Travelling with your Baha
Remember to bring spare batteries, cleaning equipment and your patient identification card when travelling. A drying kit is also advised if you are travelling to a humid climate. Sound processors are safe to go through security scanners and metal detectors, however if questioned, patients may provide their patient identification card for further information.
Baha recipients are able to use the phone through a number of methods:
Acoustic listening: When using a conventional telephone, hold the receiver close to the sound processor microphones. Do not press the phone against the sound processor as this may cause feedback.
Wireless streaming: The Baha 5 series processors have wireless compatibility with iPhone and Android devices (see below for software requirements). By downloading the Baha 5 Smart Sound app, you can stream phone calls directly to your Baha 5 sound processor.
Cochlear Wireless Phone Clip: Baha 4 and Baha 5 recipients are able to use the Cochlear Wireless Phone Clip to make hands-free calls. This device streams sound directly from your smart phone to the Baha sound processor.
There are three Apps available for the Baha 5 sound processors:
Baha 5 Smart App
This app allows you to adjust the following directly from your iPhone or Android device:
- Change volume, treble or bass
- Change or create programs
- Link programs to a specific location
- Stream music directly to the Baha
- Locate lost sound processors
- Access support information
- Check sound processor status and view usage
Please check the compatibility of the Baha 5 Smart App with your phone by visiting Cochlear Ltd
Baha Control App
This app allows control of your Baha device through a Cochlear Phone Clip. This app is good for recipients who have an iPhone or Android smartphone and would like to use their phone as a remote control to adjust volume on the Baha sound processor and its accessories.
Baha Support App
This app allows you to learn more about your Baha with tutorials, FAQs and fact sheets. It contains information about the Baha 5, 4, BP110 Power and BP100 sound processors.
How to pair your Baha to your iPhone or Android device
- Turn off Baha 5
- Go to Settings à General à Accessibility
- Turn on Baha 5 – this will activate a 120 second window for discovery by your iPhone. If you have bilateral Baha devices, turn both on simultaneously.
- On your iPhone select ‘Hearing aids’, turn on Bluetooth. Your phone will start searching for the Baha sound processor(s).
- Select the name of the sound processor once it appears on your iPhone. If you are pairing bilateral sound processors one name will appear with ‘R+L’
- Accept the pairing request – wait for pairing confirmation to be heard before exiting the pairing screen. You will hear 6 beeps followed by a ripple tone. This should take 120 seconds maximum.
- Once paired, download your Baha 5 Smart App to use
- Turn off Baha 5, enable Bluetooth on your smartphone
- Turn on Baha 5 – this will activate a 120 second window for discovery by your Android phone. If you have bilateral Baha devices turn both on simultaneously.
- In the Baha 5 Smart App tap ‘Pair Device’. Your phone will start searching for the Baha sound processor.
- Tap the name of your sound processor, and then select ‘Pair’. The app will now pair and connect to your sound processor.
Further information and instructions can be found at the Cochlear Ltd website: www.cochlear.com.au
More accessories are available from Cochlear Ltd in the Cochleartm Wireless Accessories range. See over the page and contact the Cochlear Care Centre (phone: 1800 069 365) for more information or visit the website: www.cochlear.com.au.