Ask the expert: How can I listen to music in stereo with my Baha 4 Sound Processor?

Question: Hi there!
I have had the Baha Divino for about 7 years and I am now switching to the Baha 4 Sound Processor! I’m deaf in one ear and I have a problem with listening to music in stereo.

The problem is that the Phone Clip streams the music from the phone to the Baha 4 but then you can only hear it on your deaf side. I can fit normal headphones in my other ear, but when I plug them into my phone, I can only hear the music in my “good” ear and not on my deaf side anymore! Do you have a solution for this problem?

Thank you! // Yeori

Answer: Hi Yeori!

Fantastic news on the upgrade to Baha 4. You will certainly enjoy the improved hearing experience and sound quality.

Yes, the wireless Phone Clip will transmit the sound in stereo which provides you with a unique situation given that you wear the Baha sound processor on one side. You are quite correct that putting a headphone jack into the socket will override the Bluetooth on the phone. Unfortunately, while you can pair multiple Bluetooth headphones to a phone, many phones are limited to only streaming to one at a time.

There are three straight forward solutions you could try:

mini-jack-bluetooth-baha

1. Connect a Bluetooth splitter to your iPhone or Andoid phone which allows your phone to transmit simultaneously to two Bluetooth devices (Phone Clip and a headphone). Try one from Miccus or Kokkia for example.

2. Use a headphone splitter (such as this one or this one), for two headsets into the headphone socket. Run one cord to a Mini Mic which will then stream to your Baha 4 and have the other output to a standard headphone and then listen with the ear you prefer.

headphones-splitter

3. You could combine a standard audio cable straight from the phone to your Baha sound processor and the other output to a an earphone.

Do let us know how you get on!

~ Mark C. Flynn, PhD Audiologist, Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions

 

2 thoughts on “Ask the expert: How can I listen to music in stereo with my Baha 4 Sound Processor?

  1. Slight improvement, rather than using a splitter, using a boostaroo, it also amplifies the sound.
    I am using the Baha 5 with a Mini Mic plus in one ear and regular D-shaped headphone in the my normal ear.

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