Bimodal hearing:

Give your clients the best of both worlds

Supporting the transition to combined technologies

With one ear stimulated electrically and the other acoustically, bimodal hearing offers considerable benefits. But fitting a hearing aid to support a cochlear implant can be tricky. The clear guidelines and practical tools in our Genie 2 fitting software makes it easy to achieve the right balance.

Bimodal hearing supported by OpenSound Navigator™

Optimised bimodal hearing maximises the effectiveness of a CI while unlocking the full potential of a supporting hearing aid.

Oticon’s unique 360° hearing technology OpenSound Navigator attenuates unwanted noise and continually rebalances the soundscape while still providing constant access to all relevant sounds and speech.

This improves the ability to hear speech in noise and reduces listening effort, empowering users to participate in social activities.

Intuitive flow chart, developed by top expert

The flowchart within Genie 2 was developed by Carisa Reyes, AuD, CCC-A, at Boys Town National Research Hospital to support fast and precise bimodal fittings. In a few simple steps, it guides you through the fitting and enables you to shape the ideal balance between gain and frequency response.

Download the flowchart     Download the whitepaper

 

Manage your bimodal fittings with confidence

Compatible with Oticon Opn S™, Oticon Opn Play™, Oticon Xceed and Oticon Xceed Play, the fitting panel in Genie 2 has been updated to include an overall gain trimmer.

Used in conjunction with the flowchart, dedicated handles within the panel let you precisely fine tune the hearing experience to the preferences of your patients.

The bimodal fitting panel in Genie 2 is compatible with

Oticon Opn S™

Oticon Opn Play™

Oticon Xceed

Oticon Xceed Play

Giving kids the best start in life

Bimodal stimulation for children with severe to profound hearing loss has been shown to improve language acquisition.*

The combination of acoustic and electric stimulation can also benefit children in their musical perception and ability to hear speech in noise - with the potential to enhance learning and improve quality of life.**

 

* Nittrouer, S., & Chapman, C. (2009). The effects of bilateral electric and bimodal electric—Acoustic stimulation on language development. Trends in Amplification, 13(3), 190-205.

** Shirvani, S., Jafari, Z., Motasaddi Zarandi, M., Jalaie, S., Mohagheghi, H., & Tale, M. R. (2016). Emotional perception of music in children with bimodal fitting and unilateral cochlear implant. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 125(6), 470-477. Ching, T. Y., Incerti, P., Hill, M., & van Wanrooy, E. (2006). An overview of binaural advantages for children and adults who use binaural/bimodal hearing devices. Audiology and Neurotology, 11(Suppl. 1), 6-11.

  • Whitepapers

    Explore our whitepapers to gain a deeper understanding of the issues.

  • Flowchart

    Open the flowchart and discover how easy it is to achieve a good fitting.

  • Dynamo

    Bimodal fitting is available for Dynamo hearing aids in Oticon Genie.

  • Oticon Medical

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