In user testing, 9 out of 10 people* preferred the size, design and discreetness of the new Baha 5 Sound Processor in a choice of three comparable sound processors.
And not only Baha users like it. The curved, organic design was deemed so impressive that it won the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015!
The Baha 5 Sound Processor from Cochlear won over the 38-member jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. With this product, Cochlear proved its design excellence in the most important competition for product design, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.
The international experts discussed and assessed each of the 4,928 entries from 56 countries. But only the designs that won over the jury with their quality and innovative power were given an award. The Baha 5 Sound Processor from Cochlear succeeded in convincing the jury members, deservedly winning the sought-after Red Dot seal of quality.
Throughout the world and across different industries, Red Dot is seen as the award for high design quality. The international Red Dot jury bestows the sought-after seal of quality only to those products that stand out clearly from comparable entries thanks to their excellent design.
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* Hedin A, Andersson J, Hoffman J, Björk T, Flynn MC. Summary of the Cochlear Baha 5 Clinical development test results. Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, Report No 630206, 2015.
This is what happened when we showed the new Baha 5 Sound Processor to a group of trusted Baha users and captured their reactions on film:
What’s YOUR first impression of Cochlear’s new, tiny sound processor?
Incredibly small – and unbelievably smart.
Cochlear launches the new Baha 5 Sound Processor – the smallest bone conduction sound processor in the industry!
You want to hear better, but might not necessarily want everyone to know about it. With the world’s smallest sond processor, you’ll have an amazing hearing experience without calling attention to your hearing loss.
The Baha 5 Sound Processor is not only incredibly small, it’s unbelievably smart.
It’s actually the first bone conduction sound processor in the world that can stream sound directly from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Until now, Made for iPhone technology has not been available for people with hearing implants. But with this breakthrough technology, people with a Baha 5 Sound Processor can enjoy music, games, movies, or a FaceTime call streaming straight to their sound processor, no intermediary device needed. Clear and crisp, high-quality sound.
And it doesn’t end there. With the new Baha 5 Smart App* you can completely personalise your listening experience directly from your iPhone. You can save programs to specific locations, adjust volume, and even track down a misplaced sound processor – all discreetly done on your phone. Smart and seamless.
The Baha 5 Smart App is available for free download from the App Store now.
Good things really do come in small packages!
* Not all products are available on all markets. For full details on Smart App compatibility requirements, read more here