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Hearing aids keep the brain fit

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Here is a fact that might surprise you: You hear with your brain – not your ears


Your ears receive sounds and send them up to the brain, and the brain is where we perceive that we have actually heard a sound. The brain does the heavy lifting, which is why you might feel a little tired when you first start wearing your hearing aids. This feeling will pass. It is just like exercising; you might feel sore at first, but over time you and your brain will adjust to being able to hear more.

Our basic philosophy is to create solutions that support the brain rather than just turning up the volume. Making everything louder only serves to tire out the brain; instead, we help it to make sense of sound. This gives you a more natural and pleasant soundscape, leaving you less tired and better able to remember more of life’s important conversations. This is what we call BrainHearing™.


Your hearing aids are designed to assist you in living your best possible life and help keep your brain fit. This comes with tremendous health benefits. Studies indicate that good hearing health can lower the risk of developing early dementia; partly because the ability to participate in social activities and interacting with other people is a key component to brain health. 

It’s like poking my head through a grey cloud  Lisbet Dahl, Actress and Director

Lisbet Dahl – the celebrated Danish actress, director and revue performer – acknowledged that her hearing impairment was impacting her ability to direct the famous revue Cirkusrevyen.

She sought help and was fitted with Oticon Opn hearing aids. It was a breakthrough moment for her, both professionally and privately.

Now that I have hearing aids, it is a massive source of happiness and joy Lisbet Dahl, Actress and Director

Lisbet’s journey is one you might identify with over time. In this two-part video series, you can watch the impact that getting hearing aids has had for her.