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.
- Increased stability for bilateral sound processors.
- Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
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
Limited Functionality, Poor Execution
I have had my BAHA 5 for about three months. I am still learning to use the app to control the settings on the sound processor. I have found the app’s features to be very limited and it doesn’t allow the user very much freedom to adjust the settings, other than the volume and the treble/bass (limited adjustability). There seems to be no way to eliminate or compensate for feedback and screeching. Additionally, there is no functionality for the Apple Watch.
Overall, the app has good potential which is grounded in good ideas, but the execution is very, very poor.
Unfortunately, there are no other options, so we are forced to “live with it”.
Developer Response ,
Hi Mommyann11 , 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
Great sound when connected
I have had my cochlear now for over 2 years and through several updates to this application. One continuing problem is lack of connectivity. I am totally deaf without this application and I have to constantly log out and in to reconnect. My wi-fi and internet are not the issue as this happens no matter where I am at. Can someone please look at this issue
Developer Response ,
Thanks for letting us know. We’re sorry you are experiencing this issue. 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
- Cochlear Limited
- 97.7 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
- Rated 4+
- 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.