How do I know if a bone anchored hearing solution is right for me?
If you are interested in finding out more about this type of hearing solution, always start by talking to an audiologist or an ear, nose and throat doctor. They will be able to test your hearing and assess if you would be a good candidate.
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A bone conduction hearing system can be a good solution if your hearing loss is due to problems in your outer or middle ear. This is because it bypasses these parts of the ear and transmits sound directly into your inner ear. This can be highly beneficial if you suffer from conductive or mixed hearing loss. A bone anchored solution can also be beneficial for those with a profound hearing loss in one ear also known as single-sided deafness.
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Many people with hearing loss switch to a bone conduction hearing solution, like the Ponto System, if they find that conventional hearing aids don’t give the results that they had hoped for.
Can all people with a hearing loss benefit from a bone conduction hearing system?
Bone conduction hearing systems can be a great support to people with hearing loss caused by problems in their outer or middle ear (conductive or mixed hearing loss), as well as people suffering from single sided deafness (SSD). Read more about how hearing works and the different types of hearing loss.
I have hearing loss caused by chronic ear infections. Will a bone conduction hearing device help me?
In many cases, the answer to this is yes. Unlike conventional hearing aids, a bone conduction system leaves the ear canal open and turns sound into vibrations that are sent into the inner ear through the skull bone rather than through the ear canal. This helps to keep the ear canal dry and healthy, which reduces the risk of infection.