Oticon, Inc announced the expansion of its Oticon More family to “enable even more patients to benefit from the innovative hearing solution’s superior sound quality.” More options — from the new miniRITE T with disposable batteries, and the portable SmartCharger, to new fitting options, and a music-oriented signal processing program — help allow hearing care professionals to “better match each patient’s lifestyle, needs, and preferences.” For patients with single-sided deafness, Oticon also extends the Oticon CROS family with a new rechargeable Oticon CROS PX transmitter that is compatible with Oticon More.
“The world’s first hearing solution to incorporate an on-board Deep Neural Network (DNN),” Oticon More with BrainHearing technology works more like how the brain works because it learned through experience, according to the company’s announcement. This new approach to sound processing delivers a sound quality that clinical test results show 8 out of 10 people prefer.*
More Styles, More Options
The new Oticon More miniRITE T style, for patients who prefer disposable batteries, joins the existing rechargeable miniRITE R style. Both contain a telecoil and Bluetooth Low Energy technology for device connectivity. The new MicroShell helps further expand patient options, offering an integrated, custom mold option for non-power receivers.
Patients can now choose to purchase a sleek portable charger in addition to the standard desktop charger. The new Oticon SmartCharger allows patients to “enjoy more life on the go while keeping Oticon More powered up, dry, and protected.” The SmartCharger includes a protective lid and built-in power bank for charging without access to a power outlet. The drying function helps automatically remove moisture from the hearing aids.
Sound Experience for Single-Sided Deafness
The new rechargeable Oticon CROS PX solution joins the non-rechargeable Oticon CROS. TwinLink dual streaming technology in both solutions allows patients “to access all relevant sounds in challenging listening environments and enjoy wireless streaming at the same time.” In addition to Oticon More-compatibility, the new Oticon CROS PX transmitter is forward and backwards compatible with hearing aids used with the current Oticon CROS.
Optimal Fitting and Fine-tuning
Continuous improvements to Oticon Genie 2 enable hearing care professionals to fit and fine tune Oticon More across in-clinic and remote visits. The new Fitting Assistant helps provide a guided questionnaire and pre-programed fitting adjustments. Genie 2 now includes new In-situ Audiometry for Oticon RemoteCare and new background noise level meter. The ProbeGUIDE integration helps support correct insertion and placement of the probe tube for more accurate fittings.
The new MyMusic program is tailor-made to help patients rediscover their love of music, according to Oticon. The music-oriented signal processing program “captures the complex dynamics of music much better than attempting to apply ordinary speech processing strategies to music.”
Oticon More is available in a range of colors to match personal style preferences. For more information about the expanded Oticon More family and accessories, visit: oticon.com.
*Man BKL, Garnæs MF, Løve S. Oticon More competitive benchmark Part 2—Clinical Evidence. 2021.