Question: I upgraded my Baha device to a Baha 5 SuperPower and am, for the most part, happy with the results. However, I am having feedback issues due to the close distance of the abutment to the sound processor. Do you ever recommend moving the abutment? // Rock
Answer: Dear Rock,
In some cases, people who upgrade to the Baha 5 SuperPower may find there is limited space between the abutment and the ear which could increase the risk for feedback. With this in mind, Cochlear created a flexible wearing system that allows you to wear the sound processor under the ear. We have developed a special ear hook to support this and have so far noted good results with this option.
Instead of moving the abutment, I recommend that you contact your hearing care professional to evaluate if wearing your sound processor under the ear instead of behind the ear could be a way to overcome the feedback.
~ Fredrik Breitholtz, Head of Training and Clinical Communication, Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions