Product Archives - Cubex
By Rosie Williams
The treatment technology in the Oticon Opn™ hearing aid utilizes the IFTTT (if-this-then-that) service to connect your hearing instrument to any other internet-connected device. This means you can connect to your email, social media accounts, doorbell, smart home heating system or washing machine.
Oticon have provided some how-to video’s to help Oticon Opn™ wearers connect their device to the IFTTT services & connected devices around the home.
Apple’s latest change to remove the headphone jack and replace the traditional plug-in ear phones with wireless AirPods has sparked some conversation. The interesting thing for us is the potential to change the way of thinking in the hearing industry due to this technology shift. The hearing industry have been using this type of technology in their hearing aids for a long time! Could forward-thinking companies like Apple be making connected hearing devices the thing to wear?
Apple’s latest change to remove the headphone jack and replace the traditional plug-in ear phones with wireless AirPods has sparked some considerable conversation. AirPods could change the way we use headphones with its instant ability to connect to your iPhone as soon as it is turned on, to adjusting the volume of playback music, changing a song, getting directions by activating Siri or making a call wirelessly. We have been using this type of advanced wireless technology to make life easier for people with hearing loss for some time! Could forward-thinking companies like Apple be making connected hearing devices the ‘thing’ to wear?
By Rosie Williams
On 22, Nov 2016 | In Product | By Rosie Williams
The latest hearing aid from Widex, the BEYOND™, has arrived. This is the Danish company’s first ‘Made for iPhone’ device providing wearers with a solution that not only delivers exceptional audiology, but also 2.4 GHz direct connectivity and leading-edge sound. Widex BEYOND™ is designed to be a highly personalised instrument that allows wearers to confidently and effortlessly live life on their own terms. No matter what their pursuits and passions.
Phonak Belong-R™ has been released – the first hearing aid to feature a specifically designed built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery which provides 24 hours* of hearing with one charge. In the modern world of reliance on rechargeable devices where daily charging is part of our daily routine, this is the first time rechargeable batteries could become a mainstay in the world of the hearing treatment technology.
Phonak Audeo™ B-R removes the hassles of disposable batteries and gives you the confidence of knowing that your hearing technology is charged and ready to take you through long days.
Open yourself up to a world of possibilities on the IFTTT network with the new Oticon Opn™
Available for personalisation at Cubex now!
New treatment technology in Oticon Opn™ represents a paradigm shift in hearing care and is the worlds first hearing aid with two wireless communication systems providing the fastest and most precise audiological performance and enabling easy connectivity to audio devices and the internet.
The Eriksholm Research Centre have shared this short but interesting video featuring Professor Hélène Amieva, a leading researcher in the Neuropsychology and Epidemiology of Aging at the University of Bordeaux, France, who discusses her 25 year study that shows that hearing aids reduce the risk of cognitive decline in older adults. It is well documented that untreated hearing conditions can lead to an increase in anxiety, stress, depression, poorer communication and eventual isolation. Hearing aids used as part of a individualised treatment plan can help to manage the negative effects of hearing loss and reduce accelerated cognitive decline!
A 25 year study documents hearing loss and cognitive decline among a group of nearly 4000 and shows that active use of hearing technology reduces the risk of cognitive decline due to increased social activity.
With Oticon’s launch of Oticon Opn™, hearing aid treatment technology has taken a giant leap forward in favour of the end‐user.
Traditionally hearing aid technologies close down environmental sounds using tunnel directionality. Speech coming from the front is clear, while the rest of the sound environment is suppressed, limiting the brain of the context needed to make sense of sound.
With new, ground breaking technology from Oticon, the Oticon Opn™ quickly and precisely analyses the soundscape and differentiates between environmental and foreground sounds. Even in complex listening environments, Otion Opn™ can open up and balance individual sounds allowing environmental noise to be accessible but not disruptive, empowering the brain to choose which sound to focus on. Directionality as we know it, has become a thing of the past.