(L-R) Annette Mazevski, AuD, PhD, Manager of Technology Assessment, Oticon, Inc. and Michael Porsbo, Product Manager/Category Manager, Oticon A/S presented “Re-Inventing Hearing Aids with the Internet of Things” at the 2017 IoT World Conference in Santa Clara, California.

Oticon, along with more than 12,000 industry thought leaders, professionals, and investors attended the 2017 Internet of Things (IoT) World Conference, held May 14-17 in Santa Clara, Calif, the company announced. Oticon’s interactive exhibit showcased Oticon Opn™, reportedly the world’s first Internet-connected hearing aid.  In an arena that included advances in smart homes, connected cars, energy, healthcare, and supply chain and logistics, Opn stood out as a healthcare innovation that leveraged the “Internet of Things that Matter” to transform everyday life for people with hearing loss.

Innovators Showcase

Michael Porsbo, product manager/category manager, Oticon A/S, and Annette Mazevski, AuD, PhD, manager of technology assessment, Oticon, Inc., presented “Reinventing Hearing Aids with the Internet of Things” as part of the Conference’s Wearables, AR & VR forum.  As part of the presentation, Porsbo and Mazevski discussed how Opn’s technology and Internet connectivity have made the hearing aid a game changer, not only for people with hearing loss, but for the hearing care industry.

Multiple Award Winner

Oticon Opn is already a winner of major national and international awards including the 2017 Gold Edison Award, two 2017 CES Innovations Awards for Wearable Technology and Tech for a Better World, two 2017 American Business Award Gold “Stevies”, and the 2017 Red Dot Design Award.  According to Oticon, the small, discreet hearing aid can be programmed to talk directly with doorbells, smoke detectors, and other smart devices via the Oticon ON App. In its core function as a listening device, Opn gives users the ability to handle noisy environments with multiple speakers.

Source: Oticon