The new Oticon Opn hearing aid (pronounced "Open") is revolutionary in its design. These hearing aids can reduce environmental noise in a 360 degree radius. These iPhone compatible hearing aids connect directly with iPhones and iPads eliminating the need for a Bluuetooth interface (streamer) . They are currently available in Oticon's most popular miniRITE model and can be fitted to mild hearing losses as well as hearing losses up to about 75%; they are available in a range of colors to match hair, eyeglasses, and skin tone. The Oticon Opn is the only Made for iPhone hearing aid that works at 2.4 Ghz with an iPhone and NFMI (near field magnetic induction...allowing direct communcation with you television using a streamer. Rechargeable models are now available in.Additionally, a super power model
is now available (far right in above image). The medium-sized model (pictured in the center in the image above) is a miniRITE with the same features and same power as the original Oticon Opn...but this new model also includes a telecoil and a multi-function 'toggle' for on-board control of volume and programs. Note: Oticon recommends the Opn 1 for all degrees of hearing loss.
Rechargeable Option (for miniRITE only) for 2 hearing aids (including charger)
Replacement Silver Zinc Rechargeable Batteries
Estimated Battery Life for Rechargeable Silver Zinc batteries in Oticon Opn miniRITE
No Streaming: 18-19.5 hours of battery life.
90 minutes of iPhone streaming: 16-17 hours of battery life.
4 hours of TV streaming & 1 hour of iPhone streaming: 15-16 hours of battery life.
Cost Comparison to disposable batteries:
Replaceable Zinc Air batteries provide approximately 1 week of battery life (approximately 125 hours)
Our batteries cost $0.375 per battery (when 2 boxes are purchased at one time)
That comes out to approximately $40 per year to power 2 hearing aids.
The silver-zinc rechargeable battery has to be replaced approximately once per year ($25 each).
Over a 5-year life, the rechargeable feature will cost approximately $90 per year
Disposable batteries are more cost effective ($40/year versus approximately $90/year).
Rechargeable batteries may be more convenient for most patients...and are preferred for patients with tremors or dexterity issues.
Results of voluntary and unsolicited Consumer Questionaires regarding satisfaction and performance of the Oticon Opn 1. (The Hearing Review; vol 24. No 1. Jan 2017). The results of 700 voluntary respondents ranging in age from ages 30 to 80 years (81% of the respondents were between 61 and 80+ years of age) revealed:
95% of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their Oticon Opn 1 hearing aids
96% of patients heard better (31%) or much better (65%) with there new Oticon Open 1's
99% of patients wirelessly connected their hearing aid to at least one device (iPhone, TV, iPad, or iPod). 80% connected their hearing aids to 2 devices. The remaining 19% wirelessly connected their hearing aids to 2 or 3 devices.
Suggestions on Color
When matching hair color it is best to pick a slightly darker color (if available).
Black usually the best match for eyeglasses.
Although the color samples don't clearly show this, Terracotta is a bit darker than Chroma Beige.
Our most popular colors are Black, Steel Grey, and Chroma Beige.
Silver and Royal Blue are our least chosen colors.
And yes, some patient do pick Blue.
Inium 2 Chip Platform
Tinnitus Management available on all Pro models
From $690 with3 year repair and Loss/Damage warranty
Using the Inium 2 processor has 10 channels, the designRITE is Oticon’s smallest ‘Receiver In The Ear’ hearing aid. This cosmetic hearing aid uses the small size 10 battery. It does not have a push button on the hearing aid but it is ‘wireless’ and can be used with any of the Oticon Bluetooth accessories. All behind-the-ear hearing aids come in colors that can be matched to hair color, eyeglass color, or skin tone.
From $690 with 3 yearrepair and Loss/Damage Warranty
Also using the 10 channel Inium 2 processor, the mini-RITE is the size that most patients prefer. This small hearing aid uses a size 312 battery and has a multi-functional push button for convenient ‘on-board’ adjustment. The miniRITEs are also ‘wireless’ and can be used with any of the Oticon Bluetooth accessories. These hearing aids come in 3 different power levels and can fit severe hearing losses.
From $690with 3 year repair and Loss/Damage warranty
The 10 channel Inium 2 RITE is uses a slightly larger size 13 battery. While the power level are the same as the smaller miniRITE, the battery life is longer and the multi-function toggle allows one touch control of volume up and volume down (and more) on each instrument. The wireless RITEs can be used with any of the Oticon Bluetooth accessories. These hearing aids come in 3 different power levels and can fit even severe hearing losses.
From $690 with 3 year repair and Loss/Damage warranty
The Inium 2 ten channel miniBTE hearing aid has the receiver (speaker) inside the hearing aid and sends the sound through a very thin tube. This is the best choice for smaller ear canals especially when a custom earmold is used. This hearing aid uses the 312 battery.
These wireless hearing aids feature the Inium II processor and can use any of Oticon's Bluetooth accessories.
The new 9 channel Oticon Dynamo
is a super power hearing aid. It features a multi-function toggle control and a classic rotary volume control. These wireless hearing aids use the size 13 battery and can be used with any of the Oticon Bluetooth accessories.
The OticonPlus Power hearing aids are smaller than the Dynamo...but almost as powerful. They are available in the Alta2, Nera2, and Ria2 price points and have the same 10 channel Inium 2 features.
From $690with3 year repair and Loss/Damage warranty
The ten channel Inium2 chip is also available in Oticon custom instruments. Made from an impression of the patient’s ear, most instruments can be ordered with ‘wireless’ features at no additional charge... making them compatible with Oticon's Bluetooth accessories. The wireless also allows one touch control of both instrument.
If desired, a remote control can be used with the deep-fitting IIC (Invisible In the Canal) instruments. These instruments can fit mild to severe hearing losses; the larger instruments are the most powerful.
Hearing aids ordered directly from the manufacturers: Phonak and Oticon (no private labeling*)
Hearing aid fitting using proprietary probe microphone Speech Mapping
1 year of scheduled follow-up professional care
3 years of in-office on-demand follow-up care. No appointment required: Monday - Friday. 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
3-year manufacturer's warranty covering repair.
3 year manufacturer's replacement warranty in case of loss or physical damage.
*Private Labeling: When hearing aids are private labeled, the consumer cannot determine what they are purchasing and therefore cannot make direct price comparisons to other vendors. Additionally, private labeled hearing aids may be altered so that they have to be returned to the original vendor to make any neccessary programming changes.
Oticon Wireless Accessories The accessories shown below are for the Inium 2 hearing aids. Currently, a TV Box (3) and a Remote Control is available for the new Opn hearing aids (the remote is not necessary if you have a smart phone - there is a Free App. A "Mic Clip" will be available in the third quarter of 2017.The Mic Clip will wirelessly connect to Android Phones and will probably also work as a Remote Mic..
The Oticon Streamer is the Bluetooth interface for Inium wireless products
. Newer Velox chip products do not require a streamer.
Remote Control $195
Remote controls can be used with all Inium and Velox chip platform products.Patients with steamers or the new Opn can download a free remote control app for their Smartphone.
Remote Mic $245
Woman (front left) is using Remote Microphone. The woman on the right is using Oticon's Blutooth streamer.
TV Box $175
The wireless Bluetooth TV Box is attached to the television. Inium 2 requires a Streamer.