Pindrop Hearing Centres is now offering a hearing device that can finally keep up with your brain. Oticon Opn™ hearing aids, now available at Pindrop Hearing Centres, process all of the sounds around you, within a 360° radius, exceptionally fast.
Hearing loss affects your brain. Your brain has to work at incredible speeds to process sound. Hearing loss also increases listening effort, making it harder to follow and recall conversations.
The Oticon Opn OpenSound Navigator™ scans, analyzes and reacts to sounds in the environment more than 100 times per second,” said Doctor of Audiology, David Patterson, Au.D., R.Aud, Aud(c) and Director of Audiology for Pindrop Hearing Centres across Canada.
Current hearing aid technology is not successful when dealing with complex listening environments involving multiple speakers. When listening environments are complex, traditional technology copes by closing down all sounds accepting speech only from the front.
This limits the brain getting the information it needs to access the entire soundscape, making it difficult to focus naturally or switch attention. This causes users to tire quickly because they find it difficult to follow what is happening around them. Social gatherings become less enjoyable potentially leading to social withdrawal.
Less Listening Effort
Research proves, that with this groundbreaking technology, you will understand speech 30% better*, reduce your listening effort by 20%*, and remember 20% more of your conversations**
“Patients can now focus on a conversation while staying attentive to people and things around them and switch focus quickly and easily,” said Patterson. “Our patients can now communicate more effectively and be more socially active, all while being able to take advantage being connected to the Internet. It’s ground breaking technology. We are very excited to offer this solution.”
Oticon Opn™ delivers the ultra-fast sound analysis and processing needed to provide Pindrop patients with access to the sounds in their lives.
Powered by the new ultra-fast Velox™ platform, Oticon Opn™ :
- Delivers a constantly open, balanced soundscape
- Makes it possible to follow multiple speakers in complex listening environments
- Makes it easier on the brain by reducing listening effort
- Offers a more natural listening experience
- Delivers a reduction in listening effort, more capacity to remember and better speech understanding in noisy environments
- Provides seamless connectivity to iPhone®, smartphones and other audio devices, including the television
- Provides easy connectivity on the go or at home without wearing a streamer around the neck
- Is the world’s first Internet connected hearing aid
“In a split second, it gives the brain accurate information in the way it naturally makes sense of sound,” said Patterson.
OpenSound Navigator™analyzes sounds in a 360° radius at more than 100 times per second to determine the nature of the setting. Once that is established, it analyses the sounds to accurately determine their characteristics, importance, position, level and frequency.
OpenSound Navigator™ balances surrounding sounds. This leaves the focus sound clear and background sounds audible but not distracting. Rebalancing individual sounds makes it easier for users to separate sounds and for the brain to switch attention.
OpenSound Navigator™ cleans excessive background noise a 360° radius quickly and effectively – even noise coming from the same direction as speech. To ensure background noise is less intrusive to the listening experience, it can even remove noise between words.
Noise reduction can be adjusted to meet individual needs in simple and complex environments.
Oticon Opn, at Pindrop Hearing Centres, allows your hearing to be minutely tuned to match your specific hearing profile and personal sound preferences. It not only supports the hard work your brain does, it’s super small and fits invisibly in your ear canal or tucks discreetly behind your ear. Sound is then delivered in the clearest signal possible, so you always hear better, with less effort.
For a free, no-obligation trial or more information please contact Pindrop Hearing Centres.
*Compared to Alta2Pro
**Individual benefit may vary depending on instrument prescription.