Oticon Medical Receives FDA Clearance to Market New Ponto Abutment Extension

No surgery, seamless fit with existing abutments for unprecedented 
freedom of choice in bone anchored hearing solutions



SOMERSET, NJ February 8 — Oticon Medical announced today that it has obtained 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Ponto Abutment Extension. The new abutment extension seamlessly connects to existing abutments so users can upgrade their bone anchored hearing solutions without changing abutments or undergoing further surgery. The abutment extension provides freedom of choice to all BAHS users. The Ponto Abutment Extension completes the Ponto abutment family, making it the most flexible and versatile implant solution available.

“Freedom to choose is central to Oticon Medical’s People First philosophy,” says Oticon Medical President Jes Olsen. “We believe that hearing care professionals and users should have the freedom to choose whichever solution best suits their needs regardless of the brand. The unprecedented interface compatibility made possible with the new Ponto Abutment Extension means that even more people will be able to access the best sound technology available.”

Oticon Medical provides the most extensive family of abutments for variation in skin thicknesses. The Ponto abutment concept offers important features designed to improve some of the most critical aspects of the skin penetration for bone anchored hearing. Oticon Medical’s proprietary OptiFit™ and OptiGrip™ implant design concepts have been cleared by the FDA for use in tissue- preserving surgery. Like all Ponto abutments, the new Ponto Abutment Extension has a medical grade titanium surface.

For more information on the Oticon Medical Ponto System, the new Ponto Abutment Extension and the entire family of Ponto abutments, visit www.oticonmedical.com/us.

About Oticon Medical
Because Sound Matters . . .

Oticon Medical is a global company in implantable hearing solutions, dedicated to bringing the magical world of sound to people at every stage of life. As a member of one of the world’s largest groups of hearing care companies, we share a close link with Oticon and direct access to the latest advancements in hearing research and technologies. Our competencies span more than a century of innovations in sound processing and decades of pioneering experience in hearing implant technology.

By working collaboratively with patients, physicians and hearing care professionals, we ensure that every solution we create is designed with user needs in mind. We share an unwavering commitment to provide innovative solutions and support that enhance quality of life for people wherever life may take them. Because we know how much sound matters.


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