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Oticon Opn S™ Delivers Speech Understanding in Noisy Environments on Par with Normal Hearing


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SOMERSET, NJ   March 20, 2019 Oticon Inc. introduced a paradigm shift in hearing care, breaking with the traditional approach to supporting hearing loss in noise to open a world of sound for people with hearing loss. Now, Oticon Opn S breaks the rules again with further improvements in speech understanding and listening effort to take the open sound experience and the unique benefits of BrainHearing to the next level.  A powerful new platform with an upgraded OpenSound Navigator and new OpenSound Optimizer unleashes the full potential of the open sound paradigm to empower people with hearing loss to experience speech understanding in difficult listening situations at the level of people with normal hearing.*

“Oticon Opn S is a life-changing technological breakthrough with the potential to significantly improve hearing and quality of life for people with hearing loss,” says Donald Schum, PhD, Vice President of Audiology for Oticon, Inc.  “The brand-new Velox S platform is the fastest, most advanced platform we have ever developed.  The OpenSound Optimizer allows patients to get even more benefit from OpenSound Navigator, resulting in tremendous clarity, overall sound quality and speech understanding.”

Optimal Gain, More Open Fittings – Without Feedback Risk

Oticon Opn S introduces the OpenSound Optimizer, a groundbreaking new technology that analyzes sound at an astonishing 56,000 times per second to allow access to up to 30% more speech details with more natural sound and increased comfort.** New, ultra-fast detectors and a patented breaker signal proactively manage feedback, even before it occurs, to preserve audibility and uncompromised quality of sound. The unique feedback breaker allows Opn S to deliver up to 6 dB more stable gain in an open fitting without increased feedback risk.** OpenSound Optimizer prevents feedback without removing the prescribed amplification so hearing care professionals have the freedom to deliver optimal gain and more open settings for patients than ever before.

Empower Patients to Thrive in Noisy Situations

The new, ultra-fast Velox S platform makes the OpenSound Navigator (OSN) more effective in supporting the brain to help people with hearing loss interact with multiple speakers.  Opn S wearers can “boost” the support they receive from the OSN, regardless of their pre-defined setting. Whenever they feel the need for an extra boost of help, they simply activate the OpenSound Booster, available on the ON App.

Wireless Connections and a Full Day’s Power  

Oticon Opn S is Made for iPhone® and connects seamlessly with smartphones and tablets using 2.4 GHz Bluetooth® Low Energy for low battery consumption.  Oticon ConnectClip turns Opn S hearing aids into a high-quality headset, giving access to wireless streaming for music, movies, phone calls and more from iPhone® and Android smartphones, tablets and laptops. 

For patients who want the convenience of rechargeable batteries, the new Opn S miniRITE R is a state-of-the-art rechargeable lithium-ion solution in a sleek and elegant design.  The stylish charger provides a stable, reliable magnetic connection for convenient charging that delivers a full day of power, including streaming, with a quick overnight charge.*** 

The Oticon Opn S family delivers an outstanding range of open sound opportunities in three performance levels, four attractive styles – miniRITE, miniRITE R, miniRITE T and BTE PP – and a wealth of features.  For more information about the entire Opn S family visit

* Juul Jensen 2018, Oticon Whitepaper

** Callaway 2019, Oticon Whitepaper

*** Lithium-ion battery performance varies depending on hearing loss, lifestyle and streaming behavior.

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