Baha® smartphone compatibility

Connect with the people you love and to the world around you — all from a compatible Apple or Android device.

Cochlear recipients using FaceTime

What you'll find on this page

  • The benefits of Made for iPhone technology.1
  • How the Baha Smart App gives you control.

The first bone conduction sound processor Made for iPhone1

Enjoy your favourite movies, TV shows, apps, music, GPS directions — even a FaceTime call — with audio streamed to your sound processor.

The Baha 5 sound processors are the industry's first bone conduction implant sound processors that stream sound directly from your Apple devices.1

With sound streamed directly to your Baha 5 Sound Processor, it can be easier to hear without background noise getting in the way.

You can start streaming simply by using the accessibility menu on your iPhone.

"The Made for iPhone technology makes life so much easier. I don't have to hold the phone up to my ear — it streams sound directly into my processor so I hear it loud and clear, right into my ear."

Debra B, Cochlear™ Baha® recipient, USA

What if I don't have an iPhone?

If you use an Android device or another smartphone, you can stream phone calls, music and more to your Baha 5 Sound Processor by using the Cochlear™ Wireless Phone Clip.

The phone clip attaches to your clothing without the need for cords or strings.

More control from your smartphone

Tailor your hearing to your personal preferences with the Baha 5 Smart App. From your compatible Android or Apple device, it's easy to:

  • change programs
  • stream to your Cochlear True Wireless™ accessories
  • adjust the volume, treble and bass
  • save custom settings for your favourite locations with Apple devices
  • check battery status and view personal hearing information
  • locate a lost sound processor.

To get more from your Baha 5 Sound Processor, download the Baha Smart App for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.


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Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.

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  1. Apple Inc. 'Compatible hearing devices' [Internet]. Apple support. 2017 [cited 15 February 2019]. Available from: