Oticon Ranks Tops in Consumer-Pleasing Attributes in Newest Hearing Tracker/UBS Survey of Hearing Care Professionals

In the newest Hearing Tracker/UBS Survey, hearing care professionals again rated Oticon tops in patient satisfaction, value, sound quality, ease of use and aesthetics. Oticon earned an impressive 65% rating for patient satisfaction, outdistancing the next two hearing aid brands by nearly 10% in a category that is critical to success for patients and practices.…

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Technology powering the BlackCat wins the 2017 National Science Foundation’s Hearable Challenge

The minds behind the BlackCat recently announced that their new product won the 2017 National Science Foundation’s Hearable Challenge.   Samplified Audio, led by industry veterans Mario Augustyniak and Mark Kaal, won the Challenge with their newest product called SnowOwl. SnowOwl is designed to give users a personalized audio experience by matching the sound to…

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Oticon launched a new technology to relieve tinnitus

Oticon has upgraded its portfolio of OPN hearing aids with the launch of Tinnitus SoundSupport™, a new technology that will provide relief to those with tinnitus. “We want to help change the perception that when people have tinnitus there’s nothing they can do,” said Gitte Maj Schrøder, Product Manager at Oticon. “With these new improvements…

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Aging and difficulty filtering out background noise

A recently released study by the Nature Communications Journal has shown that speech comprehension decreases during healthy aging, due to the changes in neural modulation in the listening brain.   These age-related listening and comprehension difficulties are present especially in environments with a lot of background noise, as well as when speech is fast. They…

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