Revolutionary internet-connected smart hearing aid hailed for its master design
Oticon, industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has won a prestigious Red Dot design award for Oticon Opn - the world’s first internet connected hearing aid.
The award is a reflection of the design aesthetics of Oticon Opn which incorporates a raft of technical, performance and functionality innovations which is a great achievement in a device that is so small.
Ole Asboe Jørgensen, VP, Global Sales & Marketing, Oticon A/S, said: “Incorporating innovative new technologies into a hearing aid and at the same time creating an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-use and comfortable device was a great challenge. So to receive a Red Dot award is a fantastic testament to all the work that went into creating Opn.”
“For instance, Opn includes a number of world-first technologies including TwinLink™, the first dual communication system to combine binaural processing with streamer-free connectivity, an ultra-fast Velox™ platform, enabling users to handle noisy environments and follow rapidly changing conversations involving several speakers, and of course internet connectivity.”
As the world’s first internet connected hearing aid, Opn can effectively ‘talk’ with other connected devices such as door bells, security cameras and baby alarms. As such it is potentially life-changing for people with hearing impairments. Red Dot hailed the incorporation of all these technological advancements into a hearing aid that is aesthetically striking.
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500 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. It is Oticon's ambition that our customers – hearing clinics throughout the world – prefer to use our products for people with impaired hearing. The majority of people with hearing loss are over the age of 50, with 8 percent under the age of 18. Based on passion, dedication and professional expertise, Oticon designs and manufactures hearing aids for both adults and children. Oticon supports every kind of hearing loss from mild to severe and we pride ourselves on developing some of the most innovative hearing aids on the market. Headquartered out of Denmark, we are a global company and part of William Demant Holding Group with more than 12,000 employees and revenues of over DKK 12 billion. www.oticon.global
ABOUT THE RED DOT DESIGN AWARD
The origins of the Red Dot Design Award date back to 1955. The institution behind the competition is the Design Zentrum NRW, which has been led by Professor Dr. Peter Zec since 1991. The “Red Dot” is established internationally as one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design. In order to assess the diversity in the field of design in a thorough and professional manner, the award breaks down into three competitions: the “Red Dot Award: Product Design”, “Red Dot Award: Communication Design” and “Red Dot Award: Design Concept” – each is organised once a year. From products to communication projects and packaging to design concepts and prototypes, the Red Dot Award documents the most prominent trends worldwide. The award-winning designs are exhibited in the Red Dot Design Museums.