Denver — Cochlear Americas announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Cochlear Baha 3 Power sound processor, a programmable bone conduction hearing solution for children and adults with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, or single-sided sensorineural deafness.

According to the company, the Baha 3 Power is the industry’s first power bone-anchored hearing solution with advanced automatic digital signal processing and a directional microphone.

The automatic signal processing functions are designed to automatically adapt to the user’s sound environment, helping to provide greater audibility and listening comfort across different listening environments. 

Chris Smith, president of Cochlear Americas, commented, "Users who cannot benefit from hearing aids now have the best opportunity to connect to sound and effectively communicate."

The Baha 3 Power joins the Baha 3 sound processor. The company says the processors were redesigned based on feedback from recipients, parents, and clinicians, resulting in devices that are sophisticated yet easy to use.

Both processors incorporate features especially designed for children including tamper-resistant battery doors, a key lock function, and a universal connector for FM systems for increased connectivity in the
classroom. In addition, Cochlear has added increased water protection.

SOURCE: Cochlear Americas