Deciding between the Baha Connect and the Baha Attract System

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The fantastic thing about hearing is that it’s one sense that can actually be restored. Not complete, 100% perfect hearing – but almost.

Still, a majority of hearing impaired people don’t get help. Why?

Well, there are a number of reasons, but one that stands out the most is vanity, or concerns about the way it looks. People don’t want something on their head, even though it makes them hear. There is still a stigma connected to hearing loss.

Luckily, both people’s perceptions and technologies are going forward. Today’s bone conduction solutions are smaller and more hi-tech than ever. And with the magnetic Baha Attract System, nothing even breaks the skin, which makes it an appealing option for those who don’t like the idea of an abutment.

Here is a blog written by a 28 year-old woman with hearing loss, who has come to the realization that:

“Suddenly, I was facing the reality that I was going to be the girl with the hearing aid. And you know what? I’m ok with it. For me, it’s better than being the girl who can’t hear.”

Currently the writer is deciding between the Baha Connect and the Baha Attract System, and lists the pros and cons* from her point of view. The content is written by her and represents her own journey.

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Read also: British actor Billy Coughlin had his hearing restored with the Baha Attract System

Do YOU have any questions regarding the difference between the two systems? Let us know in the Ask the expert-section. (For personal guidance, always discuss with your health care professional what the best option is for you.)

* According to Cochlear recommendations, the fitting time after Baha Attract surgery is 4 weeks.

2 thoughts on “Deciding between the Baha Connect and the Baha Attract System

  1. I have had the BAHA connect system for about one and half years. I had complications with the skin healing. I went back to the Dr. many time to see if there was something I could do. Well, the decision was to remove the connect and let the skin heal. The next step is to remove the scared skin then eventually implant the Attract system. I have been without the use of the BAHA for about 3 months and I miss it. This has been my situation and from what I have read very uncommon.

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    • Thanks for sharing your story, Bob. Sorry you have been experiencing challenges with your Baha Connect System – as you say this is very uncommon. We do hope that the Baha Attract System will work for you and that you won’t be without your Baha sound processor for much longer. Always consult with your hearing care professional about the best solution for you!

      //The Baha Blog team

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