Oticon, one of the big names in hearing aid products, is releasing a tool that helps people using hearing aids to learn more about their hearing health and to better understand how these devices are impacting their lives.
The technology is available on the Oticon Opn hearing aids, including for patients that have already been using the devices. It’s now a part of the company’s ON App and Oticon compares the offering to wearable activity trackers, but specifically designed to assess one’s hearing-related activities and participation in them.
The HearingFitness software monitors the use of the Oticon Opn and the types of sound environments the patients find themselves, as well as the behaviors exhibited. Using this information, the software offers advice on how to improve hearing aid usage and get the most out of these devices.
The user can set usage goals and check on progress towards them, while the app is smart enough to notify the user to put on the hearing aids when going to a restaurant.
Link: Oticon HearingFitness…