Cochlear Science and Research Seminar on bone conduction hearing


As part of our commitment to research, Cochlear runs an ongoing Science and Research Seminar series for medical professionals. The latest seminar was on “Bone conduction hearing” and held in Berlin on 22-23 January.

The seminars are on topics at the vanguard of our industry and this particular seminar aimed to investigate the latest outcomes relating to the Baha BI300 implant, the Baha DermaLock abutment and the Baha Attract System.

At Cochlear, we see these seminars as an integral part of what we do – to understand the latest outcomes, to investigate potentially new treatment options/techniques and to disseminate best clinical practice to all our customers.

With 16 speakers over two half days, there were many highlights – particularly these listed below:

  • The host for the seminar, Prof. Michal Luntz from Bnai Zion Medical Center and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, presented results on the performance of the Baha Attract System, as did several other speakers. All concluded in their research that the system offers great outcomes for mixed and conductive hearing loss types, while also being an attractive option from a cosmetic point of view.
  • Ms Charlotte Jespersen from GN ReSound highlighted possible benefits when using the Cochlear Wireless Accessories, available for both Cochlear’s Baha and Cochlear Implant recipients. Recipients can expect significant hearing performance benefits, particularly for noisy and difficult listening environments.
  • Last, but not least, the possibility of “transitioning” from an abutment type system to a Baha Attract System was presented by Prof. Jaydip Ray (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals). Based on results achieved to date, this is a definite possibility for certain Baha users.

All in all it was a fantastic two days of science and research!

~ Colin Irwin, Senior Clinical Studies Specialist, Cochlear