From what I've been told, these options are GREAT in noisy places but they're decent.
I think Brian meant to say that the BAHA isn't
great in noisy places, but it's decent.
However, there are two new BAHA devices/processors (aka tiny hearing aids) that have improved functionality in noisy and/or crowded places - something to do with new programming technology.
I absolutely adore my BAHA - I currently have a Divino - but next Monday will be demo'ing both the new BP100 from Cochlear and the Ponto Pro from Octicon to see how they compare.
I would rank my BAHA an 8 or a 9 - not a 4.
Here are some links that might help youhttp://www.umm.edu/otolaryngology/baha.htmhttp://anausa.org/forum/index.php?topic=6634.0http://www.cochlearamericas.com/
I have lots of posts on the forum about BAHAs - just search on BAHA - but if you have any specific questions, don't hesitate to ask. If you don't want to post them in the open forum, please feel free to PM me.