We always say our community is the backbone of Oticon Medical. Part of what makes our backbone strong are the inspirational stories of the community members—stories like Anthony Smith’s life as a superhero, and Luca Brooks growing up with the Ponto Plus Power. Adding to the inspiration is Dee Inman. In January 2013, Dee had a stuffy nose that wouldn’t go away, which led to her finding out she had cancer. Among many things, the cancer affected her hearing. Almost three years later, Dee is a proud cancer survivor, and Ponto wearer. Her story is truly incredible and we’re excited to share it with you today.
Dee attended our Patient Advocacy Workshop, and we got the opportunity to hear her full story in person. Here’s her retelling.
Each year, we ask our community members to bring their passion and ideas to the table for an in-person weekend of inspiration, connection and fun. This year, we got together to discuss and create an action plan around how we can collectively take our efforts to the next level.
Ponto users applied to attend the Advocate Leadership Workshop back in July, and for the weekend of September 18-20 we got together at the Oticon Medical U.S. headquarters in Somerset, New Jersey.
During the workshop, advocates had the opportunity to get more information on the most powerful bone anchored hearing technology and talk about addressing the challenges of bone conductive amplification with Tove Rosenbom, Oticon Medical’s senior director of clinical research and training, who came to the meeting all the way from Denmark.
There’s nothing more powerful than a concise and complete overview of a product—including bone anchored hearing systems. That’s why we put together this four minute video that offers a summary of the benefits and features of the Ponto Plus, the most powerful family of wireless sound processors.
Whether you’re just starting to learn about bone anchored hearing systems, you’re in the process of deciding which device is right for you, or you want others to understand what your Ponto Plus is, this video is a quick and easy tool.
While hearing systems like the Ponto can help children with hearing loss have a better experience in school, there are additional steps to ensure they’re getting everything they need and that everyone is informed and on the same page. That’s why we’ve put together a “living” folder of resources for parents and teachers to make school as enjoyable and effective as possible.
These two innovations create a wireless system that brings quality sound from your other devices into your world. The Oticon Medical Streamer and ConnectLine App connects your Ponto Plus to devices like your iPhone®, IPad®, iPod touch® and Android™.
With the Oticon Medical Streamer and ConnectLine App you get:
Remote control of sound processors via the Oticon Medical Streamer
Easy adjustment of the volume and change of programs
Easy selection and customization of ConnectLine sources
Different audio sources like phone calls, music, video chats, TV and live performances can be streamed into your sound processor via the Oticon Medical Streamer. Now, all this can also be controlled with the ConnectLine App for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android smartphones and tablets. The ConnectLine App lets you adjust the volume, change programs on your sound processor and switch between the sound sources discreetly and easily.
Watch this short video to get the full details on the new Oticon Medical Streamer and ConnectLine App:
A Bone Anchored Hearing System (BAHS) is an amazing life improvement that can immediately bring a smile to your face and new sound into your world. Whether you experience the feeling for yourself, or it’s for someone you love, choosing the right BAHS solution is important. The key is that you have a choice, and when you have a choice, it’s best to make an informed decision.
Did you know there are different types of implants? For instance, a direct drive solution sends vibrations via a direct route to the bone. That’s different from a skin drive, which sends vibrations through the skin and then to the bone.
Depending on your specific condition, certain solutions work better than others.
Physical facts with skin drive solutions: These devices have lower output in the mid to high frequency region.