If your child has a Baha System, there are some things you need to know – and also eventually train other caregivers, such as teachers, grandparents or preschool personnel. Here’s a guide on how to correctly take their sound processors on and off.
Does your child use the Baha Connect System? The Baha sound processor is designed to “snap” onto the abutment. Attach the sound processor at a slight angle and tilt it into place, taking care to keep any hair out of the way. The tilt technique reduces pressure on the abutment and prevents discomfort.
To remove the sound processor, gently tilt it until it snaps off. Never pull the sound processor straight out as doing so may damage it.
If the snap coupling should break, send the Baha sound processor for repair.
How to attach and remove the magnet
If your child has the Baha Attract System, there is an external magnet with a sound processor attached which is simply placed on the head, over the internal magnet. You do, however, need to attach the Baha sound processor correctly to the magnet.
- Holding the magnet flat in your hand, tilt the sound processor with the buttons positioned upwards and gently snap it into place
- Attach the Baha Safety Line to the sound processor
- Place the magnet and sound processor over the implant behind your child’s ear, with the arrow on the magnet pointing upwards
Tip: The less hair underneath the magnet, the more firm the device stays on.
When taking the device off, grasp the sound processor with the magnet still attached, and gently pull it away from the head. Place one finger under the sound processor and gently tilt until it releases.
How to fit the Baha Softband
If your child is wearing a Baha Softband, you need to know how to fit it correctly. Children tend to push the band up on top of their head, like a hairband, but the best results are achieved when wearing the band on the forehead and the sound processor as close to the ear as possible.
The Baha Softband is fitted with one or two snap connectors and a safety release (C), which are designed to open if the softband should catch on an object. Never use the safety release to open or close the softband.
The bilateral version has two sliders: one for adjusting the total length and one for adjusting the distance between the snap connectors.
- First, adjust the length of the softband (B)
- Attach the sound processor to the snap connector (A)
- Place the Baha Softband on the head and adjust it to fit comfortably. A rule of thumb is that you should be able to insert one finger underneath the band.
- Turn the volume on the sound processor up slowly