Oticon Hearing Aids

Oticon: Company Overview

As one of the oldest hearing aid manufacturers in the world, Oticon got its start in Denmark in 1904. With over 100 years of experience under its belt, Oticon has become a leader in research and innovation for hearing solutions. Driven by their “people first” mission, Oticon began technological research and design of hearing instruments following World War II. In collaboration with research and development from the Ericksholm Research Institute, Oticon hearing aids combine user wearability and personalization as well as cutting edge hearing technology.

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Call us at: (717) 560-5023

Call us at: (717) 560-5023

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Introducing the NEW Oticon Opn

The new Oticon Opn is powered by the Velox Processing Platform and gives hearing aid wearers improved features and functionality. Opn expounds upon BrainHearing technology by capturing a fuller spectrum of sound and clearer sound signals. Opn provides an improved and unique feature that sets it apart from traditional hearing aids: while older hearing aids suppress sounds and boost others, Opn gives wearers the full soundscape in their environment and empowers the brain to choose.

As a result, Oticon Opn wearers are able to simultaneously take in environmental sounds while making the decision to focus on the sounds they want to hear. The OpenSound Navigator Environmental Analyzer scans the full 360 degrees of the wearer’s current listening environment 100 times a second. At the same time, the OpenSound Navigator captures elements of background noise to help situate wearers within their environment.

Additionally, Opn features TwinLink technology: two wireless communication systems in one hearing aid. The first utilizes near-field magnetic communication (NFMI) to simulate natural binaural hearing, providing ear-to-ear communication between both hearing aids. The second is wireless connectibility: Bluetooth connectivity gives Opn wearers the option to stream phone calls, music, and other media directly from their smartphones to their hearing aids.

And perhaps in their greatest innovation, Oticon has created Opn as the world’s first hearing aid to connect to the Internet. With the web service If This Then That (IFTTT.com), Opn hearing aids connect to services offered on the site to connect to sounds commonly experienced in daily life (doorbells, baby monitors, alarms, thermostats, security systems, etc.). Internet connection gives wearers a truly accessible and seamless listening experience.

BrainHearing Technology

When people experience hearing loss, sound signals are not complete or clear. As a result, the brain attempts to fill in gaps of sounds, which often leads to a heavier cognitive load. Powered by the Inium platform, Oticon’s BrainHearing technology relies on four main features to assist the brain in the auditory process.

Speech Guard E protects speech clarity and details for wearers to easily understand what is being said – even in noisy surroundings, which may interfere with speech recognition. Spatial Sound allows wearers to control where they focus their attention and also supports the brain’s natural abilities to sense the direction from which sounds come.

For added personalization, Free Focus is an automatic zoom feature that allows wearers to choose and easily focus on the sounds they want to hear. It also helps wearers shift between conversations and sounds with ease. With the understanding that everyone hears differently, YouMatic is a personalization tool to tailor listening experiences to specific listening needs of each individual wearer.

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Other Features and Styles

Oticon hearing aids come in many different styles, fully customizable to wearer preference and listening needs. The new Opn, powered by Velox, is available in a mini receiver-in-the-ear style – powerful, but small and discreet. BrainHearing technology is available in Oticon’s Alta, Nera, and Ria hearing aids, which are worn completely-in-canal (CIC) or invisible-in-canal (IIC).

Oticon offers tinnitus solutions as well as pediatric hearing aids.

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