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

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Abram Bailey, AuD

Doctor of Audiology, Hearing Tracker Founder

11 April 2017 - 2704 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... Read more

I am 62 and new to hearing aids. My test shows loss in mid-range freq. I have to turn the TV up and lose words in conversations, etc. I want the best hardware - small, light-weight. Which will work better for me Signia primax 7px or Oticon Opn?

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Lisa Goldstein, MA

Hearing Healthcare Provider in Tarzana

19 July 2016 - 2475 Views

Siemens and Oticon are both excellent manufacturers, researching and developing the best in hearing aid technology. I have worked with both the Primax 7 and the new Oticon Opn with success. It's always nice to work with an audiologist that will let you try both instruments however, it also depends on your needs. If you want the latest in direct connection to your iphone that option is not available in the Siemens product. On the other hand, Siemens is the way to go if you want a rechargable device. If you have an audiologist that you are comfortable... Read more

Does Oticon Opn allow me to stream calls directly from an iPhone like the Linx or Halo aid?

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Kristen Armstrong, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Cedar Park

29 August 2016 - 1181 Views

Yes, Oticon Opn works with iPhone. You can stream phone calls and audio directly to the hearing aids from iPhone 5 and 6 devices. There is also an app that can be downloaded to iPhone, as well as several android devices, that will allow the user to adjust their Opn hearing aids for various environments. The app includes a way to track your hearing aids if they are misplaced.

Which cell phone platform - iPhone or Android - offers the best benefits when used with the Oticon Opn?

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Alexandra Tarvin, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Easley

26 April 2018 - 208 Views

The iPhone connects directly to the Oticon Opn platform for phone calls and music and has streaming to both ears. For phone calls, you still have to use the mouth piece of your phone for the person on the other end to hear you. With Android, you can use the app but you cannot audio stream directly from your phone to the devices. You can be completely hands free with either Android or iPhone with the addition of the ConnectClip that you attach to your shirt or collar. 

Does Oticon Opn work with Android phones?

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Kimberly Eskritt, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Sarnia

08 May 2017 - 4796 Views

The current answer is "No" - at least not in the way they are meant to work.  You can't stream audio or answer cell phone calls.  However, you can access the remote app function.  Apparently, this is an Android issue, in that the Android devices are not yet able to access the version of Bluetooth technology used by the Opn devices and Apple iPhones.

I have reverse slope hearing loss. I have a pair of Oticon OPN 1 hearing aids. My audiologist does not seem to know how best to program them. I still have problems with speech in noise. Any suggestions?

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Keith Lam, BSc

Inventor, MBA-TM, BSET in Albuquerque

04 May 2017 - 2821 Views

Noise is inherently low frequency.  If you have reverse slope loss and your hearing aid is programmed with too much low frequencies, that would interfere with your clarity for speech understanding, especially in noisy situation.  I would try to increase the mid frequencies and lower the low frequencies, as you probably would have enough high frequencies already.  A discrimination test with the hearing aids in the ears would probably help to determine the effectiveness of the hearing aids after they had been programmed. 

I hear eight tones in my left ear randomly, what is the cause? I wear the Oticon Opn 1.

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Margaret ("Peggy") Tomko, AuD

Audiologist in Newport News

12 October 2017 - 239 Views

It is possible that this is the Oticon Opn equivalent to a car's check engine light. If it continues to happen, take it to your audiologist or hearing aid specialist so they can troubleshoot. Good luck!

Will Oticon release a microphone like the Resound multimic for the Oticon Opn?

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Matthew Pearson

Hearing Aid Audiologist in London

06 June 2017 - 847 Views

To answer the question, at the moment: no. With regard to The Connect Clip which should be coming later in the year (will connect the Opn's to Android phones) Oticon's tech department are currently unsure if will have built in mic but it may do. You can currently use the mic on the iPhone as a remote mic. You start "live listen" it works like & phone music listening. It is best suited to 1-2-1 conversations as the iPhone would still pick up background noise but it could work in a quieter situation ie classroom. The loop equipped Opn's could work... Read more

I have an made-for-iPhone Oticon Opn hearing aid and a Med El cochlear implant. Can I use a Roger Pen to hear phone calls in my implanted ear while hearing calls via my hearing aid using the made-for-iPhone technology?

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Kristi Reed, AuD

Audiologist in Greenwood Village

07 November 2017 - 211 Views

You can send a signal to your Oticon Opn directly from your iPhone.  You can also send a signal to your Roger Pen directly from your iPhone and with the Roger Pen paired with your Med El device the signal from your phone will go through your implant.  Unfortunately you can only do one of these things at a time.  The iPhone will only stream through one device at a time, so you will have to decide which device works better for you when receiving phone calls and let the iPhone default to that device.