Comparing the Baha 5 Sound Processor to the BP110 Power


Question: Hi, I’m the  mother of a 48 year old with Down Syndrome with moderate to severe hearing loss. Processor is set to the highest setting. I have two questions:

  1. Does the Baha 5 increase VOLUME compared to the BP110 Power?
  2. Does the Baha 5 increase CLARITY compared to the BP110 Power?

//Thank you, Sarah Busk

Answer: Hi Sarah, thanks for your questions. In short:

  1. The Baha 5 Sound Processor was designed to replace the Baha 4 Sound Processor in terms of power output. Thus it was not designed to be as powerful as the BP110 Power.
  2. The Baha 5 Sound Processor features a more advanced signal processing platform (named Ardium Smart) and is therefore designed to provide better sound clarity. Also, it wirelessly streams audio from sources like the MiniMic, TV Streamer and iPhone which further increases sound clarity in challenging situations.The Baha 5 Sound Processor may not be sufficiently powerful for your son/daughter. To find out more, we recommend that you contact your hearing care professional to determine if this solution can help and possibly trial the Baha 5 Sound Processor in a listening demo.

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