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Oticon BrainHearing™ technology

Hear smarter. Live better.

 

Where does hearing happen?

If you’re like most people, you probably think hearing happens in your ears. But that's not the case. Hearing happens between your ears, in the hearing part of your brain. That’s where sound becomes information that has meaning.

When you listen to a conversation, your ears and your brain work together as a system and it's your brain that does the heavy lifting. Right now, four tasks—orient, recognize, focus, and separate—are happening inside your brain.

1. Your brain uses the information from your two ears to orient you by figuring out which direction the sound is coming from.
2. Inside your brain, sound waves become sounds that you recognize.
3. While you're listening, your brain is what helps you focus in on a conversation,
4. And separate out unwanted noise.

 

Why Does it Matter?

Have you ever thought "My hearing is ok, if I just concentrate hard enough?" Or "My current hearing aids are fine, I just get tired easily when using them"?

If your brain is not getting the right sounds to work with, it takes intense effort to create meaning. When the sound signals from your ears are compromised, your brain must work even harder to fill in the gaps. This extra effort can take its toll. In fact, studies have shown that, over time, hearing loss can lead to isolation and depression. That’s why it’s important that your brain, not just your ears, gets the support it needs.

BrainHearing

How Oticon's BrainHearing technology works

Oticon hearing instruments with BrainHearing technology are designed for your brain, supporting the hard work it does. They provide a better awareness of the sound environment to help your brain with each of these tasks:


  • Orient according to position of sounds, using both ears

  • Separate sound sources

  • Focus on what's important

  • Recognize what each sound is and make sense of it


BrainHearing in Oticon hearing instruments deliver sound with the clearest, purest signal possible—in the way your brain is best able to understand it. In addition, because BrainHearing technology preserves the important details in speech, your brain doesn’t have to strain to fill in the gaps. This technology supports your brain, so you're able to hear better, with less effort allowing you can participate more actively in life.


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