Ensuring the safety of our patients is our utmost priority. We want you to know that we are closely monitoring the COVID- 19 situation and taking steps to keep everyone as safe as possible. At this time, in order to protect the safety of our patients and preserve our ability to staff our sites with our talented specialty doctors and teams, ENTA will be limiting patient access at several clinical locations. For a complete list, click here.

Many of our locations will be open for allergy shots and biologic therapies during this time, but also on a limited schedule. Please contact your office for the availability of these hours. For complete information on the latest restrictions and screening process, please click here.

In response to the current emergency situation all our locations will be offering Virtual Office Visits with your local ENTA doctors. For more information, please click here.

Bone Anchored Hearing Aids

Bone Anchored Hearing Aids

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Bone Anchored Hearing Aids
Bone anchored hearing aids offer hearing rehabilitation for individuals with single sided deafness or conductive hearing loss who are unable to use traditional hearing aids (chronic mastoiditis, otitis externa, or atresia/microtia). Unlike with cochlear implants, at least one cochlea must have relatively intact nerve function for these devices to work well.

These devices transmit amplified sound energy through the bone of the skull directly to the cochlea, bypassing the tympanic membrane and ossicles. As a result, patients generally report excellent clarity with these devices.

Bone anchored hearing aids are placed as an outpatient procedure, under either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The surgery usually takes less than an hour. The discomfort is usually minimal, and the risks of the procedure are quite low. However, patients considering the procedure should discuss the details further with their physician.