Ponto Pro scores best in
Over the last year, bone anchored hearing systems have developed considerably. In Copenhagen, Denmark, Rigshospitalet initiated and conducted a study to compare the newest products. Compared to the BP100 from Cochlear, Oticon Medical's Ponto Pro excelled on a number of key parameters, including speech intelligibility and ease of use. Out of the 12 test persons, 8 declared a preference for Ponto Pro.
Significantly better ratings of speech perception
Based upon trials in daily environments, the test persons rated Ponto Pro significantly better than the BP100 when conversing with one person in a car and when listening to the TV or radio.
Easier to use
In terms of handling, the test persons found changing the battery and adjusting the controls significantly easier with Ponto Pro than with the BP100.
About the study
The test persons rated the sound processors at the end of the test periods. The test persons tested the devices for an average of 34 days in their daily environment. The sound processors were fitted according to the manufactures' fitting guidelines, and no fine tuning was performed. The test persons rated the sound processors at the end of the test periods.
The study was initiated and conducted by Steen Østergaard Olsen, Henrik Glad and Lars Holme Nielsen, Research Laboratory, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. The study was conducted with no outside funding or grants.
For the full presentation on the BP100/ Ponto Pro comparison, visit www.dtas.info. (Click on ‘Årsmøde 2010’ and follow the link to ‘Bone anchored hearing instruments’).
Rated highly by users
on key parameters
Rigshospitalet is a highly specialized hospital which is organized under the Capital Region of Denmark. With a few exceptions, Rigshospitalet covers all medical specialist areas.
For the full presentation on the BP100/ Ponto Pro comparison study conducted by Rigshospitalet:
(Click on ‘Årsmøde 2010’ and follow the link to ‘Bone anchored hearing instruments’).
Get more information about the clinical results.
Find out more about how the Ponto System equates with other systems on the market in the FDA clearance document
Independent studies have investigated the performance of the Ponto sound processors compared to equivalent bone anchored sound processors. And the result is evident; two thirds of all respondents prefer Ponto.