Our more than 16,500 employees are dedicated to innovation and raising the bar in our industry. We refuse to compromise, because we have a responsibility towards millions of people worldwide. Their needs are our daily motivation, and we continuously use feedback and input from current users to create even better solutions. This helps us develop solutions the way they always should be developed – based on facts.
Since William Demant made a commitment to help people living with hearing loss with the establishment of Oticon, a lot has happened in our company. Today, we offer a comprehensive range of solutions that cover all aspects of hearing healthcare. This of course includes hearing aids.
Simply put, a hearing aid is an electroacoustic device that turns up the volume of the world around the user. Hearing aids are usually used to alleviate age-related hearing loss. There are many types of hearing aids, but they all work in a fairly similar way: Sound enters through a microphone. It is then processed, amplified and delivered to a receiver or loudspeaker, which sends the output either directly to the user’s ear canal or via a thin wire to a receiver placed in the ear.
People with severe to profound perceptive hearing loss, who have only limited benefits – or do not benefit at all – from traditional hearing aids can be helped through our selection of hearing implants.
Bone-anchored hearing systems use the body’s natural ability to transfer sound through bone conduction. The sound processor picks up sound waves just like a conventional hearing aid. But instead of sending waves through the ear canal, the processor transforms them into sound vibrations and sends them through the skull. This way, any problems in the ear canal or middle ear are bypassed.
If the cochlea is too badly damaged, amplifying the sound through a traditional hearing aid will not help. However, a cochlear implant system is an effective solution that can open up the world of hearing. In short, it works by stimulating the auditory nerve in response to sounds captured by a microphone.
Cochlear implants are designed for adults and children with severe to complete hearing loss.