You have a choice.
With the Alpha family of bone anchored hearing devices, implanted magnets are used to secure the Alpha 2™ sound processor comfortably behind the ear.
• No external abutment
• No hair follicle removal
• No daily cleaning of a wound
• No long wait for activation
So what does this mean? It means quality sound and a comfortable fit with little or no worries for post-surgical complications. Sophono’s bone anchored hearing devices are cleared by the FDA and carry the CE mark.
Our abutment-free hearing device means you’ll experience quality hearing, everyday comfort… you’ll hardly know you’re wearing it.
The Alpha System™ offers convenience, comfort and ease of use with no sacrifice to performance. The Alpha 2 bone anchored hearing device is ideal for those with conductive or mixed loss with bone conduction thresholds better than 45 dB or for single sided deafness when the better ear has thresholds better than 20 dB.
For patients younger than 5, or for those not wanting an implant solution, the Alpha 2 sound processor can be easily attached to a colorful softband or a metal headband. For more information, go to the Alpha Headband System™ and Alpha Softband Systems™.
The Alpha 2 bone anchored hearing device consists of three elements:
• A titanium implant containing two magnets
• The externally worn Alpha 2 sound processor
• External magnets with varying strengths to ensure comfort and safety
Alpha System vs Baha®
|Implant lies completely under the skin||Yes||No|
|Hair follicles need to be removed||No||Yes|
|Healing time before use||1 month||2 months|
|Digital Signal Processor||Yes||Yes|
First implanted in 2006, and approved for release via a CE mark in 2010, thousands of Alpha System implants and sound processors have been placed, primarily in the U.S., Germany and Western Europe. Because of the far simpler surgical procedure, there has been no reported loss of implants, nor issues with post-surgical infections.
Sophono was incorporated in October 2009, following five years of research and development, with a vision and dedication to improving the bone anchored hearing device experience. The Alpha 2 System was designed and is manufactured in our new facility in Boulder, Colorado, USA.
For more information about our Alpha 2 bone anchored hearing device or another product, talk with your Audiologist or hearing professional today. You can also reach a Sophono representative who will be glad to answer any questions you may have at this toll-free number: 1-877-604-9441.
Sophono ensures our abutment-free hearing devices are well researched, made with care, thoroughly tested and will give you the ability to clearly participate in and enjoy the ability of Listening to Life.
For more detailed information on the Alpha 2 System, visit Alpha Bone Anchored Hearing Products.
Baha® is a registered trademark of Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB