BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid)
- Keep all water out of the operated ear. When showering, bathing, or washing hair, place some Vaseline on a cotton ball and insert it into the ear canal. When finished washing or bathing, remove the cotton ball and wipe ear dry
- The head dressing (if any) can be removed the day after surgery. You may wipe the area around the ear with a clean, damp cloth. Avoid excessive manipulation of any incisions.
- Apply the antibiotic ointment (Bacitracin/Polysporin/Neosporin) to the area three times a day until your physician directs you to stop.
- For ear pain, use Tylenol as directed or prescription medication as directed. The pain is usually not severe and will subside in a few days. If jaw joint pain occurs, apply a heating pad or compress to the area and take over-the-counter ibuprofen as directed.
- Call the office for purulent drainage, severe dizziness, fever above 101.5 F, or facial weakness.
- Make an appointment to see the doctor in 3-4 weeks. Follow up times may vary and you’ll be given specific dates after your procedure.