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Are There Any Special Considerations for Programming Ponto 5 for a Pediatric Fitting?

Courtney Smith, MA, CCC-A, FAAA, J. Nicole Maxam, AuD, CCC-A

June 13, 2022

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Are there any special considerations for programming Ponto 5 for a pediatric fitting?

Answer

To get started with Ponto 5 programming, check out the Quick Fitting Guide.

In addition, special fitting considerations for pediatrics include the following:

1. Enter the child’s date of birth into Noah.

2. Always run feedback analysis. The Quick Start Guide provides instructions.

3. If the patient is old enough to perform BC In-Situ measurements, always measure them.  Patients can be conditioned to VRA using the BC-Insitu signal in the booth if your set-up allows for this.

4. Make sure to check your preferences for the LED light settings.

5. Oticon Medical is the first and only manufacturer to have built-in DSL-BC Pediatrics

In addition, use the Genie Medical Updater to ensure you have the latest version of the programming software. 

This Ask the Expert is an edited excerpt of the Oticon Medical recorded course, Ponto 5 Mini Advanced Fitting Techniques - Adult and Pediatric Populations. Register to view the course here.


courtney smith

Courtney Smith, MA, CCC-A, FAAA

Courtney Smith is a clinical audiologist with 18 years of clinical experience in hearing aids, cochlear implants, and bone-anchored hearing device solutions working in both medical and private practice settings.  She joined Oticon Medical as their Clinical Trainer in October of 2021. She completed her graduate training at the University of Iowa in 2003.


J. Nicole Maxam, AuD, CCC-A

With 17 years of experience as an audiologist, Nicole joined the Oticon Medical Auditory Technical Services team in the fall of 2021. She completed my master’s degree at the University of Il and doctorate at A T Still University in Mesa. Before Oticon Medical she worked in the school setting and private ENT setting where she offered hearing aids and implantable options.


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