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Thread: Oticon Opn is now available in three performance levels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jake View Post
    Speech Rescue and other frequency moving ideas are OK if the aid wearer has somewhere to lower into. You don't.
    Oticon doesn't compress the highs into the mids in Speech Rescue like with frequency shifting in the other HAs that abandon the highs and push everything into the mids. Instead they copy the highs and replicate it into the mids (they call it "keep and copy"). Maybe they can select which part of the mid they can do the replication on and for folks like Tori they can push it down further into the low regions to make it work better for her.

    See this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvuF_te4aZo.
    HA wearer since the 1990's > Rexton Insite+ CIC (2011-2016) > Oticon OPN RITE (2016)

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    You're the expert.. Just exactly from his audiogram would you select. With that audiogram they won't even enable it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jake View Post
    You're the expert.. Just exactly from his audiogram would you select. With that audiogram they won't even enable it.
    Well, actually Torinielsen's audiologist is the expert and I assume had already seen the audiogram for himself and still mentioning the Oticon Plus Power, so maybe they see some hope with Speech Rescue working out.
    HA wearer since the 1990's > Rexton Insite+ CIC (2011-2016) > Oticon OPN RITE (2016)

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    Wonder what others brands he had to offer? Wonder what the profit margin is on the Oticon vs other brand that he had? Confused if the AuD mentioned the speech rescue or the OP read about it on his own.

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    Hi,

    My audiologist has other brands such as Widex etc, but I am quite keen on Oticon Opn's new technology. They are bringing out a Power Plus at the end of April, but there is no marketing material as yet for it. It was announced in the industry in February.

    He has seen my audiogram and believes it would be a suitable fit but until I try them obviously, I won't know how I get on with them as they are completely different to the traditional directional hearing aids. I believe that my audiologist is thinking the same way as Volusiano has said, but there is no realistic way of knowing if they will work for me until I try them. I am having a full hearing assessment in two weeks' time so he will know more about how my hearing is and what hearing aids may be suitable once this has been done.

    If I basically am only able to get what I have now, then there is no point spending the money. I do have the capability to hear some more sounds as when I got my current aids, I was able to hear the extractor fan whereas before with the non-bluetooth version of Oticon Synergy P, I couldn't. Yes, I don't have much in the way of high frequency, but I still have good low frequency to an extent...

    And I am a she

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    Currently wear Oticon Spirit Synergy P bilaterally supplied by the NHS with thermotec custom moulds made privately by Egger. User of Oticon Streamer Pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torinielsen View Post
    Hi,

    My audiologist has other brands such as Widex etc, but I am quite keen on Oticon Opn's new technology. They are bringing out a Power Plus at the end of April, but there is no marketing material as yet for it. It was announced in the industry in February.

    He has seen my audiogram and believes it would be a suitable fit but until I try them obviously, I won't know how I get on with them as they are completely different to the traditional directional hearing aids. I believe that my audiologist is thinking the same way as Volusiano has said, but there is no realistic way of knowing if they will work for me until I try them. I am having a full hearing assessment in two weeks' time so he will know more about how my hearing is and what hearing aids may be suitable once this has been done.

    If I basically am only able to get what I have now, then there is no point spending the money. I do have the capability to hear some more sounds as when I got my current aids, I was able to hear the extractor fan whereas before with the non-bluetooth version of Oticon Synergy P, I couldn't. Yes, I don't have much in the way of high frequency, but I still have good low frequency to an extent...

    And I am a she


    The Opn currently have a 105 db receiver (at least available in the States)

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    I hope that if/when they bring the Plus Power to the OPN, the Speech Rescue technology will be available on all OPN levels through a firmware update so that the rest of us can make use of Speech Rescue and not just the Plus Power folks only.
    HA wearer since the 1990's > Rexton Insite+ CIC (2011-2016) > Oticon OPN RITE (2016)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustEd View Post
    The Opn currently have a 105 db receiver (at least available in the States)
    Yep - They are available here in the United Kingdom as well. But they certainly wouldn't be suitable for me at that power. Quite a lot of the hearing aids available from various makes that I like aren't actually suitable for me because of my hearing loss. I hate Phonak, whilst I got on with them in the analogue years, I have never gotten on with them digitally. Never tried Widex, Resound etc as yet.

    But with Oticon extending their OPN range to include a Power Plus, it looks more hopeful that I'll be able to take advantage of the latest technology but we'll see. In the UK, the Oticon Opn at its premium is currently 3000 approximately for a pair. This includes after care etc as well and warranty up to three years I believe. If I can't, then I'll stick with my NHS aids for now.
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    Currently wear Oticon Spirit Synergy P bilaterally supplied by the NHS with thermotec custom moulds made privately by Egger. User of Oticon Streamer Pro.

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    The 105 work for me at 77%=% volume my numbers are bad but not as bad as yours.

    Right now I am in the process of getting a new mold (on order) as the original has feed back issues with the 105. Just wondering if additional power may cause more feedback issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torinielsen View Post
    In the UK, the Oticon Opn at its premium is currently 3000 approximately for a pair. This includes after care etc as well and warranty up to three years I believe.
    That translates back to around $3,700 US dollars roughly with the current exchange rate, which is not too bad at all. It's cheaper than the BuyHear.com pricing considering that you get all local after care included.

    Good luck with the Power Plus trial when it becomes available. Do keep us posted on it! Thanks.
    HA wearer since the 1990's > Rexton Insite+ CIC (2011-2016) > Oticon OPN RITE (2016)

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