Early identification of a hearing loss and early access to sound is vital for a child's language development. The age at which children can receive a bone anchored implant varies from person to person. But with the Ponto Softband, children with conductive/mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness can benefit from Ponto sound processors – regardless of age. Recognizing that their needs, preferences and lifestyles differ from those of adult users, Ponto offers a number of dedicated solutions for children, parents and caregivers.
Since children have different needs than adults, Ponto offers dedicated solutions to match their specific needs. Our range of solutions are designed to help children lead happy, active lives.
For children with hearing loss, early stimulation of the cochlea is essential for the development of language skills. The Ponto Softband supports early stimulation by enabling even the youngest child to wear a sound processor. This easily adjustable and flexible softband also offers an opportunity to evaluate the benefits of the sound processor prior to having implant surgery.
Ponto offers dedicated solutions for children, parents and caregivers. For example, the program push button and volume control can be fully deactivated, and special programs can be added to meet the child’s ever-evolving needs. Also, Ponto has a tamper-proof battery door that prevents children from accessing the battery. And to stop the sound processor getting lost or damaged if it falls off, the Ponto comes with a safety line.
Ponto sound processors can be used with FM systems, which supports communication in the classroom, so the teacher's voice can be transmitted directly to the sound processor. Contact us for more information.
Ponto skins and stickers gives a possibility to personalise the sound processor. They are easy to remove and replace to match them to their user's mood or favourite jumper.
We have made two knitting patterns that will enable you to wear your Ponto all day and still stay warm.
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"It’s much easier to follow my classes and to play with my friends"
Oscar, age 8Ponto Pro user