This is the first time for the titanium rod. They will put it in tomorrow just behind my ear. I have to wait for 4 weeks while it heals then I will receive my Baha. This is a hearing device. Because of the medication Cipro which I have taken over the years for never ending ear infections I have sever damage to both ear canals and ear drums making it impossible to have hearing aids. Hearing aids require the use of the ear canal to hear. This way they bypass the ear canal and use the bone to send the message to the brain.