Cochlear® Implants

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Wireless Accessories
(for BAHA® 4 processor only)

Cochlear BAHA® Remote Control

–  Allows patient to access volume and program controls without having to touch processor
–  Can be synched with up to two processors
–  Large visual display

Cochlear Wireless Phone Clip

–  Allows for hands-free calling directly to processor
– Able to connect to any Bluetooth enabled device (ie: phones, tablets, navigation systems, etc.)
– Also has remote control capabilities
– Enjoy music wirelessly streaming from any Bluetooth device

Cochlear Mini Mic 2 and Mini Mic 2+

– These microphones stream sound directly from the person wearing the microphone to the sound processor without the use of an intermediary device.
– The microphones have a range of over 80 feet with a clear line of sight.
– The Mini Mic 2 (the larger of the 2 microphones) is FM compatible as well as DAI compatible

Cochlear Wireless TV Streamer

–  Allows for wireless streaming from an audio source (ie: TV, stereo or other)
–  Move around freely while listening to connected audio source
–  Can simultaneously connect to multiple BAHA® users
–  Enjoy watching TV without having to turn the TV volume up while not disturbing others
–  Virtually no delay between what you see on TV and what you hear through your processor

Cochlear implants are prosthetic devices that provide some hearing for persons with severe to profound hearing loss who receive little or no benefit from hearing aids. Tiny wires (electrodes) are surgically inserted into the cochlea (an organ of hearing). The cochlear implant converts sound energy into electrical signals and stimulates the auditory nerve. Children and adults must meet certain criteria in order to be eligible to receive a cochlear implant in Ontario.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor:  The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is the world’s first Made for iPhone cochlear implant.  This sound processor allows users to stream sound directly without wearing an accessory from iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  Android users can also accomplish the same type of streaming through the use of the Phone Clip accessory also available.  Using the Nucleus Smart App available for download from the App Store, the recipient will also be able to control, monitor and customize the sound processor.

 

 

Cochlear Kanso Sound Processor: The Kanso Sound Processor provides a new way for cochlear implant users to hear.  The Kanso is not worn on the ear.  It is a small, off-the-ear hearing device that provides a discreet hearing solution.

 

 

Bone Anchored Hearing Aids

Some patient’s may require surgical intervention to better assist with their hearing needs. For these individuals, the option of a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid can be available. Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA) are surgically implanted into a patient’s skull. Once implanted the BAHA sound processor picks up sound and then transmits it through the processor via vibrations to the inner ear.

Through our partnership with Cochlear Canada, we are able to provide all BAHA® sound processors, parts, accessories, replacements and repairs. We distribute the latest in all BAHA® technologies including Cochlear BAHA® 5 and all wireless accessories. All BAHA®s are also equipped to work with FM systems via a plug in FM receiver.

 

Cochlear BAHA 5 and Baha 5 Power Sound Processor:   The Baha 5 sound processor is one of the smallest on the market.  These processors are also Made for iPhone devices that let you stream sound directly from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.  Using the Baha 5 smart app you are able to control, monitor and customize the sound processor.

In addition, we also carry other power models including the BP 110® and the Cordelle II®. Please note; these are not compatible with wireless accessories, however, we do provide conventional wired accessories which include: audio cables, telecoils and bilateral connection cords.

 

 

Soft Band application:  For those young children considering the Baha surgery but are too young, there is the option of a soft band.  The processor plugs into the soft band which can be worn like a traditional head band on the infant or small child.  This is an excellent transitional way to wear and experience the Baha before or without surgery.

 

Baby Softband

 

The processor is snapped onto the softband and is placed firmly around the head of the child. The length and tension of the softband can be adjusted to suit any size cranium. These softbands are also available in wide variety of colours and patterns.

BAHA® Loaner Program

Union Hearing Aid Centre is pleased to offer BAHAs that may be loaned for potential BAHA® surgery candidates. These loaners are to be worn on a softband, which can be purchased in the office.However, this loaner program is exclusive to patients referred to us by one of the ENTs in the Otolaryngology department at the Hospital for Sick Children. 

Important Notice

Security Control Instructions (ie: airports, museums, etc.): You must make security aware you have undergone surgery and you have a titanium implant(s) placed in your head that cannot be removed. The BAHA sound processor can be removed before passing through a metal detector unit. There is an information card available through Cochlear® Canada that can be presented to security when travelling. This card has all of this information printed on it.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): As long as the BAHA sound processor is removed for the MRI procedure, the titanium implant and abutment can be exposed during an examination without any risk. The resulting artifacts are minor. This information is available on a card for presentation to the MRI technician through Cochlear® Canada.

BAHA® is a registered trademark of Cochlear Bone Anchored solutions, Sweden. Cochlear and the elliptical logo are trademarks of Cochlear Limited, Australia

For further information regarding BAHA sound systems, please refer to the information below:

For Adults:

– Sunnybrook Hospital (Toronto)
– Markham-Stouffville Hospital (Markham)- Ottawa Civic Hospital (Ottawa)

For Pediatrics:

– The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)
– Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario CHEO (Ottawa)

For all other enquiries you may contact:

Union Hearing Aid Centre
710-123 Edward Street
Toronto, ON
M5G 1E2
Phone: 416-364-2264 or 416-348-8913
Fax: 416-348-0780
Email: [email protected]

Cochlear Canada Inc.
2500-120 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-972-5082
Fax: 416-972-5083
M5H 1T1
Email: [email protected]

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