Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Hearing Center Services
In addition to earmolds that are used with hearing aids. Our Sioux Falls office also makes custom earmolds for other applications. Some other molds include those for swimming, iPods®, musicians, ear-molds and hearing protection.
When a sensorineural hearing loss is severe-to-profound and hearing aids no longer benefit the patient, a cochlear implant may be an option for our patient. A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device and an externally worn sound processor. This provides useful hearing and improved communication. The device requires programming or mapping. We have assembled a Cochlear Implant Team to further the success of our patients.
Auditory Osseointegrated Implants (Baha)
These devices are targeted for patients with single sided deafness or patients with a conductive hearing loss where traditional hearing devices cannot be worn. This device has a surgical procedure to implant a small titanium abutment that is anchored in the bone behind the ear and will protrude through the skin. This provides an anchor for the processor to snap into, sending sound vibrations to the inner ear through the skull, naturally stimulating the inner ear.
When a person has the absence of an external ear, the Vistafix is a prosthesis that offers an attractive option. Surgical abutments are placed to attach the prosthetic ear to. These are firmly attached for an active life and peace of mind.