Oticon Dynamo SP4
This Behind-The-Ear model hearing aid is rated very good from a sound quality perspective. It uses a size 13 battery which allows for the hearing aid to be slightly smaller than their more powerful brethren, however it does certainly measure up when you count the available features of connectivity with the Oticon Streamer Pro and the variety of connectivity accessories available for TV, landline phone and remote microphone.Read more
Oticon Dynamo SP6
The Dynamo series is available in a Behind-the-Ear model only and is rated very good for sound quality. It uses a size 13 battery which allows for the hearing aid to be slightly smaller and slightly less powerful than their more powerful brethren, however it does certainly measure up when you count the available features of connectivity with the Oticon Streamer Pro and the variety of connectivity accessories available for TV, landline phone and remote microphone.Read more
Oticon Dynamo SP8
he Dynamo series is available in a Behind-the-Ear model only and is rated excellent for sound quality. It also offers wireless connectivity with the use of the Streamer Pro accessory. Our experts are not fans of the old-style volume wheel with the numbers on it. Some clients complain about having to constantly fiddle with the volume wheel, leaving the sound level unbalanced between both ears. Other clients love the wheel and have bemoaned the loss of it in other models of hearing aid. Of note, although hearing aids do not come with an “on/off” switch, the volume wheel on this model turns off the hearing aids when turned all the way down. A new feature with the Dynamo hearing aids is the introduction of frequency-lowering technology – a great feature for clients with dead high-frequency regions in the cochlea. This enables us to present a copy of high-frequency sound in a lower-frequency range, while still allowing the high-frequency sound to remain true. Frequency-lowering, in these cases, is a critical component of excellent sound quality.Read more
Oticon Opn Canada
The Oticon Opn hearing aids are so advanced, that we can finally say that there is a hearing aid that works truly differently at helping people hear better in noise. Hearing aids have never had this kind of technology applied to solve the complex problem of hearing speech in noise.We have fit the Oticon Opn hearing aids on people who have never worn a hearing aid as well as experienced users, and the results have been amazing. These hearing aids have been reviewed by our patients and in our own clinical trials. We feel the Oticon Opn hearing aids are the best in terms of sound quality, performance in noise and have produced very high patient satisfaction. Over 96% of people who have trialed hearing aids have rated the Oticon Opn as being ‘Satisfied’ or ‘Very Satisfied’. This is a tremendous validation for us, as we have been fitting Oticon hearing aids for several years, because we believe, that they offer the best sound quality as compared to other manufacturers products. The Oticon Opn comes in 2 Reciever In Canal models as well as a Power-Behind The Ear model in all technology classes – Opn 1, Opn 2 and Opn 3.
The Opn family of products has been expanded to offer 2 more models. Opn 1, Opn 2 and Opn 3 are representative of the numerical hierarchy that most manufacturers use. The Opn 1 is the flagship model offering what we believe to be the most advanced directional and noise reducing hearing aid on the market today. Sound quality remains very high even with the Opn 2 and Opn 3 models, however the Opn 3 model does away with the higher input range offered on the upper two models which maintain a high quality of sound for louder environments including live music.
The build quality has been robust and very durable even with the roughest treatment to date where a patient who ran his hearing aids through the laundry.
We have experienced some issues with respect to the 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity to the iPhone and the Oticon TV 3.0 device. Firmware upgrades have solved some of these issues, but not all. Homes with 2.4 GHz WIFI router signals as well as 2.4 GHz cordless phones have caused interference in wireless streaming signals on occasion. We have been told that a new firmware upgrade will be coming mid-summer 2017 with new wireless accessories which will expand the wireless connection capabilities.
Few people that we have worked with, rarely if ever, venture into the IFTTT functionality, however my tests in my own home and iPhone resulted in good connections to various other internet connected devices.
Oticon Opn S
The long-awaited release of the new and improved Oticon Opn S hearing aids has arrived. Currently available in 4 styles and 3 models all of which are behind the ear types currently with custom in-the-ear models to be launched likely in the latter half of 2019 or later. The latest style available from Oticon is […]Read more
Oticon Ria2 Pro
Whether worn in a Behind-the-Ear or In-the-Ear style, these hearing aids rated very good for sound quality. Like other Oticon models, there is still the issue of a microphone/circuit hissing noise which may or may not be noticeable, depending on the severity of one’s hearing loss. Wireless connectivity via the Oticon Streamer Pro is available in all sizes of hearing aids in this category. Oticon has several connectivity options for TV, landline phones, and a remote microphone for hearing a single stream of speech at a distance or in really complex environments.Read more
ReSound Enzo 9
The Resound Enzo 3D- 9 is the latest edition of Resound’s top of the line super power hearing aid. This robust device is designed to take all of life’s bumps and incidents and is rated with excellent moisture and dust resistance. All Enzo 3D models are available in a Behind-the-Ear models only and offer excellent for sound quality and high tech features.
All Resound Enzo 3D models come in three technology levels designated with a 9, 7 and 5 nomenclature. All Resound 3D models use a direct-to-iPhone interface using the iPhone Bluetooth-Low-Energy protocol available on Apple’s iPhone 5 or later. However using the Resound Unite accessory called the Phone Clip+ would allow a person who did not have an iPhone to connect to the hearing aid via Bluetooth. Resound has a Unite TV and remote microphone as well as a remote control accessory as well.
The physical size of both styles are large, yet the overall hearing aid is not terribly bulky on the ears.
Clients with dead high-frequency regions in the cochlea can benefit from the Enzo frequency-lowering capability. Frequency-lowering, in cases of severe to profound hearing losses, is a critical component of extending the listeners ability to functionally hear high-pitch sounds.