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Oticon Opn™ technology research

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Oticon Opn - Closing another gap to normal hearing

Outstanding evidence from two independent studies shows how effectively Oticon Opn helps people interact with multiple speakers, while significantly reducing listening effort.* These improvements are due to the unique OpenSound Navigator™ technology which empowers people to actively participate in the same noisy environments as people with normal hearing.**


These results make it clear that Oticon Opn is closing another gap to normal hearing.

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* Le Goff and Beck 2017, Oticon Whitepaper
**Juul Jensen 2018, Oticon Whitepaper


With Opn, users hear better and remember more with less effort*

Technological limitations of current hearing aids have led to the use of narrow directionality to make speech coming from the front clear, while suppressing the rest of the sound environment.

Research tests of cognitive load were performed using Pupillometry  and SWIR methods to better understand BrainHearing benefits.

Oticon Opn makes it easier for the brain to handle multiple speakers in complex environments, which results in 20% reduction in listening effort, 20% better recall and 30% better speech understanding, and a rich open sound experience.


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*Compared to Inium Sense

**Le Goff et al. 2016, Opn Clinical Evidence White Paper, Oticon, Inc.

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With Opn, music sounds better

Sound quality for music and speech is very important to the listening experience of a hearing aid wearer. In a recent independent study *, both musicians and non-musicians listening to music and speech rated Opn as significantly better for naturalness and clarity as compared against older technology.
Learn more about Opn and music

*Chasin, M. A novel technique to improve amplified sound quality for both music and speech. Hearing Review. 2017; 24(8):32-36.

Breakthrough technology requires breakthrough research design

Verification of Oticon products utilizes complex speech-in-noise tasks, representing the true complexity of the listening situations patients face in real life. Oticon research also uses cognitive correlates of hearing function to demonstrate how the brain makes sense of sound.


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