When you hear, you are using more than just your ears. Your brain is involved, as well. This allows for binaural hearing, helps distinguish nuances in tone and can help fill in the missing pieces when you are communicating in a listening environment that poses challenges (e.g., background noise or poor acoustics).

To help the hearing process, Oticon has developed a new technology called BrainHearing™. This innovative sound-processing platform supports the way the brain works by providing sound signals that are clear and natural, which leads to better hearing and requires less effort. This is achieved through a combination of four features (Speech Guard, Spatial Sound, Directionality and Connectivity) that work together to help the brain organize, select and follow sounds. The result? Improved speech recognition in persons with hearing loss. These core technologies are powered by the Inium Sense sound processing platform. It modifies only the portion of the sound signal the ear has difficulty picking up, keeping the neural pathways busy and preventing the need for the brain to “relearn” how to hear.  Watch the short video below  on the BrainingHearing technology developed by Oticon.

In addition to better and more effortless hearing, hearing aids that utilize BrainHearing technology come with state-of-the-art wireless capabilities that enable users to seamlessly connect phones, televisions, computers, music players and other electronic devices directly to their hearing aids for improved convenience and versatility. They can watch TV, make hands-free telephone calls and adjust the volume to their liking without disturbing others.

BrainHearing technology is available in Oticon’s line of Opn, Alta, Nera and Ria hearing aids.

Watch two Oticon users stories below


Call our office at (801) 295-9644 for more information or to schedule an appointment.