Oticon has launched a slight ‘tweak’ to their Opn technology and has also launched a new form of the rechargeable hearing aid, incorporating a lithium-ion battery. Unitron and Phonak have also adopted this type of rechargeable battery as it seems more reliable than the old changeable batteries they were using. The new version of the Oticon Opn chip has been called the Opn S.
Unitron has replaced their receiver in the ear range of hearing aids with the new Jump platform. This new aid now competes with the wireless technology launched by Phonak and Oticon, again with the lithium-ion battery and with the ability to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Unlike Oticon, Unitron aids can connect to nearly all mobile phones, not only an iPhone.
Widex has now been added to our list of preferred manufacturers. Since January 2019 their latest Evoke chip has proved to be a hit with our clients. This Danish manufacturer has improved all aspects of the sound process (providing a very natural sound) and has dramatically improved its ongoing customer support.