- Published on 26 October 2017
Oticon expands Oticon Opn™’s wireless connectivity options to benefit even more hearing aid users.
“Oticon Opn now gives users easy and high quality, hands-free connection to all modern smartphones,” said Ole Asboe Jørgensen, President, Oticon Brand, Global. “This is the latest example of Opn’s ability to raise the bar and improve the ability of people with hearing loss to actively participate in life. Outstanding results from recent research studies provide even more evidence that Opn with BrainHearing™ technology makes a profound difference in noisy situations, such as restaurants and family dinners, compared to other hearing aids on the market. With Opn you simply hear better with less effort making it easier for you to live an active and social life.”
Oticon Opn now also provides seamless connectivity to Android™ or any other modern smartphone with Bluetooth from 2010 onwards. Powered by modern 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, Opn streams audio to both hearing aids simultaneously to give people with a hearing loss a richer, easier listening experience when streaming any type of audio. Oticon introduces the Oticon ConnectClip, a microphone, headset and hearing aid remote control all in one. This takes wireless connectivity to the next level, allowing Opn users to enjoy a truly hands-free mobile headset, now also to use with Android smartphones. The built-in microphone also allows users to more easily tune into one main speaker in noisy surroundings or when distance from the person is too great.
With the free, downloadable Oticon ON App, iPhone and Android users can enjoy hassle-free wireless connection in everyday life, for example answer calls directly in their Opn hearing aids. Opn users can also use the ON App to connect to and interact with the Internet through the IFTTT.com (IfThisThenThat) network.
By using a high 7.5 kHz bandwidth to deliver quality sound in stereo, Opn avoids the streaming limitations and reduced sound quality of narrow 3.5 kHz bandwidth which you get with Classic Bluetooth technology3. Oticon also combines modern BLE connectivity and the unique open sound experience technology to create an extraordinary sound quality with state-of-the-art noise reduction for even better sound quality when streaming phone conversations from smartphones.
Further to the Oticon ConnectClip, Oticon is introducing a variety of new products and features:
Rechargeable for All-Day Power
Rechargeable Oticon Opn is now made available in several countries. With the easy-to-use charger, Opn miniRITE can now be powered throughout the day by simply placing the hearing aids in the charger overnight. The rechargeable solution gives users maximum flexibility to interchange the rechargeable 312 batteries with disposable batteries if the user forgets to recharge overnight. It is estimated that one pair of environmentally friendly rechargeable batteries can save approximately 150-200 disposable batteries per year.
New Fitting Features
Oticon introduces a series of new fitting features, including support of Fast Data View (a new NOAH feature), a new paediatric fitting mode and NoahLink wireless compatibility with updated fitting software. To help improve the accuracy of hearing aid fittings and patient satisfaction, new In-situ Audiometry plays pure tone signals through the hearing aids so hearing care professionals can more accurately measure hearing threshold levels.
Oticon SafeLine™ for Adults and Children
Oticon SafeLine™ retention cord is now available in two cord lengths for both children and adults. It can be used with miniRITEs, designRITEs and BTEs, including Super Power, Ultra Power and instruments from Oticon Medical. SafeLine™ is the only retention solution on the market that features a breakaway cord with a unique quick-release clasp that easily opens if snagged or pulled.
For more information on Oticon Opn family, smart phone connections, newest research and new ConnectClip visit Oticon global Opn.