Brain Hearing Technology
Technology Supporting the Brain

It’s our brain that hears, not our ears. Our ears and brain form a system and work together. Our ears funnel information into the hearing system and our brain processes the information into sound and meaning. Oticon’s exclusive BrainHearing™ technology helps you:

  • Focus on the sounds you want to hear
  • Understand speech with less effort
  • Enjoy a fuller and more natural soundscape
  • Shift your attention from one sound to another

OpenSoundNavigator (OSN)

Directional technology preferentially amplifies speech from in front of the listener while suppressing all other sounds to increase the signal-to-noise ratio. However, all other sounds – speech and noise alike – are reduced, leaving the user with a narrowed, artificial listening experience.

At Oticon, we do not accept these constraints on people’s lives. OpenSound Navigator scans the sound environment more than 100 times per second, rapidly and precisely attenuating disturbing noise, even between individual words. Unlike conventional technology, it treats sound sources individually – without treating all other sounds as noise. The latest research results show Oticon Opn effectively helps people with hearing loss to interact with multiple speakers, while significantly reducing their listening effort. This empowers people to participate actively in the same noisy environments as people with normal hearing, such as restaurants and similar environments that they previously found too demanding.

Traditional Hearing Aid Technology

  • Focus on one speaker only
  • Suppress all others to deliver a clear signal
  • Harder to focus and switch attention when needed
  • Prevent you from following conversations with multiple speakers in a natural way

New Oticon Hearing Aid Technology

  • Provide access to 360˚ of sound
  • Increase the signal-to-noise ratio, rapidly remove noise for a comfortable listening experience
  • Continually adjust and balance all sounds around you
  • Better speech understanding, let you hear clearly different people talking at the same time
  • Reduce listening effort
  • More capacity to remember
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Traditional Hearing Aid Technology

  • Focus on one speaker only
  • Suppress all others to deliver a clear signal
  • Harder to focus and switch attention when needed
  • Prevent you from following conversations with multiple speakers in a natural way

New Oticon Hearing Aid Technology

  • Provide access to 360o of sound
  • Increase the signal-to-noise ratio, rapidly remove noise for a comfortable listening experience
  • Continually adjust and balance all sounds around you
  • Better speech understanding, let you hear clearly different people talking at the same time
  • Reduce listening effort
  • More capacity to remember
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It’s More Than a Hearing Aid, Embrace Your Life
With Our High tech Hearing Technology

Just by swiping your finger, you can control your hearing aids from your Android or iOS smartphone without the need for any additional hardware. Our newest hearing aids feature TwinLink™ Technology (NearField Binaural Communication Technology and 2.4 GHz Technology). NearField Binaural Communication Technology enables faster and better binaural processing; and with the use of 2.4 GHz Technology, your hearing aids could be turned into a stereo headset.
You can change hearing programs, volume, and even adjust tinnitus settings. You can select from a wide range of customizable tinnitus relief sounds that are dynamic, yet soothing — including broadband sounds (white, pink and red noise) and natural, ocean-like sounds for tinnitus relief. You can also connect your hearing aids with other internet-connected devices and our wireless accessories. A touch is all it takes!

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Zero-distance World - We Have the World’s First Internet (IFTTT) Connected Hearing Aid

Oticon Opn and Siya offer new endless possibilities! With IFTTT (If This Then That) technology, you can turn your hearing aids into a cool gadget by interacting with many internet-connected devices and services like:

  • Doorbells
  • Home alarm systems
  • Lighting systems
  • (GPS) GPS systems(GPS)
  • E-mail, calendar programs

Take control with Tinnitus SoundSupportTM

Oticon hearing aids with Tinnitus SoundSupport™ help you take control of your tinnitus by
playing a wide range of relief sounds like white noise and soothing ocean like sounds. By listening to different types of sound, it becomes easier to shift your attention away from the tinnitus sound. You can discreetly control the sounds in your hearing aids using the Oticon ON App for iPhone and Android. What’s more, you can wirelessly stream alternative tinnitus relief options, such as your favorite music, moving your attention away from the ringing or buzzing in their ears when in very quiet surroundings Hearing aids not only improve your speech understanding, but also act as a sound generator to help you manage tinnitus.

Should I clean my ears with cotton buds?
What the audiologists say:

Naturally the earwax moves slowly out of your ear canal. Using cotton buds can push the earwax deeper into the ear canal. It is advised to see an ENT specialist for earwax removal if you feel you have a problem with earwax.

Dr. Nelson Wong
What should I do if my ears always feel wet?
What the audiologists say:

It is suggested to consult an ENT specialist if such problem lasts for a long period of time.

Dr. Nelson Wong
Can tinnitus be cured?
What the audiologists say:

It is important to understand that tinnitus is a symptom rather than an illness, so the problem of tinnitus can only be alleviated.

Dr. Nelson Wong
What are the differences between an over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid and a hearing aid from a hearing aid company?
What the audiologists say:

In a hearing aid company, a hearing test will be done at the beginning, then the hearing aid is set according to the hearing level. More importantly, lifelong fine-tuning is offered; while if you buy an OTC hearing aid, that hearing aid is not customized to the hearing level and no after-sales service is provided .

Dr. Nelson Wong
Will it be too noisy when wearing a hearing aid?
What the audiologists say:

For a first-time hearing aid user, he/she has not been hearing some background sounds for various periods of time owing to the hearing loss, so when putting on the hearing aid, the the background sounds being amplified may sound too loud at the beginning . When the user gets used to the hearing aid usage, he/she may feel better. Additionally with the advancement of noise reduction technology, hearing aid user shall have a much comfortable experience.

Dr. Nelson Wong
Does sleeping with earphones affect my hearing?
What the audiologists say:

When you are sleeping with earphones every night, your ears will be constantly stimulated by music, so after a long period of time, the hearing may be affected eventually.

Dr. Nelson Wong
What is the characteristics of sound?
What the audiologists say:

Sound or noise has two characteristics: Frequency (i.e. pitch) and Loudness

Dr. Nelson Wong
What is frequency?
What the audiologists say:

Sound is the quickly varying pressure wave induced by particle vibration through a medium (air, liquid or solid). The number of pressure variations per second is known as frequency of sound, measured in Hertz (Hz).

The higher the frequency i.e, the more cycles of vibration per second, the higher the pitch. On the other hand, the lower the frequency, i.e., the fewer cycles of vibration per seconder, the lower the pitch would be. The audible frequency range of human ear is from 20 to 200,000 Hz while the major frequencies for speech lies between 500 –4,000 Hz.

Dr. Nelson Wong
How to measure loudness?
What the audiologists say:

Loudness of sound is determined by the degree of particle vibration. A loud sound usually has a larger pressure variation while a weak one has smaller pressure variation. A simpler way is to measure in decibel (dB). The softest sound a normal human ear can detect i s known as the Threshold of Hearing, which uses the hearing threshold as 0 dB.

Dr. Nelson Wong