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 Opn™ offers BrainHearing support in 5 key areas

Oticon Opn provides access to all of the important sounds in everyday listening environments, even when multiple speakers are present. BrainHearing support in five key areas contribute to the 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, Opn supports 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 Opn is optimized by making adjustments based on individual needs and personal preferences. 

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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.

Explore BrainHearing materials

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.

See the latest research results on BrainHearing technology in Oticon Opn

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