Expanded Oticon Opn™ Family Benefits More End-Users with Enhanced Power Options and New Performance Levels

Smørum, Denmark
11 November 2016

The expanded Oticon Opn family features three performance levels - Opn 1, Opn 2 and Opn 3 – all built on the ultra-fast and precise Velox™ platform. An expanded fitting range up to 105 dB HL means that people with severe-to-profound hearing losses can now experience Opn’s benefits including open access to multiple speakers even in complex and noisy listening environments, rapid noise reduction and speech clarity.

“The expanded Opn family takes our BrainHearing™ technology to the next level with a unique combination of technologies that work together to expertly manage multiple speech and noise sources,” says Søren Nielsen, President, Oticon A/S. “By giving the brain access to important sounds in noisy environments, Opn reduces listening effort and frees up mental energy.”*

Three Levels of BrainHearing Support
The newest BrainHearing™ solutions – Opn1, Opn2, Opn3 – provide outstanding performance in five key areas: open access to all speakers, rapid noise reduction, sound localisation, speech clarity and personalised listening experience. With three performance levels and enhanced power options, the Opn family allows end users to choose the level of BrainHearing™ support that best suits their individual listening needs and personal preferences.

OpenSound is a New Paradigm in Hearing Care
Unlike traditional directional technology that focuses on one speaker while suppressing all other sounds, Opn’s groundbreaking Multiple Speaker Access Technology (MSAT) opens up the soundscape to embrace multiple speakers.

This innovative technology gives Opn users the freedom to focus on the sounds they want to hear and makes it possible for them to switch focus when they want.

All of the Opn models feature the revolutionary new MSAT™ that continually analyses and balances sounds, removing noise, even between words. This means that the Opn user will enjoy reduced listening effort in both simple and complex sound environments.

The World’s First Internet Connected Hearing Aid
Oticon Opn is the world’s first hearing aid connected to the internet. By downloading the Oticon ON App, end users can control their Opn hearing aids from their mobile phones and connect to other internet-enabled devices and services that make everyday life easier. Users create “recipes” using the IFTTT.com service to interact with smart technologies such as smart doorbells that alert them when someone is at the door or to schedule low battery alerts, medicine reminders, weather reports and calendar appointments.

Opn also offers a wide range of connectivity possibilities to communication and entertainment devices and services. Wireless, streamer-free connectivity turns Opn into a stereo headset, streaming sound and music from smartphones, TV, laptops and more.

“The response of hearing care professionals and their patients to the introduction of Opn has been overwhelmingly positive,” adds Nielsen. “Now, with Opn’s enhanced performance levels and new power options, we empower hearing care professionals to give even more consumers access to Oticon’s groundbreaking open sound experience.”

Oticon Opn hearing solutions are available in the popular discreet miniRITE™. For more information about Oticon, Inc. and the expanded Oticon Opn family visitOticon.global/Opn.

Katrine Hertz Østergaard, email: khos@oticon.com, phone: +45 20952530

*Only Oticon Opn 1 has the full effect of OpenSound Navigator.

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