Baha SoundArc FAQs Answered

Picture: Baha® SoundArc will be available in five colours – pink, turquoise, green, grey and brown. The default colour is black. The color tips are not available until CE marked.
Picture: Baha SoundArc can be easily worn with eye-glasses
Picture: Baha SoundArc is a great non-implantable bone conduction solution for children who are too young or not ready for a bone conduction system

1. When will the Baha SoundArc be available?

The Baha SoundArc is CE marked and FDA cleared. Exact commercial availability dates will vary from country to country. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for information specific to your location.

2. Who is the Baha SoundArc for?

Baha SoundArc is intended for children and aduls with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss and single-sided sensorineural deafness (SSD). It can be used as a demo tool when trialling for a bone conduction implant, or as long-term solution for patients who cannot or do not wish to move forward to an implanted bone conduction system.

Baha SoundArc is an effective non-surgical way to experience bone conduction hearing, and an important first step to hearing your best with a bone conduction implant.

3. Where can I trial or get the Baha SoundArc?

The Baha SoundArc is dispensed by your hearing healthcare professional. Find the clinic near you by using this tool.

4. How much does the Baha SoundArc cost?

Pricing will vary from country to country, but is expected to be similar to other non-surgical wearing options currently on the market.

5. What sizes is the Baha SoundArc available in?

The Baha SoundArc is currently available in four sizes – S, M, L, XL.

6. Can I wear the Baha SoundArc with glasses?

Absolutely! The Baha SoundArc should sit behind the head, above the ears, leaving plenty of room for use with eye glasses.

7. Can the Baha SoundArc be fitted with two sound processors?

Yes. You only need to add a second Connector Disc to make it suitable for bilateral use.

8. What sound processors can be used with a Baha SoundArc?

The Baha SoundArc is compatible with all Baha 5 generation sound processors – Baha 5 Sound Processor, Baha 5 Power Sound Processor and Baha 5 SuperPower Sound Processor.

9. Is the Baha SoundArc covered by insurance?

Insurance coverage or reimbursement may vary from country to country. Contact your healthcare provider for more specific information.

10. When will the colour tips be available?

The color tips will be available when CE marked. Check with your local Cochlear representative.

11. How do I choose between the Softband and SoundArc?

Both solutions are equally effective and the choice should be based on your preference and what device delivers the best fit for you. Please note that the Baha Softband may be a better solution for infants and toddlers that spend a lot of time laying down or in car seats, as well as for some patients with significant craniofacial abnormalities.

12. What is the care and maintenance required for Baha SoundArc?

The Baha SoundArc is a durable solution that can be easily cleaned with soap and water or germicidal wipes. The Baha SoftWear™ Pad should always be used when wearing the SoundArc and replaced regularly as needed.

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