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21 Jul 2016

Hear better with BrainHearingTM technology at Melbourne Audiology Centre

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In order to truly hear and understand your world, we believe your brain must work with your ears to do 4 things:

  • Constantly use both ears to locate and orient to what is happening in the environment
  • Separate relevant sound from a competing noise
  • Know where to focus, especially in noisy environments 
  • Recognise unique or familiar sounds in order to make sense of them
When your brain and ears are not able to do this easily, you have to expend much more effort trying to makes sense of what is happening around you.
With hearing loss, staying engaged in conversation requires higher concentration, increasing the work or ‘cognitive load’ on the brain.  This puts demands on energy already needed to enjoy an active and social lifestyle.
The conventional industry mindset is to compensate for damage in the ear by just making everything louder.  Rather than only amplifying sounds, Oticon hearing aids are designed to also support the brain, thus reducing the energy you need to hear. They help the brain make sense of the sound it receives from both ears.

It's called BrainHearingTM.

BrainHearingTM Technology works in harmony with your brain, automatically adjusting and optimising sound so you can hear clearly, more naturally and with less effort, allowing you to use your energy to live your life to its fullest.

Signature BrainHeairngTM features include:
Spatial Sound: helps your brain to work out where the sound is coming from 
Speech Guard: protects speech clarity and details to let your brain comprehend easier
Free Focus: helps your brain to zoom in on what you want to hear

YouMatic: allows tailoring of the hearing aids to your personal listening preferences


Introducing new Oticon Opn™ with BrainHearing™ technology


Oticon Opn is the first hearing device proven to make it easier on the brain. With Oticon Opn, you’ll enjoy 30% better speech understanding*, reduce your listening effort by 20%* and remember 20% more of your conversations**.

The microchip inside Oticon Opn processes sounds exceptionally fast – 50 times faster than any other Oticon product. Oticon’s exclusive BrainHearing™ technology helps your brain make sense of sound so you don’t have to work as hard to hear. 
This means that Oticon Opn actually adjusts and balances all the sounds around you, not just the ones directly in front of you. It separates speech from noise in a way like no other hearing aid, letting you shift focus from one speaker to another, even in what we call ‘complex listening environments’.  Examples of this include restaurants, shopping centres, meetings and family get-togethers.  These situations can be hard to navigate when you have a hearing loss. The new Opn hearing aids make this easier on the brain.
Call 1300 761 021 today to book an appointment and trial new Oticon Opn with BrainHearing technology for yourself.  Now that’s a device you will really want to show off.