateral.”  He was born with bilateral atresia (no ear canals or openings on either side) … Continue reading 

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