World’s first internet-connected hearing aid gets rechargeable upgrade

Oticon Opn™, the world’s first hearing aid that connects to and interacts with the Internet via the IFTTT Network, is set to become a rechargeable hearing solution.

Winner of two 2017 CES Innovations Awards for Wearable Technology and Tech for a Better World and a prestigious 2017 Red Dot award, Oticon Opn now also comes with rechargeable batteries. The sleek, discreet smart hearing aid that can be programmed to talk directly with doorbells, baby monitors, security cameras & other smart devices via the Oticon ON App will offer a more environmentally friendly and convenient power platform.  Existing Opn hearing aid users can also benefit from the rechargeable solution via a simple upgrade.

The new rechargeable hearing aid allows overnight battery charging to provide sufficient power to last throughout the day. Oticon has also provided the flexibility to interchange the rechargeable battery with disposable batteries when charging is forgotten or not convenient, for example, when travelling.

“Opn will offer the convenience of rechargeable batteries whilst continuing to offer all the award-winning benefits,” says Ole Asboe Jørgensen, President, Oticon brand, Global. “The open sound experience, direct streaming and easy connection to the Internet are now powered throughout the day by simply placing the hearing aids in the charger overnight. Making Opn rechargeable is a practical and welcome solution for hearing aid users that want Opn’s revolutionary open sound experience and the convenience of a rechargeable hearing solution.”

In its core function as a hearing aid, Opn overcomes a challenge that even the most advanced hearing aids struggle to solve - the ability to handle noisy environments and follow rapidly changing conversations with multiple speakers, such as the infamous ‘restaurant dilemma’. Opn users will continue to enjoy the pioneering power and speed of the Velox™ platform that enables them to hear better with less effort and remember more even in the most challenging environments. They can also confidently take full advantage of Opn’s 2.4 GHz for direct streaming to iPhone®, TVs, radios, laptops and more throughout the day.

The Opn miniRITE rechargeable solution will be made available later this year.

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  1. Carol Dodak Carol Dodak United States says:

    I hate wearing my hearing aids. they are noisy and give me major head aches after 4 hours of wear. being able to adjust fast to changing noise will benefit many with hearing loss. I still have a hard time hearing people chat with all the back ground noise. it is one of the reasons I prefer typing online then chatting on phones or public places. after 7 years I still cant tune out background noise.

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