Introducing Oticon OPN
Oticon OPN is the company’s most advanced hearing aid to date. OPN has been developed with Oticon’s trademarked “BrainHearing” approach – using state-of-the-art technology to complement the way our brains naturally process sound. Oticon aim to take the effort out of listening, meaning a patient’s brain is free to focus on hearing more and hearing better.
Hearing aid users know that following conversations in noisy environments can be problematic and tiring. Traditional hearing aids often use directional amplification to silence background noise and focus on the loudest speaker. This method doesn’t suit every situation and can often end up distorting sound. Oticon believe that maintaining sound context is important. Rather than cutting sounds out, OPN aims to preserve environmental sound and allow the brain and hearing aid to make intelligent decisions.
The BrainHearing approach has been clinically tested, with proven results. In lab trials, the OPN hearing aid was found to require 20% less listening effort compared to Oticon’s previous models. In noisy environments, OPN provided 30% better speech understanding, which resulted in 20% increased capacity when recalling conversations.