Oticon Hearing Aids
Oticon understands the role that hearing plays in living a richer and fuller life.
Oticon was founded on a compassion for people — and a deep understanding of the role that hearing plays in living a richer and fuller life. More than a century later, compassion continues to guide innovation and drive business through their unique corporate structure. Instead of a typical corporate board of directors, Oticon is controlled by the Oticon Foundation, a charitable organization with a mandate both to grow their business and to help people with hearing loss. Their built-in commitment to compassionate innovation directs their industry-leading research in hearing technology, psychoacoustics and human behavior. It’s what makes an Oticon hearing instrument unique in its ability to help you live the life you want to live.
Oticon hearing aid technologies
Nera2 is Oticon’s most advanced mid-level hearing device ever. Nera2’s next-generation BrainHearing™ technology gives your brain what it needs to make sense of sound for a more natural, effortless hearing experience. It provides up to 20% improvement in understanding soft speech, so you’ll be able to hear more of the subtle nuances of a conversation — even a whisper.
What makes all this Nera2 performance so effective is that it can be personalized, with more detail and automation than ever, to fit your unique hearing profile and lifestyle. Nera2 works smarter, so you don’t have to work as hard at hearing — and you can maintain your active lifestyle throughout the day.
The Alta2’s next-generation BrainHearing™ technology gives your brain what it needs to make sense of sound for a more natural, effortless hearing experience. Alta2 provides up to 20% improvement in understanding soft speech, so you’ll be able to hear more of the subtle nuances of a conversation — even a whisper.
If you suffer from tinnitus along with hearing loss, Alta2 Pro Ti includes Oticon’s exclusive new Tinnitus SoundSupport™ feature that provides tinnitus relief sounds that can be used in conjunction with a tinnitus treatment plan.
Redefining the essentials of better hearing–Ria2 provides all you need for better hearing – at an affordable price. Ria2 can also be personalized, with more detail and automation than ever, to fit your unique hearing profile and lifestyle. So you’ll be able to interact more naturally and comfortably with your environment throughout the day.
Brain Hearing Technology
It’s your brain that hears,
Not your ears.
“You hear with your brain, not with your ears”. While our ears are responsible for gathering sounds, the real heavy lifting of bringing meaning to these sounds is up to our brains. BrainHearing, Oticon’s exciting and powerful technology understands this concept, and works to help you truly understand what you hear by shifting the focus from your ears to your brain. BrainHearing helps you to listen to, understand and focus on the sounds that are important in any given moment – all with reduced listening effort.
In order to accomplish this, BrainHearing technology simultaneously uses four exciting features: Speech Guard E, Spatial Sound, YouMatic, and Free Focus to increase speech intelligibility while simultaneously decreasing listening exertion.
Speech Guard E
Speech Guard E was created to increase speech clarity, to actively engage in multiple partner conversations, especially in noisy environments.
Spatial Sound allows users to accurately and quickly locate where sounds have originated, thus permitting wearers to react to unsafe situations quickly or participate in complicated conversations easily.
Free Focus helps users to automatically and effortlessly focus in on the sounds they want to hear in any given moment.
YouMatic is a feature that can be individually customized to match each user’s hearing profile.
Hear Smarter. Live Better.
Your hearing profile is as unique as your fingerprint, which is why hearing aids equipped with BrainHearing technology can be finely tuned to perfectly complement the way your brain hears. Hear better, while extending less cognitive capacity to do so – this is the power of BrainHearing.
BrainHearing technology is available in Oticon’s Alta, Nera, and Ria hearing aids, which are worn completely-in-canal (CIC) or invisible-in-canal (IIC). Oticon also offers tinnitus therapy on select hearing aids.
Introducing Oticon OPN
Life is full of precious moments.
The right solution can help you never miss a single one.
Touted by Oticon as “simply the best, most advanced hearing aid we have ever made”, the OPN is the product of over five years of engineering and technology development. It is the newest addition to the Oticon line of hearing aids. OPN takes BrainHearing technology to a previously untouched level. The OPN allows the brain to process and understand various sounds naturally, even in the noisiest environments. When compared to previous hearing aids equipped with BrainHearing, clinical studies show that the users of the OPN had 20% less listening effort, a 20% higher memory capacity, and 30% better speech understanding.
To accomplish this, the OPN uses even more cutting-edge technologies such as the super-fast Velox platform – maximizing understanding and minimizing mental strain and social isolation. The OPN also boasts the lightning-fast OpenSound Navigator, which scans all 360 degrees of your environment more than 100 times per second allowing you to easily and effortlessly switch your listening focus, should you choose to do so.
The OPN is the first hearing aid ever to connect to the Internet of Things. It uses If-This-Then-That (ITTT) wireless technologies allowing you to connect to even more than simply the Internet! With OPN, you could connect your hearing aids to anything Bluetooth enabled, including your car, your doorbell, the TV or even a baby monitor!
The OPN is currently available in the miniRITE style, an extremely discreet behind-the-ear hearing aid – in 8 great colors. If you are looking for OPN hearing aids in St. Louis and Kirkwood, contact us today for a consultation.