Lisa Vaughan, AuD, Audiology Program Manager at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, discusses her experience with bone conduction devices. She discusses topics such as Baha® Start considerations, bone conduction for SSD patients and verification for bone conduction.
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Dr. Vaughan continues by discussing insurance coverage for Baha Start solutions and non-surgical treatment options.
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Cochlear Baha® bone conduction implants are covered by many insurance plans including Medicare and typically Medicaid. Coverage for adult Medicaid recipients varies according to state specific guidelines. Contact your insurance provider or hearing implant specialist to determine your eligibility for coverage.
In the United States and Canada, the placement of a bone-anchored implant is contraindicated in children below the age of 5