The Oticon Opn miniRITE-T was released in June 2017 along with the Oticon Opn BTE 13 PP (for power users). The miniRITE-T is similar to the extremely popular Oticon Opn miniRITE, but with a few incremental improvements. The extra "T" in the model name refers to the addition of a telecoil. Anyone who has used a telecoil for landline phone use or for hearing "in the loop" knows how valuable telecoils can be when it comes to hearing speech more clearly. Switching on a telecoil in an auditorium equipped with a hearing loop enables the listener to pick up sound broadcast from a microphone directly to their hearing aids (see video below). This minimizes ambient noise, and adds volume and clarity to the voice of the public speaker. The miniRITE-T also adds a double push button, which looks more like a traditional up/down volume control.
Directionality as we know it is now a thing of the past. Where traditional hearing aids focuses on one speaker and suppresses all others, Oticon Opn opens up the soundscape to embrace multiple speakers. Source: Oticon People First
A revolutionary breakthrough in hearing care. Source: Oticon USA, Inc.
Hearing Loops are the preferred assistive listening technology for people with hearing loss. At the push of a button, most hearing aids can wirelessly receive the sound from a public venue that has a hearing loop installed via it's internal t-coil or telecoil.
The Oticon Opn 2 miniRITE-T has water resistant coating, telecoil, push button, ip rating (liquid), ip rating (solid), disposable batteries, volume control, made for iphone, android compatibility, spatial noise cancellation, noise reduction, unique amplification strategy, spatial noise cancellation, spatial awareness, soft speech boost, unique amplification strategy, better ear focus, processing channels, streaming bass boost, sudden loud noise reduction, feedback suppression, wind noise reduction, adjustment synchronization, preference adaptation, adjustment bands, directionality, new user adaptation, stereo audio streaming, automatic phone program, and ear simulation. More features are available in higher technology levels: Oticon Opn 1 miniRITE-T. Fewer features are available in lower technology levels: Oticon Opn 3 miniRITE-T