Using the Baha solution together with a behind-the-ear hearing aid

Question: I am very excited to be getting my Baha sound processor, just waiting the 8 weeks for healing.

Currently I am wearing a BTE aid in my left ear and I am deaf in the right ear. My Baha will be on the right side. My question is, will I be able to hear on the phones at work with the Baha? Or will I still need to wear my BTE aid? (I do not hear without it).

I have been told there may be a device I can connect to my work phone that will support bluetooth, if so will it work with the Baha?????
Do you have any suggestions?

Excited to hear what I have been missing! /Teresa

Answer: Dear Teresa,

Thank you for your e-mail! The choice on how to configure the hearing aid with your Baha sound processor is something that your hearing care professional can work through.

From our experience, many people have shown that they can benefit from both the Baha and the hearing aid. This will provide you with crucial information from both sides of the head, improved performance in noise and in working out what direction sounds are coming from. If you can, it is best to stick with two hearing devices.

Just like many modern hearing aids, the latest Baha sound processors enable connection to Bluetooth devices. This will enable you to connect directly to devices such as telephones, televisions and tablets.

We have summarised how you can connect you Baha sound processor to other wireless devices here.


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