Journal article

The Cochlear Baha 4 Attract System - design concepts, surgical technique and early clinical results

Philip J Clamp, Robert JS Briggs

Expert Review of Medical Devices | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Bone conduction implant systems utilize osseointegrated fixtures to transmit sound through the bones of the skull. They allow patients with hearing loss to receive acoustic signals directly to the inner ear, bypassing the outer and middle ear. The new Cochlear™ Baha(®) Attract System (Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, Mölnlycke, Sweden) has been designed as a non-skin penetration hearing implant. The system uses magnetic coupling to hold the external sound processor in place and transmit acoustic energy. An implantable magnet is anchored to the skull via a single osseointegrated fixture, maximizing the efficiency of energy sound transfer. The interposed soft tissue is protected by a SoftW..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors have no pecuniary interests in the Baha Attract System. P Clamp has received fellowship training bursaries from MED-EL and Cochlear PL. R Briggs is a consultant for Cochlear PL. Additional data and figures courtesy of Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB. The authors have no other relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript apart from those disclosed.