Oticon whitepapers

Technology and research insights, delivered by the Centre for Applied Audiology Research (CAAR) at Oticon headquarters in Denmark.

CAAR investigates benefits of hearing technology in collaboration with leading researchers globally. It ensures that Oticon uses the best available research methods for the purpose and also explores new and yet unseen benefits. The Centre further delivers insights on new technology developed by Oticon. The collaboration between CAAR and the Eriksholm Research Centre ensures that Oticon has an evidence-based approach to developing its’ BrainHearing™ technologies.

  • Craftsmanship

    The smallest hearing aids from Oticon has become even smaller and can fit more ears, actually more than 8 out of 10. This paper describes the improvements made in the design and production to make it possible along with the data we have gathered over a 9 month period to document the improvements.

  • OpenSound Navigator for Custom Instruments

    Custom instruments in the Opn family on the Velox platform comes with new functionality and benefits. This paper presents how the OpenSound Navigator has been implemented in these devices as well as the evidence we have on the benefits it brings.

  • Closing a gap to normal hearing

    This whitepaper provides useful knowledge about listening effort in a normal-hearing population and may be used as a reference to studies that investigate listening effort in people with hearing loss.

  • HearingFitness App

    This whitepaper describes how HearingFitness tracks hearing aid use and provides insights to optimize health based on big data analytics that combine lifestyle and healthcare data with local sound environment analysis.

  • Opn™ 30/20/20 clinical evidence

    This whitepaper presents a summary of the clinical studies investigating the end-user benefits of the new signal processing introduced in Oticon Opn on cognitive effort, memory recall, and speech recognition performance.

  • Oticon Opn

    OpenSound Navigator™

    This paper describes the new technology implemented in Oticon Opn™, OpenSound Navigator. An overview of the underlying technologies and the new Oticon Genie 2 interface.

  • Oticon Opn

    Velox™ Platform

    The Velox chip is built for hearing aids and for the advanced digital signal processing used to give hearing aid users the best possible experience with hearing aid technology. This tech paper will describe the Velox chip, its digital signal processing architecture, and the new wireless capabilities in TwinLink™.

  • Wind Noise Management

    The new wind noise management feature in Opn estimates wind noise 500 times/sec. The speed and power available on the Velox platform make it possible for Opn to quickly and sufficiently attenuate wind noise, even between words.

  • Feedback shield LX

    Feedback shield LX is the ultimate enabler of OpenSound Navigator, the technology in Opn which allows hearing aid wearers access to more sound in their surroundings while maintaining good speech understanding, recalling more of conversations afterwards, and reducing listening effort.

  • Audiology for loud, dynamic environments

    This paper describes the new extended input range provided by Clear Dynamics and the benefits this may provide users in loud environments with speech or listening to music. How widening the input range affects the demands on the handling of comfortrelated features like Transient Noise Management and maximum power output (MPO) is also described.

  • Benefits for OSN in children

    A research study shows that OpenSound Navigator™ improves children’s speech understanding in noisy environments, even when listeners face away from the talker. This tech paper summarizes the key findings and discusses the implications of the study.
  • Fitting Opn for persons with tinnitus

    In complex or noisy listening environments, tinnitus adds to the cognitive load on the brain, much like hearing loss does. Oticon Opn hearing aids provide signal processing that supports patients with tinnitus in multiple environments by decreasing the load on the brain and helping to focus on positive and meaningful sounds.
  • REM Cookbook

    A short guide to best practices when performing real ear measurements in the clinic. The cookbook is based on the most commonly used input signals, hearing aid styles and rationales, and external equipment.

  • Client Target and REM

    Client Target is the Genie 2 fitting software concept designed to help the clinician achieve even more successful first fittings, right from the start. This document explains how the graph view has changed for all rationales in the new Genie 2 fitting software.

  • Amplifying soft sounds

    An introduction to amplification in today’s digital hearing aids and highlights to the strengths of Oticon’s technologies VAC+, Speech Guard, and Soft Speech Booster. These technologies optimize audibility and speech cue preservation in all environments.