Question: I have lost most hearing in my left ear. My ENT and audiologist have demonstrated the Baha System, and I’m very favorably impressed. I want to decide whether to have the Baha Connect or Baha Attract method.
I’d like to know how many folks are currently using the Baha Connect System and how many are using the Baha Attract. What do they have to say about their choice? Is there a difference in cost? Is there a difference in post-surgery complications? I am concerned about the hygiene routines that the Connect System will require, and expect that the Baha Attract System would be more of a one-and-done experience for me. // Joseph
Answer: Dear Joseph,
The Baha System is indeed a great invention that has helped a number of people with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, or single-sided deafness (SSD).
The Baha System has been available for over 35 years and is used by more than 120,000 people around the world. Both the Baha Attract and Baha Connect Systems are clinically proven and successfully worn by thousands of people.
We recommend that you contact your hearing healthcare specialist to 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. Your hearing healthcare specialist is also the best person to help you choose the Baha System that best matches your individual needs and take you through the financial considirations.
You can find more information on the choice between the two systems to be found in this blog post.
Regarding the cost it is difficult to state a specific number as it varies from country to country. Your hearing care specialist will be able to tell you more.
Best of luck!
~ Martin Bryman, Senior Product Manager, Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions