Treatment and solutions

Our products are built on the best technology available: our own. We truly believe in innovation, developing our products from scratch, and in doing so to tailor them for specific audiological purposes. This is the core of our way of doing business, and we make sure that we optimise our processes and know-how so that our skills in innovation and R&D are shared across brands and businesses.

Our more than 18,100 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.



A cochlear implant system is an electronic medical device that transforms acoustic sounds into electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve. Cochlear implantation is a safe and proven procedure that helps to improve hearing and the quality of life for over 300,000 people around the world on a daily basis. 

How cochlear implants work

A behind-the-ear sound processor captures sound, digitalises it and sends it through an antenna to the implant's receiver, which is located under the skin by the temporal bone. The implant then transforms the digital information into an electric signal that is sent to an array of electrodes inserted in the cochlea. The electrodes stimulate the auditory nerve, which in turn transmits the sound to the brain. 

The first step towards choosing the right hearing solution is getting the right diagnosis. Therefore, we design and manufacture testing equipment across the whole audiological spectrum: Audiometry, tympanometry, electrophysiology, hearing aid testing, balance investigation and rehabilitation are all within our scope.

Our products range from small portable devices to full clinical instruments. Having such a broad portfolio is one of our strengths, because it enables us to provide integrated solutions – whatever the situation.

When you purchase audiological equipment from one of our brands, you are not just guaranteed a quality product, but also extensive support and highly trained personnel with specialised knowledge. We operate in more than 100 countries through a carefully selected network of distributors and service centres to ensure that hearing healthcare professionals receive total support and service.