Oticon Intent Hearing Aids Now Available to U.S. Veterans

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May 8, 2024

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon Intent, the world’s first hearing aid with 4D Sensor technology, is now available for Veterans experiencing hearing loss. Oticon’s newest technology “recognizes when the user’s listening needs change and seamlessly adapts sound processing to support their communication needs in any situation”.

This personalized support can make a significant difference for Veterans, especially in very complex listening environments.

“Oticon Intent takes the performance and user benefits of our unique BrainHearing™ technology to the next level. The 4D Sensor-driven technology uses head and body movements, the environment, and surrounding conversation to recognize what users want and need to listen to. This high-flexibility technology provides the brain with the right hearing support in any situation. Veterans can enjoy better speech comprehension and access to the 360° soundscape.”

–Mike Marcinek, VP and General Manager, Government Services and Pediatrics

Capturing Listening Intentions

oticon intent hearing aid sensorOticon Intent is said to present multiple major breakthroughs designed to help hearing aid users engage more with the world around them. Powered by the all-new Sirius™ platform, the 4D Sensor technology improves speech comprehension by 15%.i

When users are engaged in an intimate conversation in noisy environments, Oticon Intent provides an astounding 35% more access to speech cues, compared to Oticon Real™.ii Oticon Intent is designed to ensure users hear the sounds all around them, adapting fluidly and continuously to different listening needs, even within the same environment.

Veterans can engage with multiple people or in more intimate conversations, while remaining open to surrounding sounds.

Packed with innovations

Oticon Intent is Oticon’s smallest rechargeable miniRITE hearing aid with a lithium-ion battery and a new, easy-to-use charger. It features both a telecoil and a size 13 lithium-ion battery to give Veterans faster, more stable charging and more power between charges. The discreet hearing aid offers a full day’s use3 when fully charged, including streaming. A speedy 30-minute charge delivers up to 8 hours of battery life.iii

The new self-calibrating miniFit Detect speaker units deliver gain accuracy within 1dB, providing up to 57% more precise gain compared to previous speaker units. Next generation Bluetooth® LE Audio allows Veterans to enjoy direct streaming and hands-free communication to Apple® devices and compatible Android™ phones, tablets and Windows PCs.iv

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Oticon Intent is a future-proof hearing aid, ready for future communication technologies, such as Auracast™ broadcast audio.

For additional information about Oticon Intent and Oticon’s entire portfolio of products and accessories available for Government Services audiologists, visit https://www.oticon.com/professionals/government.


[i] Bianchi/Eskelund et al. (2024). Oticon Intent™ – Clinical evidence. BrainHearing™ benefits of the 4D Sensor technology. Oticon whitepaper.

[ii] Brændgaard/Zapata-Rodríguez et al. (2024). 4D Sensor technology and Deep Neural Network 2.0 in Oticon Intent™. Technical review and evaluation. Oticon whitepaper.

[iii] Expected use time for rechargeable battery depends on use pattern, active feature set, hearing loss, sound environment, battery age and use of wireless accessories.

[iv] Hands-free communication is available on select devices. See which hearing aids and devices are compatible here: oticon.com/support/compatibility.

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Source: Oticon Inc

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