Baha Attract improves hearing for first ever patient in China

Patient in audiology clinic is fitted for the first Baha Attract clinical trial in China.

A patient is fitted for the first Baha Attract ever in China.

The first ever patient to receive the Baha Attract System in China had his Baha 5 Power Sound Processor switched on last week, on the 17th of October. The surgery, performed on the 21st of September, and last week’s fitting mark the successful launch of a clinical trial in China.

The patient said he is very pleased with the improvements he heard after switching on the Baha 5 Power Sound Processor. The patient’s father, who was present at the fitting, said it was clear the Baha Attract System has made an obvious difference to his son’s hearing. The patient was fitted by audiologist Wang Suju at the otolaryngology clinic of Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing.

“The surgery marked three important milestones,” said Xinyu Li, Cochlear general manager in China. “The first ever Baha Attract surgery in China, the official start of the first ever Cochlear Sponsored clinical trial in China, but most notably, an important step in changing many people’s lives for the better.”

The surgery, performed by Prof. Gao Zhiqiang in Beijing, was the first among several scheduled throughout the country for the clinical trial, which aims to bring the Baha Attract System to broad availability in China.

Read more about the Baha Attract System here, and the Baha 5 Power Sound Processor here.

Read more stories from Baha Attract users: Paige, Skylar, Jon, Beata and Harsha.

Please take a Baha user survey

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We are now seeking Baha 5 Sound Processor recipients using the Baha 5 Smart App, either regularly or sporadically, to participate in a new survey. Please note that in this specific survey, we are only requesting participants aged 50 years and over.

The primary objective of this survey is to evaluate the usefulness and usability of the Baha 5 Smart App. An additional aim is to investigate which functions in the Baha 5 Smart App that are most frequently used.

The survey consists of 17 questions and estimated time for completion is about 10 minutes. Responses will only be presented as group data, meaning your answers will not be traceable back to you.

As we strive to evaluate and improve the Baha 5 Smart App, your opinions and feedback are very important to us! To participate in the survey, please click on the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LVCKZVD

This survey is part of the SHiEC (Supporting Hearing in Elderly Citizens) project and is supported by Ambient Assisted Living (AAL-2013-6-065) and Vinnova. To learn more about the SHiEC project, please visit the project website:   www.SHiEC.eu

 

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