About the BCHD service

The BCHD service is part of the Audiology and ENT Service at Bradford Royal Infirmary. The team consists of Audiologists, Clinical Scientists in Audiology and ENT Medical and Nursing Staff. … [Read more...]

Devices

  Cochlear BAHA The BAHA normally consists of an internal abutment that protrudes through the skin and an external sound Processor. Sound is transmitted from the sound processor directly to the abutment to which it is directly attached. The external sound processor can also be worn on a … [Read more...]

How we hear

The ear can be divided into three main sections, the external, middle and inner ear. Sound waves are collected by the external ear, the pinna, and travel down the ear canal where they make the ear drum vibrate. The movement crosses the middle ear via three tiny bones to the inner ear. In turn the … [Read more...]

Referral Pathway

The Service welcomes referrals for consideration for a Bone Conducted devise for patients who have a range of hearing losses that may be conductive, mixed or sensorineural. The service includes assessment, implantation and lifelong follow-up for recipients. All referrals should be sent … [Read more...]

What is a BCHD

A Bone Conduction Hearing Device is a hearing aid that works by directly stimulating the inner ear via vibrations of the skull thereby bypassing any problems there may be with the outer or middle ear. They are normally considered for people who cannot utilise or obtain significant benefit from … [Read more...]