Copenhagen, Denmark, October 15th, 2019 -Visitors to the 2019 European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) congress can get up close to two new power hearing aids designed for severe-to-profound hearing loss by leading hearing aid provider, Oticon. Oticon now offer hearing care professionals a full power portfolio, from fitting level 105 to the whole new fitting level 120, and for the first time ever, power hearing aid users (and of all ages) are provided the Oticon open sound experience. You can see the new Oticon Xceed power hearing aid for adults and the new Oticon Xceed Play paediatric hearing aid on Stand 311 in Hall 3A.
The two new hearing aids will be demonstrated alongside the groundbreaking Oticon Opn S™, which takes speech amplification to the next level, enabling people with hearing loss to enjoy speech understanding in noisy venues at a level on par with normal hearingi. Oticon Opn S features the new OpenSound Optimizer™, the world’s first system to prevent audible feedback without sacrificing audibility. Thanks to a unique patented feedback breaker signal, Oticon Opn S™ actually delivers up to 6dB more stable gain providing hearing care professionals full freedom to deliver users optimal gain and to provide more open fittings than ever before, all without the risk of feedback*.
The Oticon Xceed power hearing aid is the world’s most powerful hearing aid, delivering the highest gain and output in the industry: 146 dB SPL MPO and 87 dB full-on gain. An industry first, Oticon Xceed with Oticon’s BrainHearing™ technologies, OpenSound Navigator™ and OpenSound Optimizer™, improves speech clarity by 10%, reduces the listening effort that power users struggle with in most situations every day by 10%, and increases short term recall by 15%ii. The new Oticon Xceed Play hearing aid is truly setting a new standard among paediatric power hearing aids, helping children to better benefit from incidental learning, and providing better conditions for speech understanding and language development.
Thanks to the two groundbreaking BrainHearing™ features, OpenSound Navigator™ and the revolutionary OpenSound Optimizer™, both Oticon Xceed and Oticon Xceed Play bring a radical new approach to hearing care for super and ultra power hearing aid users of all ages by:
- Providing 360° access to speech.
- Delivering optimal gain with a fitting of 6 dB more stable gain providing up to 20% (Oticon Xceed) and 15% (Oticon Xceed Play) more speech cues to the brainiii.
- Ensuring consistent access to speech by preventing feedback and dramatically reducing the many daily gain reductions that occur up to 50% of the day to alleviate feedback from dynamic situations such as placing the phone to your ear or wearing a hat.
- Significantly reducing disturbing noise by applying fast and effective noise reduction, that reduces noise even between words.
- Integrating 2.4 GHz Bluetooth® low energy for high-quality streaming of sound to both ears from devices such as TV’s, FM systems and modern smartphones, making everyday life easier.
“With the launch of the two new Xceed instruments we are ensuring those that depend entirely on their hearing aid receive all the support they can get,” says Ole Asboe Jørgensen, President, Oticon brand, global. “With the products we have launched within the past year we now offer a complete hearing product portfolio. We are very excited to have made the open sound experience available for all users, from mild through to profound hearing loss, in all styles, and are very proud to offer hearing care professionals such a comprehensive product range featuring the most updated technology for their patients.”
EUHA visitors can also meet key Oticon representatives to discuss the launch of Oticon RemoteCare™. The new remote hearing after-care service by Oticon adds to existing clinic services, enabling hearing care professionals to stay close to hearing aid users while saving them the time and effort of going to a clinic for check-ups, hearing aid adjustments, counselling and advice. Furthermore, visitors can find out more about: Oticon CROS, the world’s first CROS/BiCROS hearing solution with OpenSound Navigator™ and TwinLink™ dual-streaming technology, and the new bimodal fitting tools that are now available in Oticon Genie 2.
Oticon would like to welcome visitors to experience the Opn S™ and the newest additions to the complete portfolio, Oticon Xceed and Oticon Xceed Play on their Stand 311 in Hall 3A at the 64th EUHA congress which takes place in Hannover, Germany, 16-18 October. Please visit www.oticon.global for further information.
*for best practice fittings with prescribed amplification
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
i“For people with uncomplicated hearing loss”, Juul Jensen 2017, Oticon Whitepaper
iiNg 2019, Oticon Whitepaper
iiiFor best practice fittings with prescribed amplification, Ng & Rumley 2019, Oticon Whitepaper