This past week the 5th International Symposium on Bone Conduction Hearing and Related Technologies (OSSEO) took place in beautiful Lake Louise, Canada.
The conference is held every two years and brings professionals, academics and researchers in the bone conduction field together, to discuss the latest scientific research and technologies.
Cochlear introduced the new Baha 5 Systems, featuring the most advanced technology in the industry. The Baha 5 Systems provide users with a choice between two systems and a sound processor with direct to device streaming connectivity.
The Baha Connect System has been updated with more abutment options and the Baha Attract System features new Sound Processor Magnets with Colour covers to further improve aesthetics and discreetness.
Several well-known clinicians shared their experiences with Cochlear’s new bone conduction systems and the benefits they provide:
Mr. Will Brassington, Head of Audiology at Nottingham University Hospital, UK, and Denise Lees, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, presented results from their clinical experience with the Baha 5 Sound Processor. Users reported high levels of satisfaction with the new small and smart sound processor and its smart connectivity. They rated the Baha 5 highly on both sound quality, speech understanding, feedback performance and listening outdoors.
Dr. Ricardo Cristobal, Texas Ear Clinic in Texas, US, presented his clinical experience with 11 children who have transitioned between the Baha Connect and the Baha Attract Systems.
Dr Myrte Hol from Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, reported on their experience of the Baha Attract System with 21 patients from an ongoing multicentre clinical investigation.
Dr. Pete Weber from UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worchester, Massachusetts, US, presented his outcomes with the Baha Attract System including 48 patients, all showing good hearing outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction.
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