Traditional Hearing Aid Technology
If you currently wear hearing aids you know exactly what traditional hearing aid technology means. You’re sitting around a dinner table where the discussion is flowing from one side of the table to the other and all your concentration is spent trying to follow the thread. You might hear the person across from you or the person sitting beside you but then someone further away says something that you just don’t catch and then with the conversation moving on you’re left behind.
This is due to the way hearing aids traditionally work. They concentrate on the main sound in front you such as someone speaking and try to suppress all other sounds. When in a group environment this suppressed noise often contains vital speech details which when not passed to the brin make conversations difficult and tiring to follow.
With the release of the Oticon Opn traditional technology is surpassed. The Oticon Opn processes sound 50 times faster than delivering the brain a more complete soundscape which puts the wearer, not the hearing aid, in charge of what is focused on and listened to. The result is that it takes less effort to follow conversations.
Studies show that “following conversation in noisy situations” is the No. 1 difficulty for people with hearing loss¹. With the Oticon Opn your ability to understand speech in the most challenging of environments is improved by 30% compared to traditional aids. Research has shown², that wearers of the Oticon Opn experienced reduced listen effort which greatly assists in following conversations in normally challenging environments. It can also assist in-memory storage and recall due to the reduced effort required to listen so wearers will remember more of what people have said to them
1) First Time User Study, 2010
The best hearing aid Oticon has ever developed?
The Oticon Opn is the most advanced hearing aid in Oticon’s range. Elegant and discreet the Oticon Opn is available in various behind-the-ear styles, and in eight different colours.
The Oticon Opn comes with the following Oticon sound-enhancing features:
- OpenSound Navigator™ – hear better, remember more, with less effort
- Spatial Sound™ LX – Helps you locate, follow and shift focus to the sounds you want to hear
- YouMatic™ LX – Tailors sounds to your individual needs and preferences.
- Speech Guard™ LX – Improves speech understanding in noise and makes it easier for you to follow conversations.
Made for iPhone Hearing Devices
The Oticon Opn connects directly to an iPhone® so phone calls can be streamed directly to the hearing aids without the need to take the iPhone out of a pocket/bag. In addition to streaming phone calls, it can also be used to stream music or media directly to the Oticon Opn aids.
If This Then That (IFTTT)
The Oticon Opn is the first aid on the market to be compatible with the IFTTT community which offers endless possibilities of use for the aid.
The oticon On App enables control of the Oticon Opn on either an iPhone or Android phone. Change programs alter volume etc.
Find out more at our hearing aid centres in London
To find out more about what an Oticon Opn can do for you to book an appointment with Audiological Science – 0800 228 9019.