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Oticon Hearing Aids

Among modern hearing aid manufacturers, Oticon is one of the oldest, with Dutch founder Hans Demant distributing hearing aids as electric Acousticon devices in 1904. After forming a partnership with Charles Lehman, American-Danish Oticon Corporation became the leading provider of hearing aids after World War II.

Oticon became a global company in 1965, making the first ultra-discreet in-the-ear (ITE) hearing device in 1977 and its first digital device in 1996. Oticon’s 103rd year saw the introduction of the first devices with improved sound sensitivity as well as streaming and connectivity features.

The main focus of Oticon’s second century has been on Brain Hearing and the development of Life Changing Technology for hearing aid users. Their “people first” approach has motivated the company’s technological innovations.

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Oticon’s Hearing Technology Solutions

The Brain Hearing philosophy, developed by Oticon, focuses on supporting how the brain processes sound through providing it with the elements necessary to create meaning from sounds instead of blasting it with amplified sounds.

Using this approach led to the development of Oticon’s Opn solution in 2016. Opn enhanced the capacity of the device wearer to distinguish multiple speakers within a noisy environment, and it was the first hearing device to allow internet connectivity (ConnectClip) using the IFTTT (If This Then That) Network.

Digital technology has been a part of the hearing technology solutions provided by Oticon for twenty-five years, allowing them to develop a higher quality of sound and instrument performance. The manufacturer’s investment into micro-digital technology has also led to the capacity for smaller devices with higher performance capacity.

Another Life Changing innovation of Oticon is the company’s Tinnitus SoundSupport integrated into their hearing device using streaming capabilities. This application transmits white noise and other tinnitus masking sounds to bring auditory relief.

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Oticon’s Genie Remote Support

As the hearing care industry makes a major shift toward tele-audiology and other safe/convenient options, hearing aid manufacturers are stepping up to the challenge.

Oticon’s Genie fitting and counseling tool helps your hearing care provider to fit your device while allowing for ongoing counseling and support without the necessity of an in-office appointment.

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Hearing Care Services At Park Place Hearing Center

Park Place Hearing Center works to address your unique hearing care needs with personalized treatment and breakthrough hearing technology. We use world-leading diagnostic technology and best practices in audiology in order to create a custom treatment plan that fits your specific hearing needs and personal lifestyle.

We work with our patients to choose and program your hearing instrument so that it fits your hearing needs and preferences, but we also take things a step further. Hundreds affected by tinnitus in the Bay Area have found the relief they seek from our audiologists through proven management techniques and technology.

Our ongoing hearing aid support includes tech support and troubleshooting, certified Oticon hearing aid repairs and maintenance, and tele-audiology consultations to meet your safety and convenience needs.

If you or a loved one has a hearing challenge, or you need some help from one of our hearing instrument specialists at our San Rafael or Petaluma location for troubleshooting, maintenance, or repair, then contact us by using the form below.

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Diagnosing a hearing problem is your first vital step toward regaining the independent and rewarding lifestyle you are missing due to hearing loss. Discussing your concerns openly and honestly with your audiologist during your hearing assessment enhances the accuracy of the diagnosis and greater precision when it comes to treatment

If you or a loved one do not seem to be hearing as well as you used to, your best option is to schedule a comprehensive hearing assessment to find out why you’re struggling.

Changing People’s Lives With Technology

Oticon constantly work towards their vision of a world where hearing loss is no limitation. They innovate life-changing technology and are known for outstanding sound quality, reliability, and ease-of-use.

They achieve this through pioneering cutting-edge technology and never compromising on quality.

What Starkey Hearing Aids Can Do for You

Starkey hearing aids are relatively new when their history is compared to other hearing aid manufacturers, beginning in 1970. However, Starkey has provided hearing instruments for five U.S. presidents, two popes, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, and other notable leaders. Starkey emerged in 2017 as a leader in the use of artificially intelligent hearing aids.

In 2014, Starkey introduced Halo as their answer to iPhone connectivity along with producing more natural sounding clarity. The development of Livio AI enabled hearing aids to track physical activity and cognitive health using embedded sensors combined with artificial intelligence. Livio AI allows for auto adjustment to various environmental settings, language translation, fall detection and alerts, tap control, and a variety of additional features.

Starkey provides advantages in sound clarity—especially with TV, telephone, and music streaming—a more natural sound, and smartphone connectivity with advanced overall health integrative features.

What ReSound Hearing Aids Can Do for You

ReSound is among the hearing aid manufacturers that provide the instruments you can choose from. Since their beginning in 1943, they have grown to provide their hearing aids in over 80 countries worldwide.

Direct Android and iPhone connectivity to hearing aids using 2.4 GHz technology was first developed by ReSound.  As a member of GN Group, they contribute to deep research and development of medical, professional, and consumer audio solutions, providing innovative devices for the med-tech, hearables, and intelligent audio industries.

Regardless of the style you choose, greater performance from micro-digital technology along with greater discretion and Bluetooth streaming to your smartphone are advantages of ReSound devices.

Remote Assist

An additional advantage, which became extremely important as hearing aid patients were unable to attend in-office visits due to COVID-19 restrictions, is ReSound’s Remote Assist support program. This feature allows you to connect with your hearing care provider using teleaudiology regardless of where you are, allowing for the necessary support and adjustments to your device from a remote location.