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Stay Connected with the Oticon Opn

Reviewed by Dr. Porter on October 24, 2018

At Harbor Audiology & Hearing Services – serving Gig Harbor and Tacoma, Washington – we believe your hearing is as unique as your fingerprint. Since no two people are exactly alike, no one else’s hearing profile is quite like yours.

That’s why we proudly offer Oticon’s newest hearing aid, Opn. Read on to see how this hearing device can enhance your lifestyle.

BrainHearing Technology

Most people are used to thinking of hearing as something that happens in their ears. What we often forget is what happens between the ears – in the hearing part of our brains. That’s where sounds are processed and become meaningful information. Your brain has to work hard to make this happen. For those with hearing loss, your brain has to work even harder to fill in the gaps.

The Oticon Opn features BrainHearing technology, which translates speech into sound signals that are significantly easier for the brain to understand. The result is a more natural, effortless listening experience. Even in the nosiest environments with multiple speakers – like restaurants and concerts – you can decipher primary speakers without suppressing surrounding sounds.

Wearers report 20% less listening effort, 20% more memory recall, and 30% better speech understanding.

Benefits of the Oticon Opn Hearing Aid

Oticon Opn is the world’s first hearing aid that connects to the Internet via the “If This, Then That” (, a web service that automates other web-based functions to make life easier. Users can connect to a wide range of IFTTT-enabled devices used daily.

“Missing a doorbell ringing is a common problem to someone with hearing loss,” Oticon audiologist and training manager Alison Stone states. The IFTTT networks enables Opn wearers to receive an automated audio message, directly to their hearing aid, when someone rings the doorbell. This functionality also works with other Internet-enabled devices, like baby monitors and appliances.

Book a hearing test with Harbor Audiology & Hearing Services today. Call one of our hearing specialists at our Gig Harbor location at (253) 203-6641, Tacoma location at (253) 617-7160 Silverdale location at (360) 692-6650, or contact us online to learn more with any questions you might have about hearing loss, today’s latest technology, or what makes us your best choice for hearing care.

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