Baha® smartphone compatibility

Adults and children can connect with the people they love and to the world around them — all from a compatible Apple or Android™ device.

Cochlear recipients using FaceTime in the park

What you'll find on this page

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

We were the first bone conduction sound processors
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 were the industry's first bone conduction implant sound processors to 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® System recipient, USA

What if I don't have an iPhone?

You can also stream phone calls, music and more to your Baha 5 Sound Processor if you use a compatible Android™ device. 

More control from a smartphone

Adults and children can tailor their hearing to their personal preferences with the Baha 5 Smart App. From a compatible Android or Apple device, it's easy to:

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

To experience all the features of the Baha Smart App, download for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play store.

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The Cochlear Baha Smart App is available on App Store and Google Play. For compatibility information visit

For a list of compatible Apple and Android devices go to

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