It all starts with the brain.

BrainHearing describes the approach that Oticon takes when creating solutions for people with hearing loss. It starts with the fundamental observation that speech understanding is a cognitive process – it happens in the brain.


Making sense of sound

Oticon BrainHearing solutions support the brain’s natural process of making sense of sound. By giving the brain access to the full soundscape, users can focus on the most relevant sound sources and understand more with less effort.



Oticon hearing aids offer BrainHearing support in five key areas

Oticon devices provide access to all the important sounds in everyday listening environments, even when multiple speakers are present. BrainHearing support provides groundbreaking user benefits.


1. Open access to all speakers
The foundation of the open sound experience is built on ensuring open access to multiple speakers, even in noisy environments.

2. Rapid noise reduction
In order to make speech stand out distinctly, the system rapidly reduces diffuse background noise as well as noise coming from specific directions.

3. Localization of sounds
To help users decide where to focus in the open sound environment, Oticon hearing aids support the brain with precise sound localization information.


4. Speech clarity
To ensure a richer listening experience and maximum speech understanding with less effort, all speech sources in any location are enhanced and clarified. 

5. A personalized listening experience
The performance of Oticon hearing aids are optimized by making adjustments based on individual needs and personal preferences. 

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The speed and power of the new Velox S™ platform takes Oticon’s proven BrainHearing technologies to a new level. Core BrainHearing technologies available include: OpenSound Navigator™, Spatial Sound™ LX, Speech Guard™ LX, TwinLink and more.

OpenSound Navigator – three steps in a split second

OpenSound Navigator handles multiple dynamic speech and noise sources. Unlike conventional technology, it treats sound sources individually, providing the brain with accurate information the way it naturally makes sense of sound.

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Spatial Sound LX for precise sound location

With Spatial Sound LX, binaural data is transmitted at streaming speed from one ear to the other, giving users the accurate spatial information they need to localize sounds.

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Speech Guard LX improves speech understanding in noisy environments

Speech Guard LX preserves clear, transparent sound quality and speech details for better speech understanding with less effort even in complex environments.

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Speech Rescue™ LX

Speech Rescue LX copies inaudible high frequencies and recodes them to more audible mid frequency regions. This technology can help those who have significant hearing loss in the high frequencies.

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TwinLink technology — a world's first

Oticon hearing aids feature two dedicated communication systems — one for outstanding binaural processing and one for powerful direct streaming to external devices.

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Thinking "brain first" changes the conversation

Talking about BrainHearing can help you differentiate the care you provide to your patients. When they understand that hearing happens in the brain, the hearing instrument choice becomes a health care-driven decision instead of a lifestyle or technology choice.

To help support your efforts, Oticon provides tools and resources to guide the conversation with patients.

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Help your patients understand the importance of BrainHearing

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BrainHearing evidence.

We’re committed to developing and validating our technology and unique audiological approach through research to ensure we’re providing the most relevant products to support cognitive health and improve quality of life.

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