About the study
12 first-time users of bone anchored hearing systems tested Cochlear’s BP100 and Oticon Medical’s Ponto Pro sound processors in random order. The test subjects rated the sound processors at the end of each test period. Each device was tested for an average of 34 days in the subjects’ daily environment. The sound processors were fitted according to the manufacturers’ fitting guidelines, and no fine-tuning was performed. The test subjects rated the sound processors at the end of each test period.
The study was initiated and conducted by Steen Østergaard Olsen, Henrik Glad and Lars Holme Nielsen, Research Laboratory, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. The study was conducted with no outside funding or grants.
For the full presentation on the BP100/Ponto Pro comparison, visit www.dtas.info. (Click on “Årsmøde 2010” and follow the link to “Bone-anchored hearing instruments”).