BAHA by Cochlear vs Ponto by Oticon - Which is better & why

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#1

Hi,

Due to the middle ear wax Im getting in my good ear, Im now being referred for consults with ENT’s about a bone conducting hearing aid.

In Australia the bigger player is BAHA, but I have to say Im pretty underwhelmed by their products accessories etc. So Im now looking for an ENT who does Ponto instead.

Wanted to open it to the wall for comments on which is better and why - perhaps someone in Australia has done both and can recommend?

Thanks

http://www.cochlear.com/wps/wcm/connect/au/home/discover/baha-bone-conduction-implants

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#2

Oticon Medical’s Ponto and Ponto Plus devices tend to have better signal processing in them (speechguard, at least a 2-stage feedback cancellation system) vs the Baha 3 sound processors. Cochlear has somewhat better implant technology, but there’s little difference in terms of surgical technique with neither system requiring soft-tissue reduction. The advantage of going with the Ponto implant system is that you can use either manufacturers’ processors, so if cochlear’s signal processing improves and their devices are better in the future you can switch later on. Cochlear’s implant system is only compatible with Cochlear Ltd products.

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