Get in touch with other users

The benefits of bone anchored hearing systems vary greatly from person to person due to differences in hearing loss as well as listening preferences and lifestyle. A good way to gain insight into what life might be like with Ponto or another type of system is to talk to other users. Below are some useful links for getting in touch with other users or user organizations.

Whether you are wearing an implantable hearing device or considering wearing an implantable hearing device, there are a number of support organisations with readily available information and networks. Please advise us of any additional organisations that you would like to be added to this page. 



Hear and Say

Hear and Say is a Queensland-wide not-for-profit organisation that specialises in hearing, listening and spoken language therapy.  To find out more, please visit Hear and Say website.

Hearing Link

National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an established and trusted charity who advocate for hearing wellbeing. The Foundation focuses on supporting and improving the lives of the 880,000+ New Zealanders who are Deaf or hard of hearing, and on raising awareness of risks of preventable hearing loss. To find out more, please visit National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

The Ear Foundation

Hearing New Zealand 

Hearing New Zealand works to improve the lives of the 880,000+ people in New Zealand living with a hearing loss. Our 21 branches across the country offer numerous services in their communities including free hearing checks, unbiased advice and a calendar of events. We are also advocates for the deaf and hearing impaired, promoting inclusivity and accessibility. Our aim is to support and educate the public as well as commission research that benefits the hearing-impaired community.
To find out more, please visit Hearing New Zealand website.



Connevans specialises in meeting the needs of people who are deaf or hard of hearing and has developed a reputation for supplying quality products. 
To find out more please visit the Connevans website

Action on hearing loss


Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss are focused on how they can reach and support people with hearing loss. 
To find out more please visit the Action on  Hearing Loss website

Bone anchored hearing systems 

Bone Anchored Hearing Systems (BAHS) Blog 
 Resources, advice and stories from bone anchored hearing system users.

Facebook - Various BAHA User Groups 


Acoustic neuroma & single-sided deafness (SSD)

Acoustic Neuroma Association
 US organization for people with acoustic neuroma and other benign tumors of the cranial nerves.

British Acoustic Neuroma Association (Bana UK) 
A support charity for those with Acoustic Neuroma.

Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada (ANAC) 
The Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada is a patient-headed, peer support group.

Facebook - Various SSD User Groups: 


Atresia, Microtia, Treacher Collins and Goldenhar Syndrome

Ear Community 
The Ear Community is a warm and supportive community for those who have any or all of the following: varying degrees of hearing loss, Microtia, Atresia, Treacher Collins or Goldenhar Syndrome. 

Facebook - Various Microtia & Atresia User Groups :

AllDeaf Forum
A forum for the deaf and hard of hearing.