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New Bone Anchored Hearing System by Oticon Medical is Approved by the FDA

By September 6, 2009

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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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Comments
December 10, 2009 at 7:58 pm
(1) Alwyn says:

The first sentence above is incorrect. It says, “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.”

This is not so. It should say, “A bone anchored hearing system is a type of hearing aid that is anchored TO AN IMPLANT IN THE SKULL BONE BEHIND THE EAR rather than a hearing aid which is worn IN OR behind the ear.

January 24, 2014 at 5:18 am
(2) surround sound says:

From the days when people first gained the ability to check their email
on their television sets, the technology seed has
been planted for greater things to come. Yamaha want these
speakers to be affordable by everyone whilst still keeping their undoubted quality so that everyone can have a pair – much like their predecessors,
the NS10′s, which were in tons of studios worldwide but are
no longer produced. One of the greatest things about it is that it can be setup in
about 15 min.

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