Oticon announced that it welcomes the opportunity to meet face-to-face with hearing care professionals from across the US at AAA 2022 + HearTech Expo, March 30 – April 2 in St Louis, Missouri.  As a Gold Sponsor for the HearTECH Expo Hall, Oticon is “committed to maximizing the conference experience for participants with hands-on and in-depth introductions to the newest Oticon technology, practice support, and services.”  In addition, Oticon audiologists and subject matter experts will share the newest research and insights in educational sessions, demonstrations, and panel discussions throughout the conference.

“At Oticon, we know the future of hearing healthcare is a powerful combination of innovative technology and the expertise of qualified hearing care professionals who fit our products,” said Oticon President Gary Rosenblum. “Through professional knowledge-sharing events, like AAA 2022, we aim to connect with practitioners, introducing them to the life-changing technology and the world-class business services they need to thrive in a fiercely competitive hearing healthcare arena.”

Center stage at the Oticon Exhibit (#1601) at AAA 2022 will be the newest Oticon hearing solutions built on the Polaris platform, offering “more speed, precision, and capacity to help more patients enjoy a life full of sound,” according to the company.  In 2021, Oticon introduced Oticon More, the first hearing aid built on the Polaris platform. Now Oticon expands the potential of Polaris with two new miniBTE solutions to help give hearing care professionals “the ability to meet the diverse needs and preferences of more patients with the superior sound quality of Oticon More.”

Also on display, new Oticon Zircon brings the power of Polaris and the open sound experience to the essential hearing aid category for the first time. New Oticon Play PX is another first – the “first pediatric hearing aid with an on-board Deep Neural Network that learned the way children learn, through experience.” Oticon More, Zircon, and Play PX support hands-free communication using select iPhone or iPad devices*.

Visitors to the Oticon exhibit at AAA 2022 can meet with the Oticon Government Services team to learn how Oticon serves the needs of US veterans through the Veterans Affairs (VA) Administration, Department of Defense, and other federal agencies.

Audiology students are encouraged to stop by the Oticon exhibit to learn about Oticon’s ongoing programs to help students “develop skills, build professional know-how, and stay on track with what is new and noteworthy in the profession.” Students can also obtain applications for the upcoming Oticon student event to be held in Orlando, July 20-23.   

Oticon-Sponsored Educational Sessions

Oticon will sponsor the Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology, presented since 2005 by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Foundation with funding from Oticon.  This year’s guest lecturer, Arie L. Nettles, PhD, professor of clinical pediatrics and director, Office of Inclusion & Health Equity, Monroe Carell Jr, Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt/Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will discuss “Bias, Equity, and Early Childhood Development” (Friday, April 1, 10:15 AM-12:15 PM, Room 130).

Additional sessions at AAA 2022 include:

Thursday, March 31

Introducing Oticon CROS PX, the Newest Member of the Oticon CROS Family (1:50-2:20 PM, IU Room 3) Jessica Ramos, BA, MAudSt, International Trainer and Maria L. Samsson, MA, Senior International Trainer, Oticon A/S

Life Changing Technology: Outcomes and More (2:40-3:10 PM, HearTECH Hub) Douglas L. Beck AuD, Vice President, Academic Sciences, Oticon, Inc

Future Forecast Panel-Hearing Aid Industry and Audiologists: Shaping the Future for Treating Hearing Loss (4:15-5:15 PM, HearTECH Hub) Gary Rosenblum, President, Oticon, Inc

Friday, April 1

Hearing Aid Technology to Support Communication, Learning, and Inclusion for Children and Teens (12:30-1:00 PM, IU Room 3) Dave Gordey, PhD, Director of Pediatric Audiology and Research, Oticon

Saturday, April 2

The Effects of COVID-19 on Cognition: Identification and Management Strategies  (Saturday, 9:15-10:15 AM, Room 224) Douglas L. Beck, AuD

For more information on the newest additions to the Oticon More family, visit: https://www.oticon.com/professionals/brainhearing-technology/more-technology.  Learn more about Oticon Zircon and Oticon Play PX at: https://www.oticon.com/professionals.

*Hands-free communication is available with iPhone 11 or later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation and 4th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation and 2nd generation), iPad Air (4th generation), and iPad mini (6th generation), with software updates iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 or later.

Source: Oticon

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