Hearing aids have had great strides through the years that Dr Kristi Mendoza has been an Audiologist. Digital technology became available in the 1990s and now manufacturers like Oticon use wireless technology to connect hearing aids to other accessories such as mobile phones for both media and audio streaming. This technological advancement is embedded in the current technology. Not unlike a computer that has improved in speech and accuracy over time, there has been a doubling in processing power and decrease in chip size in the hearing aid above every year and a half. That makes custom hearing aids smaller and more discreet.
Newer technology hearing aids change our life experience for the better. We are able to best help those with tinnitus with tinnitus programs that can be used alongside the hearing aid as well as in independent memories. Audiologists have more technology to help the brain to retrieve and hear the sound quality that is lost from having hearing loss that increases over time. The ears just pick up the sound, we need to get the information to the brain to process.
If we treat a hearing loss early we are able to change the brain and decrease the chance of cognitive decline. Better hearing means better communication and this leads to a better and more integrated life. I t is always best not to wait until you are missing most of the conversation around you before you seek help and start to treat your hearing loss. There are many types of styles and colors that will fit with your lifestyle and this is something that will not only improve your hearing but bring your life back to you when you can be social like you used to be in the past.
Hearing aids are also designed to help pediatric patients. You may not be aware of the laws for pediatric hearing aid fittings, but this population of patients can’t legally be fit with amplification without an audiologist. Call and find out about Oticon today.
Oticon More with BrainHearing™ technology is a revolutionary hearing aid that gives the brain more of the relevant information it needs to make better sense of sound, so you can get better speech understanding with less effort and the ability to remember more. Take better care of your brain, and your brain will take better care of you.
Oticon More with BrainHearing technology takes hearing healthcare to a new level. It’s the world’s first hearing aid with a Deep Neural Network (DNN) embedded on the chip. The DNN is trained on 12 million real‑life sounds to give your brain more of the information it needs to decipher the intricate details of relevant sounds. The DNN in Oticon More is trained with 12 million sounds from real-life to recognize virtually all types of sounds to support your brain.
Oticon More works more like how your brain works because it learned through experience. As a result, you get better speech understanding with less effort and the ability to remember more, even in noisy environments
Hearing aids are now rechargeable, lasting over 20 hours a day, with streaming things like your phone calls and movies/videos from your phone. In the past, rechargeable options didn’t allow for that length of time and required charging before your day was completed. New rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries allow for a long and full day of listening before requiring a recharge. Imagine saving money on batteries, often in the range of 200 batteries a year for binaural listening. Now that is a huge savings to you!
Oticon More with Tinnitus SoundSupport™ helps you take back control and manage the symptoms of tinnitus — and experience the benefits of More sound. Tinnitus SoundSupport offers a variety of relief sounds, including popular ocean-like sounds that can be customized for each user. The tinnitus sounds can also be modified and created differently in things we call memories that allow you to choose the best sound for you for the environment in which you are in at the time.
Confidently engage with the world around you with 360o hearing. This technology is always looking for speech and the dynamic quality of the microphones allows the hearing aid to determine if sound is in front of you, to the side of you or even behind you. Once the hearing aid determines the sound and also potential noise interference, the hearing aids will self adjust not only the microphone directional polar pattern but will simultaneously be able to look at speech (variable) and noise (steady) and reduce the noise and increase the speech for the greatest intelligibility.
Staying connected to family and friends is more important than ever. With Oticon More, you also get a wide range of connectivity options for a high-quality listening experience in everyday situations so you can go through your day with more confidence and convenience.
Direct streaming from iPhone® and select Android™ devices*. Make hands-free calls from any smartphone or connect a remote microphone with ConnectClip. Stream sound directly from your TV with Oticon’s TV adapter. Use Oticon ON app for easy, discreet control over the hearing aid from your fingertips.
You can easily turn your Oticon More hearing aids into a wireless stereo headset with ConnectClip. C onnectClip uses Bluetooth® Low Energy technology to connect with your phone or tablet and its remote microphone functionality is something you’ll appreciate when trying to hear speech from a distance or in a noisy place.
Elegant and discreet, Oticon hearing aids are available in different styles to fit your lifestyle and hearing loss, and different colors to blend with your skin tone and hair color, or you can select a stylish accent color of your choice.
Oticon is part of William Demont, a company which has been operating for over 100 years. They have researched extensively on delivering the best sound through their hearing aids, as well as how best to communicate.
Oticon was one of the first companies to connect the hearing aids with smartphones. Over the years this connection has happened with direct to iPhone, but includes accessories that can connect to Android as well.
Oticon has been a leader in providing a speech signal in all types of situations, noise and quiet. Oticon provides hearing aids at all price points and they all can connect to the iPhone in some capacity.
The hearing aid technology of Oticon is always with the vantage point that the person utilizing hearing aids must always be looked at as a whole person. This means that Oticon never looks at the ears only. They look at the interaction of the ears with the brain and they test and create amplification that takes the entire hearing system into account.
Most recently the Oticon More has looked at ways the brain retrieves long and short term memory along with hearing and integrates the best way for each individual to not only hear but to process the sound. The technology that they create has a very natural and easy listening sound quality and makes each patient very comfortable from the very first moment they begin using amplification.
Oticon has some of the best technologically advanced hearing aids because of the research they put behind them. The research happening at the Eriksholm Research Center in focuses on cognitive hearing science, social hearing science and augmented hearing science. Oticon also has helped support Ida Institute to better study and educate on communication strategies for everyone, hearing loss or not.
Oticon has gone beyond the hearing aid itself and incorporated the whole human, especially the brain. Cognition plays a primary role on how well individuals succeed with hearing aids and Oticon has been a leader in the study and adaptation of the brain with hearing loss.
The Oticon App is most beloved by users for its easy and simplicity. Since the technology is being purchased for the purpose of not having to make a lot of adjustments and sound changes, the app allows for simple volume control changes, like a TV remote control. It also easily displayed to the patient about whether the hearing aids are connected to the phone as well as current battery percentage left in the hearing aid.
There is also a “find my hearing aids” feature so that if the hearing aids become lost, you can track the location of the hearing aids with the map and scan feature to find the hearing aids. It has a HearingFitness portion of the App which tracks and records how often you use your hearing aids which is a great feature for a family member or caretaker to make sure the patient is utilizing the hearing aids.
There is an Internet Of Things portion of the App that allows you to connect to outside devices like Television, doorbells, lighting in your house, as well as email and text notifications.
The ability to have connectivity, to have a way to alert you or a loved one that the batteries are running low, or if someone is ringing the doorbell is something that Oticon incorporates into their technology. If you don’t want to change batteries, the More line has rechargeable batteries that last all day long even if you are streaming from your Smartphone.
OpenSound Booster helps focus on speech rather than nonspeech sounds in a noisy environment. Twinlink wireless communication which helps the hearing aids “talk” to each other to give the user the ability to hear around them better. These hearing aids are available in all styles, but some features are not available in the smallest of hearing aids.
Oticon was the recent CES Innovation Award Winner for the More product line and is always striving to bring the best technology to the market. The best positive impact of Oticon is ease of listening, comfortable sound quality and flexibility of the sound to the patients audiometric data.
Oticon was one of the first hearing aid manufacturers to incorporate brain learning into how they programmed and engineered their product. They were one of the first to break into digital technology, streaming and having an app to download for the consumer to give them more personal choice.
We live in a noisy, complicated world, Oticon continues to automate its function so those with hearing loss can just put in their hearing aids and be as “natural” as possible, but also let them choose how much they want to be involved in their hearing programming journey.
If understanding speech and sounds is exhausting to you, Oticon is your product. This hearing aid will treat your hearing loss as well as remove you from the dreaded isolation from others. It helps us feel better and be more engaged with life and family. You will find you are not as tired after going out to have dinner in a restaurant and trying to figure out what everyone's saying with the More product. Hearing speech and communicating, even in the presence of background noise, is the goal.
Giving your brain information and keeping it active is one of the most healthy and easiest things we can do for ourselves.