More than 12,000 industry thought leaders, professionals and investors attended the 2017 Internet of Things (IoT) World Conference, held May 14-17 in Santa Clara, California. Participants at the annual gathering expect to find the newest and most ground-breaking innovations and the Oticon exhibit did not disappoint. The high-tech, interactive Oticon exhibit showcased Oticon Opn™, the world's first Internet-connected hearing aid. In an arena that included some of the most cutting-edge advances in smart homes, connected cars, energy, healthcare and supply chain & logistics, Opn stood out as a healthcare innovation that leveraged the "Internet of Things that Matter" to transform everyday life for people with hearing loss.
Michael Porsbo, Category Manager, Oticon A/S and Annette Mazevski, AuD, PhD, Manager of Technology Assessment, Oticon, Inc., presented "Re-Inventing Hearing Aids with the Internet of Things" as part of the Conference's Wearables, AR & VR forum. The presenters discussed how Opn's paradigm-shifting audiology and Internet connectivity have made the hearing aid a game-changer not only for people with hearing loss but for the hearing care industry.
Multiple Award Winner
Oticon Opn is already a winner of major national and international awards including the 2017 Gold Edison Award, two 2017 CES Innovations Awards for Wearable Technology and Tech for a Better World, two 2017 American Business Award Gold "Stevies" and the 2017 Red Dot Design Award. The small, discreet hearing aid can be programmed to talk directly with doorbells, smoke detectors and other smart devices via the Oticon ON App. In its core function as a listening device, Opn overcomes a challenge the most advanced hearing solutions can't solve: the ability to handle noisy environments with multiple speakers.
For more information on the entire Oticon Opn family, visit www.Oticon.com/Opn.
(L-R) Annette Mazevski, AuD, PhD, Manager of Technology Assessment, Oticon, Inc. and Michael Porsbo, Product Manager/Category Manager, Oticon A/S presented "Re-Inventing Hearing Aids with the Internet of Things" at the 2017 IoT World Conference in Santa Clara, California.