We are pleased to announce the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Cochlear™ Baha® 5 SuperPower Sound Processor for use in the United States. Commercial availability in the United States is estimated for summer 2016.
The Baha 5 SuperPower is designed for children and adults with higher degrees of mixed hearing loss with a fitting range up to 65 dB SNHL. The sound processor is not only the most powerful member of the Baha portfolio, it is the first and only behind the ear super power bone conduction solution with smart, direct-to-device wireless technology for patients with significant hearing loss.1
To date, 50 people have been fit with the device in Europe and the United States.
“Patient response has been extremely positive,” says Mats Dotevall, Director of Design & Development, Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB. “Early results from European clinics show great satisfaction in terms of loudness, speech understanding and sound quality.”
Built off of the award-winning Baha 5 Sound Processor, the Baha 5 SuperPower is designed to provide an unparalleled hearing experience with features like:
- Bluetooth® Smart- allows for data and audio to be streamed directly a Bluetooth Smart or Smart ready device.
- Made for iPhone® – allows users to stream audio directly from iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®.
- Cochlear™ True Wireless™ technology- a range of accessories designed to further improve hearing performance and overall hearing experience.
- SmartSound® iQ- improved scene classifier that controls the Noise Manager II, now controls the Active Balanced Directionality, and offers a new feature called Active Gain
The Baha 5 SuperPower combines two proven Cochlear technologies in one device, harnessing Baha bone conduction technology with that of the widely-used Nucleus® System. The surgery is based on the same well-proven implant technology used in more than 125,000 patients over the last 35 years. It is a flexible option that can be used on both an abutment system (Baha Connect System) and a magnetic system (Baha Attract System).
Whether your patients currently use a Baha Cordelle II, Baha Intenso or Baha BP110 Power sound processor, they may benefit from the additional gain the new Baha 5 SuperPower offers. Look for more communication about the unbelievably smart and incredibly powerful Baha 5 SuperPower.
1. Norrman, J, Review of fitting ranges. Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, D773528, 2015
Cochlear Baha 5 sound processors are compatible with iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini with retina display, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation) running iOS 7.X or later.
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