Oticon whitepapers

Technology and research insights, delivered by the Centre for Applied Audiology Research (CAAR) at Oticon headquarters in Denmark.

CAAR investigates benefits of hearing technology in collaboration with leading researchers globally. It ensures that Oticon uses the best available research methods for the purpose and also explores new and yet unseen benefits. The Centre further delivers insights on new technology developed by Oticon. The collaboration between CAAR and the Eriksholm Research Centre ensures that Oticon has an evidence-based approach to developing its’ BrainHearing™ technologies.

  • Enhancing selective attention

    This whitepaper starts by introducing the concept of selective attention. It then moves on to discuss a novel technique to assess selective attention using electroencephalography (EEG), which can measure the brain’s ability to track speech that the listener is attending to over time.


  • BrainHearing

    In this whitepaper, we discuss the new scientific discovery in how the brain processes sounds. Recent evidence suggests that there are two subsystems in the auditory cortex.

  • Introduction to RemoteCare

    This whitepaper introduces Oticon RemoteCare – a solution that enables hearing care professionals to connect to their clients in real-time via audio and video communication, and remotely fine-tune their hearing aids


  • Enhanced learning with EduMic

    This whitepaper introduces the new educational remote microphone system, EduMic. It describes the needs of children with hearing loss in the classroom, the technology of EduMic and the testing and research completed


  • REM AutoFit: speed and accuracy

    A whitepaper about REM AutoFit. Background on the REM AutoFit with VerifitLINK, as well as details of the IMC 2 compatibility. Results of a test of speed and acuracy for REM AutoFit are described.

  • Introducing Oticon Cros

    A white paper introducing the Oticon CROS product. Background on CROS and candidacy, as well as details of the feature Oticon delivers to the market and why this solution is unique for CROS/BiCROS fittings. Results of a dual-streaming claims test and the impact for users will also be described.


  • Oticon Xceed Clinical Evidence

    A study at the Örebro University Hospital in Sweden investigated the benefits of in Oticon Xceed and OpenSound Navigator™ (OSN) on speech recognition, listening effort and memory recall in noise for adults with severe-to-profound hearing loss.


  • Introduction to OpenSound Optimizer™

    This white paper covers the clinical aspects of introducing OpenSound Optimizer for adults and children. Furthermore, the results of two internal investigations into target match with and without the new feature are presented, and finally, a competitor study evaluating sound access, feedback annoyance, and sound quality.

  • Connectclip in the classroom and in the home

    This whitepaper explores the applications and use of ConnectClip. Special attention is given to ConnectClip as a remote microphone system (RMS) for children and adults. Results from the ConnectClip RMS field study with teens and tweens is also discussed.


  • Amsterdam OSN Children Study

    This whitepaper reports a study performed at VU University medical center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which showed that OpenSound Navigator™ on speech improved understanding and reduced listening effort in noise for children with hearing loss.


  • Craftsmanship

    The smallest hearing aids from Oticon has become even smaller and can fit more ears, actually more than 8 out of 10. This paper describes the improvements made in the design and production to make it possible along with the data we have gathered over a 9 month period to document the improvements.

  • Closing a gap to normal hearing

    This whitepaper provides useful knowledge about listening effort in a normal-hearing population and may be used as a reference to studies that investigate listening effort in people with hearing loss.

  • Oticon Opn S Clinical Evidence

    This whitepaper presents a summary of the clinical research studies investigating the client benefits of the key features introduced in Opn S, namely the OpenSound OptimizerTM and new automatics in the OpenSound Navigator, namely the OSN Booster.

  • BrainHearing Evidence

    This whitepaper provides very unique new evidence behind the OpenSound Navigator and shows that across a range of noisy environments, people with hearing loss using Opn1 do as well as normal hearing peers in terms of speech understanding and a measure of brain load.

  • OSN Teen Study Results

    A research study shows that OpenSound Navigator™ improves children’s speech understanding in noisy environments when listeners directly face or face away from the talker, and preserves interfering speech coming from different directions.


  • OpenSound Navigator for Custom Instruments

    Clinical data shows that dual microphone Oticon Opn custom is on par with the dual microphone Oticon Opn miniRITE in a speech intelligibility test, and that the single microphone version of OpenSound Navigator provides benefits in noise.

  • Fitting Opn for persons with tinnitus

    People with hearing loss and tinnitus need extra support in many every day listening environments.
  • Data-driven hearing care with HearingFitness™

    Oticon shares openly its innovative vision and roadmap.


  • OpenSound Navigator™

    This paper describes the new technology implemented in Oticon Opn™, OpenSound Navigator. An overview of the underlying technologies and the new Oticon Genie 2 interface.

  • Wind Noise Management

    The new wind noise management feature in Opn estimates wind noise 500 times/sec. The speed and power available on the Velox platform make it possible for Opn to quickly and sufficiently attenuate wind noise, even between words.

  • Opn™ 30/20/20 clinical evidence

    This whitepaper presents a summary of the clinical studies investigating the end-user benefits of the new signal processing introduced in Oticon Opn on cognitive effort, memory recall, and speech recognition performance.

  • Benefits of Oticon Opn for people with hearing loss and tinnitus

    A research study that shows that the benefits of a significantly reduced listening effort with the OpenSound Navigator™ for people with hearing loss applies at least as succesfully for people with tinnitus.


  • REM Cookbook

    A short guide to best practices when performing real ear measurements in the clinic. The cookbook is based on the most commonly used input signals, hearing aid styles and rationales, and external equipment.

  • Velox™ Platform

    The Velox chip is built for hearing aids and for the advanced digital signal processing used to give hearing aid users the best possible experience with hearing aid technology. This tech paper will describe the Velox chip, its digital signal processing architecture, and the new wireless capabilities in TwinLink™.

  • Feedback shield LX

    Feedback shield LX is the ultimate enabler of OpenSound Navigator, the technology in Opn which allows hearing aid wearers access to more sound in their surroundings while maintaining good speech understanding, recalling more of conversations afterwards, and reducing listening effort.

  • Amplifying soft sounds

    An introduction to amplification in today’s digital hearing aids and highlights to the strengths of Oticon’s technologies VAC+, Speech Guard, and Soft Speech Booster. These technologies optimize audibility and speech cue preservation in all environments.

  • Bimodal Hearing Aid Fitting Guidelines

    As developed by Carisa Reyes, Staff Audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital, the bimodal fitting flowchart serves as a guide to clinical audiologists as they navigate the bimodal fitting process. The goal is to provide a logic- and evidence-based method for decision-making, yet keeping in mind the constraints in everyday clinical practice.


  • Client Target and REM

    Client Target is the Genie 2 fitting software concept designed to help the clinician achieve even more successful first fittings, right from the start. This document explains how the graph view has changed for all rationales in the new Genie 2 fitting software.

  • Fitting with Genie

    Oticon’s fitting and counselling tool, Genie, is designed to provide top quality fittings that meet the individual needs of each user.

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