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Ponto 3—The Definition of Power

In bone anchored hearing, when it comes to audibility and understanding, power is everything. That’s why we are proud to present Ponto 3, the world’s most powerful abutment-level sound processor family. Ponto 3 gives you premium sound quality—even if you have a larger hearing loss.

BrainHearing™ – because your brain is the most important part of hearing

If you have a hearing loss, you know how difficult it can be to focus in noisy situations. When there are conversations and background noise, your brain has to work harder to make sense of the sounds it hears, which can leave you feeling drained.

BrainHearing™ is about a fundamental understanding of how hearing works – and how the brain makes sense of sound. At Oticon Medical, we always choose to focus on reducing the extra listening effort the brain spends to compensate for a hearing loss. This frees up mental energy for more important things in life.

Ponto 3 supports the brain’s cognitive processes using the advanced sound processing technology of the powerful Inium Sense platform and Direct Sound Transmission. This type of sound transmission sends sound straight to the bone and on to the inner ear and the brain – without having to travel through the skin, which dampens sound. As a result, Ponto 3 reduces the effort spent on listening1 and helps the brain to:

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  Orient itself and understand what’s happening around you
 Separate relevant sounds from competing noise
  Focus in noisy environments
  Recognise sounds and make sense of them

 

Powerful sound quality

Ponto 3 is the most powerful family of abutment-level sound processors on the market. This power gives you a greater volume range, so loud sounds remain loud but not distorted, and softer sounds are audible.

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    The unique UltraDrive™ technology in Ponto 3 SuperPower, together with the new Inium Sense platform, enables this power while minimising the risk of feedback.

     
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    Ponto 3 also has the industry’s widest frequency range. Hearing a wider frequency range has been shown to increase the speed of language learning2.

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Power to focus and understand

Ponto 3 uses the FreeFocus directional system, designed to help the brain focus while continuing to orient and separate sounds. It automatically switches between different modes to keep sound clear, even when you move from one listening environment to another. With its unique new FreeFocus directionality, Ponto 3 provides 15% better speech understanding in the majority of situations, typically more than 70% of time3.

At the same time, the Inium Sense feedback shield lets you avoid potential feedback that may interrupt speech understanding and communication. This advanced Feedback Management system runs continuously in order to detect and eliminate feedback quickly and efficiently, without affecting the sounds you want to hear.

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Power to participate

The Ponto 3 can be used with the Oticon Medical Streamer and ConnectLine App for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android™ smartphones and tablets — without compromising power, sound quality or battery lifetime.

Whichever Ponto 3 you choose, you can be sure it will deliver the reliability and performance required for an active lifestyle. All aspects of the Ponto 3 have been extensively tested to ensure that they meet the most stringent quality requirements.

 

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SuperPower made beautiful

The Ponto 3 SuperPower has all the power you need in a single-unit abutment-level sound processor. The Ponto 3 SuperPower’s advanced UltraDrive™ technology means you can enjoy premium sound quality in the same discreet design as users with a more minor hearing loss.

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Ponto 3 skins are available in ten different colours and a range of stickers to match your mood or style. 

1. Lunner, T., Rudner, M., Rosenbom, Ågren, J. and Hg EHN (2016). “Using speech recall in hearing aid fitting and outcome evaluation under ecological test conditions”. Ear & Hearing; 37; 145S

2. Pittman, A.L. (2008). “Short-term word-learning rate in children with normal hearing and children with hearing loss in limited and extended high-frequency bandwidths”. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. Vol. 51; 785–797. The study included both normal-hearing and hearing-impaired children who were exposed to limited and extended bandwidth. No conclusions can be drawn from this study with regards to Ponto 3.

3. FreeFocus feature test report (2016), Oticon Medical report no 34425-00