Oticon unveils new device that gives users access to real-world sounds and minimizes disruption

While ambient sounds add depth and richness, they can be challenging for hearing aid users.  The new Oticon Real gives access to the full spectrum of real-world sounds with detail and clarity while protecting against sudden disruptive sounds. Details of all sounds are processed automatically and precisely for optimal sound output, significantly improving speech clarity and reducing listening effort in the presence of sudden sounds. 

“More than 7 out of 10 hearing aid users are challenged by disruptive sounds, making it difficult to stay sharp and focused, especially when engaged in conversation,” says Oticon President Gary Rosenblum. “By protecting users from disruptive sounds, Oticon Real significantly reduces listening effort in the presence of sudden sounds so patients can stay comfortable and focused. Oticon Real represents the next step in BrainHearing technology, providing access to all relevant sounds with outstanding detail, clarity and balance.”

The RealSound Technology in Oticon Real is powered by the new Polaris R platform which features new detectors for fast and precise processing of disruptive sounds and wind and handling noise. An on-board Deep Neural Network (DNN) trained with 12 million real life sounds optimizes the way Oticon Real makes sounds more distinct. 

Using the new detectors, SuddenSound Stabilizer monitors the sound environment and adapts amplification to keep both soft and loud sudden sounds available, balanced and comfortable.  SuddenSound Stabilizer can handle more than 500,000 sudden sounds during a typical day, instantly reducing and releasing gain as the sounds occur, without compromising comfort or access to speech. SuddenSound Stabilizer reduces listening effort by 22% in the presence of sudden sounds.  

The new Wind & Handling Stabilizer protects against uncomfortable wind and handling noise.   Oticon Real selects the microphone with the cleanest sound input, reducing disruptive sound from entering the system. Double-patented technology detects and cleans up wind and handles noise 500 times per second. 

The device features Bluetooth Low Energy technology with an extensive range of connectivity options including hands-free calls on select iPhone and iPad devices and connection to most Android devices.

The Oticon Companion app allows patients to  control and personalize their hearing aids with features to “find my hearing aid” for lost devices, manage connected devices and receive remote counseling and programming from their hearing care professional when needed.

The Oticon Real family includes four styles, available in three performance levels and nine color options.  Convenient charger options connectivity enable direct streaming, hands-free calls and more.

To learn more about Oticon Real visit Oticon.com.

Source: Oticon

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