Better hearing shouldn’t be something you need to grow into.

"At this point, nothing should be an obstacle for Lucy. She should be able to accomplish anything she wants." - Lucy's Mom, Alexandra

Every child has the right to a fulfilling and active hearing start in life. Learning to communicate begins early, well before your child sounds out "ma-ma" or "da-da" for the first time. If your child is diagnosed with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness it is important to seek treatment as early as possible. Waiting is just not an option.

A Baha® Softband, the first step to better hearing.

The Baha® Softband is designed specifically for infants and toddlers and is an ideal first step for children not yet ready for an implant (under 5 years of age). It provides young children with excellent hearing performance and the amplification they need to facilitate language development on par with their hearing peers.1

Comfortable and easy.

The latex-free band is simple to use and comfortable to wear. It can be fitted with one or two sound processors, is available in a variety of colors and patterns, and features a built-in safety release.

Unlike any other band on the market today, it is specifically designed to relieve pressure on sensitive skin. A unique Baha SoftWear Pad sits snugly under the connector and gently adapts to the contours of the skin. It increases the area in contact with the skin, spreading force evenly and smoothly without any pressure points caused by hard, rigid plates seen in other solutions.

Baha 5 - Softband
  1. Elastic headband
  2. Universal slider
  3. Built-in safety release
  4. Snap connector
  5. Optional Baha SoftWear Pad
  6. Color and pattern options


 

Children all over the world use the Baha Softband. Lucy and her mom Alex are just one of those families whose lives have been positively impacted by the technology. Watch Lucy's story now.

The next step after Baha Softband.

As your child grows, it's natural to progress from a Baha Softband to an implantable solution. An implant improves the transmission of sound and ensures children can benefit from consistent and reliable access to hearing.2 The Baha Attract System uses internal and external magnets that attract to one another to offer an invisible link between the implant and the sound processor. It is a comfortable and easy to use hearing system that requires no daily care. The sound processor is easy to handle and simply snaps on to the sound processor magnet to hold it in place.

Isabella is just one example of a child who transitioned from a Softband to the Baha Attract System.

One Implant, Two Systems

In certain cases, your Hearing Implant Specialist may recommend a Baha Connect System as the preferred option for your child. This system differs from the Baha Attract System by using an abutment rather than a magnetic connection to connect the sound processor to the implant. Hearing in the classroom, with no strings attached.

A sound processor option to fit your child's hearing needs.

Your child's hearing needs may change over time, and only Cochlear provides a full range of smart sound processors that use the same innovative Baha 5 technology. From the smallest to the most powerful head-worn bone conduction sound processors in the industry, there is a solution to fit your child's hearing needs today and into the future. The Baha® 5, Baha® 5 Power and Baha® 5 SuperPower Sound Processors are all compatible with the Baha Softband.

Hearing in the classroom. Give your child a front row seat.

Cochlear™ True Wireless™ technology built into the Baha 5 Sound Processor can offer children with hearing loss the opportunity to connect and communicate like never before. It streams audio directly to the sound processor without the need for bulky neck-worn hardware seen in other, less advanced systems. The True Wireless accessories are easy to use and can help your child hear better, even in the most challenging listening situations.

References
[1] Hol MK, Cremers CW, Coppens-Schellekens W, Snik AF. The Baha Softband. A new treatment for young children with bilateral congenital aural atresia. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005;69:973-80.
[2] Flynn MC. Design concept and technological considerations for the Cochlear Baha 4 Attract System. Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, E82744, Nov 2013.