BrainHearing

BrainHearing™ -Listening with less effort

Better hearing starts with your brain

The ears pick up sounds, but it is your brain that is responsible for turning these sounds into meaning and making sense of everything you hear.

 

About BrainHearing™


The basic philosophy is to 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 hanging out with friends.

Brainhearing

Your brain –the most important part of hearing

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.

BrainHearingª provides audibility and signal processing that support the brain's cognitive processes.

The way you hear

When sound reaches your brain, there are four fundamental functions the brain carries out to make sense of the sound:

  • Orient according to position of sounds
  • Separate sound sources
  • Focus on what`s important
  • Recognise what each sound is and make sense of it

All of this happens simultaneously in the brain. BrainHearing is designed to support these cognitive processes.

Your child deserves the best

To develop spoken language skills, your child should access the fullest possible spectrum of speech sounds and the most complete, clearest auditory signal possible. The Ponto™ System helps your child learn faster by giving access to a clearer and more comprehensive sound 1.

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Impact beyond better hearing

  • Learn faster1

    1. Pittman, A. Bone conduction amplification in children: Stimulation via a percutaneous abutment vs. a transcutaneous softband. Ear Hear (under review).

  • Remember more2

    2. Lunner, T. et al. (2016). Using Speech Recall in Hearing Aid Fitting and Outcome Evaluation Under Ecological Test Conditions. Ear Hear 37 Suppl. 1: 145S-154S.

  • Less effort3

    3. Bianchi, F. et al. Benefit of higher maximum force output on listening effort in bone-anchored hearing system users: a pupillometry study. Ear Hear (under review).

Direct Sound Transmission means less listening effort

Direct Sound Transmission systems like the Ponto™ System, which has a direct connection to the bone, can provide an extra 10–20 dB of output in the mid-to-highfrequency range.4 This range contains the most important sound information for understanding speech.

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Discover the difference

If you want to find out more about the Ponto™ System and experience the difference for yourself, contact your audiologist.

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1. Pittman, A. Bone conduction amplification in children: Stimulation via a percutaneous abutment vs. a transcutaneous softband. Ear Hear (in press).
2. Lunner, T. et al. (2016). Using Speech Recall in Hearing Aid Fitting and Outcome Evaluation Under Ecological Test Conditions. Ear Hear 37 Suppl 1: 145S-154S.
3. Bianchi, F. et al. Benefit of higher maximum force output on listening effort in bone-anchored hearing system users: a pupillometry study. Ear Hear (In press).
Depending on patient indication the perceived benefit may vary.

4. 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 headband, the test band and to the “snap” abutment. Otology & Neurotology 30: 70–75