A bone anchored hearing system is a type of hearing aid that is anchored by the bones in the ear rather than a hearing aid which is worn behind the ear. There are three types of hearing loss. A bone anchored system is used for conductive hearing loss and mixed hearing loss. Oticon Medical has received FDA clearance to market their Ponto bone anchored hearing system. The Ponto system features a computer fitting platform which facilitates a better match between the patient and the sound processor.
This will offer an additional choice in an already limited selection of instruments which can help individuals who have previously been unable to benefit from other hearing aids including other bone anchored hearing systems. "The Ponto System will move bone anchored hearing solutions to the next level," says Jes Olsen, General Manager of Oticon Medical. "Ponto offers physicians and hearing care professionals unprecedented choice in an arena with growing patient demand. The new system combines exceptional sound quality, improved aesthetics, user friendliness and reliability. In an industry in which only a few companies have the technical skill to act, Oticon Medical brings a freedom to choose that will benefit new and existing patients."
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