SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

January 02, 2008 16:29 ET

ORLive Presents: Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) Procedure

Live Webcast: From Hartford Hospital: January 17, 2008 6:00 PM EST (23:00 UTC)

HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - January 2, 2008) - Join Hartford Hospital ear specialist Dr. Marc Eisen as he conducts an outpatient procedure to implant an unobtrusive BAHA® prosthesis that allows sound to travel through bone and overcomes the challenges of single-sided deafness. Watch this procedure live on www.OR-Live.com.

Single-sided deafness, or deafness in one ear, afflicts some 50,000 people a year in the US alone. The loss of hearing in one ear can be caused by a traumatic injury, diseases like mumps or measles, hereditary disorders, or sudden deafness. Hearing through only one ear makes it difficult to determine which direction a sound is coming from, so crossing a street becomes hazardous, and detracts from one's ability to interact with people in social settings.

Now there is an innovative surgical procedure called a Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) that is being performed at Hartford Hospital. During a live Internet broadcast, Dr. Marc Eisen, an ear specialist, will conduct an outpatient procedure to implant an unobtrusive BAHA prosthesis that allows sound to travel through bone and overcomes the challenges of single-sided deafness.

Visit: http://www.or-live.com/HartfordHospital/1864 to learn more about this hearing loss treatment and view a program preview. VNR: http://www.or-live.com/rams/hah-1864-mkw-q.ram

BAHA® is a registered trademark of Cochlear Limited.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing
    OR-Live, Inc.
    860-953-2900 x 214
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