Cochlear® Implants

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 Wireless Mini Microphone

– Portable clip-on microphone that can be given to a speaker (ie: teacher, presenter or parent)
– Optimal for noisy listening situations (ie: restaurants, family gatherings, meetings or in a car)
– Built-in audio port allows user to stream audio via audio cable (included with microphone)
-Range of up to 7 metres-Can simultaneously connect to multiple BAHA® users

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.

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Nucleus 6® and Nucleus Remote Assistant®

The Nucleus 6® is Cochlear’s newest processor. The remote control used to adjust volume and make programming changes is the Nucleus Remote Assistant®.

Please click here for more information about the devices:
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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® 4 and all wireless accessories. All BAHA®s are also equipped to work with FM systems via a plug in FM receiver.

BAHA

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.

BP110 and Cordelle

BAHA® Softband Alternative

The BAHA® Softband appears to be an effective means of hearing rehabilitation for children with a congenital bilateral aural atresia who are too young for the Baha® surgery. The aided hearing thresholds with a BAHA® Softband are almost equal to that achieved with a conventional bone conductor. The speech development of the children studied with a BAHA® Softband is on par with peers with good hearing. This system has also been used for children awaiting surgical stages of implantation. Softbands are available in either a monaural or binaural configuration.

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]