Subject: Baha Attract System
Question: What is the healing time between the Baha Attract System and the tradition implant? Another words would you get the processor quicker? Also, is the traditional system more secure than the Attract system?
Thanks Bob for your question.
The healing times for both the Baha Connect and the Baha Attract Systems are quite short. There have been large advances in healing times due to the development of the Cochlear BI300 implant which improves the speed of osseointegration and stability. Similarly, the Dermalock Abutment used with the Baha Connect System is specifically designed to simplify the surgical approach requiring less soft tissue removal. The exact amount of healing time required is decided by your surgeon.
Both systems have a secure connection to the sound processor. Our data from a multicentre clinical study and the clinical experiences demonstrate very good retention of the Baha Attract System in everyday activities. However, a safety line should always be worn. Some people, who participate in sports have reported that they use a stronger magnet while running for instance.
~ Mark C. Flynn, PhD Audiologist, Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions