Recently, Oticon Medical donated four Ponto Pro and Ponto Pro Power devices on a softband to a hearing humanitarian trip with Peak ENT and Utah State University. There’s nothing that could make our day more than hearing the stories of those who received the Bone Anchored Hearing Systems. We thought we’d share and hopefully bring some joy to your day too.
Joseph Dansie, AuD CCC-A/F-AAA, Peak ENT Associates-Audiologist, went on the mission to Central America to deliver and help fit the softbands. Below, Dr. Dansie recounts his experience with each child.
“I want to say thank you to Oticon Medical for their generous donations of the four softband Ponto Pro and Ponto Pro Power devices,” said Dr. Dansie. “We were able to fit all of the kids with bilateral Microtia/Atresia.”
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to name the new, fun-loving Oticon Medical mascot! We received tons of great suggestions, so you can imagine how difficult it was to narrow it down to just one name. Continue reading →
As a child, one of the most exciting parts of growing up is having every experience be a new experience. Your formative early childhood years are when you first make sense of your senses–learning different tastes, smelling different smells, seeing different sights, touching different textures, and hearing different sounds.
Born in the Philippines with Microtia and Atresia of her right ear, 4-and-a-half year old Annika Silang-Ferrer experienced the world, but she did so with moderate to severe hearing loss.
We’re excited to introduce you to a new member of the Oticon Medical family– and hopefully soon to be a member of yours too! Meet our new mascot. Not only is the Oticon Medical monkey cuddly and cute, it wears its own Ponto Plus.
The only problem? This monkey doesn’t have a name yet! We wanted to leave that up to YOU! Starting today through May 22, 2015 at 5:00pm EST, we’re taking your name suggestions. Not only will we pick a winner from the suggestions that come in, the first 20 people to share their suggestions by using the form below will get their own monkey.
Maybe you had just moved to a new city where you didn’t know anyone. Maybe you experienced an unexpected breakup. Or, maybe you just felt unappreciated. The thing is, with any of those ‘alone’ moments, the moment passes. You make friends. You meet someone new. Somebody compliments you.
For Rebecca Davenport, that moment never passed.
“My world was so quiet. You’re isolated. You don’t know what’s going on in your environment.”
Rebecca, a mother of four and PhD candidate, was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma in August 2013, a tumor of the Eighth Cranial Nerve responsible for hearing. Rebecca met with physicians in Portland and after weighing the pros and cons, they deemed it necessary for her to have two surgeries.
As with most surgeries, there were no guarantees. From the routine to the most complex, there is always some degree of risk involved. In Rebecca’s case the risk was high.
Recently, Oticon Medical and Canford Audio, a UK based audio video and communications equipment resource, teamed up to help Paul James. Paul works in the theater industry and suffers from hearing loss. Any job is difficult with hearing loss since communication is so vital, but Paul’s was especially prohibiting being in a profession that involves audio production.
“The sound processor is worn attached to the implant and then a streamer (wireless device) is worn. The Oticon Streamer also has built in Bluetooth connectivity and this enables Paul to take calls on his mobile phone, or play music from a portable music player.”
Paul wearing his Oticon Medical Streamer and working.
There was still an issue, though. Paul’s production team uses Tecpro Communication equipment to coordinate with one another.