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.


OPN is powered by Oticon’s new Velox chip. It processes sound data up to 50x faster than previous products and delivers a rich and natural soundscape with 64 bands of resolution. This high-speed platform powers a range of new features, which work together to give users access to multiple sound sources with less effort.

OPN employs several other technologies to enhance speech understanding, such as Speechguard LX, Feedback Shield LX, SoftSpeech Booster, Wind Noise Management and YouMatic LX. All of these features help to give the user clearer, smarter audio in different situations and personalize their listening experience.

The efficiency and precision of Oticon OPN gives users the sounds their brains need. With this rich and dynamic soundscape, users can shape their listening experiences more naturally, with less effort.

oticon opn scotlandSpatial Sound LX

Spatial Sound LX preserves the natural sound difference between both ears. Aural environments are not always symmetrical, but it can be hard for traditional hearing aids to process this different correctly. Spatial Sound features a high bandwidth, flat frequency response and uses real-time binaural processing work to build an accurate picture of your surroundings. By quickly separating useful sounds from noise, it provides the listener with cues that would otherwise be lost in a noisy environment.

Spatial Sound LX

oticon opn scotlandTwinLink

TwinLink is the world’s first dual-wireless communications system contained within a single hearing aid. It features a 200% increase in capacity compared to previous products, for faster and better binaural communication. Its 2.4 GHz direct-streaming technology means faster connectivity with external audio devices. The result is a richer spatial sound experience, with low battery consumption and increased ease of use.

Twin Link

oticon opn scotlandOpenSound Navigator

The OpenSound Navigator analyses sound, balances noise and adjusts received audio. It does this by scanning the 360˚ environment more than 100 times per second. Its processing is so fast that it even analyzes and corrects noise between words. This provides users with much greater clarity and control over speech understanding. As a result, less effort is needed to listen and converse.

OpenSound Navigator

oticon opn scotlandIf This Then That (IFTTT)

If This Then That (IFTTT) is a groundbreaking network that connects OPN users directly to external devices via the internet. IFTTT allows users to sync their hearing aids with internet-ready daily devices and receive alerts, alarms and full stereo sound. The list of devices is rapidly expanding, and includes everything from computers and televisions to doorbells and alarm clocks. Users can also download the free Oticon ON app for discreet control and management of their hearing aid.