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Oticon was founded in 1904 by Hans Demant, whose wife was hard of hearing.  As a result Hans began importing and distributing hearing aids in Denmark.  In 1940, his son, William, manufactured the first Danish hearing device, and in 1946 partnered with American hearing aid producer, Charles Lehman, to found Oticon corporation with headquarters in Copenhagen.

Oticon is one of the leading hearing aid manufacturers, with innovative technologies for wireless connectivity and binaural coordination, and is one of the manufacturers of bone-anchored hearing aids.  Oticon’s philosophy is “to empower people to communicate freely, interact naturally and participate actively.”

Oticon More Hearing Aids

Oticon More

In January 2021, Oticon launched its newest hearing aid, the Oticon More.

The Oticon More is an evolution of Oticon’s well-loved Opn and OpnS hearing aid platforms, expanding upon their BrainHearing philosophy. Oticon has always taken a different path to support the brain in how it makes sense of sound. Rather than focusing on sound or the ears, they think brain first.

Oticon More hearing aids preserve the full sound scene rather than suppressing it, which has traditionally been how hearing aids manage noisy listening environments. With a full sound scene, the brain receives more accurate input, allowing for more clarity and contrast. These improvements allow Oticon More hearing aids to deliver 30% more sound to the brain and are 60% clearer (compared to Oticon OpnS hearing aids), freeing up brain resources for remembering, responding, and engaging.

A feature of the new Oticon More that’s really exciting is that these hearing aids utilize a Deep Neural Network – a type of artificial intelligence that mimics how our brains work. The hearing aids were trained with 12 million sound scenes, allowing them to accurately identify the characteristics of speech and tell speech apart from other types of sound, such as noise or music. It is an intelligent feature that outperforms man-made algorithms. A Deep Neural Network enables the sounds of the world to be handled precisely and automatically. This optimizes the way Oticon More makes sounds more distinct, working seamlessly across varying listening environments. With this integrated intelligence, Oticon More has learned to recognize all types of sounds, their details, and how they should ideally sound – all to optimally support the brain.

Did you know that Oticon More hearing aids analyze your sound environment 500 times a second? This allows for near-instantaneous changes in how the hearing aid is amplifying speech and reducing background noise.

The Oticon More has some great features and accessories, including:

  • Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
  • Telecoil
  • Direct streaming from iPhone and some Android (ASHA compatible) phones
  • Oticon ON app
  • TV Adaptor
  • Remote Control

 

Oticon More with Charger

 

The Oticon More is available in 3 technology levels:

More 1 (premium)

  • 5-year repair warranty
  • 3-year loss and damage warranty
  • Charger included
  • TV adaptor and remote control included

More 2 (advanced)

  • 3-year repair warranty
  • 3-year loss and damage warranty
  • Charger included
  • Choice of TV adaptor or remote control included

More 3 (standard)

  • 3-year repair warranty
  • 3-year loss and damage warranty
  • Charger included

If you have questions about the Oticon More, please call: Broadmead Hearing Clinic: 250-479-2969 or Oak Bay Hearing Clinic: 250-479-2921. Or request an appointment