Connecting Baha 4 with iPhone directly?

Question: Hello everyone, I have a question regarding the Baha 4 Sound Processor since I’m getting one very soon. Is it possible to connect it with a mobile phone, like the iPhone, that supports of course Bluetooth?

I mean, it seems quite useless to me to have Bluetooth in the Baha, even while you still need an accessory to make it work. Especially after reading this:

“It’s 100% wireless, so you don’t need to struggle with cords or have any annoying hardware dangling around your neck.

So, could anyone please tell me how the real story behind using Bluetooth on Baha 4 with any smartphone is? And if I do need an accessory, how ‘easy’ is it to get one? I could ask my audiologist about it, but if they’re not priced too high I wouldn’t mind getting one myself. But since there’s no online store for these products (at least, not in the Netherlands) I have no clue how I would be able do that.

Anyway, I’d love to get an answer on my question(s)!

Thanks in advance, Tom

Answer: Hi Tom,

Using the Baha 4 you can connect to your iPhone through the Cochlear Wireless Phone clip. This also makes it possible to control the sound processor through an app in your iPhone. The reason why we highlight that you will not have to struggle with hardware around your neck, is that most other hearing solutions require you to wear a “streamer” around your neck to connect to anything. The Phone Clip is a small device that you can attach to your jacket or shirt and then allows you to connect.

Lee, Baha user, UK

Baha user Lee with the Phone Clip attached to his tie

For your information, Cochlear recently launched the Baha 5 Sound Processor in the Netherlands. This device will let you connect directly to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with no extra accessories at all. And with the Baha 5 Smart App, you can control and personalise your sound processor discreetly, straight from your iPhone.

Please contact your hearing professional for more information!

~ Fredrik Breitholtz, Head of Training and Clinical Communication, Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions

Read more: The new Baha 5 Sound Processor is here

Baha-5-made-for-iphone

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