Oticon has launched Opn, an internet connected hearing aid that opens up new possibilities for IoT devices.
The device features:
- TwinLink, a dual communication system to combine binaural processing with streamer-free, internet connectivity, without compromising battery life or physical size
- Compatibility with the web-based service If This Then That (IFTTT), unlocking potential for connected device communication
- The platform Velox, a sound processing system that allows users to more naturally follow multiple conversations in noisy environments without using traditional directionality
Connecting to and interacting with the Internet, it is possible with Opn to program the hearing aids to “talk” directly with door bells, smoke detectors and baby alarms.
Powered by the ultra-fast Velox platform, Opn has the ability to handle noisy environments with multiple speakers, according to the company. Through the use of precise sound analysis performed over 100 times a second, important sound such as speech can be located from any direction, with background noise deemphasised for optimum clarity.