Oticon have announced the launch of their newest hearing aid: the Oticon OPN. Using industry-leading technology, OPN aims to solve the main problem associated with hearing aids today – the ability to hear in noisy environments with multiple people talking.
Most contemporary hearing platforms deal with these situations by directing amplification to highlight the main speaker, while silencing background noise. This approach can artificially distort sound and becomes confusing when several people are engaged in a conversation. Oticon suggests that this solution deprives the brain of the audio context needed to fully appreciate and comprehend sound.