Oticon has released its Oticon Opn™, characterizing it as a paradigm shift in hearing aids that combines breakthrough technologies proven to enable people with hearing loss to experience less listening effort and enjoy better speech understanding.
The proposed regulations for a new class of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids—which had previously been slated for release by the FDA this month—will now likely to be released sometime in the first quarter of 2020.
A CROS solution is often recommended for persons with single-sided deafness (SSD) or unaidable hearing in one ear. Oticon CROS is the first wireless CROS/BiCROS solution with dual-streaming capability using an open sound paradigm. As shown in this study, the dual-streaming capability, with the receiving hearing aid of the CROS solution simultaneously receiving sound inputs from both the transmitting hearing aid and an external source, provides considerable benefit.
Called the Apple Hearing Study, the company will work alongside the University of Michigan to “examine factors that impact hearing health. The Apple Hearing Health Study is the first of its kind to collect data over time in order to understand how everyday sound exposure can impact hearing.”