Are you able to hear in quiet environments, but struggle to hear and understand what is being said in noisy ones? Is life feeling a bit more challenging? Read below for information on a treatment for conductive hearing loss that may be able to help your hearing loss.

What is conductive hearing loss?

chart explaining conductive hearing loss to understand treatment for conductive hearing lossConductive hearing loss occurs when damage to the outer or middle ear blocks sound vibrations from reaching your inner ear. People who have conductive hearing loss may feel like their ears are plugged and speech may sound muffled. With this type of hearing loss, you will most likely understand speech, but only if it is loud enough and if there is little to no background noise.

Do you have conductive hearing loss?

You might, if you answer “yes” to any of these questions:

  • Do you experience chronic ear infections?
  • Do you have draining ears?
  • Do you have trouble getting sufficient loudness when using hearing aids?
  • Do you battle feedback or distorted sound quality when using hearing aids?
  • Do you suffer from sore or irritated ears due to your hearing aids?
  • Do you have malformed ears or ear canals?
Some of the common causes of conductive hearing loss are:
  • Skin allergies
  • Malformations at birth
  • Microtia and Astresia
  • Draining ears
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Previous ear surgeries
  • Chronic mastoiditis or middle ear infections
  • Skin growth or cyst (cholesteatoma)
  • Syndromes such as Down, Goldenhar and Treacher Collins

With conductive hearing loss, you are missing out on many of the sounds around you. The Cochlear™ Baha® Implant System may be able to help you hear again and reconnect you with the people you love and the world around you.

What is the Baha System?
Baha 5 Sound Processor, treatment for conductive hearing loss
Baha 5 Sound Processor

The Cochlear™ Baha® System is an implantable hearing solution that uses your natural ability to conduct sound to bypass the damaged outer and middle ear, and sends clearer, more crisp sound directly to your inner ear.1

The Baha implant system helps you enjoy the freedom and confidence to listen to music, enjoy a movie, eat out at a noisy restaurant, go to a concert and socialize with your friends – with less worrying about missing out.

The Baha System may be able to address your search for treatment for conductive hearing loss. Learn more today.

Jamie G. successfully treated her conductive hearing loss with the Baha System. Read about her story here


  1. Gustafsson J. BCDrive performance vs. conventional bone conduction transducer. Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, 629908, 2015.
Cara Lippitt
Cara Lippitt is the Senior Manager, Social Media Strategy at Cochlear Americas. Cara is inspired by the stories of the recipients that she is able to tell and the incredible journeys they have taken. Cara was born and raised in Colorado and adores the mountains, snow and the world of musical theatre.