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What is BrainHearing™?
BrainHearing™ is a technology developed by the hearing aid brand Oticon*. The technology helps hearing aid users get access to the full sound scene.
4 benefits of BrainHearing™
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Why is BrainHearing™ relevant to you?
While your ears collect the sounds around you, your brain is responsible for processing these sounds. If you have normal hearing, you are able to hear all the different sounds around you. When you have hearing loss, your brain receives less information about these sounds. In this case, you may experience:
- Increased mental load
- Social isolation and depression
- Poor balance and fall-related injuries
- Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
Built on BrainHearing™ technology, Oticon hearing aids give your brain access to the full sound scene and support your brain in working more effectively.
Having access to the full soundscape ensures that your brain can hear better with less effort.
When you hear better, your brain stays active. This consistent brain activation is important for your health because it places your brain at a decreased risk for cognitive decline.
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What makes Oticon BrainHearing™ different?
Did you know that you hear with your brain? Your ears collect sound, but it’s your brain that actually understands it.
Oticon's BrainHearing™ technology focuses on understanding how the brain makes sense of sound so that hearing aids with this technology can support your brain’s natural way of working.
How does Oticon BrainHearing™ technology work?
BrainHearing™ technology in hearing aids supports the brain’s natural way of processing sound. It gives the brain access to the full soundscape so that you can focus on the most relevant sounds and understand more with less effort.
- BrainHearing™ balances the overall soundscape so that you can focus on the most important sounds around you.
- BrainHearing™ allows you to hear speech more clearly as it enhances and clarifies speech sources near you.
How does the brain make sense of sound?
The hearing centre in the brain is made up of two subsystems: the orient subsystem and the focus subsystem.
- The orient subsystem scans the surrounding area for sounds and creates an overview of the sounds around you.
- The focus subsystem selects which sounds to focus on, while filtering out irrelevant sounds.
These two systems constantly interact to make sure that the brain’s present focus is on the most important sounds. Hearing aids with BrainHearing™ support the way in which the brain naturally processes sound. It ensures that you hear as much as possible, with as little effort as possible.
Advice from an audiologist
When it comes to hearing loss, it's important to seek out a solution that will best serve your hearing needs - without compromise. Getting the highest level of care and seeking the best solution possible will likely have a positive impact on your overall quality of life.
Our team of audiologists recommends that you select a high-quality hearing aid if you have hearing loss. High-quality hearing aids give you the full sound perspective so that your brain can process sound as naturally as possible (rather than simply amplifying the sounds around you).
This high-quality treatment leads to enhanced brain stimulation and lowers your risk for long-term health problems, such as cognitive decline.
Oticon’s all-new intelligent hearing solution
At Hidden Hearing, we want conversations to flow naturally everywhere you go. With Oticon Real™ you can experience:
- Exceptional speech clarity
- Significant reduction in listening effort
- Groundbreaking innovation for managing wind and disruptive sounds
Oticon's new fully custom hearing solution
No two people are alike, and the same goes for our ears.
Oticon Own™ is tailored to each user for the most comfortable fit.
- Personalised to fit your needs and lifestyle
- Superior listening experience
- Easy connectivity to your devices
Oticon's super smart hearing aids
The groundbreaking technology in Oticon More™ enables you to hear more details, understand more, and remember more with less effort.
- Experience more clarity and focus
- Bluetooth® connectivity
Oticon Opn S™
On par with normal hearing
Oticon Opn S™ allows you to join the conversation in noisy environments and enjoy speech understanding on par with normal hearing.
Better speech understanding
Reduced listening effort and feedback noise
Ability to follow conversations with multiple speakers
Unique open sound experience
The open sound system in Oticon Opn hearing aids give the user the opportunity to follow conversations with multiple speakers. Using BrainHearing™ technology, it supports the brain's natural process for interpreting and understanding sounds.
- Available in the discreet IIC style
- Connects wirelessly to a wide range of devices
- Delivers improved speech understanding
The ability to focus on what you hear
The Oticon Siya hearing aids are equipped with a powerful chip that processes sound 50 times faster than the previous generation.
Provides effective noise reduction
Connects wirelessly to a wide range of devices
Available in the discreet IIC style
Augmented speech understanding
The Bernafon Alpha provides natural, clear sound, in countless listening situations. Attractive design meets revolutionary technology in this premium hearing solution.
- Comfortable listening experience
- Easy-to-use, rechargeable style
- Direct sound streaming from modern Bluetooth® devices
Simply closer to reality
The Bernafon Viron offers clear and natural sound to help experience the way nature intended. Viron models are available in a broad range of different styles and colours.
- Real-time sound processing
- Maximum listening comfort
- Sound streaming from modern Bluetooth® devices
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