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Genie 2 has been updated | 2019.1

Genie 2 has been updated with a variety of new features and enhancements.

Instructions for use Genie and Genie 2 2019.1

New fitting features

Genie 2 has been updated with new exciting features to support Oticon hearing aids.

 

The new miniRITE R offers a unique combination of the open sound experience, superior connectivity and a state-of-the-art rechargeable lithium-ion solution. In Genie 2, you can find useful information about the rechargeable batteries.

The daily battery use, streaming behavior and hearing loss all impact the need for battery capacity. With this information provided by the client, you can easily guide if the battery needs replacement. The battery can easily be replaced by you. 

*miniRITE R will not be available in all product variants at the time of product launch in March 2019. The complete miniRITE R rechargeable family will progressively become available through the course of 2019. The charging dock is an additional accessory available for purchase and is necessary for these hearing aids to function.

 

In 19.1, we have added new functionality to the Transfer Settings tool. You can now transfer sound controls, local controls and indicator settings for all assigned listening programs. Transfer Settings now starts automatically when new hearing aids that differ from the present session are connected or selected. Alternatively, you can still access Transfer Settings from the Tools menu.

 

The Oticon ON App has a new booster feature for increased on-demand listening assistance. We have improved OpenSound Navigator in Genie 2 with a new Very High profile allowing programs to be fitted with the same level of help.

We have made several changes to the fitting experience which lets you take advantage of the OpenSound Optimizer in the new Oticon Opn S and Opn Play products. Same acoustics now allow for more stable gain.

The extra gain is automatically used to reach the rationale target when needed. The predicted feedback limits have been replaced with an Unstable gain indicator. The Unstable gain indicator uses live measurements from the hearing aids without affecting the fitting flow.

It also provides continuous visual indication of unstable gain or feedback risk. When the feedback analysis is complete, Genie 2 shows the unstable gain or feedback risk in specific frequency bands.

 

We have reorganized Visual Indicators to support new features:
1. LED pattern with three cycles for programs and listening states which reduce power consumption.
2. New Shut down LED pattern for miniRITE R.

Previously purchased Oticon Opn hearing aids will need to be upgraded to support the new fitting features. This is done by using the Oticon Firmware Updater tool, which updates the hearing aids to the latest firmware released in 2019.1.

Right on target, right away – wirelessly

Oticon’s fitting tool Genie 2 is designed to help you provide top quality fittings that meet the individual needs of each user.

Live demonstration tools and real-life sounds help you demonstrate new products and features. The built-in videos help you teach people how to use and take care of their hearing instruments.

 
  • Genie Updater

  • Genie Updater gives you access to new versions and updates of Genie 2 as soon as they are released.
  • Genie Updater runs silently in the background and checks for updates automatically – you will only be notified when you need to take action.

Programming Devices

In Genie 2, you can use a range of programming devices to program Oticon hearing aids:

Wireless

Noahlink Wireless*(Recommended)
FittingLINK 3*


Wired

HiPro 2 (Recommended)
ExpressLINK 3
NOAHlink
HiPro USB**
HiPro**


*Compatible with 2.4 GHz hearing instruments

**Expect slower programming and firmware update times as these are older devices

Oticon Firmware Updater

Oticon Firmware Updater allows you to perform on-the-spot firmware updates to Oticon hearing aids and accessories.

The Oticon Firmware Updater provides these clear benefits:

  • Access to the very latest platform features and performance improvements
  • Convenience and time-savings with no need to send hearing aids and connectivity accessories for service

 

Please note that cable connection is required.
Noahlink Wireless and FittingLINK 3 cannot be used for firmware updates.

 

BE INFORMED
The new hearing aids you receive may have a new firmware version that is not compatible with your old Genie 2 installation. Therefore you must always install the latest Genie 2 software when you receive it from Oticon.

Real ear measurements in 6 minutes!*

The REM AutoFit tool in Genie and Genie 2 helps you deliver high-quality fittings that are personalised to the user, while emphasising efficiency and control.

Learn about REM AutoFit

*Crowe et al. (2016) Internal Tests