A well-proven concept
The Ponto System is used by tens of thousands of adults and children around the world. They rely on its high sound quality performance, which has been well-proven in a number of studies1,2,3,4. In fact, this sound performance makes Ponto the preferred choice of sound processor for users.
The Ponto System is based on the proven Brånemark principle of osseointegration. This is the name given to the discovery of titanium’s ability to bond with human bone. For decades this principle has been successfully applied in the fields of dentistry, orthopedics, craniofacial and hearing care.
Ponto: A Direct Sound Transmission system
A bone anchored hearing system like Ponto amplifies the natural bone conduction hearing and bypasses the defective outer or middle ear. To get the most out of the system, the part that amplifies the vibrations in the system - the transducer - needs to be in direct contact to bone. Just like Ponto.
In systems where the transducer is held by a headband, softband or a magnet, the skin will have a dampening effect and you lose power, especially in the mid to high frequencies that contain important speech information.
Freedom of choice
All Ponto solutions use established and proven techniques yet they are designed to anticipate future developments. This means you can be confident when choosing a Ponto bone anchored hearing solution that you can upgrade your sound processor without changing the abutment or undergoing further surgery.
Conceived by experts
At Oticon Medical, we are proud to have some of the industry's most experienced product developers. Their collective experience stretches back to the days when the technology behind bone anchored hearing solutions was first established.
2 out of 3 users prefer Ponto
When users had the opportunity to test the performance of two different devices in daily life, the majority chose Ponto.
- Olsen S, Glad H, Nielsen L H, ”Comparison of two bone anchored hearing instruments: BP100 and Ponto Pro,” Int J Audiol, vol. 50, pp. 920-928, 2011. J Am Acad Audiol, in press.
- Bosman A, Snik A, Hol M K S, Mylanus E A M, ”Evaluation of a new powerful ear level bone-anchored hearing system, ”J Am Acad Audiol, in press.
- Ortega C, Draper K, Wycherly B, Wasen JJ, “A comparative study of the Oticon Ponto Pro bone conduction hearing system and Cochlear BP100 in patients with single sided deafness (SSD),” 3rd International Symposium Bone Conduction Hearing
- – Craniofacial Osseointegration (Osseo), Sarasota, Florida, US; March 2011. Soli S, “Within-subject comparisons of speech perception in quiet and in noise for patients with single sided deafness fitted with the BP100 and Ponto osseointegrated speech processors,” 12th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, Baltimore, USA; May 2012.