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The Oticon OPN – The world’s first hearing aid proven to make it easier on the brain
(Pictured Above: Mary Ryan, Audiologist in Hidden Hearing Galway, Athenry & Moycullen. Conor Mullarkey, Audiologist in Hidden Hearing Galway)
In Ireland, mainly Galway, Most people assume that hearing loss is something that happens just in your ears. In fact, it’s actually in your brain that sound becomes information that has meaning.
“With hearing loss, the sound signal that the brain is accustomed to processing is different,” says Audiologist Conor Mullarkey of Hidden Hearing Galway. “The brain has to work harder to fill in the blanks. That’s why hearing loss can be so tiring and can drain the mental energy people need for everyday activities.”
Luckily, the newest hearing solutions with Brain Hearing™ technology offer exciting, new choices for people with hearing loss. Conor Mullarkey & Mary Ryan, Audiologists with Hidden Hearing Galway were some of the first hearing care professionals in Galway to offer Oticon Opn™, a revolutionary new hearing aid with Brain Hearing™ technology. With new Oticon Opn, people with hearing loss not only hear better without having to work as hard but they also remember more of what is said. Powered by an ultra-fast sound processor, Opn expertly manages multiple speech and noise sources so people hear better with less effort even in challenging listening situations like restaurants or social gatherings.
“Oticon Opn is the first hearing aid proven to make it easier on the brain,” explains Conor Mullarkey, Audiologist in Hidden Hearing Galway “Testing consistently shows that Opn increases speech understanding, the parameter most important to hearing aid wearers, by 30%. People who wear Opn also experience 20% less listening effort when trying to understand speech. And because Oticon Opn wearers use less effort understanding, they are able to remember 20% more of what was said.”