Compare Baha® Sound Processors

From the smallest to the most powerful, Cochlear offers smart Baha® 5 Sound Processors for different levels of hearing loss. Review the differences on our comparison chart.


Baha® 5 Sound Processor


Baha® 5 Power Sound Processor


Baha® 5 SuperPower Sound Processor

Sound Processor Type

Off-the-ear
An off-the-ear sound processor can provide a discreet and comfortable hearing solution by not wearing anything on the ear.
Behind-the-ear
Having a super power option that provides maximum sound potential without feedback is important for optimal hearing performance. Separating the actuator from the microphones on a SuperPower BTE helps to achieve this.
Power Level Up to 45 dB SNHL* Up to 55 dB SNHL* Up to 65 dB SNHL*
Sound processors should be powerful enough to address your unique hearing needs. Access to a portfolio of sound processor options help ensure you will be able to hear even if your hearing loss progresses.

Technology

SmartSound® iQ with SCAN
SmartSound iQ is Cochlear's most advanced sound processing system. It works by filtering out background noise and automatically adapting to optimize your hearing experience. SCAN is the industry's first automatic scene classifier - designed to detect the unique features of sound and use them to determine the listening environment.
Dual microphones
Cochlear was the first to market with dual microphone technology which helps to reduce background noise to help you hear better in noisy surroundings.
Baha 5 Smart App
You can personalize and monitor your hearing experience conveniently with the smartphones you use every day.
Made for iPhone compatibility
Made for iPhone connectivity provides the convenience of direct streaming to the sound processor from a compatible Apple® device for an enhanced hearing experience.
Telephone use - standard headset Through microphones Through microphones Through microphones
Use of the telephone to easily connect with family and friends is important. Third party accessories may also be available to use with standard telephone headsets.
Telephone use - smartphone streaming Direct streaming through Made for iPhone (compatible Apple devices). Other smartphone streaming with the Phone Clip Direct streaming through Made for iPhone (compatible Apple devices). Other smartphone streaming with the Phone Clip Direct streaming through Made for iPhone (compatible Apple devices). Other smartphone streaming with the Phone Clip
Audio streaming can give you better sound quality and convenience. With audio streaming, you can control the amount of background noise you hear through your sound processor microphones with a simple adjustment of your device mixing ratios on the Baha 5 Smart App. You can also stream phone calls, audio and more directly into your sound processor by using the True Wireless™ Phone Clip.
Compatible with Cochlear True Wireless accessories
The True Wireless accessories bring sound closer by streaming sound directly into your Baha 5 Sound Processor in environments that can be particularly noisy.
Phone Clip
Bluetooth®-enabled wireless technology allows you to conveniently stream phone calls, music and more directly to your sound processor.
Mini Microphone 2/2+
By streaming speech and sound directly to your sound processor, the Mini Microphone 2+ helps you hold conversations in noisy places and over long distances.
Wireless TV Streamer
Enjoy stereo sound that is streamed directly into your sound processor from your TV without the need for the TV volume to be up to an uncomfortable level for everyone else.
Remote Control
The small Remote Control features a handy display screen for changing simple settings, allowing you to manage your hearing in a discreet way.
Bimodal/Bilateral streaming Made for iPhone and True Wireless accessories Made for iPhone and True Wireless accessories Made for iPhone and True Wireless accessories
Having sound streamed to both ears at the same time allows for a richer hearing experience.
FM connectivity FM receiver and Mini Microphone 2+ FM receiver and Mini Microphone 2+ FM receiver and Mini Microphone 2+
Being able to connect to FM systems can be important for children, especially at school. Having options for hearing better in school is also important. The Mini Microphone 2+ is an affordable and portable alternative to FM systems and can be used in and out of the classroom.
Auto-On
The sound processor turns on when the battery door closes or the battery is connected.

Features

Size
(L x W x H in mm)
26 x 19 x 12
(L x W x H in mm)
36 x 22 x 13
(L x W x H in mm)
39 x 48 x 9
(L x W x H in mm)
Size can be an important factor when choosing a hearing solution. The Baha 5 Sound Processors are designed to be the smallest possible without sacrificing power potential and battery life.
Weight 9.8 g
(without battery)
17.2 g
(without battery)
9.8 g (with compact rechargeable battery); 17.2 g (with actuator)
Sound processor weight can affect the magnet strength required for magnetic bone conduction systems and can also impact comfort and retention.
Color range 5 colors 5 colors 4 colors
Color options provide flexibility to allow for lifestyle preferences or blending with the hair color.

Batteries

Disposable batteries One 312 zinc-air battery One 312 zinc-air battery
Disposable batteries typically last several days* depending on the recipients specific equipment needs.
Rechargeable batteries X-standard and compact available
Options of standard and compact rechargeable batteries provide convenient choices for power.
Battery life 60-80 hours 135-220 hours 40-60 hours
The Baha 5 Sound Processors are designed with size and efficiency in mind to deliver the power you need to hear all day.
Rechargeable battery charger
The Baha 5 SuperPower comes with a battery charger and battery charging kit for your convenience.

For Parents

Tamper-resistant battery door
Helps prevent children from opening the battery door for safety purposes.
LED status monitoring
Alert lights on the sound processor allow an easy and quick way to confirm that sound processor is working properly.

Wearing And Retention Options

Compatible with Baha® Softband
The Baha Softband provides access to hearing for babies and toddlers who do not qualify for surgery.††
Compatible with Baha® SoundArc
The Baha SoundArc is a lightweight and flexible solution for children who do not qualify for surgery†† or are unable to have surgery
Earhook
Helps secure the Baha 5 SuperPower sound processing unit in place behind the ear in an under-the-ear configuration.
Snugfit
Helps to tighten the Baha 5 SuperPower Sound Processor on the ear by using a light, flexible wire.
Litewear™
Provides the option to wear the Baha 5 SuperPower Sound Processor or battery unit on the body instead of behind the ear for added comfort; particularly beneficial for small children.
Mic Lock
Provides another option to tighten the Baha 5 SuperPower Sound Processor on the ear by using a light, clear band.
Baha Sound Processor Safety Line^
Allows you to connect the secure the Baha 5 or Baha 5 Power Sound Processors to clothing for added retention and safety.†

Connection Options

Compatible with Baha Attract System
If you prefer a magnetic bone conduction connection, you have the assurance that all the Baha 5 Sound Processors are compatible.
Compatible with Baha Connect System
If you prefer a direct bone conduction connection using an abutment, you have the assurance that all Baha 5 Sound Processors are compatible.

Disclaimer

* SNHL means Sensorineural Hearing Level. Decibel hearing loss levels are identified as average pure tone thresholds.

† Battery life may vary by individual.

†† In the United States and Canada, the placement of a bone anchored implant is contraindicated in children before the age of five.

^ Retention lines longer than the standard length are not recommended for use by children as they may present a risk of strangulation.

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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