SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Oticon Xceed, the world’s most powerful hearing aid, is now available through the Veterans Affairs Administration, Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Built on the Velox S™ platform, the new power hearing aid features BrainHearing™ technology “proven to deliver better speech clarity and better short-term recall while reducing the listening effort people with severe-to-profound hearing loss struggle with in day-to-day listening situations.”*
With 146 dB SPL and 87 dB full-on gain†, Xceed offers a number of industry firsts tailored to the unique needs of veterans and active duty service personnel with severe-to-profound hearing loss.
“For the first time, VA and government audiologists can fit patients with a power hearing aid proven to provide high speech clarity while reducing listening effort, even in complex listening situations. Oticon Xceed Super Power and Xceed Ultra Power round out the Velox S product family available through the Veterans Administration and that now includes choices for patients with mild-to-profound hearing loss and fitting levels from 105 to a new 120 level.”
–David Horowitz, AuD, Director, Oticon Government Services
Optimal Gain with Reduced Feedback Risk
Xceed is the first power hearing aid with OpenSound Navigator™ (OSN) to provide more access to speech and less listening effort, and OpenSound Optimizer™ to deliver optimal gain with reduced risk of feedback. The new hearing solution provides “a radical new approach to hearing care for power users”.
Unlike traditional technology in power solutions that closes down sounds earlier in noise to improve signal-to-noise ratio, the “innovative BrainHearing technology in Xceed delivers better access to speech with up to 11dB improvement in signal-to-noise ratio – even in complex listening situations where adults with severe-to-profound hearing loss are challenged most”.**
Benefits for Power Users
OSN technology works ultra-fast to constantly analyze, prioritize and preserve speech from all directions while significantly reducing noise. According the company press release, results from an independent study show that OSN technology in Xceed improves speech clarity by 10%, reduces listening effort by 10% and increases short-term recall by 15% for patients with severe-to-profound hearing loss.*
“OpenSound Optimizer in Xceed prevents feedback from occurring and greatly reduces gain reductions throughout the day to provide patients with more consistent access to speech. This gives VA and government audiologists a new level of freedom to create a personalized sound experience, with the highest full-on gain and output in the industry (146dB SPL MPO and 87 dB full-on gain†) and a dedicated prescriptive fitting rationale.”
Easy Wireless Connectivity
The new power solution is Made for iPhone® and connects to any modern smartphones via ConnectClip to stream sound hands-free to both ears. With the Oticon ON App, veterans can regulate volume, change programs or simply turn off their hearing aids with complete discretion.
Xceed is available in two styles: super power (BTE SP, 110) and ultra power (BTE UP, 120). New modern design with push buttons for each control make it easy to control volume and program.
For more information about Oticon Xceed and the entire family of Oticon hearing solutions built on the Velox S platform, visit https://www.oticon.com/solutions/for-veterans.
*Ng 2019, Oticon Whitepaper
† Values shown are based upon IEC measurements for Xceed 1 BTE UP.
** Ng & Rumley, Oticon Whitepaper
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