OpenSound Navigator™
opens up the world

Oticon Opn™ — a breakthrough in handling multiple speakers simultaneously

Our new approach to audiology lets users navigate complex and dynamic environments while still accessing the full soundscape.

Breakthrough technology and ultra-fast processing help users locate and separate speakers so they can focus on what they find important.

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Real life results: putting Opn technology to the test

In a test that represents a real-life communication setting, we put Oticon Opn up against two, top-of-the-line hearing aids with directional and narrow directionality beamforming systems.

Opn outperformed the other instruments, especially for speech coming from the sides.

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OpenSound Navigator

Three steps in a split second

New OpenSound Navigator handles multiple, dynamic speech and noise sources. Unlike conventional technology, it treats sound sources individually – without treating all other sounds as noise.

In a split second, it gives the brain accurate information in the way it naturally makes sense of sound.

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Step 1

Soundscape analysis at more than 100/sec

OpenSound Navigator analyzes sounds in a 360° radius at more than 100 times per second to determine the nature of the setting.

Once that is established, it analyzes the sounds to accurately determine their characteristics, importance, position, level and frequency.


Step 2

The full sound picture in perfect balance

To ensure users feel at ease in the environment, OpenSound Navigator balances surrounding sounds. This leaves the focus sound clear and background sounds audible, but not distracting.

Rebalancing individual sounds makes it easier for users to separate sounds and for the brain to switch attention.


Step 3

Noise reduction so fast, it cleans noise between words

OpenSound Navigator cleans excessive background noise in a 360° radius quickly and effectively – even noise coming from the same direction as speech.

To ensure background noise does not intrude on the listening experience, it can even remove noise between words.

Noise reduction can be adjusted to meet individual needs in simple and complex environments.

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    Oticon Opn offers users 30% better speech understanding* and much more.

    *Le Goff et al. 2016, Opn Clinical Evidence White Paper, Oticon, Inc.

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    For the first time ever, a hearing aid with two communication systems.

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    Oticon Opn

    New features in Oticon Opn™ represents a paradigm shift in hearing care.

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