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How to get Oticon Intent locally and save

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At your convenience, call your local ZipHearing provider and schedule your hearing aid consultation. You'll discuss hearing aid options, and if you want, place an order.

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Just days after your consultation, pick up your custom-ordered hearing aids and get them programmed to your unique hearing profile. If you don't love them, return them for a 100% refund.

Included with your purchase

Local Care Included

Don’t settle for less- or “remote support.” To get the best performance out of your hearing aids you need local care. It’s why Oticon recommends it, right on their website. Your purchase includes 1 year of unlimited appointments with your local ZipHearing provider. After your first year of ownership, additional appointments with your local ZipHearing provider are (at the most) $65 each.

45 Day Risk-Free Trial

Wear your hearing aids for 45 days. If they don’t change your life, simply bring them back to your local ZipHearing provider and we’ll issue a 100% refund. No restocking fees. No fine print.

3 Year Warranty

Your purchase includes a manufacturer’s 3 year warranty covering repairs, and loss and damage. If a hearing aid is lost or damaged beyond repair during the warranty period, your ZipHearing provider can file what is called a “Loss and Damage Claim” for you, and a new device will be issued, subject to a deductible payable to your hearing provider of $350/aid.

Supplies

Cleaning and maintenance supplies like domes and wax filters are included with your order, and your hearing provider will show you how to use them. If your hearing aids take disposable batteries, we’ll include a year's supply. If your hearing aids are rechargeable, we’ll include a charger.

Financing Available

We offer 12 month interest-free financing through CareCredit. We also offer payment plans of up to 60 months, though interest does apply. Setting up your financing takes just minutes, and a ZipHearing team member will help you through the process.

How Intent fits

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45 Day Risk-Free Trial

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45 Day Risk-Free Trial

Wear your hearing aids for 45 days. If they don’t change your life, simply bring them back to your local ZipHearing provider and we’ll issue a 100% refund. No restocking fees. No fine print.

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Financing Available

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Financing Available

We offer 12 month interest-free financing through CareCredit. We also offer payment plans of up to 60 months, though interest does apply. Setting up your financing takes just minutes, and a ZipHearing team member will help you through the process.

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Local Care Included

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Local Care Included

Don’t settle for less- or “remote support.” To get the best performance out of your hearing aids you need local care. It’s why Oticon recommends it, right on their website. Your purchase includes 1 year of unlimited appointments with your local ZipHearing provider. After your first year of ownership, additional appointments with your local ZipHearing provider are (at the most) $65 each.

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3 Year Warranty

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3 Year Warranty

Your purchase includes a manufacturer’s 3 year warranty covering repairs, and loss and damage. If a hearing aid is lost or damaged beyond repair during the warranty period, your ZipHearing provider can file what is called a “Loss and Damage Claim” for you, and a new device will be issued, subject to a deductible payable to your hearing provider of $350/aid.

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Supplies

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Supplies

Cleaning and maintenance supplies like domes and wax filters are included with your order, and your hearing provider will show you how to use them. If your hearing aids take disposable batteries, we’ll include a year's supply. If your hearing aids are rechargeable, we’ll include a charger.

Written by:Jeff Hall, Hearing Aid Specialist
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Jeff Hall

President at ZipHearing

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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Editor & Doctor of Audiology

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
Updated:Feb 24, 2024
Oticon Intent

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 Intent is most well-known for using 4D Sensor technology, which allows the hearing aid to understand and adapt to the user's unique listening intentions in various environments.

At ZipHearing, we're confident Intent is one of the best prescription hearing aids of 2024, if not the best, and it should be near the top of every customer's list of products they're considering.

Oticon Intent at a glance

AI-driven pros and cons of Oticon Intent, based on (30) written reviews and (4) video reviews

Utilizing Chat-GPT 4, we've curated valuable product insights from the user reviews on this page. This is a summary of firsthand experiences from verified Oticon Intent users.

Pros

  • Clear sound quality: Users consistently mentioned the clear and precise sound provided by the Oticon Intent hearing aids.
  • Comfortable to wear: Many users found the hearing aids comfortable to wear, even for extended periods.
  • Improved hearing in various environments: Users reported improved hearing in different settings, such as restaurants, outdoor activities, and social gatherings. The hearing aids were praised for their ability to pick up speech in noisy environments and improve comprehension.
  • Advanced technology features: Users appreciated the advanced features like AI for noise reduction, Bluetooth connectivity, and compatibility with companion apps.
  • Directional sound identification: The hearing aids were noted for their ability to identify the direction of sounds, providing a more natural listening experience.
  • Reduced wind noise: Users found that the Oticon Intent effectively minimized wind noise, enhancing outdoor listening experiences.
  • Rechargeable battery: The built-in rechargeable battery provided long-lasting power and quick charging, improving convenience for users.

Cons

  • Bluetooth connectivity limitations: Some users experienced issues with Bluetooth connectivity, such as short range and occasional dropouts during phone calls.
  • Size and fit adjustment: While many users found the smaller size of the Oticon Intent appealing, some mentioned that the wider build took some getting used to, especially for glasses wearers.
  • App usability: A few users found the companion app for controlling the hearing aids to be somewhat cumbersome or less intuitive compared to manual adjustments on the devices themselves.

Sales popularity of Intent vs.

over the last 60 days

Relative sales popularity of Oticon models over time, based on our internal sales data. Updated weekly. Click on a model name to remove/bring back it from the chart comparsion

Sales stats for Intent

Based on our internal sales data. Updated daily.

BOUGHT BY 94.5%of our customers who've bought Oticon in the last 90 days
RETURNED BY 6.2% of customers during their 45 day trial period for a 100% refund
This hearing aid's return rate is 56% better than our average return rate of 14%
ZipHearing Return PolicyWe think you'll love your new hearing aids. But if you don't, return them for a 100% refund within 45 days. No restocking fees, no fine print.

Your savings through ZipHearing

Based on retail pricing figures from HearingTracker.com.

Average retail
OUR PRICE FOR
OTICON INTENT IS
34% less
than the national average price
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Oticon's product naming convention

Oticon
Brand
Intent
Model
1
Tech level
miniRITE
Style
R
Rechargeable

Intent tech levels our customers buy

Based on internal sales data. Updated daily.

Hearing Aids prices range79.9%
Hearing Aids prices range79.9%
Tech level% of sales
Intent 179.9%
Intent 215.1%
Intent 33.8%
Intent 41.2%

Oticon Intent models

Sorted by popularity. Based on our internal sales data. Updated daily.

Oticon Intent comes in 3 different models, shown below. When purchasing through ZipHearing, the model you select doesn't affect the final price you pay — the technology level does; such as the Intent 1, 2, 3 or 4. The majority of ZipHearing customers buy the Oticon Intent miniRITE R model (shown in position 1 below), with the 1 technology level.

RATING1
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miniRITE R

Mini receiver-in-the-ear style with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and telecoil

100%
of our customers choose this model
6.2%
of our customers returned this model for a full refund
RATING2
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CROS PX miniRITE R

Mini receiver-in-the-ear style CROS transmitter with a lithium-ion rechargeable batter

1.2%
of our customers choose this model
25%
of our customers returned this model for a full refund
RATING3
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CROS minRITE T

Mini receiver-in-the-ear style CROS transmitter with a size 312 battery

0.3%
of our customers choose this model
0%
of our customers returned this model for a full refund

Oticon Intent 1 vs 2 & more

This is a heavily abbreviated chart designed to focus only on the key differences between models. Features that exist across all technology are not listed below unless they`re necessary to provide context for other features listed. Swipe right to see more features, tap on a feature to read its description.

Model4321
Sales popularity1.2%3.8%15.1%79.9%
Return rateN/A15.4%9.8%5.2%
Tech levelLowMidAdvancedPremium
Channels48484864
Bands14182024
MoreSound Intelligence 3.0Level 4Level 3Level 2Level 1
Neural Noise Surpression6 dB8 dB10 dB12 dB
Fitting bandwidth8 kHz8 kHz8 kHz10 kHz
Better-Ear Priority
Sensor Technology
Clear Dynamics

*some features may not apply to all models on this page

For a more detailed comparison, see Oticon`s feature matrix

Oticon Intent reviews

The video and/or written reviews below are from real ZipHearing customers who bought and wear Oticon Intent hearing aids. Every ZipHearing customer is invited to create written and video reviews and is compensated up to $235 for doing so. We ask our customers to provide unbiased reviews highlighting both the pros and the cons of their hearing aids. We hope you find these firsthand experiences of Oticon Intent helpful!
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I am really impressed

Review by: Eliot from VA
Model: Oticon Intent 1 miniRITE R
Bought: Nov 2023

Summary: Eliot praises the Oticon Intent hearing aids, which he's used for three months. He highlights the significant improvement in speech clarity, especially in noisy environments like restaurants. He also appreciates the music program and finds the battery life satisfactory. Overall, he recommends trying out the Oticon Intent for its enhanced speech clarity.

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I realize how much difference it makes

Review by: Judi from AZ
Model: Oticon Intent 1 miniRITE R
Bought: Mar 2024

Summary: Judy discusses her positive experience with the Oticon Intent 1 hearing aid, noting significant improvements over her 15 years of using hearing aids. She appreciates the advanced microphone technology that enhances conversation clarity and the reliable battery life. The compact charger is convenient and efficient, making daily use seamless. Overall, Judy is very satisfied with the performance and features of her new hearing aids.

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They do a really good job

Review by: Philip from GA
Model: Oticon Intent 2 miniRITE R
Bought: Feb 2024

Summary: Philip shares his experience as a first-time hearing aid user at 68. He talks about exploring various options before choosing Oticon Intent hearing aids, the improvements he's noticed, and the challenges with Bluetooth connectivity. Philip's journey highlights the importance of finding the right provider and adapting to new hearing aids.

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Speech comprehension is absolutely remarkably better

Review by: Mike from DC
Model: Oticon Intent 1 miniRITE R
Bought: Mar 2024

Summary: Mike discusses his 40-year experience with hearing loss and his recent use of the Oticon Intent hearing aids. He highlights the advanced features like AI technology, deep neural networks, and 4D sound localization, which significantly improve his hearing and speech comprehension. Despite some drawbacks such as bulkiness and the need for nightly recharging, Mike finds the Oticon Intent to be a game-changer in his daily life.

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Written Reviews

Review by Nick on Mar 11, 2024
Model: Oticon Intent 1 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Mahwah, NJ
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Pair of Oticon Intent 1 hearing aids in charger

I am immediately impressed!

I have only been using the Oticon Intent for a few days, but…wow! I am immediately impressed! Connecting these hearing aids to my phone was incredibly easy and very fast. There were no long “searching for device” issues, they quickly showed up in my accessibility settings and were paired within seconds. The new AI features in the hearing aids are certainly helping when it comes to picking up speech in noise. Furthermore, it is assisting in identifying directionality of the sounds that are around me. I was walking down the street and was able to hear the people passing by me and was also able to sense the physical location that their sounds were coming from. The shorter length of the devices adds to the overall comfort while wearing the hearing aids. However, the added width does take some getting used to, especially if you wear glasses. This is not a huge issue, but is immediately noticeable upon putting them on your ears. The companion app is very useful and responsive, and also comes with an Apple Watch app as well! I love being able to switch programs and adjust volume from my wrist. Very good job Oticon!
Review by Robert on Mar 25, 2024
Model: Oticon Intent 1 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Rockville Centre, NY

Oticon Intent 1 not what I expected

Unfortunately these hearing aids did not solve the problem of hearing when there is ambient noise. In addition, I still have trouble with high pitched consonants :-(
Review by Eliot on Apr 13, 2024
Model: Oticon Intent 1 miniRITE R(Chroma Beige)
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Annandale, VA
Pair of Intent 1R in chroma beige next to a quarter for scale
Intent 1R in the left ear tucking discreetly behind the ear
Pair of Intent 1R in chroma beige laying flat next to a quarter for scale
Pair of Intent 1R in chroma beige in a charger charging
Color: Chroma Beige

Best hearing aids I’ve had

This new Intent model is a winner pretty much all around as far as I’m concerned. And hats off to Ziphearing.com for great and very responsive service, not to mention saving me a few thousand dollars. I’m a customer for life!
Now, the review: Oticon Intent 1s gave me a newbie’s “aha” moment with the huge improvement in speech-in-noise where I’ve always struggled. I’m no longer as nervous about going into restaurants, to receptions and the like. The feature allowing the aids to focus on a individual in a group when you turn your head as they join the conversation feels as if I’m hearing them far better than with my older versions of Oticon aids.
The general setting is an incremental improvement over the Oppn 1 and Real 1 aids I most recently had and I think my word recognition is a bit better. In addition, I personally find the “My Music” setting very good for listening and playing music with my band. The clarity and fidelity, for me, is similarly an improvement over earlier versions of this program. Since streaming is now an important part of a hearing aid’s utility, I am impressed with the performance of the Intent. It provides hands-free calling with my Iphone, and the quality of the audio when I occasionally stream a bit of music or internet radio program is quite good.
Intent also does a good job knocking down wind noise when you are outside. There are features such as touching the aids to answer or hang up a call which I have yet to use with any regularly. The only negative I would mention is I find the Oticon “app” to be a bit of a pain to use. It’s faster to make program and audio level changes with your fingers on the aids themselves. I use the “app” largely to check battery strength. Using it too much drains the phone battery. The built-in rechargeable battery lasts well beyond my normal 16-hour day (still maybe 30-40% left at days’ end). If I need more, the new charger is quite rapid — 15 minutes gets you 4 extra hours, and 30 minutes gets you 8 hours more. A travel charger with an internal battery like the Real units have would be nice, but the USB-A and C cord and charger provided make it easy to recharge off a travel battery for small devices, and you can charge in your car if necessary.
Review by Philip on Apr 11, 2024
Model: Oticon Intent 2 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Chattahoochee Hills, GA

First hearing aids, why did I wait so long?

I'm 68 years old. Worked around large engines and generators for decades and didn't always wear the ear pro that I should have. My wife has been "encouraging" me for years to get my hearing tested. Finally did at an ENT, Costco, and finally at a Zip Hearing partner. All the tests concurred that I had moderate hearing loss in one ear and more severe loss in the other. Oticon Intent 2 was recommended. I wore those for a few weeks and they were great but using them with an iPhone to talk was a challenge. The Bluetooth range is very short, like 6 feet. And one ear would drop out sometimes during phone calls. Also the other end of the call said I sounded like I was in a barrel. Overall the hearing aids for natural sound hearing were very good and provided excellent background sound isolation. The phone interface was a big letdown. Can't have it all they say. I now talk with the iPhone on speaker and all is well, would really like to not have the phone on speaker for some calls.
Review by John on Apr 01, 2024
Model: Oticon Intent 1 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | San Jose, CA

So far so good

I've had these Oticon Intent hearing aids for a couple of weeks now, replacing Phonak Audio Lumity hearing aids. My impression is that I am hearing sibilant sounds slightly better and hearing conversations in restaurants slightly better. Even slight gains mean a lot to me. I have moderate hearing loss in the upper registers (normal in the lower). Anything that improves comprehension is welcome. In addition, the design of these hearing aids makes them more comfortable for me than the Phonaks and I wear them all the time without noticing that they are in except very occasionally feeling a little itching in the left ear, which goes away if I take out the hearing aid for a moment and rub the area. I would recommend these hearing aids to others.
Review by Frank on Apr 05, 2024
Model: Oticon Intent 1 miniRITE R(Silver)
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Peckville, PA
Pair of Intent 1 Rechargeable hearing aids in the charger
Color: Silver

Love my Hearing Aids

Love my Oticon Intent hearing aids I haven’t heard birds sing in years now I can hear sounds that I haven’t heard in years.
Review by Janice on Apr 12, 2024
Model: Oticon Intent 2 miniRITE R(Terracotta)
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Wake Forest, NC
Intent hearing aid fitting discreetly in the right ear
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Color: Terracotta

Oticon 4D Intent Rocks

Sound quality is exacting, clearly precise and can be programmed to one’s lifestyle. Wind and extraneous sounds were reduced by an experienced professional audiologist nearby.
Review by Hickman on Mar 25, 2024
Model: Oticon Intent 1 miniRITE R(Chroma Beige)
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Mechanicsville, VA
Oticon Intent 1 hearing aid and Real CROS transmitter in hand
Color: Chroma Beige

Good bicros hearing aids

This is my first experience with hearing aids. I needed a bicros hearing aid due to loss of hearing in my left ear. The hearing aids are comfortable to wear and seem to be well made. My only (minor) complaint is that the Cros aid in my left ear is a different model from the Intent 1 hearing aid in my right ear. That requires two chargers because the Cros does not fit in the hearing aid charger. I travel, so having to have two different chargers will be a pain. So far my hearing aids have served me well and I can hear things on my left that I could not hear before. They hold the charge all day and I love to convenience of listening to podcasts and making phone calls through the hearing aid. The iPhone app works very well but I do wish it could control the hearing aid more - like being able to increase the volume of the podcast.
Review by Dan on Apr 23, 2024
Model: Oticon Intent 1 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Pueblo, CO

High quality

The Oticon Intent hearing aids I purchased are my first encounter with hearing aids, that being said they do appear to be high quality and do function exceptionally well as a solution for my hearing issue, I am happy I bought this brand and model. The hearing aids and what they do is incredible, Thanks once again
Review by David on Apr 13, 2024
Model: Oticon Intent 1 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | New Braunfels, TX

Very nice upgrade

Certainly like the change of hearing clarity. Very simple to use without making adjustments due to background noises or audiences. Very comfortable and no feedback. Glad I moved forward with Oticon Intent.
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Common questions about Oticon Intent hearing aids

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Can this hearing aid be paired directly to my Bluetooth TV?
No. To stream audio from the TV you'll need the TV Adapter 3.0
Does this hearing aid allow for hands-free phone calls?
Hands-free communication is available with select Android devices and iPhone® 11 or later running iOS 15.2 or later, and iPad® running iPadOS® 15.2 or later. Hands-free two-way communication is compatible with Mac devices using macOS 14 Sonoma with select Mac devices with M1 chip, and all Mac devices with M2 chip.
Is this hearing aid Bluetooth compatible?
Oticon Intent is Made for iPhone, which means it can connect directly with iPhones to stream music, phone calls, and more. Oticon Intent can also stream to ASHA-compatible Android phones with Android 10 or later and Bluetooth 5.0. If you don’t have an iPhone or an ASHA-compatible Android, you can still stream Bluetooth audio to your Intent hearing aids via the ConnectClip accessory which is shown below on this page.
What if I'm on-the-go and my battery dies?
Because the battery life is 20 hours, this is unlikely to happen. Unfortunately Oticon doesn’t have a mobile charger, so there’s no great solution for charging on-the-go. If you forget to charge the hearing aids the night before and are concerned the battery may day in the middle of your day, be sure to bring your charger with you, and you can then do a quick charge that takes 30 minutes and will provide 8 hours of power.
How many hours a day do the batteries last?
If you don't do any streaming, the battery should last 20 hours. If you stream a few hours a day, battery life will be around 16-18 hours.
What is the lifespan of the rechargeable batteries?
The lithium-ion battery will last 2.5-3 years. When it needs to be replaced, take it to your hearing provider and they can replace the battery in their office.
How will I know when my battery needs to be charged?
A few hours before the battery dies, you'll hear three steady beeps. This will usually happen a few times. Then, right before the battery dies, you'll hear four descending tones.
How long does it take to get a full charge?
A full charge takes 2 hrs and will get you 20 hours of power. A 30 minute quick charge will get you 8 hours of power.
Does the charger include a dehumidifier?
It does not. If you live in a humid environment or are concerned about moisture exposure, Oticon recommends buying the Flow Med Dry-Cap or PerfectDry Lux dehumidifers.
How can I control this hearing aid, and which settings can I control?
There are a few different ways to control Intent hearing aids. First, is by using the push-button on the back of the hearing aid. The push-button (which is setup by your local hearing care provider), can be programmed to control the volume, program, and with iPhones and a select few Android phones, it can be used to answer and end phone calls. For further control over the hearing aids, we recommend using the Companion app, which gives you much more functionality than the push-button or Remote Control 3.0. You can read about the Oticon Companion app's functionality further down this page in the 'Compatible apps & accessories' section. If you don’t want to use the push-button on the hearing aid, and don’t want to use the Companion app, you can buy Oticon’s Remote Control 3.0 (shown below), which is a small handheld remote that allows for simple volume and program control.
How do I turn this hearing aid on and off?
To turn the hearing aid off, simply place it in the charger. Or, press and hold the push-button on the back of the hearing aid for three seconds.
Does the app have a “Find My Hearing Aid” feature?
Yes. However, in order to use this feature, you wouldn've had to have setup the app and paired your hearing aids to your phone, prior to losing them. Once the hearing aids have been paired, if you lose them, the app will help you locate them, so long as the hearing aids are powered on. If the hearing aids are powered off, or if their batteries have died, the app will show you the last location of the hearing aids when they were powered on.
Oticon Real vs. Oticon Intent
Oticon Intent differs from Oticon Real in several key ways. Firstly, Intent is built on Oticon's latest platform, Sirius, offering improved performance and features. It introduces miniFit Detect receivers, ensuring accurate sound delivery through self-calibrating speakers. Additionally, Intent boasts a sleeker design, being the smallest rechargeable miniRITE style in Oticon's lineup, while still incorporating a telecoil and a large rechargeable battery for extended use. Unlike Oticon Real, which offers disposable batteries, Intent is exclusively available with a rechargeable option. Furthermore, Intent introduces user-intent sensors, capturing individual communication needs and tailoring support accordingly, especially beneficial in complex listening environments. With enhanced MoreSound Intelligence version 3.0, Intent provides 35% more access to speech cues compared to its predecessor. Lastly, Intent offers more color options, including Sky Blue and Honey Beige, allowing for greater personalization.
Is this hearing aid CROS compatible?
Intent is CROS compatible with the CROS PX miniRITE R (rechargeable) and the CROS minRITE T (312 battery) models shown above. Note that these models are based on the previous Oticon Real design, so the casing is similar to Intent but does not match it perfectly.
Can I get this hearing aid with a telecoil?
Yes, the miniRITE R model comes standard with a telecoil.

Compatible apps & accessories

Apps (by popularity)

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Companion App

Companion App

Use the companion app to control settings like volume, program, background noise reduction and tinnitus relief sounds. Locate your hearing aids if you've lost them. Track valuable information on your hearing aid use, like wear time, and battery life. Get remote support from your hearing care professional when you need it, and much more.

*Double tap on the app to open it in the store

Accessories (by popularity)

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*Included with rechargeable orders
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miniRITE R Charger, $249

miniRITE R Charger, $249

*Included with rechargeable orders

This is the standard charger that comes included at no extra cost with all Intent orders. With up to 20 hours of battery life, you’ll never have to worry about running out of battery. When you need a recharge, simply drop your heading aids in the charger for just 30 minutes for up to 8 hours of battery life. This charger is not a mobile charger, it does not have a built-in lithium-ion battery, so in order to charge your Intent hearing aids with it, the charger does need to be plugged into an outlet.
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TV Adapter 3.0, $249

TV Adapter 3.0, $249

Plug it into the back of your TV or soundbar and the audio will be streamed directly to your hearing aids. Others can keep the TV at their preferred volume level, while you set your own volume via the app or on the hearing aids themselves.
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ConnectClip, $249

ConnectClip, $249

ConnectClip has two features. First, it's most commonly used as a Bluetooth streamer that allows you to stream audio from your phone to your hearing aids. If you have an iPhone, you don't need this, because iPhones stream directly to Oticon Intent hearing aids. If you have an Android or any other phone and you want to stream from your phone, you need this. Even if you have an iPhone, it still may make sense to get this, because it does allow for hands free phone calls. Wear it around your neck and the microphone picks up your voice for the person on the other end of the call to hear, so you don't have to hold you the phone to your mouth when speaking. The second feature of ConnectClip is its ability to work as a remote microphone. If you have a hard time hearing in noise this accessory is a lifesaver. Attach the ConnectClip to a companion's shirt and their voice will stream directly to your hearing aids. Their voice will come through much stronger than all the competing noise in the environment.
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Remote Control 3.0, $199

Remote Control 3.0, $199

You probably don't need this. Most people use the app to control their hearing aids, and if not the app, then the push button on the hearing aid itself. But if neither of those suit you, this remote is a simple way to control the volume and program.
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KEY FEATURES

1. Dome

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The dome slips over and encloses/protects the receiver/speaker. Domes are made with medical-grade silicone. They come in different shapes and sizes—your hearing care professional will help you pick the right size and style. Selecting the appropriate dome will change the sound performance of your hearing aids, so if you’re not achieving satisfying results with your hearing aids, your hearing provider will often consider trying a different dome style. In some cases, such as for wearers with severe or profound hearing loss, an earmold will be used instead of a dome.

2. Indicator light

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The LED indicator light shows the charging state of the battery. The light will turn orange when the hearing aid is charging, and green when fully charged. When removed from the charger or turned on, the light will turn green after approximately six seconds, confirming that it is ready for use.

3. Microphone

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The microphone picks up the sound from the environment and sends it into the hearing aid for processing. You’ll mostly want to leave the microphone alone, but periodically check it to ensure it’s not being plugged up by hair care products or oils.

4. Receiver

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The receiver AKA speaker delivers the sound into the ear. Oticon receivers are available in 3 different strengths, standard (60), moderate (85), power (100), and super power (105). Your ZipHearing provider will help you determine the appropriate gain (strength/power) receiver based on the results of your hearing test. Expect to have to replace your receivers every year or so, and this is something that usually takes just a few minutes with your local ZipHearing provider.

5. Receiver wire

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This thin, plastic-coated wire transmits power and signals to the receiver/speaker, which is worn inside the ear. Oticon Intent features all new miniFit Detect receivers that are available in 6 different lengths: 0,1,2,3, 4, and 5. Your ZipHearing provider will help you determine the appropriate length of receiver wire, by measuring your ear. In cases when your ZipHearing provider is unsure of the exact receiver length that will work best for you, we’re happy to send out a few different receiver lengths for you to try.

6. Rechargeable battery

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At the current time, Oticon Intent is only available with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, expected to last 16-20 hours/day. The battery takes about 2 hours to fully charge, and a 30 minute quick charge will get you about 8 hours of power. These batteries will last about 3 years, and the first battery replacement is covered under your 3 year hearing aid warranty.

7. Push-button

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The push-button (which is setup by your local hearing care provider), can be programmed to control the volume, program, and with iPhones and a select few Android phones, it can be used to answer and end phone calls. For further control over the hearing aids, we recommend using the Companion app, which gives you much more functionality than the push-button or Remote Control 3.0. You can read about the Oticon Companion app's functionality further down this page in the 'Compatible apps & accessories' section. If you don’t want to use the push-button on the hearing aid, and don’t want to use the Companion app, you can buy Oticon’s Remote Control 3.0 (shown below), which is a small handheld remote that allows for simple volume and program control.

8. Water resistant

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Oticon Intent has an IP68 rating, with all vital components nano-coated inside and out. As a result, Intent is protected from dust getting inside and can withstand exposure to water, though caution around water is highly recommended. Prolonged exposure to water can cause irreparable damage to Oticon Intent, in which a one-time replacement device would be issued during your 3 year warranty, subject to a $350 deductible payable to your local ZipHearing provider .

9. Wax filter

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When it comes to maintaining your hearing aids, this is where you’ll spend most of your time. The wax filter (mostly) prevents wax and oils from getting into the receiver/speaker. Your hearing provider may supply you with Oticon ProWax filters enabling you to periodically change these on your own. Some people never have to change these wax filters, others have to change them weekly. Your purchase includes 1 pack of wax filters, and you can purchase additional wax filters directly from your ZipHearing provider, or through a number of sites online such as Amazon.

10. Dome

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The dome slips over and encloses/protects the receiver/speaker. Domes are made with medical-grade silicone. They come in different shapes and sizes—your hearing care professional will help you pick the right size and style. Selecting the appropriate dome will change the sound performance of your hearing aids, so if you’re not achieving satisfying results with your hearing aids, your hearing provider will often consider trying a different dome style. In some cases, such as for wearers with severe or profound hearing loss, an earmold will be used instead of a dome.

11. Indicator light

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The LED indicator light shows the charging state of the battery. The light will turn orange when the hearing aid is charging, and green when fully charged. When removed from the charger or turned on, the light will turn green after approximately six seconds, confirming that it is ready for use.

12. Microphone

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The microphone picks up the sound from the environment and sends it into the hearing aid for processing. You’ll mostly want to leave the microphone alone, but periodically check it to ensure it’s not being plugged up by hair care products or oils.

13. Receiver

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The receiver AKA speaker delivers the sound into the ear. Oticon receivers are available in 3 different strengths, standard (60), moderate (85), power (100), and super power (105). Your ZipHearing provider will help you determine the appropriate gain (strength/power) receiver based on the results of your hearing test. Expect to have to replace your receivers every year or so, and this is something that usually takes just a few minutes with your local ZipHearing provider.

14. Receiver wire

The image of Receiver wire hearing aids feature

This thin, plastic-coated wire transmits power and signals to the receiver/speaker, which is worn inside the ear. Oticon Intent features all new miniFit Detect receivers that are available in 6 different lengths: 0,1,2,3, 4, and 5. Your ZipHearing provider will help you determine the appropriate length of receiver wire, by measuring your ear. In cases when your ZipHearing provider is unsure of the exact receiver length that will work best for you, we’re happy to send out a few different receiver lengths for you to try.

15. Rechargeable battery

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At the current time, Oticon Intent is only available with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, expected to last 16-20 hours/day. The battery takes about 2 hours to fully charge, and a 30 minute quick charge will get you about 8 hours of power. These batteries will last about 3 years, and the first battery replacement is covered under your 3 year hearing aid warranty.

16. Push-button

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The push-button (which is setup by your local hearing care provider), can be programmed to control the volume, program, and with iPhones and a select few Android phones, it can be used to answer and end phone calls. For further control over the hearing aids, we recommend using the Companion app, which gives you much more functionality than the push-button or Remote Control 3.0. You can read about the Oticon Companion app's functionality further down this page in the 'Compatible apps & accessories' section. If you don’t want to use the push-button on the hearing aid, and don’t want to use the Companion app, you can buy Oticon’s Remote Control 3.0 (shown below), which is a small handheld remote that allows for simple volume and program control.

17. Water resistant

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Oticon Intent has an IP68 rating, with all vital components nano-coated inside and out. As a result, Intent is protected from dust getting inside and can withstand exposure to water, though caution around water is highly recommended. Prolonged exposure to water can cause irreparable damage to Oticon Intent, in which a one-time replacement device would be issued during your 3 year warranty, subject to a $350 deductible payable to your local ZipHearing provider .

18. Wax filter

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When it comes to maintaining your hearing aids, this is where you’ll spend most of your time. The wax filter (mostly) prevents wax and oils from getting into the receiver/speaker. Your hearing provider may supply you with Oticon ProWax filters enabling you to periodically change these on your own. Some people never have to change these wax filters, others have to change them weekly. Your purchase includes 1 pack of wax filters, and you can purchase additional wax filters directly from your ZipHearing provider, or through a number of sites online such as Amazon.