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Cochlear Baha® 5 Bone Anchored Hearing Aids

Models, Reviews, Prices, Videos, and More

69% score based on 12 reviews

About Cochlear Baha® 5

  • Fully programmable, premium head-worn sound processor with Bluetooth® Smart technology
  • Made for iPhone Hearing Device with support for direct audio and data streaming
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless technology that connects to Cochlear Wireless Accessories
  • BCDrive transducer technology
  • 17 channel sound analysis with Wide-band Dynamic Range Compression and Natural Sound Resolution
  • 4 user-defined programs with dedicated listening programs for music, outdoor and noisy environments
  • Scene Classifier controlling: Noise Manager, Active Balanced Directionality, and Active Gain
  • Position Compensation
  • Control Sync for bilateral synchronization of program change and streaming
  • Dual Track Feedback Manager
  • Compatible with FM and digital wireless ALD systems by connecting a body worn receiver of the listening system to the line input of the Cochlear Wireless Mini Microphone.

Feature descriptions via Cochlear

Cochlear Baha® 5 Models

Cochlear Baha® 5

Bone Anchored Hearing Aid

Cochlear Baha® 5

9 reviews

Release Date: 07 April 2015

The Cochlear Baha® 5 has a dedicated volume control, a push button, uses size 312 hearing aid batteries, and is Made For iPhone.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating:
  • Phone Compatibility:
Cochlear Baha® 5 SuperPower

Bone Anchored Hearing Aid

Cochlear Baha® 5 SuperPower

1 review

Release Date: 07 April 2015

The Cochlear Baha® 5 SuperPower has a dedicated volume control, a push button, rechargeable batteries, and is Made For iPhone.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating:
  • Phone Compatibility:
Cochlear Baha® 5 Power

Bone Anchored Hearing Aid

Cochlear Baha® 5 Power

2 reviews

Release Date: 07 April 2015

The Cochlear Baha® 5 Power has a dedicated volume control, a push button, uses size 675 hearing aid batteries, and is Made For iPhone.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating:
  • Phone Compatibility:

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Cochlear Baha® 5 Model Comparison

Cochlear Baha® 5 Cochlear Baha® 5 SuperPower Cochlear Baha® 5 Power
Cochlear Baha® 5 Cochlear Baha® 5 SuperPower Cochlear Baha® 5 Power
Rating
62%

9 reviews

90%

1 review

88%

2 reviews

Disposable Batteries Battery Size
312
Battery Size
675
Made For iPhone
Push Button
Rechargeable Batteries
Volume Control
Accessories

Model details listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Cochlear Baha® 5 Technology Details

Cochlear Baha® 5
Price $
Rating
69%

12 reviews

Directionality
Adjustment Synchronization

Technology specifications listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Cochlear Baha® 5 Accessories

Baha 5 Smart App

Baha 5 Smart App

Functions

  • Smartphone App

Cochlear Baha Remote Control

Cochlear Baha Remote Control

Functions

  • Remote Control

Cochlear Wireless Phone Clip

Cochlear Wireless Phone Clip

Functions

Cochlear Wireless TV Streamer

Cochlear Wireless TV Streamer

Functions

  • TV Streamer

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Cochlear Baha® 5 Videos

With the light Baha 5 Sound Processor, Jon can wear his magnetic hearing device all day
Cochlear Baha® 5 Video

With the light Baha 5 Sound Processor, Jon can wear his magnetic hearing device all day

22 June 2015

"Baha Attract user Jon was having problems with his magnet. The sound processor felt so heavy that he could only wear it for a few hours at a...

Explore the Making of the New Cochlear™ Baha 5® Sound Processor
Cochlear Baha® 5 Video

Explore the Making of the New CochlearTM Baha 5® Sound Processor

01 April 2015

"For individuals who are deaf in one ear, or have mixed or conductive hearing loss, a bone conduction implant, like the new Baha 5 System, may be...

Baha 5 - Pairing with iPhone
Cochlear Baha® 5 Video

Baha 5 - Pairing with iPhone

10 April 2015

"Your sound processor is a Made for iPhone (MFi) hearing device. This allows you to control your sound processor and stream audio directly...

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Cochlear Baha® 5 Reviews

Hearing aid reviews are fundamentally different from reviews for most other consumer electronic products. The reason is because individual factors, like degree of hearing loss, have a profound effect one's success and overall satisfaction with the product. When purchasing a hearing aid, you'll need to consider more than just your hearing outcome. Hearing aids are manufactured with varying levels of quality; some hearing aids are extremely durable, while others suffer frequent breakage. Battery life also varies between models, and manufacturer predictions of battery life are often optimistic. By collecting feedback from consumers, we can get a better idea of real world product durability and battery life... Continue reading

Overall Ratings

Hearing Tracker uses a ten-question survey to assess consumer feedback on hearing aids. The percentage bars below reflect the average ratings provided per question, averaged across all hearing aids belonging to this family of devices.
Note: Original answers provided in star rating format.

Benefit in Quiet
Benefit in Noise
Benefit on the Phone
Clear and Natural
Music Improvement
Physical Comfort
Reliability
Feedback
Hearing Improvement
Value
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Member 14 August 2018

I love it. But some times it whistles and that hurts Need to provide more of those little caps for showering

Member
Member 14 August 2018

I have zero complaints about my Baha 5. It is really easy to wear and use. The implant surgery was a breeze and I finally can hear conversations in the car, home and enjoy movies again.

Lorrie Y.
Lorrie Y. 14 August 2018

Because of my inner demise, a traditional hearing aid is of no use to me; enter the BAHA 5. I absolutely would recommend this. Early on, I was inclined to think I made a mistake. Give it time and go back and get tweeks - I had feedback, certain noises overwhelming, etc. I was fortunate; it only took me 2 trips after the initial set up to get things configured properly. You also have to give your skull time to get used to something stuck on it, AND adjust the magnet strength if necessary. I started with a 4 and got horrible headaches. Went down to a 3 where I am today (surgery end of May, started using BAHA in June). Cochlear has been extraordinarily helpful when I have called in as well. I am very happy to finally have a solution for my one sided hearing loss. It is kind of strange to feel your skull and feel the implant, but the result is worth it. Because of the shape of my skull, the surgeon had to place the implant fairly close to my ear so my sunglasses don't work. I need the cable temple sunglasses that wrap around your ear now. If you wear glasses daily, this may be something to consider. I wear the device 5-8 hours a day, depending on what is going on. I have worn it longer on occasion as well. I answered the question above regarding telephone use, but it for me is a non issue. I use my good ear on the phone, wish N/A had been an option.

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Member 14 August 2018

Do not waste your money. No manual buttons to control power, programs and volume. Must have IPhone to use that application. Cheap battery door/compartment. Poor sound quality.

Member
Member 08 April 2018
Exactly the way I felt about the loss of volume control. For the sake of a smaller aid, now one can't control it anymore. I did that all the time with my old BAHA.
Member
Member 14 August 2018

I hated this device. After having it for almost 2 years, I was fortunate to get an infection at the site and found out at that appointment that the annoying screw could be removed within minutes. Imagine having a screw installed into your head. And not being able to get it out. I was reminded of it day in and day out. It was very uncomfortable when laying down. At the end of each day there was this disgusting crusty thing that would either fall off or end up getting twisted in my hair. The unit that you plug on to the screw was very noticeable - even with my long, wavy hair. People always asked me what it was. Then, it would somehow find a way to communicate with things that made noises - like elevators and copy machines. I'd be sitting at my desk listening to my hearing aid communicate with the copier. Then, if you hug someone, the things starts ringing really loud. Like I want to hug someone and announce to everyone that that noise was my hearing aid, and yes, I am partially deaf. Then, at the bakery, someone walks up to me and hands it to me. I said, "how did you get my hearing aid??" and was told, "I saw something fall out of your hair when you walked in". Please don't waste your time with this device.

Member
Member 25 October 2017
Well stated. My experience is very similar to yours with the BAHA. Constantly infected, have to sleep on one side my whole life, does not work well in a noisy room. Mine is coming out. So they removed your entire BAHA in minutes?
Suzanne E.
Suzanne E. 14 August 2018

The Baha system, using bone conduction, bypassed the conduction loss produced by congenital middle ear problems which limited clarity for conventional hearing aids. Sound through the Baha is clearer and far more natural than with my experience with conventional hearing aids. The absence of a mold or tip in the ear has reduced the propensity for middle ear infections produced by the "hot box" effect in the middle ear produced by hearing aid molds and even tips. A surgical implant is initially more complicated than a simple hearing aid, but when all is said and done, the Baha is more comfortable than a conventional hearing aid. Downsides: the device is extremely moisture sensitive--a single drop of light rain generates a screaming crisis calling for transfer to the drying jar; the battery door is easily accidentally separated from the device; and the device itself is easily subject to dislodging and dropping with a hug or an accidental brush with another object. The safety loop provided is so long that it creates yet another hazard so I do not use it. Cochlear is sending a shorter one that clips onto your hair. The benefits of clear and comfortable hearing more than outweigh the downsides...but they do make the device a bit finicky. I didn't realize how much I was missing, even with two conventional hearing aids, until I started using the Baha in conjunction with a hearing aid on the less damaged ear.

Marie R.
Marie R. 14 August 2018

I have the BAHA 5. I've had good hearing my whole life until now (I'm deaf on my left side), so my opinion may be biased, as not everyone who has a hearing aid knows what natural sound is supposed to sound like. So, that said, I don't have too many good things to say about that BAHA 5 in the 2 months I've had it so far. Very first: this device is not built for the elements. It is water resistant, but not water proof. As in a little sweat will get into the battery hatch and your device will stop working. You'll have to take the battery out and wait for your device to dry out before it works again. Cochlear needs to understand that a hearing aid is literally someone's ear in place of their actual ear, so it has to be built for the elements. All this money put into technology and it can be stopped by a little sweat? Who let you release this? Another fault: this device will pair with everything. If your phone rings, it routes to your device. If you play audio/video, it will route to your device. Sounds awesome. It WOULD be, if the sound quality was actually anything to brag about. It's by far the most disappointing quality I've ever heard. There's no point to ever pair these settings to your device. I either have to quickly take off my device to answer my phone or struggle with my settings every time. I understand technology has come a long way, Cochlear, but if you put an incredibly important device on the market, work out your kinks. Because now i'm stuck with this device literally forever. For those of you thinking about which device, PONTO vs BAHA 5, keep in mind that you are going to be married to one or the other, because of the abundment will only fit one device or the other. I don't know what the PONTO is like, but I know what the BAHA is like, and I'm not really happy about it.

Mike W.
Mike W. 14 August 2018

Lack of compatibility with android is a real draw back. Weak battery door. Sometime a sound occur even in a quiet area. Baha web site for Cochlear needs work. Need to have more control over settings with my iPad. Seems reliable so far. It does improve hearing.

Jim C.
Jim C. 10 August 2016

If you don't have one and you need one you're missing a lot.

Jim C.
Jim C. 10 August 2016
I've had unilateral deafness as long as I can remember. It wasn't until a year ago I was fitted for any hearing aid at all and I'm 55 years old. The first was the Baha 5 which wasn't really giving me enough Gain to my good ear. So after a few months I was fitted for a Baha 4 Power and used it for a year about 7 months, it worked well but I missed the Bluetooth a lot. I recently upgraded to a Baha 5 power. I thought the Bluetooth was the best part of getting the new Processor, I was totally wrong! I have to say this, the Baha 5 Power represents an immeasurable increase in sound clarity and Gain over the Baha 4 power. The Baha 5 I had first probably gave the same quality but didn't have the energy to get all it was sending to my good ear. I seriously feel like I'm hearing so much more it's a godsend for me.
Member
Member (verified) 05 August 2016

Quickly adopting and adjusting to various sounds that were non existent before due to wearing under powered spectacles bone conduction hearing aids. Clarity of sound particularly speech has markedly improved. From past experience it will take approximately a month to completely adjust to sounds and be comfortable with it.

Anonymous
Anonymous (verified) 17 March 2016

Hearing aid has been helping me to hear better at work. As I have good hearing on my right ear, I never needed to use my hearing aid for my phone. I found it annoying that whenever my phone is close to me it automatically sync with my phone when I do not want to (example: when my husband need to use my phone but it kept syncing to my hearing aid).

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Member 29 June 2017
I have a baha 5. And I am not happy at all with it. This is my number 2 baha 5 and it's not much better at all. I have had problems from the first day it was turn on. Plus if you get there abutment you can't switch over now to other device like you could they stoped that to. Please dont get one until you are sure about it. Now I fill stuck with nothing to use. Bad sound bad feedback. Buzzing. A sizzling sound at times and now so muffled it's hard to hear out of it. Good luck if you decide to go this way.
Marie R.
Marie R. 19 August 2017
I have the BAHA 5. I've had good hearing my whole life until now (I'm deaf on my left side), so my opinion may be biased, as not everyone who has a hearing aid knows what natural sound is supposed to sound like. So, that said, I don't have too many good things to say about that BAHA 5 in the 2 months I've had it so far. Very first: this device is not built for the elements. It is water resistant, but not water proof. As in a little sweat will get into the battery hatch and your device will stop working. You'll have to take the battery out and wait for your device to dry out before it works again. Cochlear needs to understand that a hearing aid is literally someone's ear in place of their actual ear, so it has to be built for the elements. All this money put into technology and it can be stopped by a little sweat? Who let you release this? Another fault: this device will pair with everything. If your phone rings, it routes to your device. If you play audio/video, it will route to your device. Sounds awesome. It WOULD be, if the sound quality was actually anything to brag about. It's by far the most disappointing quality I've ever heard. There's no point to ever pair these settings to your device. I either have to quickly take off my device to answer my phone or struggle with my settings every time. I understand technology has come a long way, Cochlear, but if you put an incredibly important device on the market, work out your kinks. Because now i'm stuck with this device literally forever. For those of you thinking about which device, PONTO vs BAHA 5, keep in mind that you are going to be married to one or the other, because of the abundment will only fit one device or the other. I don't know what the PONTO is like, but I know what the BAHA is like, and I'm not really happy about it.
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Member 27 September 2017
I want my BP100 back! The Baha 5 has been a very big disappointment. The BP100 was more durable, and actually came with controls on it for turning it on/off, changing programs and volume. Who makes something that doesn't have an manual power button? The only way to turn it off is remove it, and open the fragile battery compartment. and take out the battery. It was much easier when I could turn it on/off, or adjust it while it was still on my head. Nothing like being in a work conference, and having to remove your ear in front of everyone. The app to control it doesn't work with an android phone! I heard better with the BP100. The sound quality with the Baha 5 is very weak. And because there are no manual adjustments, I am stuck at the volume the audiologist set at installation, unless I want to continue to pay $250 to go back and have it adjusted, and re-adjusted. For the money they charge, you would Cochlear would have actually offered something that was better than the model before it. The technology abilities are nice, but do you know good until you spend a whole lot more money to utilize. There should be manual power, program and volume buttons on every model.
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Member 02 March 2018
I have two Baha 5 and so far am finding the quality of sound much improved over my previous Bahas. The outdoor programme on the app works very well and I no longer hear the wind whistling through my aids. As these aids are some of the latest technology I am dissappointed there is no loop facility for when visiting theatre, church etc. Has anyone found a solution for listening to the movies when travelling by plane. With the previous aids I had an attachment for the aid which plugged into the sound source. Does anyone have a soluton how to overcome this. apart from wearing the old aids.
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Member 14 December 2018 Replied to Member
hi, you mention the outdoor programme, how did you get that on your baha, is it done though a app or the hospital
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Member 24 May 2018
I am so excited to finally have United Healthcare approve my appeal for the BAHA5 implant. I have surgery June 19th next month. Can’t wait to hear better. I’m a hairstylist so loosing hearing in my right ear has made my job a lot more difficult. I will let you know in September how much I like my BAHA. THANKS!!
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Member 03 July 2018
I had a BP100 for many years. I gave it a score of 2 out of 10, it was more annoying than useful, it had poor functionality, sound quality, etc. It was a $6-7K device, that alone was unbelievable to me. In any case, now I am approved for a BAHA 5 upgrade through my insurance, but out-of-pocket cost is $4250. Yikes. My concern is it will not really be any better, and there are enough negative posts in this forum to give me second thoughts. Why can't they put in some cool noise cancellation technology, that would be a no brainer. Take the noise picked up from the processor and pump it to your good ear at 180 phase difference, where it will then cancel out the noise and then you'll hear your friends talk in a noisy room. Cochlear apparently has no imagination, ingenuity, or innovation. I bet I could engineer an off-the-shelf bone conduction system that actually had benefit. Noise cancellation, controls, durable, water-resistant, wind-resistant. Think I'm going be happy without one until they do it right.
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Member 11 July 2018
Hi I have one of these and I don’t like it, what are the other options out there right now? Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Member 23 July 2018
I've had the baha 5 for over a year. I still am not even 60 % satisfied. I cannot hear in a party surround. The noise is picked up more than words. I have a difficult time hearing the person facing me. I'm very frustrated. At home or grocery store ok. But in malls and parties it is completely useless. Very upset. The doctor said she programmed it to eliminate background noise...but found out it was not helpful at all. I'm ready to give it up. I even tried adjusting from mobile phone, no matter which way I programmed it, it was complete disaster. I ended up leaving earlier due to frustration.
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