I had my BAHA installed at Mass Eye and Ear in 1999 and was one of the first to do so in the US as far as I know. We did quite a lot of research then and the majority of the information came from Europe where the BAHA originated.
Last August (2020) the area became slightly painful and the ENT Doctor who specializes in BAHA recommended a topical anti-bacterial cream, a few weeks later I was prescribed oral antibiotics. This prescription was upgraded to a higher dosage of more potent anti biotics. The abutment and anchor eventually completely fell out.
After multiple CT scans and MRIs and bringing in another specialist it was determined that the infection penetrated my skull tissue and dura and immediate surgery was necessary. The healing process is lengthy and painful as a large portion of skull must be removed and anti-biotics must be injected daily.
Needless to say; the entire process has been very trying and when factored into the overall out of pocket costs accrued since 2000 very disappointing.
I was wondering if anyone else has experienced a similar situation as BAHA has not bothered to reach out or reply to any of my inquiries?