Oticon MyMusic, a dedicated music program tailor-made to help people with hearing loss rediscover their love of music, has been named a CES® 2022 Innovation Awards Honouree in the highly competitive Software and Mobile Apps category. The international awards program recognises innovative design and engineering in some of the world’s most cutting-edge consumer technology products and services.
Oticon MyMusic overcomes one of the toughest challenges for hearing aids, delivering excellent music sound quality, whether it’s live music or streamed directly from a device. The music-oriented signal processing program captures the complex dynamics of music much better than attempting to apply ordinary speech processing strategies to music.
Thomas Behrens, Chief of Audiology, Oticon comments: “With MyMusic, we are bringing music to life and are extremely proud to have overcome this notorious challenge for the benefit of hearing aid users in the family of our most recent hearing aids, Oticon More. Now, more clients can truly experience the joy of music again. We are delighted to have our team’s dedication to evolving hearing technology recognised by the prestigious CES awards panel, and to stand out in such a vast category makes it even more gratifying.”
Oticon MyMusic uses a new strategy for amplification based on independent research on how to balance different sounds for music listening and research on how the music experience can be improved for hearing aid users. Processing is performed in both 4 and 24 channels simultaneously, which allows details to be preserved no matter the signal type, and at the same time ensure the overall balance of the music is optimised. There is more amplification in the highest and lowest frequencies delivering better balance across frequencies. This ensures that differences between softer and louder components in music are preserved and natural dynamics are maintained.