Along with the introduction of the Baha® SoundArc, Cochlear has released a new version of the Baha Fitting Software.
Baha Fitting Software (BFS) 5.3 updates include:
- The Baha SoundArc as a non-surgical wearing option for your patients.
- Updated firmware for Baha 5 sound processors, which expands device compatibility with the Baha 5 Smart App.
- Future compatibility with Baha 5 sound processors.
Links to register and download the new BFS 5.3 are available in the “Software Support Resource” section in myCochlear Clinic.
Why do you need to update your BFS?
The new Baha Fitting Software 5.3 gives SAMSUNG Galaxy S8 users access to the Baha 5 Smart App! In order to better serve patients with the new SAMSUNG smartphone, resetting the sound processor to factory settings in BFS 5.3 will push new firmware into existing Baha 5 generation sound processors. The new firmware will allow the sound processor to communicate directly with the SAMSUNG Galaxy S8. Sound processor firmware is easy to upgrade for SAMSUNG Galaxy S8 compatibility in the clinic using the factory reset tool with a wired connection.
New orders and repairs for Baha 5 sound processors with upgraded firmware will start shipping in March 2018. If your clinic has not yet downloaded BFS 5.3 by then, your current software will not be able to communicate with the new or repaired Baha 5 sound processors. To alleviate this problem, we encourage you to download BFS 5.3 as soon as possible!