Oticon Hearing Aids

155+ Years in Business
360-degree Soundscape
Overall Rating:
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5+ Style Options
$1,200 Starting Price

Oticon Costs & Pricing

Oticon hearing aid prices start at $1,800. Higher end Oticon hearing aids start around $4,000.

Like many other hearing aid companies, Oticon does not sell their devices directly through their website and therefore do not have prices listed. Extensive online research reveals that prices of most of the hearing aids range from $1,200 to $2,500.

Oticon does have a full line of devices that are approved by the VHA for veterans diagnosed with hearing loss. These devices are available with the veteran’s VHA benefits to provide unmistakable sound at a rate these dedicated men and women can afford.

Features

Oticon offers a number of features to help those with hearing loss a chance to hear the world more clearly. These include BrainHearing Technologies, those that promote the 360-degree soundscape, and connectivity options among others.

BrainHearing Technologies

Oticon’s trademarked BrainHearing technology provides consistent access a greater ability to understand speech with the highest possible sound quality. Put simply, BrainHearing helps your brain to understand sound.

Everybody’s hearing is as unique as they are. Therefore, everything about their hearing aids needs to match their specific needs. Oticon’s BrainHearing tech delivers sound the way your brain can best understand it, within your unique hearing profile. Moreover, it preserves the clarity of speech making spoken sound more understandable.

Rather than overloading your brain by simply turning up the volume, BrainHearing assists the brain by providing the proper conditions for it to absorb meaning from sound.

360-Degree Soundscape

People hear better and remember more when they expend less energy to make sense of the sounds in their complex environment. That is where Oticon’s 360-degree sound experience technology comes in.

This feature enables Oticon to process sound quickly and precisely enough to differentiate between background noise and speech. Traditional hearing technology focuses on one source of sound at a time to the utter exclusion of all other sound. This leaves the wearer with a limited soundscape.

The exceptional groundbreaking processing speed of the Oticon Opn technology provides a more accurate soundscape. To accomplish this, Oticon Opn tech improves the ability to understand speech which frees up mental energy needed for remembering what is heard.

Connectivity

Oticon allows for connecting directly to several devices. This reduces many of the problems associated with traditional hearing aids. In your home you can stream sound directly from your computer, tablet, landline or cellular phone, and television to your hearing aids. By syncing your hearing devices to mobile devices, your hearing aids become wireless headphones.

Additional Features

There are a number of additional features available with select Oticon devices. These include helpful features such as:

  • Binaural Synchronization: This tech links two hearing aids to allow for synchronized directionality, noise reduction and automatics.
  • Binaural Processing: Designed to help link dual hearing aids to provide a better sense of spatial awareness and echolocation.
  • Binaural Dynamic Feedback Cancellation (DFC): DFC technology automatically cancels any feedback in a hearing device before it becomes evident to the wearer making conversations on the phone easier.
  • Wind Noise Reduction: By automatically reducing the sound of wind, Oticon provides its users with enhanced sound while outdoors.
  • My Voice: This useful feature enables the hearing aid to determine whether a user is speaking or listening so that it can adjust the way it processes sound. This helps to eliminate that “tin can” echoing effect that many older hearing aids produced.
  • Front Focus: Another feature that provides geolocating ability, this enables the wearer to know the difference between sounds coming from behind them and those coming from in front of them.
  • TriState Noise Management: This helpful feature automatically diminishes background noise to allow users to focus on what they want to hear to make being in crowded noisy environments more comfortable.

About Oticon

Oticon is a company that was founded on love. Specifically, the love Hans Demant – the founder of Oticon – had for his hearing disabled wife. After seeing the first publicly worn hearing aid at the coronation of Princess Alexandria as Queen of England, Hans Demant attempted to buy his wife the same device.

Upon learning that only those few with wealth similar to that of the crown, Hans Demant began working to bring hearing aid technology from England to Denmark. Just two years later – in 1904 – Demant wins a contract with General Acoustic Company to begin the import and distribution of electric Acousticon devices in Denmark. Due to growing tensions across Europe – culminating in World War I in 1914 – Demant began manufacturing his own device, the Oticon hearing aid.

A company known for firsts, Oticon continued to grow and throughout the years altered the landscape of hearing assistance. In 1977, Oticon introduced its first in the ear (ITE) hearing device and in 1991 they gave the world its first fully automatic digital hearing aid, the MultiFocus. This used two channel non-linear sound processing for automatic volume control.

In 1995, Oticon developed the very first fully digital hearing aid, the DigiFocus. However, in the first year after its creation, Oticon only distributed this tech to audiological research centers to allow for research into digital technology within the realm of acoustic amplification. During that time, another company released a hearing aid with this tech prompting Oticon to release the DigiFocus for public use in 1996.

Another innovation came in 2007 when Oticon launched their Epoq series of hearing aids. These devices allow for ear to ear wireless communication between the devices. This allows the two hearing aids to continuously communicate with each other to provide the most realistic soundscape possible.

Taking care of your hearing health makes sense. People spend a lot of money and time maintaining the health of other areas of their bodies yet often forget about their hearing health. That is unfortunate as the health of each system supports the others and thus, hearing health is about so much more than simply what people can hear.

Today, Oticon hearing devices encourage and support how the brain works to make sense of sound.

Summary

Oticon continues to be a family owned company that focuses on bringing sound into the lives of those with hearing loss. They have brought many innovations to the world of hearing aids and audio amplification devices in general throughout the years and continue to strive for the future of hearing aids.