When streamed, Oticon headphones offer a slightly warmer and fuller sound than Starkey headphones. The Starkey application offers broader functionality, since it not only allows you to adjust sounds more precisely, but it also provides a translation and fall detection function. Widex Moment's SoundSense Learn technology modifies the configuration of hearing aids using artificial intelligence in two ways. First, by evaluating the settings and guiding them through a series of A-B comparisons, the hearing aid learns how users prefer to hear in their environment.
Second, it helps personalize the hearing experience by drawing on the individual preferences of millions of Widex hearing aid users around the world. The WIDEX MOMENT also incorporates ZeroDelay technology to reduce the average sound delay from 7 to 10 milliseconds to 0.5 milliseconds, providing much more natural sound than comparable headphones. The ReSound ONE represents a completely new type of hearing aid. Known as the microphone and receiver in the ear (M%26RIE), there are two microphones mounted behind the ear in line with conventional hearing aids.
However, with the Resound ONE, the company adds a third microphone at the opening of the ear canal, improving the user's ability to determine the direction the sound is coming from. This makes hearing clearer than ever. The ReSound ONE offers many other useful features, such as easy Bluetooth communication and access to remote hearing services on demand. Following the popularity of Oticon's previous flagship model (the Opn), the company returns with the Oticon More.
The Oticon More has a deep neural network, which trains with 12 million real sounds to interpret speech in the same way that the human brain does with noise, providing the brain with the knowledge necessary to hear the subtleties of the sounds that surround us. The Oticon More takes the Open Sound Navigator concept from previous Oticon headphones and takes it even further by using a deep neural network. The user has 30 percent more access to sounds and 15 percent better at interpreting speech with less listening effort. The output of the deep neural network is said to offer a more realistic representation of all sounds, allowing you to hear more than what is directly in front of you.
The Phonak Paradise includes a new operating system, AutoSense 4.0, which has integrated artificial intelligence technology to automatically understand and adapt to various sound environments. The Audéo Paradise also features improved Bluetooth communication, acoustic motion sensors and a new feature called air touch control, which allows users to control their headphones just by touching their ear. Both Oticon and Starkey offer a full range of headphones with styles ranging from invisible on the channel (IIC) to behind-the-ear (BTE) headphones, along with a range of additional equipment and functions including products such as remote microphones, television transmitters and smartphone apps. Customers must find the Oticon hearing care professional closest to their location to perform a hearing test and purchase the model of their choice.
Oticon, one of the oldest statesmen of hearing aids, continues to innovate hearing correction with its “brain hearing” approach. Consumers say that Oticon hearing aids improved their spatial awareness, while others say they couldn't determine the direction the sound came from.