So, how was it done? How did Cochlear develop the world’s smallest sound processor that delivers all the power and the same sound quality as larger sound processors? Because although the Baha 5 Sound Processor is 20% smaller than comparable devices, it still delivers the same power output as the industry-leading Baha 4 Sound Processor.
Among other things, this challenge required the engineers at Cochlear to develop a totally new transducer technology – BCDrive™.
Tommy Bergs, Principal Mechanical Engineer at Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions, explains:
“With BCDrive we are able to design and produce transducers that are more than twice as efficient as the traditional design. That let us reduce the size of the Baha 5, without losing the power the sound processor needs to let you hear better.”
Get an inside look into Cochlear’s innovative process in this short film, as told by the people behind the products at Cochlear: