Here you can see what the manufacturers currently offer in their starter kits for patients having a BCHD or MEI. The kit contents can change so please check with your ‘end of assessment and device choice’ appointment to see if there have been any changes.
Click on the name of the processor below to see what is in the standard kit.
*Please note your hearing loss may only be suitable for one type of device. The audiologist will advise you.
Bone Conduction Hearing Devices (BCHD)
|Baha 5||Baha 5 Power||Baha 5 SuperPower||Ponto 3||Ponto 3 SuperPower||BONEBRIDGE|
Middle Ear Implants (MEI)
Whichever manufacturer you pick, you can only use their external equipment. Not all the options and accessories come as standard or are replaced by the NHS if they are lost or broken. The different BCHD manufacturers do not all offer the same range of fitting options.
|Cochlear Baha 5, Baha 5 Power and Baha 5 SuperPower||Oticon Ponto 3 and Ponto 3 SuperPower||
MED-EL VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE and BONEBRIDGE
Choice of MiniMic 2+, phone clip, TV streamer or remote control
Oticon medical streamer
No wireless accessories but comes with a remote control and charger with charger cable
Access to Telecoil
It is important to consider whether you would like access to telecoil when choosing an accessory because particular accessories are needed to access telecoil.
For Cochlear Baha 5 series processors you will need a MiniMic 2+ to access telecoil.
For Oticon Ponto 3 series processors you will need an Oticon Medical Streamer to access telecoil.
For MED-EL VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE and BONEBRIDGE you will need a Minitek to access telecoil.
Cochlear Carina does not have access to telecoil.