Free Hearing Aid Seminar Announced for Hearing Device That Makes Speech Understanding Easier on the Brain

FREE Educational Seminar

Those attending will be able to schedule an upcoming appointment for a free hearing screening and a two-week trial of Oticon Opn™ hearing device.

Seating is limited. Call (920) 320-4760 to reserve a seat.

Gina Wendricks

For millions of Americans with hearing loss, understanding speech in settings with multiple sound sources is very challenging and exhausting for the brain. Until now, hearing aid technology has focused on directionality and noise reduction systems working independently so wearers of these hearing aids can focus on sound sources in front of them.

The latest hearing aid technology is changing that. Holy Family Memorial Hearing & Balance Clinic is pleased to announce it will hold a free seminar about Oticon Opn™, a breakthrough hearing device. The device, now available at HFM Hearing & Balance, provides better speech understanding in noisy environments and is proven to make speech understanding easier on the brain for people who experience hearing loss.

Opn is the first hearing aid proven to make it easier on the brain and my patients who’ve tried it love it, “said Audiologist Gina Wendricks, AuD, CCC-A. This hearing aid is a powerhouse of innovative technology that expertly manages multiple speech and noise sources so people hear better with less effort even in challenging listening situations like restaurants or social gatherings.

Opn also offers easy connectivity to a variety of mobile phones and other iOS and Android devices. Audio is streamed directly to the hearing aids using a variant of Bluetooth technology developed especially for hearing aids that uses significantly less battery power when streaming. With the free, downloadable Oticon On App™, wearers can control volume, program or device selection and other functions with just a tap of their mobile phone.

HFM Hearing & Balance will hold a free education seminar to talk about this hearing aid innovation on May 2 at HFM Harbor Town, 1650 S. 41st Street in Manitowoc. Participants can choose from a 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. session. Speaking at the event will be Amy Bohms of Oticon. While attending participants will be able to make an upcoming appointment for a free hearing screening and will be eligible for a free two-week trial of the Oticon Opn hearing device. Registration is required and can be made by calling 320-4760.