Oticon Hearing Aids

Founded in 1904, Oticon is a Danish manufacturer of hearing aids. Driven by their mission, “People first,” Oticon has become a leader in research and innovation in their 100+ years of experience. Partnered with the Ericksholm Research Institute, Oticon designs top-of-the-line hearing aids with cutting edge technology. Oticon is best known for their BrainHearing Technology, which supports the brain in the hearing process.

Velox Processing Platform

Velox is an ultra-fast and precise processing platform with a 64-band frequency resolution. Oticon hearing aids equipped with Velox gives wearers 20% reduction in listening effort in noisy environments and 20% more capacity to remember in challenging noise situations. Velox’s open sound solution provides wearers with 30% better speech understanding and clarity in noise, compared to previous models of Oticon hearing aids.

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are designed with features to accommodate the many different aspects of hearing loss. Depending on the configuration of your hearing loss, your hearing specialist will recommend hearing aids with features to address your specific hearing needs.

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Oticon - Introducing Oticon Real™

Stay sharp in the real world
Laughter, a crowd cheering, or even a conversation with a friend or loved one helps to shape our lives, adding richness and texture to all our experiences. When hearing works like it should, your brain gets the rich input it needs to understand the sounds around you. But when your brain lacks access to the real sounds of life due to a hearing problem, it’s forced to work harder to fill in the gaps, which can be tiring. In addition, you could miss out on something special.
Now you can get back the real sounds of life — precise and balanced — with Oticon Real, delivering:

  • Technology that supports how the brain naturally processes sounds
  • Better access to the full sound scene
  • Increased awareness, engagement, and focus in the real world

Never miss a sound — or a moment

Powered by the Polaris R™ platform, Oticon Real includes RealSound Technology designed to give access to the real sounds of life.

  • With better access to speech and exceptional speech clarity, you can follow conversations with more awareness, focus and control
  • Reduces wind and handling noise* with our Wind & Handling Stabilizer
  • Proven to increase speech clarity in windy situations*
  • Minimizes distracting handling noise (i.e, your hair or glasses touching the hearing aid)

*Gade et al. (2023) Wind & Handling Stabilizer — Evidence and user benefits. Oticon Whitepaper

BrainHearing Technology

BrainHearing Technology is one of Oticon’s greatest innovations. With the understanding that hearing happens in the brain, BrainHearing Technology steps in to fill the gaps in hearing caused by hearing loss. BrainHearing Technology is comprised of four features to enhancing the listening process in Oticon hearing aids:

1. Speech Guard E protects speech clarity and details for you to easily understand what is being said – even in noisy surroundings.
2. Spatial Sound supports your brain’s natural abilities to sense where sounds are coming from – even in noisy situations.
3. Free Focus provides an automatic zoom function to help you easily focus on the most important sounds. It helps you shift your focus from one conversation to another.
4. YouMatic allows for personalization of your hearing instruments to your unique and personal hearing preferences and needs. (Source: Oticon BrainHearing Technology Overview)

Oticon Hearing Aid Styles & Features

Oticon’s three main families of hearing aids are Alta, Nera, and Ria. BrainHearing Technology is available on all three of these models, which also have the capability to connect to wearers’ personal electronic devices, smartphones, and home entertainment systems.

Hearing aid styles include in-the-ear, behind-the-ear, and custom-made completely-in-canal and invisible-in-canal styles. Certain models treat tinnitus. Oticon also offers high powered hearing aids Sumo and Dynamo for those who experience severe to profound hearing loss.

Additionally, Oticon offers ConnectLine, a home entertainment connectivity accessory, to improve the home media experience. Most Oticon hearing aids come offer the option of connectivity with a small remote control, which allows wearers who may have difficulty with small buttons or controls a more streamlined experience to adjust volumes and program settings.