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Oticon’s best overall model

Oticon Intent

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30 reviews | 4 video reviews
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Oticon Intent Revolutionizes Sound with 4D Sensor Technology

Released by Oticon on February 22, 2024, Oticon Intent is Oticon’s flagship line of hearing aids for mild-to-severe hearing losses. Oticon Inten... READ MORE

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Oticon Real

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75 reviews | 22 video reviews
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Stay sharp in the real world

Released February 23, 2023, Oticon Real is now a slightly outdated model, and most ZipHearing customers are ordering the newer Oticon Intent. Otic... READ MORE

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Oticon’s best in-the-ear model

Oticon Own

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World’s first in-ear hearing aid with an on-board Deep Neural Network

Released by Oticon on August 25, 2022, Own is Oticon's newest line of custom in-the-ear hearing aids for mild-to-severe hearing losses. Oticon Own ... READ MORE

Written by: Jeff Hall, Hearing Aid Specialist
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Jeff is a California licensed hearing aid dispenser and the President of ZipHearing one of the largest hearing aid suppliers in the country. More about Jeff Hall
Medically reviewed by: Brad Ingrao, Doctor of Audiology
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Brad Ingrao, Au.D. has been in clinical practice since 1992 in a variety of settings including academia, private practice, educational audiology, the VA, and the hearing aid industry. More about Brad Ingrao
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The Inside Scoop on Oticon Hearing Aids: What You Need to Know

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Oticon, founded in 1904 and based in Copenhagen, stands out in the hearing aid industry for its esteemed reputation among hearing care providers and users, and for its cutting edge use of Artificial Intelligence.

Key Takeaways

  • Oticon hearing aid prices range from $2,400-$8,000 for the pair, and the costs vary based on the model, style, technology level, service package included, and retailer.
  • Oticon does not support direct-to-consumer online sellers—Oticon hearing aids must be purchased through an authorized Oticon retailer that includes face-to-face care.
  • Oticon’s best hearing aid is the Oticon Intent which was released on February 22, 2024 and is Oticon's first hearing aid on their all new Sirius platform.
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Oticon's Deep Neural Network technology enhances hearing aids with intelligent, nuanced sound processing, mimicking human brain functions.

Pioneering DNN Technology

One of the defining aspects of Oticon's line of products is the revolutionary Deep Neural Network (DNN) technology. This technology puts Oticon in a league of its own by replicating human brain processes for an intelligent listening experience. Trained on a remarkable 12-million real-life sound scenes database, the DNN technology goes beyond the simplistic amplification of speech.

Instead, it offers a comprehensive sound experience, even identifying peripheral sounds such as a waiter approaching from behind. This level of intricate detail in audio rendering makes Oticon’s DNN technology a formidable player in the industry, likely contributing to its consistently high sales and ratings.
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Oticon's diverse range of hearing aids, featuring stylish designs, advanced technology, and seamless digital connectivity, caters to every preference and need.

A Spectrum of Choices

If variety is the spice of life, then Oticon's product line is a smorgasbord of options. From sleek receiver-in-canal styles to ultra powerful behind-the-ear devices and discreet in-the-ear models, the brand caters to diverse needs and aesthetic preferences.

They offer hearing aids with both rechargeable and disposable batteries and integrate features like telecoils and CROS compatibility, further enriching the user experience. Additionally, Oticon's advanced connectivity options allow seamless integration with various digital devices, enhancing accessibility and ease of use for users in their daily lives.
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Oticon's Play model redefines pediatric hearing aids with its advanced DNN technology, robust design, and child-friendly features for a connected, vibrant childhood.

Children-Friendly Options

Oticon sets itself apart in the hearing aid industry with its Play hearing aids, a range specifically designed for children. The Play model stands out as a groundbreaking pediatric hearing aid equipped with a Deep Neural Network (DNN) trained on 12 million real-life sound scenes, ensuring that children with hearing loss don't miss out on important environmental sounds.

Tailored for young users, it offers advanced connectivity for seamless integration with various devices, enabling hands-free calls and direct streaming. Alongside these technological features, the Play offers versatile charging options, including a portable SmartCharger, and is available in a range of appealing styles and colors. Its robust, tamper-resistant, and IP68 certified design makes it both safe and suitable for the rigors of childhood.
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Oticon hearing aids offer seamless Bluetooth connectivity for iOS users, while Android users might require the ConnectClip accessory, with a limitation of pairing with only one device at a time.

Room for Improvement

Despite its many advantages, Oticon is not without its challenges. The brand’s latest family of custom in-the-ear models, Oticon Own, hasn’t quite matched the success of its receiver-in-canal Oticon Real hearing aids with our customers. Customer sentiment suggests a preference for the tried and tested over the novel, at least in this case.

In addition, Bluetooth connectivity is simpler for iOS users who can directly connect via Bluetooth Low Energy for audio streaming and hands-free calls. Android users might need an extra accessory, the Oticon ConnectClip, for certain features like hands-free calling due to Android's Bluetooth constraints. Oticon hearing aids also only pair with one device at a time, which can be inconvenient for those using multiple devices, as it requires frequent unpairing and repairing.

Conclusion

Oticon remains a powerful contender in the hearing aid market, excelling in technological innovation and variety. However, like any brand, it has room for improvement, specifically in the areas of custom in-the-ear models and Bluetooth connectivity. Nevertheless, for those seeking a hearing aid that brings together the best in technology and diversity of options, Oticon is a brand worthy of consideration.

What is the best Oticon hearing aid?
The best Oticon hearing aid is Oticon Intent 1.
What is the newest Oticon hearing aid?
The newest Oticon hearing aid is Oticon Intent, February 22, 2024.
Who sells Oticon hearing aids near me?
We do! Call 800-731-6794 and we'll let you know our closest location to you. You can also find an Oticon seller and service center by visiting https://www.oticon.com/hearing-center-locator.
How much do Oticon hearing aids cost?
Oticon hearing aids range in price from $1,000-$3,500 per hearing aid. Prices will vary based on the technology level of the hearing aid: 1 (premium), 2 (mid), 3 (essential). Other items included with your purchase may also affect the price, such as service plans, warranties, and accessories. Prices may vary significantly by region and retailer. At ZipHearing, our Oticon Intent prices are *39% less than the national average retail price.

*Based on pricing data published by HearingTracker.com
Are Oticon hearing aids waterproof?
No. Some Oticon hearing aids have an IP rating of 68, which makes them very water-resistant, but they are not waterproof.
Where are Oticon hearing aids made?
Oticon hearing aids are made in Somerset, New Jersey, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Mierzyn, Poland.
How to pair Oticon hearing aids to an iPhone
Recent Oticon models that can stream audio directly from iOS devices (iOS version 11 or newer):

2024: Intent
2023: Real
2022: Zircon
2021: More
2020: Ruby
2019: Opn S, Opn Play, Xceed
2018: Siya

Not sure which model you have? Check your user guide, or call the Oticon provider who sold the devices to you.

Pairing Instructions:

1. Make sure that your phone's Bluetooth is on. Go to Settings > Bluetooth, and make sure the toggle switch is set to On.
2. Open and close the battery doors on your hearing device. Or, if you use rechargeable Oticon hearing aids, switch the hearing aids off and on again, by pressing and holding the toggle down button for 3 seconds to turn them off, and repeating to turn them back on.
3. On your Apple device, go to Settings > Accessibility > Hearing, and select Hearing Devices.
4. Your Apple device will search for your hearing device.
5. Under MFi Hearing Devices, tap the name of your hearing device.
6. Tap Pair when you see the pairing request on the screen. If you have two hearing devices, you'll get two requests. Pairing could take up to a minute.
7. You can start using your hearing device when you see it under MFi Hearing Devices with a check mark.


How do you program Oticon hearing aids?
Oticon hearing aids, like all digital hearing aids, are programmed by computer to match the wearer's exact hearing profile. An Oticon hearing care provider wirelessly connects to Oticon hearing aids via an industry-standard programming device called Noahlink Wireless. Once connected, the hearing aids are programmed via a proprietary programming software that is only available to hearing care providers, called Genie 2.
How to pair Oticon hearing aids to an Android
Recent Oticon models that can stream audio directly from Android devices (requires Android 10).

2024: Intent
2023: Real
2022: Zircon
2021: More

Please note that not all Android devices can directly stream to Oticon hearing aids. Check compatibility

Pairing Instructions:

1. Go to the Android phone’s home screen and tap on the “Settings” icon.
2. In the settings menu, tap on the Bluetooth icon.
3. Tap on the slider button to turn Bluetooth on.
4. Open and close the hearing aid battery doors. Or, if you use rechargeable Oticon hearing aids, switch the hearing aids off by pressing and holding the push button for 3 seconds, then repeating to turn them back on again.
5. Open the “Settings” app on your phone
6. Tap “Connected devices”, and “Pair new device.”
7. If you have more than one hearing aid: Wait for the first hearing aid to connect, then tap the other hearing aid in the list of available devices.
8. Your Android phone is now connected to your Oticon hearing aids.


Oticon hearing aid models compared

Choosing the right Oticon hearing aid model can seem daunting, especially with about seven different options available. To simplify your decision-making process, let's break it down into more manageable steps.

Firstly, Oticon's lineup includes various styles like in-the-ear models, sleek behind-the-ear models, and the widely favored receiver-in-canal (RIC) models. However, not all models are current. To ensure you're getting the latest technology, it's wise to focus on the most recent offerings. This narrows your options down to four key models: Oticon Intent, Oticon Real, Oticon Own, and Oticon Xceed.

Next, think about your preferred style of hearing aid. If you're leaning towards a custom in-the-ear style, Oticon Own might be your best choice. For those who prefer the receiver-in-canal (RIC) style, which is known for its comfort and discreet design, consider either Oticon Intent or Oticon Real. Oticon Intent is the newest model and has Oticon's best technology, but it's only available with a rechargeable battery. If you prefer disposable batteries, Oticon Real will be more appropriate. Oticon Xceed is the go-to option for those who favor a behind-the-ear (BTE) style, particularly known for its robustness and power. If you’re not sure which style you’d like, this video may be helpful.

Your degree of hearing loss also plays a crucial role in the selection process. If you have mild-to-severe hearing loss, Oticon Intent is often recommended. It's not only Oticon's flagship device but also their best-selling model, indicating its popularity and reliability. On the other hand, for those with severe-to-profound hearing loss, the Oticon Xceed is designed to cater to your specific needs, offering more power and clarity.

While the chart below provides a high-level comparison of Oticon models, your local Oticon provider is also a valuable resource. They can assist in determining the most suitable model for your specific needs and situation.

Intent Real
Reviews 30 reviews • 4 video reviews 75 reviews • 22 video reviews
Sales popularity 94.5% 3.5%
Return rate 6.2% 14.7%
Released date Feb 22, 2024 Feb 23, 2023
Hearing loss Mild-Moderate Mild-Severe
Styles miniRITE R, CROS PX miniRITE R, CROS minRITE T miniRITE R, miniRITE T, miniBTE R, miniBTE T, CROS miniRITE T, CROS PX miniRITE R
Battery Rechargeable Rechargeable or disposable

Oticon hearing aid reviews

Finding authentic Oticon hearing aid reviews can be a real challenge. The internet abounds with various websites hosting reviews, but digging deeper often exposes their limitations. Many of these reviews are written by people who are not deeply involved in the hearing aid sector, missing essential insights. Additionally, a lot of these reviews are essentially affiliate marketing pieces, which don't provide thorough or objective assessments.

Our goal is to raise the bar for online hearing aid reviews. To this end, we've partnered with experienced Oticon specialists. These experts, who interact with Oticon products on a daily basis, offer informed critiques that highlight both the strengths and weaknesses of Oticon hearing aids.

Our website is proud to be a leading source for direct Oticon reviews. We feature a more comprehensive collection of real user experiences than any other online resource. For in-depth understanding of a particular model, check out the linked model page below. There, you'll discover an array of video and written reviews from actual Oticon users. Additionally, we provide a succinct, AI-generated overview at the top of each page, summarizing the main advantages and disadvantages. This quick summary enables you to grasp the essence of the product through the perspectives of genuine Oticon users.

Expert reviews

Read what a few of our favorite ZipHearing providers have to say about Oticon

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Beverly D’Cunha, Doctor of Audiology

What needs improving

While I am super happy as an Audiologist with Oticon, I would like to see rechargeable options for custom in the canal aids. Other than that, I only have happy patients coming in for follow-up because of their fantastic devices!

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Valerie Fitzgibbons, MA, Audiology

What needs improving

Oticons app for smartphones is lacking. Oticons approach to remote controls has always been: ‘its not needed’ because their hearing aid will do the work for the listener. Technically I would agree. Honestly, at a lot of yearly rechecks patients will tell me they are not using the remote control features. They report that the hearing aid setting we worked on does as good of a job, or better, then anything they try to adjust on their own in noisy environments. However, some patients WANT that flexibility. They want to make adjustments especially if they see their friends pulling out their phones and showing how they can make this change and that. For patients that want more control over their hearing aid features…. Oticon falls short compared to other manufacturers

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Sean Barak, Doctor of Audiology

What needs improving

Although the Oticon REAL is a great all-around hearing device, there are a few areas that could be improved to provide a better patient experience: A more robust phone application that allows for users to better customize their sound preferences and settings, a more stable Bluetooth connection, and a longer battery life when it comes to rechargeable models. Adding additional form factors, such as in-the-ear models would be a valuable addition to the REAL product lineup.

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Oticon hearing aid prices

The cost of Oticon hearing aids depends mainly on where you buy them. You have two main options: buying directly from a local Oticon provider or through a third-party discount network like ZipHearing. Prices typically range from $2,000 to over $8,000 per pair.

When you buy from a local Oticon provider, prices can be high. For instance, the national average price for a pair of Oticon Intent 1, Oticon's latest model, is about $7,226 according to HearingTracker.com. But buying directly often includes several years of free follow-up service in the price, which is beneficial if you expect to need regular maintenance or adjustments.

Alternatively, you can buy through discount networks, where Oticon Intent prices are up to 50% off retail prices. This option is great for those who are familiar with hearing aids and looking for a balance between cost and local service. For example, with ZipHearing, you contact them, and they refer you to a local Oticon affiliate who offers services at discounted rates.

To buy directly from a local Oticon provider, use this tool on Oticon’s website to find local providers and set up a consultation. For discount network purchases, contact a company like ZipHearing to be connected with a local affiliate.

Model National Average Pair Price * Our Discount Available Styles % of sales
Oticon Intent 1 $7,596 35.5% miniRITE R, CROS PX miniRITE R, CROS minRITE T 79.9%
Oticon Intent 2 $6,212 37.3% miniRITE R, CROS PX miniRITE R, CROS minRITE T 15.1%
Oticon Intent 3 $5,456 39.6% miniRITE R, CROS PX miniRITE R, CROS minRITE T 3.8%
Oticon Intent 4 $3,600 19.5% miniRITE R, CROS PX miniRITE R, CROS minRITE T 1.2%
Oticon Real 1 $7,596 36.8% miniRITE R, miniRITE T, CROS PX miniRITE R, CROS miniRITE T, miniBTE R, miniBTE T 79%
Oticon Real 2 $6,212 38.9% miniRITE R, miniRITE T, CROS PX miniRITE R, CROS miniRITE T, miniBTE R, miniBTE T 15.3%
Oticon Real 3 $5,456 41.4% miniRITE R, miniRITE T, CROS PX miniRITE R, CROS miniRITE T, miniBTE R, miniBTE T 5.7%
Oticon Own 1 $7,120 35.4% ITC, IIC, CIC, ITE FS, ITE HS 77.4%
Oticon Own 2 $5,784 34.3% ITC, IIC, CIC, ITE FS, ITE HS 14.5%
Oticon Own 3 $4,830 33.8% ITC, IIC, CIC, ITE FS, ITE HS 8.1%
Oticon Own 4 $4,130 32.3% ITC, IIC, CIC, ITE FS, ITE HS 0%
Oticon Own 5 $3,428 24.2% ITC, IIC, CIC, ITE FS, ITE HS 0%
Oticon Zircon 1 $4,130 32.3% miniRITE R, miniRITE T, miniBTE R, miniBTE T, CROS miniRITE T, CROS PX miniRITE R 78.9%
Oticon Zircon 2 $3,428 24.2% miniRITE R, miniRITE T, miniBTE R, miniBTE T, CROS miniRITE T, CROS PX miniRITE R 21.1%
Oticon Xceed 1 $7,058 34.9% UP, SP, CROS miniRITE T, CROS PX miniRITE R 63%
Oticon Xceed 2 $5,826 34.8% UP, SP, CROS miniRITE T, CROS PX miniRITE R 19.6%
Oticon Xceed 3 $5,094 37.2% UP, SP, CROS miniRITE T, CROS PX miniRITE R 15.2%
* According to price tracking website HearingTracker.com