Which should I get – the Baha Attract or Baha Connect System?

Question: I am in the process of deciding on the Baha bone conduction hearing solution. Do you have reviews on the Baha Attract System vs. the ‘snap’ or screw system? My doctor thinks the snap provides better sound and will have less potential complications. Is there a concern with skin compression issues with the magnetic system? //Julie Spencer

Answer: Dear Ms. Spencer,

Thank you for your question and it is great to hear that you are deciding on a bone conduction system.

The choice between the Baha Attract System and the Baha Connect System is highly individual, and it depends on your level of hearing loss as well as other factors.

To help you select the system that best meets your needs, we recommend that you trial the sound processor on a Baha Softband. This will give you a good indication of the hearing experience you can expect with the Baha Attract System after surgery. Always discuss with your health care professional what the best option is for you.

The Baha Connect System offers the benefit of direct bone conduction without any dampening of the sound signal. It is also a good option for people who need frequent MRI scans.

The Baha Attract System offers the benefit of less skin care because the skin remains intact. It has been specifically designed for good wearing comfort. With this system one should account for some sound dampening because the signal travels through the skin, but that may not be a problem for many users.

There is some more information on the choice between the two systems to be found in this blog post.

Good luck with your choice!

~ Martin Bryman, Senior Product Manager, Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions