ConnectClip is a lightweight intermediary device that, when synced with Opn hearing aids, turns the hearing aids into a wireless Bluetooth-enabled headset for Apple and Android devices. The device features a remote microphone that allows users to be hands-free during phone calls, while improving hearing in lecture halls, classrooms and other noisy environments.
The devices uses Bluetooth technology to wirelessly stream sound from a user’s phone to the Opn hearing aids. The built-in directional microphone is able to transmit the user’s voice to eliminate the need for traditional wireless headsets.
ConnectClip’s directional microphone and Oticon’s rapid noise reduction technology also helps hearing aid users manage distant speakers in noisy and complex hearing situations. The ConnectClip can be worn by a speaker who is 65 feet away from the user and their voice can be directly transmitted to the Opn hearing aids.
“We’re constantly striving to bring more functionality and convenience to people who wear our hearing aids, and that’s exactly what the ConnectClip does. it allows wearers to easily connect their Opn hearing aids to a variety of devices, including Apple or Android smartphones, make hands-free calls on the go and listen to speakers at a distance and in noisy environments,” Sheena Oliver, VP of marketing at Oticon, said in a press release. “Oftentimes, individuals with hearing loss feel disconnected or isolated from the world around them, but ConnectClip empowers Opn wearers to participate in everyday situations made difficult by hearing loss.”
Because of its Bluetooth connectivity, ConnectClip also turns Opn hearing aids into wireless headphones. The technology allows music tube streamed in high-quality stereo sound from a Bluetooth-connected device directly to the hearing aids. ConnectClip also features buttons that adjust the volume, change programs and mute hearing aids.