The Cochlear™ Baha® System for Children

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

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.

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

Sound processor options to fit your child's hearing needs.

Your child's hearing needs may change over time, Cochlear provides a full range of smart sound processors. From the smallest to the most powerful, there is a solution to fit your child's hearing needs today and into the future.

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.

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 five years of age). The Baha Sound Processor and softband provide young children with excellent hearing performance and the amplification they need to facilitate language development on par with their hearing peers.1

The next step after Baha Softband. An implant.

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

With the Baha System, the implant is discreetly hidden beneath the skin. The sound processor transfers sound and is held in place utilizing a magnetic connection or an abutment.

The surgery is done as an outpatient procedure usually under general anesthesia and typically lasts less than an hour. In a few days, most people are back to their normal activities.

See how the Baha System helped these kids hear and communicate better.

Baha Softband – Lucy F.

Baha Attract System – Isabella W.

Try it first, then decide.

With the Baha System, you have the unique advantage of hearing the difference first. A Hearing Implant Specialist can help you try a Baha sound processor so you can hear how it might sound before you make any decisions.

Wear Your Way

The Baha Softband. Comfortable and easy.

The Baha 5, Baha 5 Power and Baha 5 SuperPower Sound Processors are all compatible with the Baha Softband. The Softband is latex-free and 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


[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.