Oticon announces a new platform with an upgraded OpenSound Navigator™ and new OpenSound Optimizer,™ said to “unleash the full potential of the open sound paradigm to empower people with hearing loss to experience speech understanding in difficult listening situations at the level of people with normal hearing.*”

“Oticon Opn S is a life-changing technological breakthrough with the potential to significantly improve hearing and quality of life for people with hearing loss,” says Donald Schum, PhD, Vice President of Audiology for Oticon, Inc.  “The brand-new Velox S™ platform is the fastest, most advanced platform we have ever developed.  The OpenSound Optimizer allows patients to get even more benefit from OpenSound Navigator, resulting in tremendous clarity, overall sound quality, and speech understanding.”

Optimal Gain, More Open Fittings – Without Feedback Risk

Oticon Opn S introduces the OpenSound Optimizer, a new technology that analyzes sound at  56,000 times per second to allow access to up to 30% more speech details with more natural sound and increased comfort.** New, fast detectors and a patented breaker signal help to proactively manage feedback, even before it occurs, to preserve audibility and quality of sound. The feedback breaker is said to allow Opn S to deliver up to 6 dB more stable gain in an open fitting without increased feedback risk.** OpenSound Optimizer helps prevents feedback without removing the prescribed amplification so hearing care professionals have the freedom to deliver optimal gain and more open settings for patients than ever before, according to the company’s announcement.

Empower Patients to Thrive in Noisy Situations

The new Velox S platform is said to make the OpenSound Navigator (OSN) more effective in supporting the brain to help people with hearing loss interact with multiple speakers. Opn S wearers can “boost” the support they receive from the OSN, regardless of their pre-defined setting. Whenever they feel the need for an extra boost of help, they simply activate the OpenSound Booster,™ available on the ON App.

Wireless Connections and a Full Day’s Power 

Oticon Opn S is Made for iPhone® and connects seamlessly with smartphones and tablets using 2.4 GHz Bluetooth® Low Energy for low battery consumption.  Oticon ConnectClip turns Opn S hearing aids into a headset, giving access to wireless streaming for music, movies, phone calls, and more from iPhone® and Android™ smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

For patients who want the convenience of rechargeable batteries, the new Opn S miniRITE R is a state-of-the-art rechargeable lithium-ion solution.  The charger provides a reliable magnetic connection for convenient charging that delivers a full day of power, including streaming, with a quick overnight charge.***

For more information about the entire Opn S family visit: www.oticon.com/opn-s.


* Juul Jensen 2018, Oticon Whitepaper

** Callaway 2019, Oticon Whitepaper

*** Lithium-ion battery performance varies depending on hearing loss, lifestyle and streaming behavior.

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Source: Oticon

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