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.