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.