you don't have to be a neurotologist to implant a BAHA, it's a reality simple procedure.
Obviously you need someone with experience, but it doesn't need to be as vast as someone who does AN surgery. My neurotologist once told me that if you've implanted even one BAHA, you are considered experienced enough to implant more.
Like James, I have a Cochlear BP100 and I'm thrilled with it. It's my second Cochlear processor. I originally used a Divino, but upgraded to the BP100 when it came out. Cochlear has incredible customer service and stands behind their products.
Like, Oticon, they also have a list of doctors on their website (www.cochlearamericas.com
) I think it's under "Find a Clinic".
Cochlear also has a discussion forum similar to this one - and also free. You'll find it under www.cochlearcommunity.com
There are lots of people in the Community that wear - or are candidates for - CI's (Cochlear Implants) but there are also a fair number of us who have BAHAs.