Technology for hearing health is headed towards an innovative direction.
In the past, hearing aids have simply been used to help people comprehend verbal communication in close proximities to them, while reducing other sounds in a loud situation.
The latest technology from Oticon, which is the top hearing aid manufacturer with a considerable base that operates in the U.S., is taking on a broader perspective.
Oticon's latest Opn S™ hearing aid has Bluetooth. This is the first aid in the world with internet connection.
Gary Rosenblum, president of Oticon Inc., stated that Oticon’s newest Opn S™ hearing aid discards directionality and takes on another approach: ‘Open sound experience’ is the term used to describe hearing aids that absorb sounds from the user's surroundings. There is new technology that evaluates the dynamics of close sounds to help users make the distinction between speech and background noises. It basically allows those who have hearing loss, to recognize speech sounds the way people who have no hearing loss recognize speech sounds.
“Instead of having that field of hearing be static…it scans the entire environment around the head and processes it for a much better experience,” said Rosenblum. He also claimed that this new technology can assist hearing aid wearers in listening to numerous speakers in loud settings like bars, restaurants, or concerts.
Just about everyone has experienced hearing the sound of high-pitched audio feedback, when a microphone is too close to the speakers at a concert. Those who use hearing aids can experience this sound by doing something as simple as embracing someone. This noise can be eliminated with Oticon’s OpenSound Optimizer™ as part of the Opn S™.
There is a misconception that hearing aids are purely used to amplify sounds. The significance of hearing aids is to allow wearers the capability to detect speech and reduce the sounds of irrelevant noises. That is not an easy thing to do in group gatherings.
An artificial intelligence assistant was recently revealed by Oticon. The Opn S™ device studies the user's preferences, and then automatically alters the settings on their hearing aids or notifies the wearers when the settings can be enhanced. This resolution, known as Kaizn, was acknowledged as the 2019 CES Best of Innovation Award in the Software and Mobile Apps category.
If you, or a loved one, are interested in a free trial of Oticon's Opn S™, contact us for a free hearing test and consultation, contact your local Pure Sound Hearing Aid specialist to see if the new Oticon hearing aids can help you with your hearing.