Ensuring the safety and performance of our hearing solutions is very important to Cochlear. We have had many questions on this blog about the performance of the Baha Attract System. So now we thought we would share some of the latest research with you!
Together with four leading hospitals across the world – Melbourne (Australia), Santiago (Chile), Hong Kong (China SAR) and Haifa (Israel) – we have collaborated on a clinical investigation of the Baha Attract System. 27 recipients with either a conductive hearing loss or single-sided sensorineural deafness, took part in this rigorous nine month investigation.
The outcomes have now been published in the internationally renown journal of Otology and Neurotology so both medical professionals and recipients can read about and share the outcomes.
Everyone in the study reported that the Baha Attract System improved their communication ability in daily life. It was clearly shown that their hearing levels had improved significantly than before the study.
Importantly, Baha Attract users showed similar or better performance than the pre-operative Softband evaluation. Thus, the Baha Softband continues to be a good and consistent predictor of outcome.
As the Baha Attract System uses a unique magnetic connection, further investigations were performed to examine the comfort and retention of the magnet. All reports show that the system is comfortable with good retention and fewer soft tissue complications. All users continued to wear the Baha Attract system at the end of the study.
Both users and professionals often like a choice between the either the direct abutment connection or a magnetic connection. It is important that both system provide similar levels of hearing performance with low levels of post surgical issues. It is excellent to see comprehensive reports such as this confirming the good performance of the Baha Attract system.
Read more about the two systems here.