Oticon EduMic Wireless Remote Microphone System Delivers World-Class Sound in Noisy, Reverberant Classrooms


COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 6th, 2019 -  Today, leading hearing aid provider, Oticon, introduced EduMic, a new wireless remote microphone system to support children with hearing loss in the classroom. EduMic works together with Oticon paediatric hearing aids, Oticon Opn Play™ and Oticon Xceed Play™, to optimize the signal-to-noise ratio and enable clear and stable access to the teacher’s voice. Using OpenSound Navigator™ (OSN), the same innovative technology found in Oticon’s paediatric hearing aids, EduMic continuously monitors the environment to analyse, balance and remove unwanted noise, even between words. The wireless remote microphone system works seamlessly with the 2.4 GHz wireless receiver system integrated into Oticon paediatric hearing aids so no additional components are needed. EduMic can also be quickly and easily connected to existing classroom systems using a standard Europin connector or jack mode. The lightweight, easy-to-use device features a single rechargeable Li-ion battery with a 10-hour battery life.

“In 2019, two new Oticon paediatric hearing solutions, Opn Play and Xceed Play, empowered hearing care professionals with groundbreaking technology that gives children with hearing loss 360° access to sound in simple and complex listening environments,” said Thomas Behrens, Chief of Audiology, Oticon. “With EduMic, we further expand opportunities to enhance language development, learning and socializing for students with hearing loss by improving speech understanding in the noisy, reverberant environments that are typical of modern classrooms.”


Excellent Compatibility in the Classroom

EduMic is user-friendly, making it easy to pair and mute. The wireless remote microphone system only needs to be paired to the hearing instruments once. Educators can then communicate clearly and effectively with their students with the push of a single button.

Teachers can also connect EduMic to existing remote microphone systems using a Europin connection so that they don’t need to wear two microphones. The 2.4 GHz technology provides a stable signal and connects to an unlimited number of Oticon hearing aids. Even in a typical Wi-Fi-heavy classroom environment, the signal strength remains strong and stable when the teacher is speaking. Teachers can easily take EduMic with them when moving to another classroom.

EduMic also enables access to a variety of audio sources to ensure that students stay connected and engaged during class. Teachers can plug EduMic into a computer, smartboard or tablet using the 3.5 audio microphone jack connection. The audio jack also allows easy integration with existing sound field systems, accessing multiple audio sources and microphones simultaneously.


World-Class Sound Quality

When noise, distance and reverberation become challenging in a classroom, EduMic works together with Oticon paediatric hearing aids to deliver clear access to the teacher’s voice. This is made possible by the powerful Oticon Velox S™ platform, Oticon’s fastest, most advanced signal processing platform, that features the 2.4 GHz TwinLink™ communication system. TwinLink allows outstanding binaural hearing aid processing while streaming to the hearing aids simultaneously.


Built for the Classroom and the Educator

EduMic is robust and designed to handle the demands of everyday life and withstand accidental dropping. Two LED indicators let teachers know the status of the device at a glance. The lightweight device (32 grams) can be worn in multiple ways to match the teacher’s personal preference and style. The rotating clip can be attached to a lapel, collar or pocket or worn comfortably around the neck with an easy-adjustable lanyard. 

“EduMic is a flexible, discreet solution that is simple and intuitive to use,” added Behrens. “EduMic is designed to let teachers focus on what’s important – connecting with and teaching children, inside and outside the classroom.”


Please click here for more information on EduMic and the entire Oticon family of paediatric hearing solutions.


About Oticon

500 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. The majority are over the age of 50 while eight percent are under the age of 18. It is Oticon's ambition that our customers - hearing clinics throughout the world - prefer to use our products for people with impaired hearing. Through passion, dedication and professional expertise, Oticon develops and manufactures hearing aids for both adults and children. Oticon supports every kind of hearing loss from mild to severe and we pride ourselves on developing some of the most innovative hearing aids in the market. Headquartered out of Denmark, we are a global company and part of Demant with more than 14,500 employees and revenues of over DKK 14 billion. www.oticon.global