The Baha 5 Sound Processor

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The Baha 5 Sound Processor is the world’s smallest sound processor. Still it delivers all the power and the same sound quality as larger sound processors.

Take a look at this behind the scenes footage to find out how the engineering team at Cochlear made this possible:

10 thoughts on “The Baha 5 Sound Processor

  1. HI I HAVE A SUDDEN SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOOS ON MY LEFT EAR AND I AM ON MY 26TH DAY SINSE THIS HAPPENED , AND THE OUTCOME IS VERY SLIM AT THIS POINT , I HAVE BEEN SUGGESTED A BAHA BONE INDUCTOR FOR BEST RESULTS BUT IT LOOCKS LICKE VERY INVASIVE , I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW FROM PEOLE THAT DID IT HOW WELL IT WORKS FOR THEM AND WHAT ARE THE CONS AND PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH THE SURGERY AND POST SURGERY . THAnk you

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    • Hi Piero,

      The benefits of the Baha System are very well documented and proven since more than 30 years. Each person is individual but you can find several Baha user stories on this blog. Among them is Cindy whose story is similar to yours: https://thebahablog.com/2015/04/30/sudden-sensorineural-deafness-i-lost-my-hearing-overnight/

      You should always consult with your hearing specialist who will advise you on your best options!

      Lots of luck,
      The Baha Blog team

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      • Thank you very much for getting back at me , i do appreciate, i am just still undecided whether using the sound processor or the tract system , and i like the one that is under the skin .. in any event I still have to wait one more month in case there is going to be some improvement or at list I hope so !!! I live in NJ also , i sow on youtube a video of the BAHA surgery and i did not like that they cut out a all large peace of skin along with the meat on it . I hope it improved since then . also DR what people do ones they have the BAHA when they color they hair or take a shower or go in the pool ? Thank you so much for your help.

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      • Hi Piero,

        If you will get the Baha Attract System, an implant and magnet will be inserted under your skin. Many find this option appealing as nothing protrudes through the skin and the area remains intact.

        And with the introduction of Cochlear’s unique DermaLock technology 2013, skin reduction is generally unnecessary. The special abutment coating prevents the skin from growing down around the implant, thereby naturally keeping it in place. For most people, this means that the surgeon no longer needs to remove soft tissue or hair from the area around the abutment. The simpler surgery also means less numbness and/or pain around the abutment. The exact amount of healing time required is decided by your surgeon.

        Read more about the DermaLock technology here: https://thebahablog.com/2015/09/29/proof-lies-beneath-the-surface-the-dermalock-abutment/

        Showering or swimming is not a problem as long as you remove your Baha sound processor first. Usually you can shower and wash your hair the day after surgery, as long as you don’t rub the area too hard as this may knock off the healing cap.

        Your hearing care professional will provide advice and guidance on the best solution for you.

        Good luck!

        //The Baha Blog team

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  2. I will be getting the Baha 5 Connect. Am I understanding that all Baha 5 recipients will be getting the DermaLock abutment and will not need to have hair removed? Or is it up to the surgeon? Thanks.

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    • Hi Holly,
      Hair removal for a Baha surgery is dependent on many factors, and it is up to the surgeon to decide if necessary or not. It is expected that some hair in the area of the implant will need to be shaved during the time of surgery, but this should grow back as normal over time. Talk to your healthcare professional for advice specific to your situation.

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    • Hi Holly,
      The time until you can get the hair wet will depend on the types of sutures or dressing used during surgery. In most cases, this would not exceed 2 weeks (once sutures are removed) and dry shampoo can be used in the meantime (being careful to avoid the suture area when applying). Always follow the aftercare instructions provided by your hearing healthcare professional for your unique situation. If you have any questions about your particular situation, always talk to your healthcare professional.

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