Oticon Intent

Oticon Intent

Oticon Intent

Oticon Intent Hearing Aid

Oticon Intent Hearing Aid Review

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 features

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.

9 Total Colours – Including 2 Exclusives, Sky Blue and Honey Beige

SuddenSound Stabilizer / Wind & Handling Stabilizer

Intent carries over 2 highly rated features from Oticon Intent. 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.

Explore the 4D sensors in Oticon Intent

Acoustic environment

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

Head movement

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

Body movement

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

Conversation activity

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

Oticon Intent Technology Performance

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

Oticon Intent Power & Rechargeability

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

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 Intent 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.

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.

Onboard 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.

Verdict

Frustrated with muffled conversations and missing out on life’s rich sounds? Oticon Intent might be the answer. This hearing aid boasts AI-powered clarity, personalized noise reduction, and even adapts to your listening habits. Imagine enjoying vibrant music or effortlessly following conversations amidst background noise. Plus, the sleek design and convenient charging make it a discreet and powerful companion.

Considering a hearing aid? Consult our independent experts at Ear and Hearing Australia. Our audiologists can assess your needs and explore all options, including Oticon Intent, to find the perfect fit for you. Reconnect with the world of sound – reach out for a personalised consultation today.

Mark Truong, Clinical Audiologist Melbourne Australia

How to Choose the Best Hearing Aid for You

The best hearing aid for you is the one that not only meets your unique hearing loss requirements but also suits your lifestyle, personal preferences and budget. Whether you want your hearing aids to be invisible or discreet, are looking for instruments that are easy to use or maintain, or those that have the maximum speech clarity, it all comes down to what’s best for YOU and your individual hearing needs. Therefore, deciding which hearing aid is most appropriate for you will be based on a variety of clinical and personal factors.

Oticon Real

Oticon Real

Oticon Real

Oticon Real Hearing Aid Review

Oticon Real Reviews: Unveiling the Next-Gen Hearing Aid – Surpassing Oticon More. Discover how Oticon Real arrives as a trailblazer in the market, offering substantial improvements in areas like speech clarity in noisy settings, wind suppression, and overall comfort. This hearing aid is expertly engineered to provide a clear, natural sound, facilitating effortless communication even in the most intricate listening environments.

Key Features

Clear Natural Sound

Speech clarity is an area where Oticon Real excels. The hearing aids use a new speech processing algorithm that enhances speech clarity and reduces background noise, making it easier for users to understand conversations in noisy environments.

Sudden Noise Reducer

Have you ever been in the kitchen or a restaurant and someone has dropped a plate or slammed a door? I sure know I have. With most hearing aids that I have tried, these sounds are so intrusive and even painful at times that I am forced to reduce the volume. Oticon Real has pushed one step closer to providing clear and loud amplification whilst keeping sudden sounds at bay. Their Sudden Sound Stabiliser is a game changer and has transformed an already fantastic hearing aid (Oticon More – Predecessor) into a tool I can’t live without.

NEW Wind Noise Canceller.

Oticon’s NEW wind and handling noise reduction is another major improvement in the Oticon Real hearing aids. Research has shown that the new system provides up to 23dB greater speech understanding in windy conditions without introducing discomfort. If you are an active nature lover, golf fanatic or the like, there has never been anything better.

Numerous Colour Options to Suit Your Style

As seen above, the Oticon Real hearing aids come in a range of colours from Hear Pink to Diamond Black built to look great no matter how you like to accessorise!

iPhone and Android Connectivity

The Real hearing aids connect to both iPhone and Android, allowing for app controls and direct call and media streaming from the latest of phones. Experience the freedom and clarity of direct streaming today with an Oticon Real hearing aid.

For Android users and older iPhone users, always remember to keep your phone (iPhone or Android) close, as it uses the microphone in the phone to pick up your voice during phone calls.

For instructions on how to pair your Phone with your compatible Oticon hearing aids click here: iPhone or Android

Reliable App – Oticon ON App – Hearing aid controls

From my experience, the Oticon ON app has been the most reliable and responsive app on the market. They connect immediately on almost any phone and gives you the ability to control numerous settings. From volume controls to program switching, from battery percentages to equaliser settings, each adjustment is snappy and accurate.

To find out if your Phone is compatible with the Oticon ON app, click HERE

For a full tutorial on how to use the Oticon ON app, click HERE

Accessories

For streaming to any other Bluetooth-connected device like your laptop or desktop, the ConnectClip is a great option. 

Design and Comfort

Look and Feel

The Oticon Real hearing aid’s small and discrete nature along with their myriad of colour options make them a fantastic accessory whether you’re looking to match it with your hair or outfit. Each hearing aid is equipped with two buttons for volume and/or program controls which are tactile and easy to press. In my experience, the Real’s fit comfortably behind the ear and both their domes (eartips) and earmoulds fit well. The thin and small design also fit nicely behind the ear, even with glasses.

Onboard Controls

Oticon has added onboard controls and 2 way streaming on their latest Real hearing aids allowing iPhone users to have truly handsfree calling at the push of a button. 

Speaker Dome Options (Eartips)

Oticon has a wide variety of dome and earmould options ranging from open to occluding. With an experienced audiologist, they can select the right option to match your ear shape, hearing loss and cosmetic and dexterity needs.

Find out how to change domes HERE! 

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Battery Life and Battery Types

The Oticon Real hearing aids come in rechargeable and battery-operated models. The rechargeable option is set to last around 20-24 hours without streaming and 16-20 hours with streaming set to last you all day. You can choose from either a standard wall charger or a Smart-Charger depending on your lifestyle. The standard wall charger is reliable, easy to insert and great for the nightstand. The Smart-Charger is great for those with more active, travel-ready lifestyles who want an on the go option with a battery inside. It’s set to give you an extra 3-4 full charges.

For those of you who still prefer battery operated hearing aids, you can pick up a Oticon Real miniRITE T (Telecoil) which comes with a standard 312 battery.

Oticon own

For those of you who want this fantastic technology in an In-the-Ear form factor, consider Oticon’s NEW OWN line of custom hearing aids. Read more HERE.

Verdict

Overall, the Oticon Real is a significant improvement over the Oticon More. Its advanced features for better speech clarity, wind and handling noise reduction, and loud sound reduction, make it an excellent choice for those with demanding lives who simply want to have their hearing back. Its comfortable design, long battery life and flexible charging options make it a practical and convenient option for any lifestyle.

Mark Truong, Clinical Audiologist Melbourne Australia

How to Choose the Best Hearing Aid for You

The best hearing aid for you is the one that not only meets your unique hearing loss requirements but also suits your lifestyle, personal preferences and budget. Whether you want your hearing aids to be invisible or discreet, are looking for instruments that are easy to use or maintain, or those that have the maximum speech clarity, it all comes down to what’s best for YOU and your individual hearing needs. Therefore, deciding which hearing aid is most appropriate for you will be based on a variety of clinical and personal factors.

Phonak Lumity Slim

Phonak Lumity Slim

Phonak Lumity Slim

 

Phonak Lumity Slim Color

Phonak Lumity Slim – Hearing Aid Review

Phonak has turned hearing aids from a big beige banana to a sleek and stylish accessory. The Lumity Slim reimagines their already successful Lumity hearing aid in a new form factor. If you’re looking to stand out with your hearing this may be the hearing aid for you.

My Top 3 Features

Universal Bluetooth Streaming 

The Phonak Lumity Slim hearing aids connect directly to all Bluetooth devices, allowing users to have hands-free phone conversations, stream music and videos, and have full app control on Android and Apple devices.

Fantastic Music Streaming Quality

With its rich bass response and clear vocal quality, the Phonak Lumity Slim hearing aids have one of the best music streaming qualities on the market. They pack a good mid and high clarity while allowing you to hear your environment well.

Comfort and Design

Comfort and Ease of Use 

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How to Clean your Phonak Hearing Aids

The Phonak Lumity Slim hearing aids fit comfortably behind the ear..
As seen below, Phonak has a range of Domes and Earmolds. With an experienced audiologist, they can select the right option to match your ear shape, hearing loss and cosmetic and dexterity needs.

myPhonak App – Hearing aid controls

The new myPhonak app is available for both iPhone and Android allowing you to control settings like volume, programs, directionality, and tap control. The new app also has smart features to keep track of your health and cognition.

For instructions on how to pair your phone with your Phonak Lumity Slim hearing aids, click here: Android

Chargers

The Phonak Lumity Slim hearing aids come with a sleek portable charger.

Additional Features: Hands-Free Calling

In addition to universal connectivity to any Bluetooth device, the Phonak Lumity Slim hearing aids have truly hands-free calls. This means your hearing aids act just like earbuds, streaming phone calls to your ears and delivering the sound of your voice over the phone.

Verdict

In summary, if you’re looking for a stylish hearing aid with fantastic connectivity, great music quality, and a new look, I think this is a fantastic option. Please contact us for further information.

Mark Truong, Clinical Audiologist Melbourne Australia

How to Choose the Best Hearing Aid for You

The best hearing aid for you is the one that not only meets your unique hearing loss requirements but also suits your lifestyle, personal preferences and budget. Whether you want your hearing aids to be invisible or discreet, are looking for instruments that are easy to use or maintain, or those that have the maximum speech clarity, it all comes down to what’s best for YOU and your individual hearing needs. Therefore, deciding which hearing aid is most appropriate for you will be based on a variety of clinical and personal factors.

Starkey Genesis AI

Starkey Genesis AI

Starkey Genesis AI

Starkey Genesis AI

Starkey Genesis AI hearing aids Review

The Starkey Genesis AI is a powerful and innovative hearing aid that can provide a clear and natural sound quality in a variety of listening environments.

The Genesis AI features a number of innovative technologies, including:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI): AI is used to power speech recognition, noise cancellation, and sound enhancement features. This allows the Genesis AI to adapt to different listening environments and provides users with better situational hearing.
  • Rechargeable battery: The Genesis AI is rechargeable, which makes it much more convenient to use than hearing aids that require batteries. The Genesis AI can be fully charged in just 3 hours, and it provides up to 51 hours of use on a single charge.
  • Comfortable and discreet design: The Genesis AI is designed to be comfortable and discreet. It is available in a variety of styles to fit different needs and preferences.

Starkey Genesis AI - Rechargeable battery

Wide range of features and options: The Genesis AI offers a wide range of features and options, including:

Speech recognition

Noise cancellation

Sound quality

Fall detection

Remote control

Smartphone app

Starkey Genesis - Smartphone app

Additional benefits include:

  • Better hearing: The Genesis AI can help users to hear better in a variety of listening environments.
  • Increased participation: The Genesis AI can help users to participate more fully in social and work activities.
  • Improved quality of life: The Genesis AI can help users to improve their quality of life by reducing stress and anxiety and increasing confidence.

Pros and Cons

The Genesis AI has a number of pros and cons, including:

Pros:

  • Powerful and effective AI technology
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Comfortable and discreet design
  • Wide range of features and options
  • Long battery life

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • May not be suitable for everyone
  • Requires a professional fitting

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Conclusion

The Starkey Genesis AI is a powerful and innovative hearing aid that offers a number of benefits for users. It is ideal for people who are looking for a hearing aid that can provide them with clear and natural sound quality in a variety of listening environments.
If you are interested in learning more about the Starkey Genesis AI hearing aid, please contact us.

 

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How to Choose the Best Hearing Aid for You

The best hearing aid for you is the one that not only meets your unique hearing loss requirements but also suits your lifestyle, personal preferences and budget. Whether you want your hearing aids to be invisible or discreet, are looking for instruments that are easy to use or maintain, or those that have the maximum speech clarity, it all comes down to what’s best for YOU and your individual hearing needs. Therefore, deciding which hearing aid is most appropriate for you will be based on a variety of clinical and personal factors.

Signia Styletto AX

Signia Styletto AX

Signia Styletto AX

Signia Styletto AX hearing aids Review

The Signia Styletto AX is a cutting-edge rechargeable hearing aid designed for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss who value style and convenience. This distinctive device offers a sleek design, Bluetooth connectivity, and a portable charging case. Capable of streaming phone calls, music, and TV sound, the Styletto AX is available in various colors and styles to cater to different tastes. Additionally, the hearing aid incorporates UVC cleaning and drying technology to maintain hygiene and functionality.

Revolutionizing Sound Processing: Augmented Xperience

The Signia Styletto AX utilizes an innovative sound processing engine called Augmented Xperience. This groundbreaking technology separates and optimizes speech and background sounds, resulting in enhanced clarity and naturalness. By analyzing audio streams both in front of and around the wearer, the hearing aid combines these streams in a way that improves speech intelligibility while preserving a natural ambiance.

Powering Convenience and Hygiene: Rechargeable Battery and Chargers

Equipped with a lithium-ion battery, the Signia Styletto AX offers up to 17 hours of use per charge. Users can choose between two charger options:

  • Portable Charger: This compact charger provides up to four full charges on-the-go and features Qi Wireless charging technology, making it the perfect companion for users who need to charge their hearing aids while away from home.

 

Effortless Streaming and Control: Connectivity and App Integration

The Signia Styletto AX boasts seamless connectivity options, such as:

  • Bluetooth streaming: Users can stream audio from their devices effortlessly.
  • Hands-free calling: The hearing aid allows for convenient hands-free phone calls.
  • Compatibility: The Styletto AX is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

In addition to these features, the hearing aid connects to the Signia app, allowing users to adjust settings, access remote support, and track their hearing health. The hearing aid can also connect to various accessories, including the StreamLine Mic, which facilitates hands-free phone calls, music streaming, and functions as a remote microphone. The StreamLine TV accessory enables users to stream TV audio directly to their hearing aids in stereo.

Enhancing the User Experience: Accessories and Compatibility

The Signia Styletto AX is compatible with an array of accessories designed to elevate the user experience:

  • StreamLine Mic: This accessory offers hands-free phone calls and music streaming in premium stereo quality and doubles as a remote microphone.
  • StreamLine TV: This accessory connects the hearing aid directly to the TV, streaming audio in stereo for an immersive experience.

Balancing Style and Functionality: Design, Comfort, and Limitations

User reviews indicate that the Signia Styletto AX is both comfortable and visually appealing, pairing well with glasses. The slim-receiver-in-canal design allows the hearing aid to fit discreetly behind most ears. However, the device lacks a telecoil and manual push button. Instead, users can control the hearing aid through the app or the miniPocket accessory. The Styletto AX may not be suitable for individuals with severe to profound hearing loss and requires a prescription and professional fitting.

How to Choose the Best Hearing Aid for You

The best hearing aid for you is the one that not only meets your unique hearing loss requirements but also suits your lifestyle, personal preferences and budget. Whether you want your hearing aids to be invisible or discreet, are looking for instruments that are easy to use or maintain, or those that have the maximum speech clarity, it all comes down to what’s best for YOU and your individual hearing needs. Therefore, deciding which hearing aid is most appropriate for you will be based on a variety of clinical and personal factors.