The company which would eventually become Oticon was founded by Hans Demant, in 1904. Hans was driven by his desire to help his wife Camilla who suffered from a hearing loss. He began manufacture and sales of hearing aids out a factory in Hellerup, Denmark; now Oticon has locations world-wide. Its US headquarters, which maintains departments in Audiology Support, Customer Service, Inside Sales, Marketing, Training, Client Systems Technical Support, Custom Manufacturing and Repair, as well as US infrastructure and business support systems opened in 1965. It is located in Somerset, New Jersey.
Oticon has a complete range of hearing aids, in various levels of technology, for all degrees of hearing loss.
Oticon Opn™. A breakthrough hearing device that provides better speech understanding in noisy environments and is proven to make speech understanding easier on the brain for people who experience hearing loss. Opn is a revolutionary new hearing aid with BrainHearing™ technology, which allows people with hearing loss to not only hear better without having to work as hard but they also remember more of what is being said. Preliminary testing shows that Opn increases speech understanding, the parameter most important to my patients and to hearing aid wearers, by 30%*. People who wear Opn also experience 20% less listening effort when trying to understand speech. And because they use up less energy trying to understand, they are able to remember 20% more of what was said.**
Opn offers easy connectivity to a variety of mobile phones and other iOS and Android devices. Audio is streamed directly to the hearing aids using a variant of Bluetooth technology developed especially for hearing aids that uses significantly less battery power when streaming. With the free, downloadable Oticon On App™, wearers can control volume, program or device selection and other functions with just a tap of their mobile phone. Oticon Opn is the world’s first hearing aid that connects directly to the internet via the If This Then That network (IFTTF.com). Wearers can connect to a range of IFTTT-enabled devices used in everyday life such as door bells, thermostats and baby monitors. People will be able to use their Opn hearing aids with a growing number of IFTTT-compatible products and services as they become available.
* Compared to Alta2 Pro
**Individual benefit may vary depending upon instrument prescription
Acto/Acto Pro and Intiga 8 products. These advanced products offer 6-8 channels and three listening identities. They have binaural coordination ability and the Pro and Intiga products offer binaural synchronization as well. Oticon products at this technology level are also, except for the smallest in-the-ear styles, all compatible with ConnectLine wireless accessories.
Ino/Ino Pro and Intiga 6 products. This level of technology offers 4-6 channels and one listening identity. The Pro and Intiga products offer binaural coordination ability. Oticon products at this technology level are also, except for the smallest in-the-ear styles, all compatible with ConnectLine wireless accessories.
“Get” is Oticon’s basic instrument, which can accommodate mild to severe-to-profound hearing losses with 4 fitting bands. They offer up to four manual programs for different listening environments. Get products are available in custom, slim tube and BTE styles.
Oticon also offers power products, for those with more profound hearing loss, in both the basic through premium levels.