Control your Baha 5 sound processor directly from your iPhone and personalise your hearing experience.
Note: To use the Baha 5 Smart App, you first need to pair your iPhone to your sound processor and
wait for pairing confirmation. See in-app video tutorial or visit www.cochlear.com for instructions.
With the Baha 5 Smart App, you can...
- Adjust the volume and treble/bass on your sound processor
- Adjust the volume of your Cochlear™ Wireless Accessories
- Change programs on your sound processor and activate wireless streaming
- Link a personalised program to specific locations
- Locate your lost sound processor
- View sound processor status and usage
- Access support information and daily tips
The Baha 5 Smart App works together with all Cochlear Baha 5 sound processors.
For compatibility, visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility
The app will display in the language of your iPhone.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Improvements for iOS 14
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A slightly useful App...
For myself, with Single Sided Deafness, this App, and the Baha 5 itself, only falls under “Slightly Better than Nothing.” Having lost my original Baha 5 (and it’s refurb replacement from Cochlear), my audiologist wanted $300 to set up the Baha 5 that I found on eBay. I had to pass on that, as there’s no noticeable difference between a Baha 5 that’s been ‘set-up’ and one that hasn’t. The _only_ time it’s noticeable that you are even using a Baha 5 is when you are also using the Mini Mic, if you’ve set _it_on max volume. That is still nowhere near having a working ear, but is slightly better than being deaf. Most of the time, this whole set-up is not even worth bothering with. I average once a week.
The abutment used for the Baha 5 _used_ to be compatible with the Oticon bone anchored hearing aids, that offer a fuller spectrum of sound, but Cochlear sued them so that it would no longer be compatible. So the sound you’re able to get now from the Cochlear Baha is like what you’d expect from a microphone at the end of 40 ft. of 4” PVC pipe: distant & tinny sounding.
If you’re newly diagnosed, don’t just take your otologist/audiologist’s recommendation that you get a Cochlear implant. Request an Oticon abutment, and you’ll still have a choice. I wish I had known this.
Developer Response ,
Thanks Hobenaro for bringing this issue to our attention. We’re sorry you are experiencing it. Please visit www.cochlear.com/customer-service for your local Cochlear Customer Service team contact details. The team will be happy to help you. – Cochlear Customer Service
Pretty much never works with new iPhone
I really wish Cochlear put a manual volume control on the BAHA. I upgraded to a new iPhone a few months ago and have tried hundreds of times to pair my phone with my BAHA and was only successful once. Then, one day the two magically paired, for about 2 days!! Sadly, the pairing disappeared for no reason I can ascertain, and every attempt I've made to pair have been unsuccessful since. Really annoying because I'm in meetings a lot and it would make my work so much easier if I could adjust my volume. It's to the point where I'm thinking of trying to find an old iPhone to get the pairing function back. I tried working with Cochlear, they state this is a known problem and they have no solution. 🙁
Saving preference settings
I am very frustrated with this app. I am trying to adjust the treble all the way down in Programs 2 and 3 but it seems that there is no way to save it. I sing in a large chorus and the sound gets very distorted on high notes sung in forte (loud). I can hardly hear myself. The sound processor can’t handle it. And if I turn the volume way down with the app I can’t hear the singers around me well enough. I didn’t have this problem with the in-the-ear hearing aid but it gave me infections and the recurrence of cholesteatoma.
So my question is, how can I save the treble settings? The check mark at the top doesn’t save it. The instructional video for the Baha shows the app as having a Preference bar to press and a Save button on the treble/bass page. Any help would be much appreciated. My audiologist advised me to check these reviews for help. She is not able to do the treble setting for me on her computer.
Other than adjusting the treble, has anyone had experience with the Baha and distortion with music? There must be a way to eliminate this problem.
Developer Response ,
Hi Carrie210, sorry you’re having trouble – we would be happy to help! Please visit www.cochlear.com/customer-service for your local Cochlear Customer Service team contact details. The team will be happy to help you. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us and we hope to be able to resolve this issue. – Cochlear Customer Service
- Cochlear Limited
- 100.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.