Cochlear’s FDA approval is for the first magnetic Baha bone conduction hearing device.
Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Cochlear Baha 4 Attract System for use in the United States. Cochlear is the only company to now offer patients a choice of either a magnetic or a direct bone conduction hearing solution.
"The Baha 4 Attract System sets new standards in simplicity, comfort and hearing performance for magnetic bone conduction implant systems," says Chris Smith, president of Cochlear Americas. "We are pleased to be bringing this new hearing option to patients who want to enjoy the benefits of the Baha System without a skin penetrating abutment. Cochlear is dedicated to being a leader in bone conduction and this important milestone further emphasizes our commitment to continuing our legacy in innovation."
The new Baha 4 Attract System uses magnets to connect the sound processor to the titanium implant. The sound processor simply attaches to the external magnet which transmits the sound to the internal magnet hidden under the skin. The single-point of transmission through the osseointegrated implant and Cochlear's advanced sound processor technology enables efficient conduction of sound.
The FDA clearance of the Baha 4 Attract System follows shortly behind the commercial launch of the new Baha 4 Sound Processor, which features the powerful Ardium platform – three times faster, with eight times more memory than the previous generation. The added power within the Baha 4 Sound Processor drives sophisticated sound technologies, true 2.4GHz digital wireless connectivity and remote controls, perfect for anyone who is "on the go."
Source: Cochlear Limited