Category Archives: Product Information

Study: Teenage Bone Anchored Hearing System (BAHS) Users Benefit From Wireless Technology

What can help increase social engagement, improve listening, confidence and increase well-being? A recent study shows how wireless technologies are making that impact on young people with bone anchored hearing systems.

Imran Mulla, Research Scientist at the Ear Foundation shares his findings from the study, which looks at the benefits of teenager’s use of wireless technology with their bone anchored hearing systems. The qualitative study was conducted with young people who use Oticon Medical’s Ponto Plus and the Oticon Medical Streamer with the Oticon ConnectLine microphone/streaming devices.

Below, you’ll meet James Guppy, one of the research participants. He explains how he uses the Streamer with the Oticon ConnectLine microphone and streaming devices. He uses the Streamer with his phone, to watch TV and for playing games on the computer. He uses the microphone system at home with his family and in school where he’s just completed his training to become a mechanic.

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What’s the Ponto Plus? Here’s A Four Minute Video That Will Get You In The Know

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.

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A Wireless System for Remote Access and Control of Your Bone Anchored Hearing System

Have you picked up the new Oticon Medical Streamer and downloaded the new ConnectLine App for your Ponto Plus?

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:

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An Inside Look at Oticon Medical at Work

Today, we’re sharing an inside look at Oticon Medical at work. This is one of our sound studios in the Oticon Medical headquarters in Kongebakken, Denmark. It’s a silent room that can create any acoustical environment to test products with real patients.

This is just one of the many tests Pontos go through before they make their way to you.

Oticon Medical at Work

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Overcoming Distance and Noise: Strategies for Successfully Utilizing FM with the Ponto System with Audiologist Laura Carr

Today, Oticon Medical Audiologist Laura Carr hosted the Audiology Online Webinar “Overcoming Distance and Noise: Strategies for Successfully Utilizing FM with the Ponto System.” Laura discussed FM compatibility with the Ponto Pro and Ponto Plus sound processor families—including how the Oticon Medical Streamer enables FM for Ponto Plus processors. She also talked about connecting to other devices. Her presentation answered many foundational questions around FM systems.

Here’s a recap of the information in Laura’s presentation and other resources for FM information and how-tos. If you would like to watch the full recording of Laura’s presentation, you can find it here.

First, why is FM important?

Many who deal with hearing loss work to overcome three key obstacles: noise, distance and reverberation. Here’s how FM helps with each:

Why FM

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Introducing the First Ever Bone Anchored Hearing System Soft Healing Cap

Oticon Medical is pleased to announce the launch of the first soft healing cap on the market.

Soft_healing_cap_3The healing cap is intended to be attached to the Ponto abutment during the soft tissue healing period after a bone anchored implant surgery to hold the dressing in place and act as protective mechanical barrier.

The new soft healing cap is made of a specially selected thermoplastic elastomer material, designed to provide a dampening effect and stay in place if subject to impact. This flexibility allows the healing cap to absorb side forces when exposed to impact, rather than transferring that impact to the abutment, which can happen with a hard healing cap.

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