Baha® sound quality

Baha® Sound Processors are designed to help you hear clear, rich and natural sound in different environments.1


What you will find on this page

  • Discover the features that may help you or your child hear better in noisy environments
  • How SmartSound® iQ technology adapts to different environments

Our technology makes hearing easier - especially in noise

Hearing clear, rich and natural sound1 may help you fully experience your environment and know what’s happening around you. It may help you hear sounds you have been missing and better locate where they came from or it can help you identify specific actions such a key turning a lock.

Every day, you move through several different hearing environments—and your sound processor should adapt automatically, so you can experience the sound around you to the fullest.

The Baha® Sound Processors feature advanced smart sound processing technology to help you or your child hear in those different environments.

Better sound quality²

The Baha System lets you experience clear, rich and natural sound.1 It manages feedback to produce less distortion3 and actively works to reduce unwanted noise.

The Cochlear™ Baha 6 Max Sound Processor helps you access a broad and dynamic range of sounds which may improve your ability to understand speech in noisy situations.4

Sound processors that adapt to your world

Our innovative SmartSound® IQ technology captures sound and automatically adapts to your environment. This way, the subtle differences of sound are provided to you, so you only need to focus on the situation you’re in.

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  • Dual microphones first capture and filter the sound
  • SmartSound iQ technology analyzes your surroundings and identifies the listening environment as one of seven scenes
  • The technology adjusts and optimises sound automatically to deliver clear sound in different environments1
  • The signal processing features work to deliver clear sound by enhancing speech, reducing noise and increasing comfort

"I feel comfortable as a parent knowing that whatever environment he walks into, his sound processors adapt."

- Emily, mother of Josh, Cochlear™ Baha® System recipient


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. Hoffman J. Subjective evaluation of clear rich and natural sound. Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, Sweden. 2020; D1788013.
  2. Hedin A, Andersson J, Hoffman J, Björk T, Flynn M. Summary of the Cochlear™ Baha® 5 Clinical development test results. Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, 630206, 2015
  3. Flynn MC. Smart and Small – innovative technologies behind the Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor. Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, 629761, 2015.
  4. Gawliczek T, Wimmer W, Caversaccio M, Kompis M. Influence of maximum power output on speech understanding with bone anchored hearing systems. Acta Otolaryngol. 2020;140(3):225-229.