Advances in Hearing Aid Technology
Styles of Our Brand’s Hearing Aids
Our Hong Kong Hearing Aid Fitting Process

Advances in Hearing Aid Technology

Brain Hearing Technology
Technology Supporting the Brain

It’s our brain that hears, not our ears. Our ears and brain form an intricate system that works in tandem together. Our ears funnel information into the hearing system and our brain processes the information into sound and meaning. The exclusive BrainHearing™ technology of the Oticon hearing aid brand helps you:

  • Pinpoint the sounds that you wish to hear
  • Understand speech with less effort
  • Enjoy a more dynamic and natural soundscape
  • Help shift your attention from one sound to another

Moresound Intelligence™
A Quantum Leap in Sound Scene Processing

Representing the pinnacle in hearing aid technology, Oticon More hearing aids are armed with MoreSound Intelligence™, which effectively captures and optimizes sounds. This provides the benefit of a more complete sound scene, where individual sounds stand out in clear contrast to each other.

Deep Neural Network (DNN)

The intelligent DNN is designed to successfully mimic the human brain. It handles sounds based on the experience and training it has received. This means that Oticon More brand of hearing aids have the ability to make sounds more distinct, and work seamlessly across various surrounding environments. Oticon More is programmed to differentiate all types of sounds, their details, and how they should ideally sound – all in order to optimally assist the human brain. The DNN in Oticon More is so much more than just a standard Artificial Intelligence software, rather it is a unique and dedicated hearing aid solution, developed for use in daily life.

Hearing Aid Technologies Comparison

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˚  degrees 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

It’s More Than a Hearing Aid
Embrace Your Life with Our Brand’s 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 in Hong Kong with other internet-connected devices and our wireless accessories. A touch is all it takes!

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Hearing Aid Technologies Comparison

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˚  degrees 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

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

Latest models from the Oticon brand of hearing aids 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 systems
  • E-mail, calendar programs

Take Control with Tinnitus SoundSupportTM

Boasting the patented Tinnitus SoundSupport™ feature, Oticon hearing aids allow you to mitigate the effects of tinnitus by playing a wide range of relief sounds, like white noise and soothing ocean-like sounds. By listening to different types of calming sounds, 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.

Styles of Our Brand’s Hearing Aids

Styles of Hearing Aids

The type of hearing aid you need to buy in Hong Kong depends on your age, manual dexterity, ear conditions, degree of hearing loss, cosmetic preference and lifestyle. The best way to select the right hearing aid is to get guidance from your local hearing experts.

Behind-the-ear Style (BTE)

Advantages:

  • More powerful in amplifying sounds
  • Suitable for hearing loss of different degrees
  • Bigger size, suitable for old people whose manual dexterity is not so nimble
  • Easy operation, these hearing aids are particularly suitable for young children and seniors

 

Disadvantages:

  • Not so cosmetically appealing
  • Easy to be damaged by sweat. Moisture/ earwax might be built up in the tubing
  • Earmoulds need to be retubed regularly. Replace the earmould tubing as soon as it begins to harden

Mini Receive-in-the-Ear Style (Mini Rite)

Advantages:

  • Suitable for clients with mild to severe hearing loss
  • Smaller than a traditional BTE, lighter and more cosmetically-appealing

 

Disadvantages:

  • Not suitable for clients with profound hearing loss
  • Easy to be damaged by sweat

In-the-ear Style (ITE)

Advantages:

  • Suitable for clients with mild to severe hearing loss
  • The entire hearing aid can be placed in the ear

 

Disadvantages:

  • More difficult to operate due to its smaller size
  • Easy to be damaged by earwax
  • Not suitable for clients with profound hearing loss
  • Not appropriate for young children

In-the-canal Style (ITC)

Advantages:

  • Suitable for clients with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss
  • The entire hearing aid can be placed in the ear
  • Smaller than the ITE style

 

Disadvantages:

  • More difficult to operate due to its smaller size
  • Easy to be damaged by earwax
  • Not suitable for clients with severe or profound hearing loss
  • Not appropriate for young children

Completely-in-the-Canal Style (CIC)

Advantages:

  • Suitable for clients with mild to moderate hearing loss
  • The entire hearing aid can be placed in the ear
  • Smaller than the ITC style

 

Disadvantages:

  • More difficult to operate due to its smaller size
  • Easy to be damaged by earwax
  • Not suitable for clients with moderately-severe, severe or profound hearing loss
  • Hearing aid not appropriate for Hong Kong young children

Invisible-In-The-Canal Style (IIC)

Advantages:

  • The smallest hearing aid, virtually invisible
  • Suitable for clients with mild to moderate hearing loss

 

Disadvantages:

  • Even more difficult to operate due to its smallest size
  • Easier to be damaged by earwax compared to other styles of hearing aids
  • Not suitable for clients with moderately-severe, severe or profound hearing loss
  • Hearing aids not appropriate for Hong Kong young children

Our Hong Kong Hearing Aid Fitting Process

1st appointment:
Hearing Assessment and Hearing Aid Selection

A hearing assessment will be done by our Hong Kong Audiologist/ Hearing Professional. Based on the results and your lifestyle, we will discuss with you which hearing aid technology is best suited to meet your communication needs. Only a deposit needs to be paid on the hearing aid price for your order. Ear impressions are taken at the end of appointment for ear shell or earmould construction.

2nd appointment:
Hearing Prescription (and 2 weeks trial)

1 week afterwards, hearing aids have been made and set up. You and your family members will be taught how to use and take care of your new hearing aids. The balance needs to be paid and you can then bring the hearing aid back home for testing its real-life performance in the Hong Kong outside environment.

3rd appointment:
Fine-tuning Your Hearing Aid

2 weeks after your hearing aid purchase, we would discuss with you on your progress. Fine adjustment of your hearing aid will be provided if necessary. Maintenance tips would be given as well. Refund on hearing aids price if necessary.