Summary: The Oticon Intent hearing aid is now available for veterans, and features the company’s 4D Sensor technology that dynamically adjusts to the wearer’s listening needs.


  1. The Oticon Intent’s 4D Sensor technology adapts in real-time to various listening environments and is designed to provide veterans with improved speech comprehension and greater access to sound cues.
  2. The hearing aid supports next-generation Bluetooth LE Audio for seamless streaming and communication across various devices.
  3. Oticon Intent is a rechargeable miniRITE hearing aid and features both a telecoil and a size 13 lithium-ion battery. 

The Oticon Intent hearing aid, which features the company’s 4D Sensor technology that helps recognize when the user’s listening needs change, is now available for Veterans experiencing hearing loss. 

A Hearing Aid that Adapts to Listening Needs

Technology featured on the Oticon Intent seamlessly adapts sound processing to support the wearer’s communication needs in any situation, the company says. This personalized support can make a significant difference for Veterans, especially in very complex listening environments.

“Oticon Intent takes the performance and user benefits of our unique BrainHearing technology to the next level,” says Mike Marcinek, VP, General Manager, Government Services and Pediatrics. “The 4D Sensor-driven technology uses head and body movements, the environment, and surrounding conversation to recognize what users want and need to listen to. This high-flexibility technology provides the brain with the right hearing support in any situation. Veterans can enjoy better speech comprehension and access to the 360° soundscape.”

Identifying User Listening Intentions 

Powered by the all-new Sirius platform, the 4D Sensor technology on the Oticon Intent improves speech comprehension by 15%.(1) When users are engaged in an intimate conversation in noisy environments, Oticon Intent provides an astounding 35% more access to speech cues, compared to Oticon Real.(2) Oticon Intent ensures users hear the sounds all around them, adapting fluidly and continuously to different listening needs, even within the same environment. Veterans can engage with multiple people or in more intimate conversations, while remaining open to surrounding sounds. 

Oticon Intent: Additional Features

Oticon Intent is Oticon’s smallest rechargeable miniRITE hearing aid and features both a telecoil and a size 13 lithium-ion battery to give Veterans faster, more stable charging and more power between charges. The discreet hearing aid offers a full day’s use(3) when fully charged, including streaming. A speedy 30-minute charge delivers up to 8 hours of battery life.(3)

The new self-calibrating miniFit Detect speaker units deliver gain accuracy within 1dB, providing up to 57% more precise gain compared to previous speaker units. Next generation Bluetooth LE Audio allows Veterans to enjoy direct streaming and hands-free communication to Apple® devices and compatible Android phones, tablets and Windows PCs.(4) Oticon Intent is a future-proof hearing aid, ready for future communication technologies, such as Auracast broadcast audio.

Featured image: Oticon Intent. Photo: Oticon


  1. Bianchi/Eskelund et al. (2024). Oticon Intent – Clinical evidence. BrainHearing benefits of the 4D Sensor technology. Oticon whitepaper.
  2. Brændgaard/Zapata-Rodríguez et al. (2024). 4D Sensor technology and Deep Neural Network 2.0 in Oticon Intent. Technical review and evaluation. Oticon whitepaper.
  3. Expected use time for rechargeable battery depends on use pattern, active feature set, hearing loss, sound environment, battery age and use of wireless accessories.
  4. Hands-free communication is available on select devices. See which hearing aids and devices are compatible here: