Implantable Hearing Devices (IHD)
Instructional Level: Fundamental
Users of bone anchored hearing devices often report increased listening effort in challenging listening situations even when speech understanding in noise scores are good. Evaluating Listening effort as an important outcome measure for successful communication is never part of the clinical test battery. This presentation aims to provide an insight into how the Ponto bone anchored technology incorporating the propriety Brain Hearing concept improves not just speech understanding but listening effort in the user.