Cochlear™ Baha® Start

Take the first step to better hearing with a Softband or SoundArc™, both are designed for those who are not old enough or not yet ready for a bone conduction implant.

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Baha Start for children

Your child's first step to better hearing

Baha Start is our non-surgical bone conduction solution that features the Baha® Softband or SoundArc™ and Baha Sound Processor options for children who are not old enough* or not yet ready for a surgical solution.

Baha Start with the Softband or SoundArc wearing options are designed to provide your child with a non-surgical hearing solution that provides them with the hearing performance and amplification they need to maximize language development on par with hearing peers.1,2

Secure. Comfortable. Practical.

The Baha SoundArc and Softband solutions are lightweight, easy to wear and fit securely and comfortably with a modern look that kids will love. They come in several sizes and offer a variety of colors so your child can match their hair, mood or clothes.

Wearing Options


SoundArc BrownSoundArc GreenSoundArc GreySoundArc PinkSoundArc BlackSoundArc Turquoise

Baha Softband: An ideal choice for babies and toddlers


“We wanted to ensure that when she hit kindergarten, she would be in the same place as her hearing peers.”

- Mother of Lucy F. - Baha® recipient

Baha SoundArc: An effective and stylish non-surgical solution

"The SoundArc is fantastic! It is comfortable and light weight, so my son can wear it for the entire day without getting tired of it. "

- Shannon, mother of SoundArc recipient

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Baha Start for adults

You can experience the brilliance of bone conduction with Baha Start by using a Baha Softband or SoundArc and the Baha Sound Processor that fits your level of hearing loss.


*In the United States and Canada, the placement of a bone anchored implant is contraindicated in children below the age of five. In the United States, the placement of an Osia System is contraindicated in children below the age of 12. In Canada, the Osia System is indicated for children ages five and older.

Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise on a suitable solution for the hearing loss condition. All products should be used only as directed by your medical practitioner or health professional. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative.

Views expressed by Cochlear recipients and hearing health providers are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology. Outcomes and results may vary.

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  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 O torhinolaryngol. 2005;69:973-80.
  2. Lieu JC. Speech-Language and Educational Consequences of Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004;130(5):524-30.