Here’s a fact that might surprise you: You hear with your brain – not your ears.
Our ears receive sounds and send them up to the brain, and the brain is where we perceive that we actually heard a sound. Our brains do the heavy lifting, which is why you might feel a little tired when you start wearing new hearing aids. Don’t worry; this feeling will pass. It’s just like exercising – you might feel a bit sore at first, but over time you and your brain will adjust to hearing new sounds. What might feel sore today will be stronger tomorrow.
At Oticon, 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 make sense of sound. This provides 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™.
Hearing capacity is tied to health
Your hearing aids are designed to help you live your best possible life and 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.
BrainHearing technology in action
Bill, a teacher and grandfather, had problems hearing conversations due to hearing loss. With Oticon’s BrainHearing technology, now Bill can access the sounds he wants in a way his brain can easily understand. BrainHearing technology supports your brain, so you're able to hear better, with less effort, allowing you to participate more actively in life.
"Noise used to eliminate my ability to hear speech. With Opn S, I can hear conversation through the noise. Rather than block the noise, Opn S gives me the ability to pick out voices and still experience the natural sound environment."
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— Bill M