Questions for BAHA Headbands:

How durable are your softbands?

We use 5/8" elastic for most of our bands (some of our bands are designed from a 1" elastic). A single piece of 5/8" elastic is somewhat floppy but we reinforce each softband with an additional piece of elastic to give them strength and a long lasting durability through all kinds of bouncing and gleeful playing that children do.

What is the quality of your Button Block? 

Our patented block is built to be durable yet soft against the skin. Each block is hand crafted by a specific manufacture that understands the details of the processors. We use a unique, hard plastic to design our blocks. It was chosen specifically because of the clarity of sound it offers to the baha wearer. 

How well does your block work compared to the original Cochlear block?

Our blocks have been tested in Texas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania (that we know of). All of the tests that have been done have conclusively stated that our block is at least equal in quality to the original Cochlear blocks that come on their softbands.

Do you ship to me?

We are world wide distributers. If you can accept mail we most likely ship to you.

Can Someone Explain the difference between Style 1 softbands and Style 2?

Style 1 - softband are designed/built to work with your original block (not the button block). To use this style of band you will have to cut your original band to get the block off. Click Here

Style 2 - softbands are designed to work with our patented Button Block. These bands are a fast switch band. The Button Block can pop into and out of the band just like a button in a shirt. Click Here

Microtia & Atresia

Microtia 

A congenital deformity affecting the outer ear (pinna) where the ear does not fully develop during the first trimester of pregnancy. A Microtia ear is often smaller in size, can have a peanut shaped appearance, only have a small nub or lobe present, or be completely absent at birth. Microtia is Latin for the words micro and otia, meaning “little ear.” Microtia can affect one ear (unilaterally) or both ears (bilaterally). Microtia occurs in every 1 out of 6,000 to 12,000 births. The right ear is more commonly affected. Microtia is often accompanied by Atresia.

Atresia 

The absence or closure of the external auditory ear canal. The malformation of the middle ear bones (incus, stapes, and malleus) may be affected including the narrowing of the ear canal, known as canal stenosis. Atresia is Latin for absence of an opening.

From: Ear Community

There are four grades of microtia:

Grades of Microtia

From: Microtia Ear Surgery

Here is a list of other useful resources:

Ear Community

Let Them Hear

Ear Gear

Decibels of Hope

Scholl Center


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