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Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA)

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) Reply with quote

Sort of bike related, so here goes.

As some of you may know I have severe hearing loss in both ears (no, not due to 'er indoors!), and it will get worse as I age, and it is!

I have the opportunity of being fitted with a BAHA which requires an implant (abutment) in my skull which a hearing aid attaches too. This allows bone conduction to my inner ear which is working fine. This implant is permanent in that it can only be removed surgically.

Herein lies the problem for motorcycling. Will putting on and taking off a motorcyle helmet "snag" the implant? Obviously I won't wear the hearing aid while riding, so we are talking about a small object sticking out.

Does anyone have any experience of BAHAs and motorcyling who could advise?

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What? Speak up! Laughing

Can't comment on the problem directly, but I know that using an oxford snood/head/neck warmer thingy makes getting the lid on and off over the ears a damn sight easier and also makes the lid feel a bit more snug on your head. HTH.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




It may just snag a little Get your coat!
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrE wrote:



It may just snag a little Get your coat!



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) Reply with quote

JimBo wrote:
Sort of bike related, so here goes.

As some of you may know I have severe hearing loss in both ears (no, not due to 'er indoors!), and it will get worse as I age, and it is!

I have the opportunity of being fitted with a BAHA which requires an implant (abutment) in my skull which a hearing aid attaches too. This allows bone conduction to my inner ear which is working fine. This implant is permanent in that it can only be removed surgically.

Herein lies the problem for motorcycling. Will putting on and taking off a motorcyle helmet "snag" the implant? Obviously I won't wear the hearing aid while riding, so we are talking about a small object sticking out.

Does anyone have any experience of BAHAs and motorcyling who could advise?Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete, Bob - A kick in the nuts

I've seen my consultant and it appears there will be no problem at all.
The abutment is tiny and should cause no issues.

Only have to remember to remove the aid before donning helmet. Shocked
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