Bone Conduction Hearing Devices

Accessories and Technology

Many of the BCHDs we use at Bradford Royal Infirmary are able to connect to different types of technology.

Cochlear

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.

From left to right, the phone clip, the mini mic 2+ and the TV streamer. (Image courtesy of Cochlear).

Oticon Medical

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 connectclip microphone (Image courtesy of Oticon Medical).

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 Ponto 3 SP streamer, which is provided with the Ponto 3 SP when fitted. (Image courtesy of Oticon Medical).

MED-EL

The MED-EL Samba2 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 streamer (Image courtesy of Med-El)

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 Samba 2 app (Image courtesy of Med-El)

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.

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