Your brain – the most important part of hearing

BrainHearing

When we think about hearing, we automatically think about the ears, even though sound is actually heard and processed by the brain. Hearing loss puts extra strain on the brain, which then has to work harder to decode the sound signals it receives. 

That is why we provide audibility and signal processing that support the brain’s cognitive processes. BrainHearing™ is about making listening easy for every user – whether they are learning at school, attending a meeting at work or socializing with friends.

The prerequisite for BrainHearing™

Direct Sound Transmission and the Inium Sense platform are the unique enablers of BrainHearing™ for Ponto and the prerequisites for delivering the output, bandwidth and clarity users need to experience powerful sound quality.

  • Direct Sound

    Direct Sound Transmission

    Direct Sound Transmission systems like the Ponto 3 abutment solution, which has a direct connection to the bone, can provide an extra 10–20 dB of output in the mid- to high-frequency range.1 This range contains the most important sound information for understanding speech.

  • Inium Sense

    Inium Sense Platform

    The Inium Sense chip delivers increased processing power and advanced sound processing technologies for improved signal clarity. This helps the brain to decode sound and focus on the important hearing details.

Direct Sound Transmission means less listening effort

If the brain is not getting the right sounds to work with, it takes intense effort to create meaning. We know patients hear best when nothing stands between them and the sounds they want to hear. Direct Sound Transmission provides more sound to support the brain’s cognitive processes, which reduces the effort spent on listening.2

  • BrainHearing
  • Oticon Medical BrainHearing

References

1. Verstraeten, N., Zarowski, A.J., Somers, T., Riff, D. and Offeciers, E.F. (2008). Comparison of the audiological results obtained with the bone anchored hearing aid attached to the head band, the test band and to the “snap” abutment. Otology & Neurotology 30: 70–75.
2. Lunner, T., Rudner, M., Rosenbom, T., Ågren, J. and Ng E.H.N. (2016). Using speech recall in hearing aid fitting and outcome evaluation under ecological test conditions.
3. Briggs, R., Hasselt, A.V., Luntz, M., Goycoolea, M., Wigren, S., Weber, P., Smeds, H., Flynn, M. and Cowan, R. (2015). Clinical performance of a new magnetic bone conduction hearing implant system: Results from a prospective multicentre clinical investigation. Otology & Neurotology, June. 36(5): 834–41.