There are many reasons why people choose the Cochlear™ Baha® System: to amplify sounds, tell which direction noises are coming from, or stream audio from their phone and TV directly to their processor, just to name a few.

For Baha® 5 Power recipient Tiffany S., the decision came down to what would help her hear the sounds of everyday life as a mother and a mountain biker.

Watch as she shares her story:

Tiffany’s Hearing Journey

Tiffany’s hearing journey began abruptly. She had just given birth to her first child when she suddenly lost hearing in one ear.

“When I initially lost my hearing, I was so frightened and so devastated,” she said. “I didn’t know what came next and how my life was going to change.”

She began to look for devices that would help her to hear the sounds she was missing.

“That was super important to me as a new mom,” she said.

After testing many different options, Tiffany decided on the Baha System. She said it was a “perfect fit.”

“All those little things that we just take for granted in hearing everyday life, they all came back to me,” she said.

Tiffany said she noticed an improvement in sound and being able to tell where sounds are coming from. She can now hear crickets chirping, children whispering, and cats meowing – sounds she would have missed before.

Supporting Tiffany

She said the Cochlear Family has supported her throughout her hearing journey.

“My relationship with Cochlear Americas has been amazing,” Tiffany said. “The concept of the Cochlear Family to me really spells community. Knowing that I have support, knowing that there’s others just like me out there. I don’t feel isolated, I feel very much welcomed and very much supported.”

Tiffany said she appreciates Cochlear’s lifelong commitment to her hearing.

“I know that I’m safe, I know that I’m sound, and I know that I will hear today and always,” she said.

For more information on upgrading to a Baha 5 System Sound Processor, click here.

To find a hearing specialist near you, click here.

Skylar Mason
As a journalism student, Baha recipient, and Anders Tjellström Scholarship winner, Skylar is excited to join the team at Cochlear as an intern to tell the stories of other CI and Baha recipients! She attends the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.