Baha Attract System
The Baha Attract System transmits sound vibrations to the inner ear through a magnetic connection between the sound processor magnet and a magnet attached to the implant under the skin. The benefit is that there is no skin penetrating abutment, providing a good aesthetic outcome with no need for daily skin care.
The Baha Sound Processor magnets are available in different strengths to suit individual patients and lifestyles. Skin thickness and other factors such as hair thickness and skin compression will impact required magnet strength. Choosing a sound processor magnet that provides firm retention while ensuring wearing comfort is important to ensure good hearing outcomes.
The unique Baha SoftWear™ Pad used on the Sound Processor Magnets is designed for both comfort and reliable retention. Unlike a rigid plate, the memory foam adapts to the head and distributes pressure evenly over the entire surface. Minimized pressure and maximized contact with the skin are important for optimal outcomes with a magnetic bone conduction implant system.
Baha Connect System
The Baha Connect System transmits vibrations through an abutment which connects the sound processor to the implant. When using the DermaLock™ technology, the skin is left intact round the abutment. The major benefit is the efficient transmission of vibrations, providing maximum amplification.
The BIA400 abutment is specifically designed and FDA-cleared for soft tissue preservation. With a unique surface coating and a concave shape, DermaLock™ Technology delivers advanced stability in soft tissue. Compared with titanium, the hydroxyapatite surface coating of the DermaLock abutment promotes soft tissue integration by allowing more cell binding proteins to bind to the surface, orienting them in a way that makes it easier for cells to attach.1,2
Baha SoundArc is Cochlear’s modern and discreet over the ear option for kids over 4 years who need a different option to Softband. The Baha SoundArc also allows for high quality demonstrations, evaluations, and trials with the Baha 5 sound processors. It is a stylish non-surgical option and is easy to use.
The Baha SoundArc is designed to sit above the ears and be worn behind the head, with the Baha sound processor attached to the Connector disc just behind the ear. Make sure the Baha SoundArc is fitted correctly prior to programming the sound processor with the Fitting Software.
- Spring steel band fits neatly around the head, providing comfortable pressure for good sound transmission and retention.
- Secure coupling minimizes risk of feedback and allows easy attachment to Baha sound processors.
- Silicone grips for greater retention and snug fit.
- Bilateral and unilateral configurations available.
The Baha Softband uses a flexible headband to hold the sound processor in place while it transmits vibrations to the bone through the skin. This system is designed to facilitate early amplification for children before surgery is indicated (under the age of 5), help individuals for whom surgery is contraindicated, and is also used in candidate counseling.
Consists of soft, elastic headband and plastic snap connector
Holds processor firmly but gently in place
Adjustable fastening facilitates easy pressure adjustment
Easy to shift position, increasing comfort and usefulness when child is in car seat or stroller
Built-in safety release
With Cochlear, there are more options to fit the child’s lifestyle. The Baha Softband comes in a variety of colors and the sound processor comes with plenty of cool accessories.
Kilpadi KL, Chang PL, Bellis SL. Hydroxyapatite binds more serum proteins, purified integrins, and osteoblast precursor cells than titanium or steel. J Biomed Mater Res 2001; 57:258-67.
Larsson A, Wigren S, Andersson M, Ekeroth, G, Flynn M, Nannmark U. Histologic Evaluation of Soft Tissue Integration of Experimental Abutments for Bone Anchored Hearing Implants Using Surgery Without Soft Tissue Reduction. Otol Neurotol 2012 (e-pub).