Hearing aids just got much more convenient. Oticon, Inc. introduced the advantages of a rechargeable battery and on-demand tinnitus management to its Internet-connected Oticon Opn™ hearing aid, the company annnounced. These features, among others, allow wearers to hear better all day—even in the noisiest environments—while relieving the annoyance of tinnitus and enjoying all the benefits of Internet connectivity.
Powered by Oticon’s exclusive BrainHearing™ technology, the award-winning Opn hearing aids deliver an open sound experience that improves the wearer’s ability to hear and manage multiple speakers in the most challenging environments, including restaurants, social gatherings, and public venues.
Wearers can now easily charge Opn hearing aids overnight, gaining the convenience and confidence of all-day power so they can hear better and stay connected throughout the day. All previously purchased Opn miniRITE devices can get retrofitted to be rechargeable, said Oticon. These hearing aids also are compatible with disposable batteries for instances when charging overnight is not possible.
New soothing tinnitus relief sounds, including popular ocean and nature sounds, provide relief for the discomfort experienced by the estimated 50 million Americans with tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Oticon’s Tinnitus SoundSupport™ will come preloaded on all new Opn devices, and current Opn wearers can obtain it through a simple update by their local hearing care professional.
“Oticon Opn Internet-connected hearing aids have unlocked an entirely new experience for wearers who want the power of the Internet while hearing better in their daily lives,” said Sheena Oliver, vice president of marketing for Oticon. “Our new rechargeable solution extends that experience by providing a degree of confidence hearing aid wearers deserve. They’re also environmentally friendly. One pair of rechargeable batteries used in Opn hearing aids can save an estimated 150 to 200 disposable batteries per year. Add to this our Tinnitus SoundSupport, and we can now provide greater comfort to more hearing-impaired people than ever before.”
Oticon Opn hearing aid wearers strain less to listen, understand, and remember information. In fact, Opn hearing aids have been shown to boost speech understanding by 30 percent, while reducing listening effort by 20 percent and improving memory capacity by 20 percent.*
* Le Goff et al. 2016, Opn Clinical Evidence White Paper, Oticon, Inc.