Oticon Opn S miniRITE

Oticon Opn S Hearing Aids

Models, Reviews, Prices, and Videos

Ratings

4 stars stars

4.1 stars from 39 reviews

About Oticon Opn S

When Oticon introduced its popular Opn hearing aids in 2016, the company said its goal was to enable those with hearing loss to understand speech “on par with people with normal hearing”—even in noisy environments. In 2019, it took another big step toward that goal with its Opn S hearing aids. The Made-for-iPhone Opn S models are more than just an incremental upgrade. They are based on a new sound processing platform, Velox S, that Oticon says dramatically improved the hearing aids’ performance in three ways:

  • 15% improvement in speech understanding versus Opn.
  • 10% reduction in listening effort versus Opn.
  • 10% increase in memory recall versus Opn.

Opn S Technologies

Oticon has done extensive research at its Eriksholm Research Center and Center for Applied Audiology Research in Denmark on how the brain processes sound. It’s turned that research into advanced features in the Opn and OpnS hearing aids, including:

  • "BrainHearing" – sound processing technology that is designed to result in less listening effort, better speech understanding, and capacity to remember more of what one has heard. Oticon says that by reducing the mental processing power required to understand speech in noise, the technology allows you to use more of your brain to process speech to understand and remember what's being said.
  • Speech Rescue LX – which shifts frequencies to levels where the individual has less hearing loss, increasing comprehension.
  • OpenSound Optimizer – providing optimal gain by analyzing various listening environments and automatically adjusting amplification levels. Oticon says it also eliminates feedback by anticipating and preventing annoying whistling before it even happens.

Connected to the Internet of Things (IoT)

Oticon is also the first hearing aid manufacturer to offer integration with the If This Then That (IFTTT) network, which effectively enables Opn™ users to control their home via the "Internet of Things “ (IoT). Using the Oticon ON app, you can program your hearing aids to integrate with and perform a variety of IFFT functions. According to Oticon:

IFTTT (If This Then That) is an ever-expanding internet-based service, which enables you to integrate your hearing solution with a vast range of online products and solutions such as your home lighting, doorbell, alarm system, and mobile phone.

For more information on how Oticon integrates with IFTTT, see our article: Oticon Opn Internet-Connected Hearing Aids Offer More Than Amplification

Accessories

In addition to pairing with your iPhone, Opn hearing aids can stream music directly from Android smartphones and from other Bluetooth-enabled devices via Oticon's ConnectClip accessory streamer that clips to your collar.  The ConnectClip also functions as a remote mic and enables remote control of your hearing aids. And the Oticon ON app lets you use your smartphone to control your hearing aids as well.

The Oticon TV Adapter connects to almost any audio device and lets you stream audio from the TV or music player directly to your hearing aids. It’s effective from a range of up to 45 feet.

Opn S hearing aids also come with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery option providing a full day of hearing on a single charge. The hearing aid charger provides a full charge in three hours. And if you forget to charge overnight, a 30-minute charge will provide six hours of use.

Models

There are four Oticon Opn S hearing aid models. The Opn S MiniRITE is a receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aid powered by a size-312 battery, and the Opn S MiniRITE T adds a telecoil. The Opn S MiniRITE R is also a RIC with a t-coil but is powered by lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. And the Opn S BTE PP is a behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid with a t-coil; it is powered by size-13 batteries, it helps those with more severe hearing loss.

Oticon Opn S Model Comparison

Oticon Opn S miniRITE Oticon Opn S miniRITE-T Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R Oticon Opn S BTE PP Oticon Opn S BTE
Oticon Opn S miniRITE Oticon Opn S miniRITE-T Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R Oticon Opn S BTE PP Oticon Opn S BTE
Rating
80%

16 reviews

83%

5 reviews

89%

11 reviews

75%

5 reviews

60%

1 review

Android Compatibility
Bluetooth® Audio Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
Disposable Batteries Battery Size
312
Battery Size
312
Battery Size
13
Battery Size
13
Hands-Free Calling Protocol
  • Accessory required
Protocol
  • Accessory required
Protocol
  • Accessory required
Protocol
  • Accessory required
Protocol
  • Accessory required
IP Rating (Liquid) 8 8 8 8 8
IP Rating (Solid) 6 6 6 6 6
Made For iPhone Lowest iOS Version
9.2
Lowest iOS Version
9.2
Lowest iOS Version
9.2
Lowest iOS Version
9.2
Lowest iOS Version
9.2
Push Button Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Mute control
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Mute control
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Mute control
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Mute control
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Mute control
Rechargeable Batteries Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Telecoil
Volume Control
Water Resistant Coating
Colors
Accessories

Model details listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Oticon Opn S Technology Levels

Oticon Opn S 3 Oticon Opn S 2 Oticon Opn S 1
Price
$2,415

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$2,892

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$3,560

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Rating
67%

7 reviews

83%

2 reviews

85%

29 reviews

Processing Channels
Number of processing channels
48 48 64
Adjustment Bands
Number of adjustment bands
12 14 16
Expansion
Phone Ear Focus
Power On Delay
Machine Noise Reduction
Listening Programs 4 4 4
Environmental Adaptation
Automatic Acclimatization
Occlusion Reduction
Adaptive Adjustments
Adaptation Management
AutoPhone
Balancing power effect
Balancing power effect
50% 50% 100%
Bass Boost
Binaural Coordination
Binaural Noise Management
Clear Dynamics
Feedback shield LX
Maximum noise removal
Maximum noise removal
3 dB 5 dB 9 dB
Multiple Directionality Options
OpenSound Navigator™
OpenSound Navigator™ Level
Level 3 Level 2 Level 1
OpenSound Optimizer™
Pinna Omni
Soft Speech Booster LX
Spatial Sound™ LX
Number of Spatial Sound™ LX estimators
2 estimators 2 estimators 4 estimators
Speech Guard™ LX
Speech Guard™ LX Level
Level 3 Level 2 Level 1
Speech Rescue™ LX
Stereo streaming (2.4 GHz)
Tinnitus SoundSupport™
Transient Noise Management
Configurations
On/Off On/Off 4 configurations
Wind Noise Management
YouMatic™ LX
Number of Configurations
1 configuration 2 configurations 3 configurations

Technology specifications listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Oticon Opn S Accessories

ConnectClip

ConnectClip

Transmits audio to your hearing aids from a distance, lets you make hands-free phone calls, and adjusts your hearing aid volume and program settings.

Functions

Compatible Aids

  • Opn S miniRITE
  • Opn S miniRITE-T
  • Opn S miniRITE-R
  • Opn S BTE PP
  • Opn S BTE
CROS

CROS

Oticon CROS sends a wireless signal via Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) from the poorer ear to a receiver on the better ear.

Functions

  • CROS System

Compatible Aids

  • Opn S BTE PP
  • Opn S miniRITE-R
  • Opn S miniRITE-T
  • Opn S miniRITE
  • Opn S BTE
CROS PX

CROS PX

The new Oticon CROS PX is rechargeable and offers TwinLink™ dual streaming technology, which provides access to more sounds in challenging listening environments and handles wireless streaming at the same time.

Functions

  • CROS System

Compatible Aids

  • Opn S BTE
  • Opn S BTE PP
  • Opn S miniRITE-R
  • Opn S miniRITE-T
  • Opn S miniRITE
On App

On App

Lets you control your hearing aids from your smartphone and interact with other Internet-connected devices and services.

Functions

  • Smartphone App

Compatible Aids

  • Opn S miniRITE
  • Opn S miniRITE-T
  • Opn S miniRITE-R
  • Opn S BTE PP
  • Opn S BTE
Oticon charger

Oticon charger

An overnight lithium-ion battery charge provides all-day power, and a 30-minute fast charge provides up to six additional hours of hearing aid use.

Functions

  • Battery Charger

Compatible Aids

  • Opn S miniRITE-R
Phone Adapter 2.0

Phone Adapter 2.0

The Oticon Phone Adapter 2.0 enables hearing aid users to connect to their landline phones via the ConnectClip accessory. Wireless, hands-free phone conversations are enabled when the ConnectClip is worn on the body.

Functions

  • Landline to Streaming

Compatible Aids

  • Opn S BTE PP
  • Opn S miniRITE-R
  • Opn S miniRITE-T
  • Opn S miniRITE
  • Opn S BTE
Remote Control 3.0

Remote Control 3.0

Functions

  • Remote Control

Compatible Aids

  • Opn S miniRITE
  • Opn S miniRITE-T
  • Opn S miniRITE-R
  • Opn S BTE PP
  • Opn S BTE
TV Adapter 3.0

TV Adapter 3.0

Streams TV audio directly to your hearing aids at the volume you choose with an effective range of up to 45 feet.

Functions

  • TV Streamer

Compatible Aids

  • Opn S miniRITE
  • Opn S miniRITE-T
  • Opn S miniRITE-R
  • Opn S BTE PP
  • Opn S BTE

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Oticon Opn S Videos

Oticon Opn S Video 19 April 2019

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Oticon Opn S is proven to give you even better speech understanding with less effort in noisy environments than our previous generation of hearing...

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Introducing the new Oticon Opn STM

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Oticon Opn S Reviews

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Overall Ratings

Hearing Tracker uses a ten-question survey to assess consumer feedback on hearing aids. The percentage bars below reflect the average ratings provided per question, averaged across all hearing aids belonging to this family of devices.
Note: Original answers provided in star rating format.

Benefit in Quiet
No data available
90%
Benefit in Noise
No data available
69%
Benefit on the Phone
No data available
80%
Clear and Natural
No data available
82%
Music Improvement
No data available
76%
Physical Comfort
No data available
90%
Reliability
No data available
69%
Feedback
No data available
80%
Hearing Improvement
No data available
82%
Value
No data available
76%
Sebastian S
Sebastian S 20 April 2022
4 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 3 Oticon Opn S miniRITE

Wearing Comfort

I've got my Opn S3 for about a month now. I compared them against Phonak and Signia devices. Actually the size of the receiver made the difference because it had almost the doubled size compared to the other devices. Sounds funny? Maybe, but moving them into the ear canel with a finger is by far more easy to be, because of that. In the meantime, I have become so accustomed to the devices that I wear them 16-18 hours a day without even noticing them.

Ambient noise

As others have mentioned, I was terribly discouraged at first by the extremely loud ambient noise (especially traffic noise), but upon request, my acoustician set me up with a "comfort program" that significantly reduced the noise level while still allowing conversations.

A few days later, we went on a short vacation in the woods and I was immediately thrilled by the sounds of nature, which I could now hear from every direction and relate to.

Features and accessories

I deliberately chose the battery-powered (312) variant, since I often stream audio data via Bluetooth for several hours at a stretch (music, movies, phone calls), which leads to a somewhat higher energy consumption. I find it easier to carry 2 batteries around in my pocket to quickly swap them in an emergency than to look for an outlet for the charger in an emergency and do without the devices for half an hour.

I also bought the ConnectClip. Although pairing with the iPhone is also possible without accessories, the Connectclip also allows Bluetooth connection with the TV and computer, which I do not want to do without. The more power-intensive classic Bluetooth connection, however, does not burden the batteries, since the higher consumption is virtually outsourced to the clip, which has its own battery installed. In addition, the clip has its own microphone, which you can either attach to the collar of a distant conversation partner or use as a hands-free device yourself.

Anonymous
Anonymous 28 January 2021
3 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 3 Oticon Opn S BTE

Very disappointed. Only worked for 9 days. They sounded pretty good but the reliability is a problem. At this point, I can't trust them to work. 

I'm about to chalk it up to a colossal waste of money and give them a new home in the landfill. I don't have the bandwidth in my life to be continually going to the audiologist.

The reason for 3 stars is that they do sound good when they work

Anonymous
Anonymous 20 December 2020
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S BTE PP

I am in awe of how well they allow me to understand speech in loud noise compared to the Phonak p90s I trialled for 4 weeks with no success

Squawk2003
Squawk2003 17 December 2020
3 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 3 Oticon Opn S miniRITE

They are very powerful but my model S3 gives me overwhelming volume of all sounds which is very tiring! Speech clarity is reasonable but Not enough to overcome my poor speech recognition scores however this may improve with accurate REMs next year! Cannot get these REMs in Turkey where I live! Also have an Oticon TV Adapter 3.0 which works well but sound clarity needs adjustment see above! Music sounds fairly good on Bluetooth. Will update this review around April-May 2021 after accurate REMs in London! So far overall reasonable but not exciting performance!

davemmevad
davemmevad 28 October 2020
4 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-T

Spatial awareness is really good.

Bluetooth connection drops sometimes - bad

Magert52
Magert52 27 October 2020
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 3 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R

First I should mention that they are the only hearing aids I have had. 

What I like - I quickly adjusted to hearing sounds I used to miss. My understanding of speech improved greatly, and I rarely ask people to repeat themselves. At my workplace, I can hear alarms better. I can hear birds singing much more than I used to. I decided to get rechargeable ones, and they retain about 40% charge at the end of the day.

Dislikes - Sometimes cannot figure out the direction of a sound. At first, the sound of my hair touching my collar was distracting but now I am used to it. In noisy situations, I have tried increasing volume or using the sound booster to hear someone speaking nearby, but the adjustment only works partially. I have not asked the audiologist if an adjustment would help though.

Aaron M
Aaron M 29 September 2020
4 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 2 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R

I love the compatibility with iPhone, the programmable features, and the Live Listen. Bluetooth connectivity is also incredible.

Tom
Tom 28 September 2020
4 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R

Very good.

But I have not been able to hear conversations in even groups of 4 people.

deberh
deberh 27 September 2020
3 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE

I have the pair Opn S 1 now for about 1 year. The pair was replaced under warranty twice during that time. The TVAdapter was  replaced once. 

One of the most annoying things about them is that the almost painful volume of the prompts when changing programs, or when switching to TVAdapter according to Oticon can not be reduced beyond the minimum at which it is now.

If the settings are good for the environment and a phone call comes in, even if I don't pick up the call, resets the program to the Default (1) at maximum volume setting. 

I noticed several times recently, that during long distance driving after several hours the hearing quality deteriorates. Adjusting the settings does not help. Only solution is to open and reclose the battery trays, and try to reset them back to the previous program and adjust the volume back to the level it was before. That is not a very practical solution because, other than adjusting the volume on the hearing aids themselves, trying to find an acceptable setting while driving on an interstate and/or in dense traffic is not the safest thing to do.

The Oticon ON App has the tendency to disconnect itself from the hearing aids, even then when I have not taken my iPhone off my holster, nor turned off Bluetooth.  It does it also while batteries are fresh at >90%. 

Oticon seems to be very slow in reacting to user issues. 

Anonymous
Anonymous 26 September 2020
3 stars stars
Oticon Opn S BTE PP

When paired to IPhone excessive battery drain 

recorder
recorder 20 September 2020
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R

I started with the Oticon Agil Pro in 2013, and started using the Oticon OPN 1 in 2017.

I've been wearing the OPN S 1 MiniRite R since JUly of this year, and the find the overall sound is much like the OPN (a good thing), but I really like the rechargeable option. Very convenient, and easy to use, unlike the Phonak Marvel rechargeables, which required a lot of dexterity to insert, and remove from the charger.

I am a music lover, and the music program on Oticon is excellent.

Being an Android user, I must rely on the ConnectClip, but find it's performance much improved over the OPN.

I don't stream music often, as I prefer the full frequency response of my speakers, and headphones, but it is adequate when away from home.

Phone calls are crystal clear.

Overall, very happy.

Anonymous
Anonymous 19 September 2020
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R

Very good hearing with the aids even in noisy situations

Chuck
Chuck 19 September 2020
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R

I have been wear Oticon aids for over 10 years now, and they just keep getting better. I have the OPS1 minirite rechargeable aids now and love them. At least for me I have noticed a mark improvement in my speech understanding. Also, for me I have no issues with background noise, road noise or wind noise. 

Chuck
Chuck 26 June 2020
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R

I have upgraded from the OPN1 ITE hearing aids to the OPNS1-MiniRite-R aids. The OPNS1 aids have stronger recievers so that makes a big difference. But I have to say that I am hearing a lot of difference in speech clarity. I do not have any feedback issues like I have had with the OPN1 ITE aids. My OPN1 aids are now my backup aids. The big thing is that I have gone from the ITE aids to Rite aids and also rechargeables. 

Anonymous
Anonymous 25 February 2020
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
Excellent reliable product.
Anonymous
Anonymous 24 February 2020
4.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-T
I'm doing well, but the consonants could be sharper.
Anonymous
Anonymous 19 February 2020
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R
The hearing aids are great. Love the rechargeable option.
Member
Member 19 February 2020
4.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R
I have been trying several manufacturers and the OPN S1 minirite was the best of all. Oticon updated firmware 8.0 made it much better and more natural. Don’t like Oticon mold and have to redo 3 times (and still).
Member
Member 18 February 2020
3.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
Overall, while I like the HAs, I am not wowed by them. Hearing in a noisy environment is an ongoing challenge. Hearing soft-spoken people in a quiet environment is also sometimes challenging.
Member
Member 17 February 2020
3 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
I am still in the process of adjustment. These are better than my old Resound Linx but need to be adjusted so that I can understand speech better.
Member
Member 17 February 2020
4.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 2 Oticon Opn S BTE PP
Has improved my enjoyment of life in all circumstances - indoors, outdoors, phone, TV with adapter, and music. Since speech understanding is the priority, there is still opportunity to be better with music and high frequencies. For example, my wife hears bird sounds that I don't. She has naturally good hearing without aids. (Just realized that this review is intended for the BTE model. Mine is a RITE model.)
Anonymous
Anonymous 17 February 2020
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
Great, should have done this years ago.
Stuart B
Stuart B 16 February 2020
4 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
Fine so far. I use an iPhone and find the direct connection (MFI) vastly superior to holding the phone up to my ear, especially for soft/accented voices. The only feedback I notice is during startup
Brian
Brian 23 January 2020
4 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
Perspective on Q 3 and 8: 3 - 5* for cellular with connect clip, great improvement for call quality and understanding. 1* for landline with a regular handset, but that is still me learning to use a handset with aids. 8 - Known trouble with 'warble' occurring due to new 'Feedback Shield'. Disable 'Feedback Shield' and this problem stops, however feedback is more prevalent.
Anonymous
Anonymous 02 January 2020
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-T
Relatively new but very happy with them.. They replaced 8 year old Resound hearing aids
Anonymous
Anonymous 20 November 2019
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
Excellent
Anonymous
Anonymous 11 November 2019
3.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-T
good
Anonymous
Anonymous 10 November 2019
3.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
Not bad
Anonymous
Anonymous 31 October 2019
2.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 3 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R
could be improved
Anonymous
Anonymous 02 September 2019
1.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 3 Oticon Opn S BTE PP
not to good
Member
Why where they not too good? If you leave a fairly negative review, explain why so people can benefit from your experience.
Anonymous
Anonymous 03 July 2019
3.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
I like having the music program and use it the majority of the time. The beam-forming option works for me better in crowded restaurants than the default program because it doesn't pick up conversations behind or next to me.
Member
Member 16 June 2019
4.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
I would never want to be without these hearing aids now. They have genuinely changed my life!
Rick B
Rick B 20 May 2019
4.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 3 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
I like these better then the Kirkland 5
Stephen Pâté
Stephen Pâté 19 May 2019
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S BTE PP
I really like my OPN's although TV is getting hard to hear dialogue. I probably need an adjustment. Amazon Prime shows are really bad but even some Netflix shows require louder settings. I have fallen back on captions. The MFI connection has gotten worse since Apple updated to AirPlay 2. I think Oticon needs to update their software as well. The connection used to be rock solid. Now I have to open and close the battery doors almost every day.
Michael H
Michael H 17 May 2019
4 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-T
I have a mid-range hearing loss. I purchased the OPNs a couple of months ago to replace the Phonak Brio aids from Costco that I've owned for over three years. I decided to upgrade because I was having a difficult time understanding my dinner companions when sitting around the table in noisy restaurants, an important part of my life. The Oticon S aids seem better - and I accept they may be the best I can hope for with current technology. I know that I can't replicate normal hearing, and I trust my audiologist to adjust the aids to their maximum effectiveness in my situation. BTW, the rechargeable batteries are a convenience - I trust I always will be able to find a power source to recharge them.
Member
Member 24 April 2019
4.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
I've had these for trial for about two weeks. Previously had a pair of Miracle Ears but misplaced them during a hunting trip. The OPN S1 does not squelch in my ears like the previous HA. Have not worn HA for about a year, so I did experience the running water, boiling water, frying bacon irritations and some tiny noise when chewing crunchy stuff. Saw Audiologist this morning and changed the domes, crunchy stuff sounds more natural and not having to focus as much on my soft talkers. Will give it more time before I commit to them.
Anonymous
Anonymous 24 April 2019
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE-R
I'm trialing this pair of OPN S1 and on my third week. First week, things like running water, boiling water, frying bacon, pot and pans irritated me. Second week, noticing soft voices can still be a minor issue. Chewing crunchy things sounds tinny. Audiologist changed the domes, things seem to sound more natural. Still a work in progress that time will tell. I wore a miracle ear HA a few years back until I misplaced them during a hunting trip, have not worn any during the last year. In comparison the OPN S1 does not screem at me when it doesn't like the input feedback. The sound is more natural. I dont use BT devices and not sure I will, so getting 8 days out of 312 batteries.
Member
Member 19 April 2019
3.5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S BTE PP
I find they cut in and out while using the TV streamer. My suspicion is because I use sound notifications for messages and emails so when they arrive I can’t hear the sound but my aids will cut off in one or the other ear. Very annoying. Basically too many bells and whistles which add to problems. I had Siemens years ago which had a button that cut off ALL the background noise and had a volume control. They were really effective and simple. They did the job. I have worn aids since I was 8.
Squawk2003

If the Audi has programmed them correctly you should be able to adjust the volume by clicking the right hand aid button to increase the volume by about 10% for each click and to reduce the volume you click the left hand aid button. I turn the microphone off by using the Oticon On app in the environment menu if I want to concentrate on my TV streaming or YouTube streaming. You can also turn the bluetooth off  or on by holding either left hand or right hand button down for about 8-10 secs until you hear short jingle in one ear followed by another in the other ear.

Member
Member 31 March 2019
5 stars stars
Oticon Opn S 1 Oticon Opn S miniRITE
MFI integration with the iPhone is the main reason i wear these. The only difficulty i would report is hearing people in the car over road noise when traveling at highway speed. Otherwise they are excellent. I wore the Oticon OPN 1's prior to these and the "S" is a noticeable improvement with feedback management and a small improvement with speech clarity.
Capy

I just ordered Oticon OPN-S1 and being fitted next week. I had Starkey Halo 2's 13 for 3 years and last two years were the worst. I am very hopeful they work great but as I have found with the Halo's. Its not only the equipment but the Audiologist. They can make or break the hearing aid. If they do not know the technology they actually make it worse. I am 1 for 4 now with audiologist. Hoping this one can make the Oticon OPN S work well. If not I will try DIY.

 
Member
Good luck and would like to hear how you made out with these.
Capy
I will. Fitting today. Getting the battery ones. Did not want to worry about losing a charge mid day and new batteries last a week I hear. My Haolo 2 's lasted two days max in the last two years.
Member

Same here I am trialing OPN1S rechargeable now after trialing Phonak Marvel.

I have had Oticon Alta Pro for the last 5 years. The hearing performance in varied evironments does not seem as adaptable as the Phonaks and as you said in cars.

The Phonak Auto Sense worked great. I would buy them in a second except I am a iPhone user and their Made for anyphone Blue Tooth was going backwards on iPhone.

Every text tone , calendar reminder and sound the phone made comes into your ears. The only way to stop (according to Phonak was to turn your Notifications to Silent on your Phone. I turned my BT off most of the time unless wanting to use the Phone for a call. My car has a wired CarPlay connection which also conflicted. 

Phonak needs two versions of Marvel MFi and MFa. I want to love these Oticons but for hearing the Marvels were never a problem for voice compared to  OPN S.


Beatrice57

Great comments/review. 

I'm a newbie to HA's.  I'm 71 and have never worn a HA but I have a mild hearing loss, worse one ear.  I'm trying to decide between the Oticon S and the Phonak 70 or 90.  Your review was very helpful.  I just want these so I can hear clearly in restaurants other noisy places, May use it for the iPhone or TV but that's about it.  When you used the Phonak may I ask what model, e.g., 30, 50, 70 or 90 did you use?

Thank you!

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I am currently trying the opn s3. I am finding that wind does not disrupt like it does on my phonaks but other than that I believe that the opn’s are simply louder. 

Whatever the technical claims are, I can see no major improvement in distinguishing voices in a crowded room... if anything, because they are louder, the problem is amplified.

Same goes for car noise - distinguishing voices from road noise is worse with these.

I was hopeful, but have yet to find an aid that works for me.

Jean T
I have been wearing Oticon hearing aids for about 8 years. I recently got the Oticon miniRITE and am disappointed in them.  I expected to to hear more clarity when someone is talking in a crowded room, restaurant, car, etc. I don't see much of an improvement in that situation at all from my old ones. I feel like I just threw away $6000 for no improvement. 
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I just got mine in June of this year, and I still have not found a comfort level, road noise drives me nuts and I have trouble hearing husband talking while driving, my voice seems  to be amplified so I don't know just how loud I'm talking, and I still have trouble understanding conversation, and i am constantly adjusting the volume while watching TV. Not sure what I am going to do yet I'm still on the 45 day trial.
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If it helps, my old audiologist programmed my HA's so that I had a car setting, lowered the volume etc. on the left ear cutting down some of the road noise and adjusted the volume on the right so that I could hear my wife in the passenger seat.  Worked fine until I drove in England and everything was reversed, smile.

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I have the same units and have had nothing but problems with them. Batteries not holding a charge, cutting out and just poor support from the company. 

Jean T
I know what you mean about the batteries. I feel like I'm always changing them. The most they last is 5 days, usually less. Very difficult to set volume also. 
Jean T
Thanks for your comment. I know what you mean about the road nose in the car. Very hard to carry on a conversation with someone. My biggest disappointment is being among people in a group or restaurant and still not understanding what they are saying. I have a perforated eardrum in my left ear and the audiologist has it turned high to accommodate the hearing. I can't even put my hand up to fix my hair without it screeching. She told me there wasn't anything she could do about that because of the amplification I need in that ear. Very frustrating!  Good luck with yours. Keep me posted.
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I can hear better with them, than without them. Before I couldn’t hear the clock ticking or refrigerator running( didn’t know it made so much noise) now I can hear them. I still have problems with clarity of people’s voices especially on the tv but not as bad as before. I’ve had them adjusted several times and replaced once. The customers service and warranty was excellent. Overall I can hear 75-80% better. They’re very comfortable also. If you can afford them, I would try the rechargeable ones. I can’t complain to much, because my hearing life is better. 

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I have 5 year old Oticon BTE's. I'm not sure if they are mini's or not, but I am happy with the size. The dome does make a big difference. While wearing them, I can hear things that I haven't heard in 20 years. birds, streams, peepers at night, cars coming up the road etc. My problem is my ear canal gets sore after about 3-4 hours and I have to take the aids out. I also have plastic support wires in my ear to kep the aids in place which pop out all the time. Another downside is the volume buttons on the aids don't work any more. I am getting new aids because I love the bluetooth aspect, and being able to control the aids with an app. I also have very bad tinnitus and like the prospect of having a tinnitus control program. 

If anyone has any suggestions or comments on the issues I am bringing up, I'd love to hear them! Thanks

Mark

I've only switched to the OPN S3 MiniRite recently and I have to say I'm not really all that impressed, I have no problem with volume in my hearing just clarity is an issue, I am finding these harder to hear people talking in certain circumstances, the main one being in work where I need to hear clearly, all that seems to be improved is the sound of the fans on the computers in the office.
I was not impressed after buying them to find out that the call answering and music streaming (via Bluetooth) don't work with android phones and requires me to spend more to have it working, I really think that this could be worked on, not everybody likes Iphones.
After reading some of the other reviews I have found out that my own aids may be "Warbling"? (is this like a chirping sound that happens intermittently?) If I've understood it correctly that is, from a 2 month old set of aids!?

Squawk2003

They shouldn't be warbling but if you ever hear eight beeps in your ear from one of the aids it means that the microphone needs servicing! I would take them back under the guarantee!

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