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Will your child benefit from a bone conduction solution?

You may be wondering if a bone conduction solution is right for your child. Ask yourself these questions and if you answer "yes" to any of them, then your child may benefit from a bone conduction solution.

  • Was your child born with Down Syndrome, Treacher Collins or Goldenhar Syndrome?
  • Does your child have draining ears due to chronic ear infections?
  • Does your child battle feedback or distorted sound quality while using hearing aids?
  • Does your child have trouble getting sufficient loudness when using hearing aids?
  • Does your child suffer from sore or irritated ears due to hearing aids?
  • Is your child deaf in one ear?

Advantages of a bone conduction solution for your child

Research and decades of experience demonstrate that a bone conduction implant system may help your child:1-3

  • Hear better, even in noisy situations
  • Enjoy a clean, more natural sound because bypassing the damaged part of their ear may reduce the amount of amplification needed to help them hear better
  • Hear sounds as if they are coming from both sides
  • Become more aware of their surroundings, increasing his or her ability to hear important sounds
  • Engage in conversations more easily because they no longer need to keep turning to use their ‘good’ ear

Baha® Start

Your child's first steps to better hearing

Baha Start is our non-surgical bone conduction solution that features the Baha Softband or SoundArc and one or two Baha® 6 Max Sound Processors.

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*In the United States and Canada, a Baha Implant System is cleared for children over the age of 5.

** In the United States, the Osia implant is indicated for use in children ages 12 and older. In Canada, the Osia implant is indicated for use in children ages 5 and older.

Cochlear Baha® System

The Cochlear Baha® System, features an external sound processor that captures sound from the air that is then turned into vibrations and sent through the bone. These vibrations are then carried by the bone to the inner ear.

Baha® 6 Max Sound Processor

The Baha 6 Max Sound Processor is a small, off-the-ear device that delivers the power output levels of a power device—up to 55 dB SNHL.* This extra power gives your child access to a broad and dynamic range of sounds.

Designed for everyday adventures

With enhanced durability, the Baha 6 Max features our highest rating of dust and water protection at IP68.** Your child will be sure to enjoy their favorite everyday activities as well as new adventures, the Baha 6 Max Sound Processor will keep up with them.

Cochlear Osia® System

The Osia System is a brand new hearing implant that uses a powerful Piezo Power transducer that expands and contracts to create powerful vibrations to send sound naturally to your inner ear, through bone conduction.

Osia® 2 Sound Processor

The more power a sound processor has, the greater the opportunity your child has to hear more sounds. Additional power capacity can be critical if your child’s hearing loss declines over time, and that’s why the Osia System is designed to help those with a hearing loss up to 55dB SNHL.*

Waterproof your child's Osia 2 Sound Processor

The Osia 2 Sound Processor can easily become waterproof with the Aqua+ accessory. The Aqua+ accessory covers the Osia Sound Processor so that your child can enjoy their favorite water activities without sacrificing better hearing.

Our bone conduction sound processors can help your child hear their best, no matter where they are

Direct streaming from a smartphone

The Baha® 6 Max and Osia® 2 Sound Processors provide a smart connection to the people and devices your child loves.

Made for iPhone

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Smart Apps

Technology that helps personalize your child’s hearing experience.

Baha 5 Smart App

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  1. Flynn MC, Sadeghi A, Halvarsson G. Baha solutions for patients with severe mixed hearing loss. Cochlear Implants Int 2009;10 Suppl 1:43-7.
  2. Hol MK, Snik AF, Mylanus EA, Cremers CW. Long-term results of bone anchored hearing aid recipients who had previously used airconduction hearing aids. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2005 Apr;131(4):321-5.
  3. Watson GJ, Silva S, Lawless T, Harling JL, Sheehan PZ. Bone anchored hearing aids: a preliminary assessment of the impact on outpatients and cost when rehabilitating hearing in chronic suppurative otitis media. Clin Otolaryngol 2008;33:338–342. 5.

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The Cochlear Osia 2 Sound Processor is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Cochlear Osia Smart App is pending availability. For compatibility information visit

*SNHL means sensorineural hearing level.

**The Cochlear Baha 6 Max Sound Processor, with battery compartment excluded, is dust and water resistant to level IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529. Refer to the relevant user guide for more information. Tested by the RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB.

The Osia 2 Sound Processor with Aqua+ is water resistant to level IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529 when used with LR44 alkaline or nickel metal hydride disposable batteries. Refer to the relevant User Guide for more information. The Osia 2 Aqua+ accessory may not be available in all markets and is subject to regulatory approval and product availability.

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