Oticon Launches HearingFitness App at 2018 Consumer Electronics Show
Oticon announced its new HearingFitness™ app, which was launched at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 9-12, 2018.
The Oticon HearingFitness™ app is designed to help people with hearing loss understand how their behavior and hearing health habits can influence how effective their treatment is and the impact it has on their overall health and well-being. The HearingFitness™ app can be used in conjunction with Oticon Opn™ hearing aids, what is said to be “the world’s first internet-connected hearing aid” and winner of two CES Innovations Awards in 2017**.
Noisy environments can pose a challenge for people with hearing loss. Keeping up with conversations in restaurants, bars, around the dinner table, or at meetings can be difficult and exhausting. Utilizing a combination of data from the hearing aid and big data from lifestyle and healthcare data sources, the HearingFitness™ app helps Opn™ users optimize their hearing aid use to help fulfill their hearing potential in different situations, according to Oticon.
At its outdoor-inspired Booth, No. 43949 in the Sands Expo at CES, Oticon will offer interactive displays and hands-on demonstrations of Opn’s new HearingFitness™ app. Visitors can also experience Opn™ hearing aids which feature Oticon’s BrainHearing™ technology to help those with hearing loss tackle everyday noisy situations. While tutorials on the use of the IFTTT network with the “world’s first internet-connected hearing aids” will demonstrate how to create ‘smart’ IoT recipes for connected-technology
Oticon audiologists and hearing technology specialists will be on hand to discuss how the “world’s first” hearing tracking technology will help people with hearing loss lead healthier lives, including: Product Manager, Michael Porsbo, a major contributor to the conception and fruition of the world’s first IoT hearing aid, Opn™.
“The HearingFitness™ app is designed to provide Opn™ hearing aid users with advice and encouragement on ways to use their hearing aid more, hear better, and, ultimately, stay healthy,” said Porsbo. “The first of its kind, this new app provides data-driven hearing care to empower a digital generation of hearing aid users with insights to enable them to keep their mental faculties sharp and, therefore, optimize their health.”
Innovation Awards Winner:
The Oticon HearingFitness™ app has been awarded a CES 2018 Innovation Award in the Software and Mobile Apps category.
**Oticon Opn™ was honored with 2017 CES Innovations Awards in two categories – Tech for a Better World and Wearable Technologies
Image credit: Oticon
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