Many of the BCHDs we use at Bradford Royal Infirmary are able to connect to different types of technology.
A Cochlear™ Baha® 5 device can be used with a smartphone. The Baha® 5 range is able to be connected to Apple products such as an iPhone or iPad and stream audio – whether this be music or a phone call. An app is required to stream audio from an Android phone. This also allows users to alter the settings of their sound processor.
The Baha® 5 range is also compatible with different wireless accessories:
… Cochlear™ Wireless Phone Clip – this is a Bluetooth device allowing interaction between the BCHD and a smartphone,
… Cochlear™ Wireless Mini Mic 2+ – this is a multifunctional streaming device allowing usersto hear better in noisy environments and also provides connectivity with other devices such as laptops,
… Cochlear™ Wireless TV streamer – this is a device which can be plugged into the back of a TV to stream sound from the TV directly to the BCHD.
One accessory from this range is currently provided by Cochlear free of charge when a processor from the Baha 5 range is fitted.
The Oticon Ponto 4 can be used with a smartphone. An app is available for iPhone and Android phone which can allow users to stream audio from the phone to the BCHD.
The Ponto 4 is also compatible with different wireless accessories:
… the connectclip – which is a multifunctional streaming device allowing users to hear better in noisy environments, and also providing connectivity with other devices such as laptops,
… the TV adapter – which can be plugged into the back of a TV to stream sound directly to the BCHD,
… remote control – which can be used to adjust the settings of the BCHD.
These are available to purchase directly from Oticon Medical. Click here for more information.
The Oticon Ponto 3 SP is also compatible with the above devices, but users will also need to use a streamer, which is worn around the neck, to enable the Ponto 3 SP to ‘talk’ to the wireless accessories.
The MED-EL Samba 2 used for Bonebridge and Vibrant Soundbridge implants is compatible with the new Samba 2 Go, which is a wireless streamer.
The Samba 2 comes with a Samba 2 Go at fitting.
The Samba 2 Go can be paired via bluetooth to a range of devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
The Samba 2 settings can also be controlled by a remote app on a smartphone.
The Adhear has a 3 pin receiver into which a cable can be connected, in order to connected to any device with a 3.5mm jack. This can be purchased from MED-EL.
Click here to visit the MED-EL shop.