The course describes Oticon Medical’s newest family of sound processors. Participants will learn about the cognitive processes important for BrainHearingTM and be presented with evidence about how BrainHearingTM is supported by Ponto 3.
The course will describe the struggles in a child’s life due to unilateral hearing loss and how a parent can help overcome. The course will also explain how the technology of the Ponto System can benefit a child with hearing loss.
In this course, we will outline the two main bone conduction stimulation systems: direct transmission of the sound signal in the percutaneous system, and the skin drive system. Clinical evidence of patients’ listening effort with the two systems will be presented, and the result put in perspective of treating children with skin drive solutions. Surgical techniques to this approach will also be discussed, specifically the Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery (MIPS).
An overview of the Ponto System will be presented with focus on pediatrics. This presentation will talk about concepts of osseointegration plus an overview of the MIPS surgical procedure and a description on the newly FDA cleared abutment extender and its impact on pediatric patients. The application of signal processing and research findings on the impact of noise reduction and compression characteristics on speech intelligibility in the pediatric population will also be reviewed. The relationship between this research and the signal processing options implemented in the Ponto processors will be discussed.
'Excellent presentation (both clear and concise) - helpful handouts and course materials - very pleased with this overview on this bone anchored hearing system!'Read Reviews
This course will review the benefits of power bone anchored devices, especially when used for SSD or on Softband. Introduction to a new surgical technique and a review of wireless options to both Oticon Medical Pono and Oticon Inc. hearing aids will also be discussed.
This course will introduce the Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery (MIPS), a new technique for placing bone anchored hearing implants. The course will go through the background, how this surgery is performed, and what the patient benefits are.
Melissa Tumblin and Ann Pipes are both mothers to children who use bone anchored hearing systems. Melissa’s daughter Alyssa (Ally) wears the Oticon Medical Ponto Plus on a softband. Ann’s son, Winslow, made his own decision to have surgery to wear his bilateral Ponto Pluses on abutments as implants. Join Melissa and Ann as they talk about how they’ve approached the decision making process around bone anchored hearing systems for their children.
'I liked the parents perspective on the patients improvements'Read Reviews
Oticon Medical supports the use of direct drive bone anchored hearing systems like Ponto for optimal audiological outcomes. In this course, we will outline the importance of providing direct drive amplification for audibility, speech development, and performance, offer tips for counseling patients and parents about this subject, and address some common questions about percutaneous systems.
The course will discuss how FM systems connected to the Oticon Medical's Ponto Bone Anchored System optimizes sound when noise and distance negatively impacts it. The course will also discuss the way FM systems connect to the various Ponto sound processors and how the Oticon Medical Streamer also connects FM systems to Ponto Plus sound processors.
'I was confused about FM options for Pontos before taking this course and this was very helpful!'Read Reviews
Hundreds of thousands of people have seen Aly Klepper and Kevin Hotaling's videos of hearing with their Bone Anchored Hearing Devices for the first time. Seeing their reactions and the emotion on their faces is incredible, but how did Aly and Kevin, both young college students, get there? How did they make the decision to get a bone anchored hearing system, and what's life like now? Join Oticon Medical as we hear from both Aly and Kevin as they share the full stories behind the choice.
The three primary options for Microtia reconstruction (Medpor, Rib cartilage graft and prosthetic ear) will be reviewed including the advantages and disadvantages of each. Options for bone anchored hearing devices (both percutaneous and transcutaneous) and how they can be integrated with surgical ear reconstruction will be discussed. A recent technique for combining the Medpor ear reconstruction with a bone anchored device in a single outpatient surgery will be presented.
The course will provide in-depth knowledge and demonstrate practical use of the Oticon Medical Streamer and its new ConnectLine App. The course will also provide information regarding how to troubleshoot problems that may occur when using wireless devices that are paired to the Oticon Medical Streamer and the Ponto Plus Streamer.
This seminar provides an overview of the auditory implantable technologies that are available to patients today. The indications, and the pros and cons of commonly used middle ear implants, osseointegrated implants, cochlear implants and auditory brain stem implants will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on osseointegrated implants and cochlear implants.
'very good information , but some concepts were confusing'Read Reviews