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Oticon releases “groundbreaking” new hearing aids

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Danish-based hearing aid provider Oticon has announced the release of two new hearing aids.

The Oticon Xceed power hearing aid for adults and the Oticon Xceed Play paediatric hearing aid are both designed for severe-to-profound hearing loss.

They provide power hearing aid users with the Oticon open sound experience for the first time, and ensure that Oticon now offers a full portfolio of hearing aids.

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Both aids are powered by the Velox S™ platform, Oticon’s fastest and most advanced platform.

The company claims the Oticon Xceed is the world’s most powerful hearing aid, delivering the highest gain and output in the industry: 146 dB SPL MPO and 87 dB full-on gain.

It says that with Oticon’s BrainHearing technologies, OpenSound Navigator and OpenSound Optimizer, the device improves speech clarity by 10%, reduces the listening effort that power users struggle with in most situations every day by 10%, and increases short term recall by 15%.

Benefits listed by the company include: 360° access to speech with no directionality limitations; optimal gain with a fitting of 6 dB more stable gain proving up to 20% more speech cues to the brain; consistent access to speech by preventing feedback and dramatically reducing the many daily gain reductions throughout the day; and a reduction in disturbing noise by applying fast and effective noise reduction, that can improve the signal-to-noise ratio with up to 11 dB, giving a clearer access to the speech signal.

Meanwhile, the Oticon Xceed Play hearing aid allows children with severe-to-profound hearing loss experience open sound and get 360° access to clear speech.

The company says it helps paediatric power users of all ages hear more, helping them to better benefit from incidental learning, and provides better conditions for speech understanding and language development.

Furthermore, Oticon Xceed Play is child play ready – IP68 certified, these hearing aids are protected against water, dust and debris.

Thomas Behrens, Oticon’s chief audiologist, said: “With the launch of the two new Xceed instruments we are ensuring those that depend entirely on their hearing aid receive all the support they can get.

“By introducing Oticon Xceed and Oticon Xceed Play, we now offer hearing care professionals a full power portfolio, from fitting level 105 to the whole new fitting level 120, and have made the open sound experience available for all users, from mild through to profound hearing loss, in all styles.

“We are very proud to offer hearing care professionals such a comprehensive product range featuring the most updated technology for their patients.”

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