Ask the expert: Release date of Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor

Question: When will the Baha 5 Sound Processor be available in Australia? //Jason

Answer: Thank you for your interest in the Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor!

The Baha 5 is expected to be released in Australia and New Zealand later this year. Different countries have different regulatory and reimbursement approval timelines so as soon as the Baha 5 Sound Processor is available, Cochlear Australia and New Zealand will let you know.

~ Lisa Taylor, Product Manager Australia/New Zealand, Cochlear Ltd

2 thoughts on “Ask the expert: Release date of Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor

  1. Hi, I’ve been told that BAHA 5 will be available in Australia about August as this is when the private health insurance companies should have the rebate codes in their system! Although I personally would like to upgrade from 3 to 5 but to outlay the full expense for a whole new system is expensive. My private health insurance will only cover $500 which is a pittance towards the actual expense.


    • Thanks for your question! Often when enquiring with private health insurers in Australia, Baha sound processors and hearing aids do get confused and there are very different reimbursement rate for the two. The best thing would be to contact your hearing healthcare professional to check on your upgrade eligibility.

      Best regards,
      Lisa Taylor – Product Manager Australia/New Zealand


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