Living with your Baha®

Although your Baha sound processor is designed to withstand everyday wear and tear, there are some golden rules to keep in mind.

12 Golden Rules for your Baha Sound Processor

  1. You can wear your Baha sound processor all day long, except when sleeping.
  2. When taking part in activities where you could lose your sound processor (e.g. contact sports), either remove it or use the safety line provided.
  3. Your Baha sound processor is not waterproof. Never wear it in the shower or when swimming. In rainy conditions, use an umbrella.
  4. To avoid feedback (whistling), do not let objects (e.g. hat, hairbrush, phone, glasses) come in contact with the sound processor. Also, ensure that the battery door is correctly attached and closed.
  5. Clean the external casing of your sound processor regularly with a sound processor cleaning wipe, and clean the snap with the small sound processor brush.
  6. When adjusting your sound processor, make sure your hands are clean and avoid getting the inside or outside of the casing dirty.
  7. When using hair products like hairspray, always cover your Baha sound processor to avoid damaging the microphone or the casing. Alternatively, remove it entirely.
  8. Your Baha sound processor cannot withstand extreme temperatures. Never leave it on the dashboard in your car in bright sunlight or expose it to any other kind of extreme treatment.
  9. If visiting or living in an area with high humidity, use a Dry Aid Kit (a bag or container that contains crystals that absorb moisture from your sound processor) to keep your sound processor in good working order.
  10. To store your Baha sound processor safely after use, remove the battery and place the sound processor in its case (or a Dry Aid Kit).
  11. When travelling, your Baha sound processor or implant may set off airport security metal detectors. If using a sound processor with wireless functionality, make sure the wireless functionality is turned off (flight mode) when boarding a plane. More information can be found in the Travelling section.
  12. If you are to undergo an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) procedure, refer to the MRI Reference Card.


Full indications, contraindications, warnings and instructions for use can be found in the User Manuals supplied with the devices.

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.

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