Oticon – Opn
Traditional technology – Focuses on one speaker, suppresses all others
New technology – Opens up the soundscape to embrace multiple speakers
You probably know the feeling. You’re sitting round the dinner table, working hard to follow the thread. You might be hearing the person across from you, or next to you.
But when someone further away says something, you don’t catch it, and the conversation moves on – leaving you behind.
The reason is that your hearing loss means that fewer sounds reach your brain to start with. To make sense of these sounds, your brain has to struggle to fill in the gaps. And this is especially true in situations where sounds come from different directions – like at the dinner table.
Not fast enough to handle many sounds at the same time, traditional hearing aids normally focus on a “main” sound, like speech in front of you, and then suppress all other sounds. Yet background sounds often include important speech details, and when these are not passed on to the brain, conversations are difficult and tiring to follow.
Oticon OpnTM – a new kind of hearing aid
With Oticon Opn, traditional hearing aid technology is a thing of the past. The ground-breaking technology in Oticon Opn processes sounds 50 times faster, giving your brain a more complete soundscape, and putting you – not your hearing aid – in charge of which sounds you focus on. The result is greater mastery of your conversations with less effort.
Hear better – remember more,with less effort
Recent studies show that “following conversation in noisy situations” is the No. 1 greatest challenge for people with hearing loss1 . Oticon Opn solves the problem by improving your ability to understand speech in even the most challenging environments by 30%, compared to traditional hearing aids.
Oticon Opn opens the door not just to better understanding of speech and conversations. Research has shown2 that, with Oticon Opn, you can experience reduced listening effort, making it easier to follow conversations in challenging sound environments. It can also increase your ability to store and recall information, so you’ll find you can remember more of what people have said to you.
1 First Time User Study, 2010
Fast enough to support the brain
How is Oticon Opn able to do all this? Unprecedented processing speed.
With 50 times more processing power than the previous generation, Oticon Opn scans your environment more than 100 times per second. It gives you access to 360° of sound. It accurately distinguishes between speech and background noise. It enables you to identify where different sounds are coming from. And it continuously adjusts the relative volume of all sounds around you to maintain a well-balanced and comfortable soundscape. This enables your brain to make sense of sound with less effort.
The result more closely mimics natural hearing than any hearing aid we have ever produced.
Oticon Opn uses the latest Oticon
BrainHearing technologies to help you:
• Focus on your preferred sounds
• Understand speech with less effort
• Enjoy a fuller and more natural soundscape
• Shift your attention from one sound to another
Oticon Opn is the best, most advanced hearing aid we have ever made.
Elegant and discreet, Oticon Opn is available in our popular behind-the-ear style, and in eight different colours.
It features a new design with a smart, intuitive, single-push button for easy operation of volume and programs.
A full range of wireless possibilities
Made for iPhone
Oticon Opn connects directly to your iPhone®, so you can use your phone like anybody else. In addition to talking on the phone, you can stream stereo music directly to your hearing aids.
Connect to the things that matter the most
We have joined the If This Then That (IFTTT) community and invite you to explore the endless possibilities available.
The Oticon ON App enables you to control your hearing aids, choose what you want to hear and adjust the sound.
• TV & Audio Adapter:
Turn your hearing aids into headphones
• Remote Control:
Adjust volume and change programs
Turn your hearing aids into a hands-free mobile headset