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Path to Ponto: Incorporating Bone Anchored Hearing Systems Into Private Practice Audiology Clinics

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1.  Which Ponto device would be most appropriate for an individual with an average bone conduction threshold of 50 dB HL?
  1. Ponto 5 mini
  2. Ponto 5 Super Power
  3. It doesn’t matter, both are appropriate
  4. Neither, you can only fit bone conduction sound processors on individuals with normal bone conduction thresholds
2.  Why would it benefit your patient to move forward with direct transmission (percutaneous) over skin transmission (use on a softband) bone conduction devices?
  1. Direct transmission (percutaneous) can provide up to 20 dB more gain in the high frequencies than skin transmission. Additionally, the patient is over 5 years of age.
  2. The patient is under 5 years of age
  3. There is no significant difference
  4. It won’t benefit the patient, the only difference is cosmetic
3.  What is a key difference between traditional hearing aids and bone conduction hearing systems?
  1. There is no difference, they both do the same thing, they just look different
  2. If you turn up a traditional hearing aid loud enough, there isn’t a difference
  3. Bone conduction devices use vibrations to stimulate the inner ear via the mastoid bone, whereas traditional hearing aids use sound conducted via air conduction which is sent through the ear canal
  4. Only hearing aids allow you to verify
4.  Does the Ponto system come with an accessory option?
  1. No, the Ponto requires individuals to purchase all accessories out of pocket after the order
  2. Each order comes with one accessory of the patient’s choice
  3. Oticon Medical doesn’t offer any accessories
  4. No, the Ponto system requires the audiologist to purchase these additional devices for their patients
5.  How does Oticon Medical support audiologists through the ordering and upgrading process?
  1. We provide insurance support, audiologic support, customer service support as well as in person programming support if necessary
  2. We don’t have any additional support for audiologists, they must do all of the leg work with insurance to order the processor
  3. We provide insurance support but we do not have any other services to support audiologists
  4. No support is necessary

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