New technology is on the horizon, OticonOpnTM is promising to change how hearing aids work in the presence of competing sounds. Current hearing aids use directionality to assist people in noisy environments, however this creates an artificial listening experience by focusing one way and trying to close down sounds from around us. Whilst this is helpful to many hearing impaired people in noisy situations, it does have it’s own limitations. Directionality deprives the brain of the context needed to make sense of sound and deprives the listener of a dynamic sound experience.
The soon to be released OticonOpnTM is engineered to better process multiple sound sources in noisy environments. As a result, listeners using OticonOpnTM can confidently engage with the world around them. Open Sound Navigator scans the full 360° sound environment more than 100 times per second, removing noise and balancing sounds, so listeners can focus or switch attention when desired. OticonOpnTM helps to reduce cognitive stress and free up the brain to perform other critical tasks. So listeners experience less mental fatigue, more energy, sharper focus, better speech recall and, most importantly, less social isolation.
Patients deserve a richer, fuller, more natural sound experience and OticonOpnTM makes it possible, providing meaningful listening experiences and significant cognitive benefits:
20% Less listening effort – reducing the load on the brain in noisy environments 20% More capacity to remember – freeing up mental resources, enabling the user to recall more in noisy environments 30% Better speech understanding – even in the most noisy environments, without suppressing surrounding sounds through narrow directionality.
Built on the all new Velox processing platform allows the OticonOpnTM to process sound at extreme speed and precision to help support how the brain makes sense of sound, helping listeners focus on what’s important to them with less effort in rapidly-evolving soundscapes.
Register your interest now to be the first to try the revolutionary OticonOpnTM.
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