Bone conduction implants for adults

Bone conduction implants have the potential to improve your quality of life.¹


What you'll find on this page

  • Information on how a bone conduction implant might help you.
  • The benefits of bone conduction implants.
  • How to try bone conduction hearing.

"Voices sound more real. Since wearing the device, it's helped with my work. For example, I work with children and I know that I can hear them more clearly."*¹

- Irene, Cochlear™ Baha® System recipient

Could a bone conduction implant help you?

If you have single-sided deafness, conductive hearing loss or mixed hearing loss, a bone conduction implant may help.

What are the benefits?

Research and decades of experience have shown that a bone conduction implant might help you hear better. This may help you:2-4

  • Hear even in noisy environments.3,4

  • Enjoy improved sound quality (compared to hearing aids) by bypassing the damaged part of the ear to reduce the amount of amplification needed to hear better.4

  • Enjoy improved speech recognition (compared to hearing aids).4 

Try out the Cochlear™ Baha® System

If you've been told a bone conduction implant is a treatment option for your hearing loss, you can try the Baha system before deciding whether to get an implant.

The Cochlear Baha® SoundArc™ introduces a comfortable5 way to 'try out' bone conduction hearing.

You can trial the Baha 5 Sound Processor in your specialist's rooms or at home. This will help you experience its sound and feel more prepared to make a decision on whether to get an implant.


Find a hearing implant specialist near you


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 follow the directions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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


  1. Mace AT, Isa A, Cooke LD. Patient quality of life with bone-anchored hearing aid: 10-year experience in Glasgow, Scotland. J Laryngol Otol. 2009;123(9):964–968.
  2. Lin LM, Bowditch S, Anderson MJ, May B, Cox KM, Niparko K. "Amplification in the rehabilitation of unilateral deafness: speech in noise and directional hearing effects with bone-anchored hearing and contralateral routing of signal amplification." Otology & Neurotology. 2006;27(2):172-82.
  3. Flynn MC, Sadeghi A, Halvarsson G. Baha solutions for patients with severe mixed hearing loss. Cochlear Implants Int 2009;10 Suppl 1:43-7.
  4. Hol MK, Snik AF, Mylanus EA, Cremers CW. Long-term results of bone anchored hearing aid recipients who had previously used air-conduction hearing aids. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2005 Apr;131(4):321-5.
  5. © Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB 2017. All rights reserved. DEC17. D1285300-1 this is a white Paper from CBAS title is Design concept, technical verification and patient testing of the new Cochlear ™ Baha ® SoundArc