Is the Oticon Opn hearing aid available with a telecoil option?

Abram Bailey

Professional Member

11 April 2017 - 5.25K Views

Oticon just announced two new upcoming (June 2017) form factors with telecoil support: miniRITE-T and BTE13 PP. Here's a breakdown of what to expect. 

  • The new miniRITE-T model will be similar to the existing Oticon Opn miniRITE, with a slim body that sits behind the ear and a speaker (on the end of a thin wire) that sits inside your ear canal. The hearing aid will be slightly larger to accommodate the telecoil hardware, and will also feature a "double pushbutton for easy volume and program control." The previous miniRITE had a single push button.
  • The BTE13 PP is a powerful behind-the-ear model that uses a traditional sound tube and custom earmold to deliver sound to the ear. The BTE13 PP is similar to the BTE13 models seen in other Oticon families (like the Alta 2 BTE13), but adds "a two-color LED indicator to monitor hearing aid status"

Both the miniRITE-T and BTE13 PP include "Tinnitus SoundSupport, Speech Rescue LX, DSL, and TwinLink™ with 2.4GHz wireless technology for direct streaming to iPhone® and audio devices," according to the release.

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Stephanie Long

Professional Member

11 April 2017 - 5.26K Views

I agree with the other answers.  The T-coil is coming soon.  If you can wait, I would wait to have the T-coil version.  If you can't wait ask your provider if they will exchange, at no cost to you, when the T-coil version is available.  We were able to do that for a patient. 

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Audiologist in London

11 April 2017 - 5.25K Views

In the UK it is available to order from the end of May 2017 & will be shipped from early June 2017.

There is also a firmware upgrade in the UK giving "speech rescue" frequency lowering, a dedicated music program, a speech in noise program, a comfort program, an auditorium mic program, tinnitus support including red noise & DSL v 5 fitting formula.

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Kimberly Eskritt, AuD

Doctor of Audiology

11 April 2017 - 5.26K Views

The current miniRITE version of the Oticon Opn is not equipped with a telecoil;  however, Oticon is releasing a new version equipped with a telecoil shortly (some time in June 2017.)

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Margaret Hutchison, PhD

Hearing Healthcare Provider

11 April 2017 - 5.27K Views


Denny Dinler, BC-HIS

Hearing Healthcare Provider

11 April 2017 - 5.29K Views

The Oticon Opn is not currently available with a telecoil option, but the great news is that a telecoil option should be available by June 2017! Good things come to those who wait!!

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Karen Pullar, PgDip

Audiologist

15 April 2017 - 5.23K Views

I meet with the representative from Oticon New Zealand on Thursday. The Oticon Opn products with Telecoil (miniRITE-T and BTE13 PP) are expected to be available in New Zealand within six weeks (end of May 2017).

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