Oticon OpnTM Helps People Hear Better, with Less Effort & Better Recall
For millions of Americans with hearing loss, understanding speech in settings with multiple sound sources is very challenging and exhausting for the brain. Until now, hearing aid technology has focused on directionality and noise reduction systems working independently so wearers of these hearing aids can focus on sound sources in front of them.
The latest hearing aid technology is changing that. Krista Szalc Audiology, PLLC is pleased to announce the arrival of the Oticon Opn™, a breakthrough hearing aid device that provides better speech understanding in noisy environments and is proven to make speech understanding easier on the brain for people who experience hearing loss. Opn is a revolutionary new hearing aid with BrainHearing™ technology, which allows people with hearing loss to not only hear better without having to work as hard but they also remember more of what is being said.
Oticon Opn, a small, discreet hearing aid, is a powerhouse of innovative technology that expertly manages multiple speech and noise sources so people hear better with less effort even in challenging listening situations like restaurants or social gatherings. The high speed Velox™ platform – 50 times faster than previous technology – scans, analyses and reacts to sounds in the environments more than 100 times per second. Opn allows wearers to enjoy an open sound experience where surrounding sounds are available but not intrusive. This enables them to easily follow the sounds they want to hear and quickly shift their attention when desired. The Oticon Opn is also the world’s first hearing aid that connects directly to the internet via the If This Then That network (IFTTF.com).
Opn offers easy connectivity to a variety of mobile phones and other iOS and Android devices. Audio is streamed directly to the hearing aids using a variant of Bluetooth technology developed especially for hearing aids that uses significantly less battery power when streaming. With the free, downloadable Oticon On App™, wearers can control volume, program or device selection and other functions with just a tap of their mobile phone.