Oticon Intent

Oticon Intent

Intrigued by the promise of AI-powered hearing? Oticon’s latest offering, the Intent miniRITE R, boasts significant advancements in noise reduction, speech clarity, and environmental awareness. But does it live up to the hype? This review dives into the features, potential benefits, and considerations before you judge for yourself.

Oticon Intent Hearing Aid

Key Features

  • Regain control of your hearing with 4D Sensor Technology. This innovative system analyzes your head and body movements, conversation activity, and surrounding sounds to dynamically adjust speech volume and clarity while enhancing your awareness of your environment and spatial surroundings.
  • Bluetooth LE Audio Auracast: Be ahead of the curve with the latest Bluetooth for better stability, 2-way streaming, and wider device compatibility.
  • Ditch Charger Anxiety! The Oticon Intent boasts a smaller, sleeker design and a speedy 2-hour charge for 24 hours of hearing power. Allowing you to enjoy uninterrupted daily hearing
  • Deep Neural Network (DNN) 2.0: Advanced AI technology refines sound processing, resulting in superior noise suppression (10dB Signal to Noise reduction) and speech clarity.
  • Music lovers, rejoice! With NEW speakers capable of reproducing a wider range of frequencies (80 to 10,000 kHz). Intent delivers a fuller, richer, and more nuanced soundscape for your music enjoyment. 
Oticon Intent features

SuddenSound Stabilizer / Wind & Handling Stabilizer

Intent carries over 2 highly rated features from Oticon Real. The Sudden Sound Stabiliser and Wind and Handling Stabiliser. Providing users with a clear and comfortable listening experience whether you’re at a party, pub/bar or even on the golf course.

9 Total Colours

Including 2 Exclusives, Sky Blue and Honey Beige.

Oticon Intent Color Options
Oticon Intent Technology Performance

Explore the 4D sensors in Oticon Intent

Acoustic environment

Acoustic environment

Sensors gather details of the 360º sound scene around the listener as it varies within listening environments and between environments.
Polaris R Platform

Head movement

Sensors monitor if and how the user moves their head to understand the type of communication situation.

Body movement

Body movement

Physical movement sensors help anticipate the need for increased spatial awareness support.

Polaris R Platform

Conversation activity

Monitoring if there is an active conversation or not informs the system to prioritise speech.

Power & Rechargeability: Freedom on the Go (with a caveat)

Oticon Intent boasts a convenient and powerful rechargeable system, promising 24 hours of hearing on a single charge. Here’s a breakdown:

Oticon Intent Power & Rechargeability

Charging

  • Fast charging: In a pinch, a 1 hour charge gives 8 hours of hearing.
  • Full charge: and a full 24 hours charge is completed in just 2-hours.
  • USB-C convenience: The detachable USB-C cable allows for easy charging anywhere, using any compatible power source.

Limitations

  • No replaceable batteries: Currently, Oticon Intent only offers rechargeable options. You may want to consider Oticon Real for a replaceable battery option.
  • No Smart Travel Charger yet: While the current charger is convenient, Oticon hasn’t released a dedicated travel charger with integrated battery yet.

Ringing phones, blowing wind, clicking keyboards, slamming doors, rattling keys, creaking floors, tapping fingertips

Soft and loud disruptive sounds are ubiquitous in the real world, but they can pose a challenge for hearing aid users. Traditional hearing aid technology often struggles to balance these sounds effectively, making it difficult for users to navigate real-world situations.

The Oticon Companion App

The Oticon Companion app packs even more features. Including volume adjustments, program switching, remote microphone functionality and much more. For more information and ways to download visit the Oticon Companion App.

Oticon Companion App

Auracast Bluetooth LE Audio

Hearing aid Bluetooth has been unstable and choppy for many years. Either compromising on battery life with bluetooth classic or connectivity issues with Bluetooth LE. Oticon have integrated Bluetooth LE Audio Auracast for better stability (long awaited), 2 way streaming on iPhone and Android and tap controls. Most devices do not natively support Auracast yet but there is a potential to directly connect with new TVs, laptops, iPads, PA systems and much much more. 

On-Board Controls

Leveraging Bluetooth LE Audio and an accelerometer, Oticon introduces Tap Control for convenient call answering and ending. Additionally, with the size reduction, they have reduced the button from 2 to 1 still enabling onboard program and volume control.

Oticon intent Technical data

Talk to an Audiologist

Find out more about how this hearing aid supports your brain to naturally work. Book a free 15-minute Audiological phone consultation.