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Opening up a world of sound for people with hearing loss, hearing care specialist Oticon showcased the unique benefits of BrainHearing with two “revolutionary” new technologies at the 2019 American Academy of Audiology Conference.

The annual gathering of hearing care professionals from around the world took place from the 27th-30th March in Columbus, Ohio.

On display at the event was the Oticon Opn S, which features “revolutionary” feedback prevention technology that prevents audible feedback without sacrificing audibility to ensure more successful and satisfying hearing aid fittings.

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Oticon Opn S enables users to experience speech understanding in difficult listening situations at the same level of people without hearing impairments. It incorporates an upgraded OpenSound Navigator, new OpenSound Optimizer and fast processing power (56,000 times per second).

It also provides a new rechargeable option with the Opn S miniRITE R, which offers a rechargeable lithium-ion solution that delivers a full day of power, including streaming, with a quick overnight charge.

“With Oticon Opn S, we introduce a new way to ensure unseen levels of stable amplification, preserving 30% more speech cues than in our renowned Oticon Opn,” said Thomas Behrens, Chief Audiologist at Oticon.

Traditional hearing aids often manage unpleasant feedback by either reducing gain or providing a more closed fitting that provides more gain but reduces comfort. Such gain reduction happening many times throughout the day can result in poor sound quality and a loss of audibility, highlights Oticon.

This typically happens in dynamic situations, such as when you chew, talk, drink, drive in your car, stand close to a hard surface or wear a hat.

“With Opn S, we can provide optimal gain according to the prescription decided by the professional,” explained Thomas. “That’s what makes Opn S that much better than Opn. In fact, 96% of Opn users prefer Opn S to Opn.”

Also on show at the Oticon exhibition was Oticon Opn Play, a new child-friendly hearing solution that improves speech understanding in simple and complex listening environments and provides access to multiple speakers, without reducing environmental sounds important to incidental learning and safety.

The powerful new Velox S platform, Oticon’s fastest and most advanced platform, fuels Opn Play with innovative technology to provide children with the best possible hearing conditions.

In addition, at the 2019 American Academy of Audiology Conference, Quick Solutions Presentations by Oticon audiologists gave conference participants an opportunity to gain knowledge and earn CEU credits.

The 15-minute mini-learning modules provided insight into a variety of topics including: Improving Fitting Success with Even More Patients; Empowering Patients to Take Charge of Their Listening Needs; and A State-of-the-Art Rechargeable Solution.

Throughout the conference, Oticon sponsored a number of Special Events that focused on a variety of topics, including Pediatric Audiology, Next Generation Open Sound Experience, Next Level of BrainHearing and Upgrades to OpenSound Navigator, and VerifitLINK – Integrated and Automated Real-ear Measurements in Oticon Genie.

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