Oticon Opn™ Named 2017 Edison Awards Finalist

Finalists

2017 Edison Awards

Oticon has announced the nomination of Opn™ as one of the three 2017 Edison Awards™ finalist in the category Health & Wellness/Hearing technology. As a finalist, Oticon Opn will receive one of three awards – Gold, Silver or Bronze – that will be announced on April 20 at the 2017 Edison Awards Gala in New York City.

The two other nominees are Beltone for Beltone myPAL and myPAL Micro and Starkey Hearing Technologies for Halo 2 Made for iPhone® Hearing Aids.

“We are honored to have Opn recognized among a stellar group of innovations that represent excellence in product development, human-centered design and innovation,” said Oticon President Gary Rosenblum. “It is especially gratifying to be recognized with an award named in honor of Thomas Edison, a man who experienced hearing loss at an early age. Edison’s inventions revolutionized everyday life and showed that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to achieve, contribute and quite possibly, change the world.”

As the first hearing aid to connect to and interact with Internet, Opn makes it possible to program hearing aids to talk directly with doorbells, smoke detectors and other smart devices using the Oticon ON App. Using IFTTT-enabled services, Opn can be programmed to alert caregivers to low battery on an elderly parent’s hearing aid.

The international awards competition, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognizes innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. The program is conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the USA.

The international awards competition, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognizes innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. The program is conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the USA.

According to the Oticon press release the Edison Award is an exciting addition to Oticon Opn’s award-winning track record for 2017. Opn has already captured prestigious 2017 CES Innovation Awards in two categories, Tech for a Better World and Wearable Technologies.

Source: Oticon