Posted on Friday, July 05, 2013

Hearing Aid Manufacturer Oticon Reviewed

Oticon's Alta is their latest in hearing aid technology designed to create personalized listening.

Personalized sound has become the new standard for hearing aid manufacturers. Company's like Oticon have not only developed hearing aids with features that work to make listening in all situations easier, but they have developed software along with their product that assist audiologist in achieving a never before seen level of individualized hearing.


Founded in 1904, Oticon has been manufacturing hearing instruments longer than any other company in the world. Oticon’s institution along with their foundation seem to demonstrate that People First is more than a slogan, but the philosophy upon which they build, conduct, and maintain long-term relationships with consumers and hearing care professionals. Oticon’s stated goal is to help people with hearing loss fulfill their potential while living the life they choose. They offer high performance hearing solutions including the latest sophistications in hearing science and unique groundbreaking designs.

Oticon's Latest Innovation: Alta

As hearing aid manufacturers strive to create a personalized hearing aid, one specifically tailored to meet the needs of each patient on a case by case basis, they push toward inventing technologies that will make personally tailored sound possible. Oticon's achievements in this area include their new hearing technology, Alta. Alta is not really one innovation but is built upon a series of innovations that achieve a higher sound quality that an experienced audiologist can fine tune to fit the needs of each patient. According to Oticon's Marketing Director, Sheena Oliver, AuD, MBA, "By using the Alta Personalization Process, you involve clients from the start and create the opportunity to increase client satisfaction. The new technology and new advancements in Alta allow us to shape the sound of the device in a way that we’ve never been able to before." The Alta family of hearing aids comes in behind-the-ear and receiver-in-the-ear style and has been designed to work with seamlessly with Oticon's ConnectLine.

Key Oticon Hearing Aid Features

  • Noise Management to reduce environmental sounds that disrupt speech recognition.
  • Automatic Directionality focuses attention on the speaker.
  • Feedback Cancellation cuts down unwanted whistling.
  • Speech Guard creates stable amplification for speech signals even in complex sound environments.
  • Optimized Rise2 Manages the lowest power consumption ever in high performing Oticon miniature instruments.
  • Automatic Adaptation Manager automatically and gradually increases flexibility during the fitting process and reduces fine tuning sessions.
  • Connect [+] wireless audiology that simplifies enjoyment of modern technologies.
  • Assistive Technologies

    ConnectLine is Oticon's premier assistive listening technology makes it easier for people to communicate in conference rooms, watch television, and includes easy to operate technology like Oticon Streamer Pro. This technology is the latest addition to Oticon's ConnectLine technology. This device is worn around the neck and transmits sound directly into the hearing aid. According to the manufacturer, "When hearing aids are linked to Streamer Pro, practically any audio source can be transmitted through Streamer Pro to the hearing aids using a wireless Bluetooth connection or a mini jack cable."

    Children who need an added boost to their hearing aids in challenging listening situations, like the classroom or lecture hall, will appreciate Oticon's popular Amigo Star. This system is small and powerful enough to boost hearing in the classroom and is also easily compatible with most hearing aids.

    If you'd like to learn more about Oticon's hearing aids, see your hearing health provider. If you need help finding a hearing health provider click HERE to be connected with the largest network of trusted hearing health professionals in the nation!

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