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What are the Benefits of the New Soft Healing Cap with the Ponto System?

Rebecca Cihocki, AuD

September 26, 2016

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What are the benefits of the new soft healing cap with the Oticon Medical Ponto system?

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The original healing cap was hard.  The physician would snap the healing cap on after surgery, and it would sometimes pop off and people would lose it.  The benefit of the new soft healing cap is that its flexible properties allow it to stay in place better.  It moves with the patient and tends to stay in place for the week or so after surgery that they need to wear it.

For existing patients who have some revision surgery or a skin tissue issue that is being treated, they can use the soft healing cap with the Ponto sound processor.  The open design of the soft healing cap enables the sound processor to be connected for these patients who are already wearing the Ponto, so that they have less down time without their sound processor.

This Ask the Expert was taken from the CEU webinar, More Than Just Sound - It's About Audibility: The Oticon Medical Power Solution.

 

 


rebecca cihocki

Rebecca Cihocki, AuD

Clinical Audiologist, Oticon Medical

Rebecca Cihocki  Au.D. joined Oticon Medical in 2012 as the Clinical Audiologist for the western United States. Rebecca earned her Au.D. with Salus University; she also holds a Masters of Science from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona.  Dr. Cihocki has over 15 years of clinical audiology experience; including 8 years at the House Ear Clinic, where she specialized in treatment of SSD patients and adults with middle ear disorders.  Prior to joining Oticon Medical, Dr. Cihocki worked at Phonak Hearing Instruments as customer trainer in the southwest and territory account manager in Arizona.


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