Oticon Ponto Recommendation

Anyone here have any input on these.
Was told yesterday time to look into cochlear implant.

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having aid and implant - def look into implant, its worth it - it does take adjustment time its not like changing a hearing aid, past the healing time, brain does need to adjust to dif way of hearing sounds - would do one ear at a time

Hello Flor1,

I’m a little confused by your question. Do you know if your audiologist/ENT recommended you get a Cochlear Implant or a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA)?

The Oticon Ponto is a BAHA. Otticon has a competitor named Cochlear that also makes a BAHA.

Here is an Oticon Ponto: http://www.conduction-osseuse.info/img/ponto_pro.png

  • Notice how it is just a processor that is attached behind the ear.

Here is a Cochlear Implant: https://oticonmedical.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/cochlear-implant-image.jpeg

  • Notice how there is also a piece that goes around the ear, the part attached behind the ear and a wire connecting the two.

I have two Oticon Ponto Plus BAHAs. I’ll be honest, I don’t know a whole lot about Cochlear Implants as that technology is different than BAHA technology. If you are looking into getting BAHAs, I’m happy to share any information I can. :slight_smile: The good and the bad.

Thank you!