The Open Sound Paradigm Continues to Expand: Visit the Oticon Exhibit (#808) at AudiologyNOW! 2017

Somerset, NJ
3 April 2017

It has been a groundbreaking year for Oticon Opn™ with overwhelming response from both hearing care professionals and users and an array of prestigious international awards. At AudiologyNOW! 2017, Oticon previews the expanded Oticon Opn portfolio via an immersive exhibit (#808) that brings the benefits of Opn’s innovative new technology and features to life. Hearing care professionals looking for a new paradigm that will enable them to transform everyday life for even more patients will find it at this year’s Oticon exhibit.

An amazing augmented reality demonstration allows conference participants to take control of the soundscape and experience how Opn significantly improves speech understanding in even the most challenging listening situations. Using smartphones and HD headsets, visitors explore simple and complex 3D scenarios where Opn’s ultra-fast processing enables access to all important sounds and handles multiple speakers simultaneously. Interactive “smart home” displays show how the world’s first Internet-connected hearing aid unlocks the power for the Internet of Things to link to and control an endless variety of everyday devices in and outside the home.

Quick Solutions presentations by Oticon audiologists, offered daily throughout exhibit hours, give conference participants an opportunity to gain knowledge and earn CEU credits. The mini-learning modules last just 15 minutes and provide insights into a variety of topics including: Connectivity Without Compromise, Oticon’s Approach to the Noise Problem and Treating Patients with Tinnitus.

Oticon will also sponsor a number of special events during AudiologyNOW! 2017:

Student 5K Fun Run/Walk (Thursday, April 6 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM / White River State Park) Oticon will award complimentary registration for AudiologyNOW! 2018 for the first male and first female runners to cross the finish line.

Empowering Students Scholarship Presentation (Thursday, April 6 10:30 AM) / Oticon Exhibit #808) Audiology students join Oticon President Gary Rosenblum for the presentation of a $25,000 donation to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. The Oticon donation will fund five $5000 scholarships awarded to full-time graduate students in audiology (AuD, PhD, AuD/PhD) who show exceptional promise as a clinical audiologist.

Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology (Friday, April 7 9:45 - 11:15 AM / Room: 140-142) Anu Sharma, PhD will lecture on Brain Changes in Hearing Loss. Since 2005, the annual lecture series has been made possible by a grant from the Oticon Foundation.

Oticon subject experts will share new research and knowledge in AudiologyNOW! educational sessions:

Thursday, April 6

Connecting to the Internet of Things with Oticon Opn™ (1:45 PM - 2:15 PM / Room: IU 7)
Presenter: Maria Samsson, MS

Fitting Practicalities and Verification of Frequency Composition (2:30 PM - 3:00 PM / Room IU 7)
Presenters: Candace Depp, AuD and Dave Gordey, PhD Candidate

Friday, April 7

Bone-Conduction Hearing Device Fitting Practices in Pediatrics (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM / Room 240-241)
Presenters: Dave Gordey, PhD Candidate and Marlene Bagatto, PhD, AuD

Bimodal Device Fittings in Children (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM / Room 236-237)
Presenters: Lisa S. Davidson, PhD, Sheila Moodie, PhD, and Dave Gordey, PhD Candidate

Enabling a New Paradigm in Hearing Care Using Multiple Speaker Access Technology (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM / Room 234-235)
Presenters: Maria Samsson, MS, and Nicolas Le Goff, PhD

Visit the Oticon Exhibit (#808) at AudiologyNOW! in Indianapolis on Thursday, April 6, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; and Friday, April 7, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.