New hearing aid utilizes technology to support brain by delivering more relevant information

Did you know you hear with your brain, not your ears? Studies have repeatedly shown that people with hearing loss have an increased risk of social isolation, memory loss, cognitive decline, and even dementia. The good news is that wearing hearing aids appropriate for your needs can significantly reduce the risk of these factors associated with hearing loss.

Northeast Hearing & Speech is now one of the first providers in the US to offer Oticon More™, a new hearing aid that gives the brain more of what it needs to make better sense of sound. This  revolutionary hearing aid is the first to feature an on-board Deep Neural Network, trained on 12 million real-life sounds.

Deep Neural Network – What does that mean?

The new Oticon More works more like how your brain works, because it learned through experience. 12 million sounds observed in real life were used to teach the Oticon More to recognize more sounds in your listening environment, giving you the benefit of improved speech understanding. This hearing aid can provide a more natural representation of listening, while you benefit from reduced listening effort and the ability to remember more, even in noisy situations.

How tech-friendly is it?

Oticon More lets you use bluetooth connectivity to your favorite devices. You can enjoy the convenience of direct streaming from iPhone, iPad and Android devices. If you want the convenience of rechargeable batteries, Oticon More miniRITE R is available in a discreet lithium–ion-based rechargeable solution that provides a full day of battery life, including streaming, after just three hours of charging.

“Oticon More will help you hear all you need, even in complex listening environments such as a crowded party or busy restaurant, while also keeping things comfortable,” says Audiology Team Leader Hannah Millstine. “This new technology was created to work how your brain works to adapt to all listening situations in your daily life!”

If you’d like to hear more about how Oticon More or other hearing aid solutions can improve your hearing and your life, our audiologists are here to help.