What is a bone conduction hearing system?

What is bone conduction hearing?

This method of hearing uses the natural sound conducting properties of bone. The Ponto System is an implant system for bone conduction hearing that is designed to overcome the many challenges of hearing loss.

The Ponto System by Oticon Medical is a solution for children and adults with conductive and mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness.

The journey to hearing

What sort of things do users consider before they get a bone conduction implant? How is the implant process itself? How long does it take to get used to the new way of hearing? How do children experience it?

Questions like these are a natural part of the decision-making process and you won't be the first to ask!

Find out about the journey to hearing by reading real user experiences.

Happy Ponto 3 users

“I was blown away by how natural it sounded”


See the reactions from users trying Ponto 3


The family of Ponto sound processors

Ponto 3 sets new standards in sound processor power


As the most powerful family of abutment-level sound processors, Ponto 3 provides great audibility and understanding—so you can enjoy more of the sound details in your everyday life. 

Find out more about Ponto 3

I am not a crier, but when I put the Ponto on I almost started crying. I could hear. It was clear. There was no feedback, no buzzing. Then they turned on the Streamer and hooked it up with my phone. I have not looked back since.

Nancy, single-sided deafness

Enjoy clear and natural sound with the Ponto System

Enjoy clear and natural sound

Transferring sounds to the inner ear using the natural sound conducting properties of bone completely bypasses any problems in your ear canal or middle ear.

Find out more about Ponto sound quality

Give your child a great start to the world of hearing

Give your child a great start

With Ponto, children have access to a world of hearing and learning. This gives them the opportunity to take an active part in classroom learning and playground games. 

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It’s been really amazing to see how he can now follow everything at school. The volume of his speech has lowered considerably, and he can concentrate more on learning since he is no longer concentrating on just listening.

Louise, mother of Reuben, single-sided deafness

Answer all calls wherever you are with Oticon Medical Streamer

Answer all calls, wherever you are

Imagine being able to answer the phone without considering your listening situation. With Ponto and the Oticon Medical Streamer, you can. The Oticon Medical Streamer sends sound directly to the sound processor and transmits your voice to the caller.

Find out about all the devices that connect to Ponto through the Oticon Medical Streamer 

Experience the Ponto 3 difference

Experience the Ponto 3 difference

If you are interested in trying the Ponto 3, you can wear it on a Ponto Softband to see the difference it could make to your hearing. This solution requires no surgery and can be used by children and adults of all ages.

Learn more about the Ponto Softband

Don't let your hearing loss to hold you back

Does your hearing loss hold you back? 

With a bone anchored Ponto hearing solution, many users have found it has given them a level of hearing they did not think was possible. Its clarity and sound quality lets them take part in work, school and social situations. 

Meet the Ponto users