A Guide for Making Informed Decisions for Bone Anchored Hearing Systems
Selecting the hearing solution that’s right for you or your child requires research and understanding of the technology that makes each solution unique. While audiologists, ENTs and doctors can help guide you, it’s important to understand your options and advocate for what you want and need.
A Bone Anchored Hearing System (BAHS) is an amazing life improvement that brings new sound into your world. Whether you experience the feeling for yourself, or it’s for someone you love, choosing the right 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.
We want you to be armed with as much information as possible. With multiple BAHS options on the market, our community members have found different systems effective for their unique situations. One of these is the Ponto System from Oticon Medical.
Not only are there different products, 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.
Again, we want to arm you with the information you need. Here’s a great guide from Oticon Medical about the different options. All you have to do is enter your email address, and you’ll get a free download of their Informed Decisions guide.
The guide covers:
The different types of bone conduction devices, and what each mean for you
What types of sounds you can hear at different frequencies
Solutions that are best for children
Click here to get the “Informed Decisions” guide from Oticon Medical.
* This information is meant to be helpful and educational and is intended to help BAHS users and individuals considering becoming bone anchored users learn more about bone conduction hearing device technology and how these hearing devices work. The more you learn will help you better understand your hearing loss and what options you have for aiding your hearing loss with a BAHS. For more information about the Oticon Medical Ponto series of sound processors, please visit: www.oticonmedical.com