Oticon Intent | New 4D Hearing Technology

Oticon have just released their newest and most advanced Hearing Aid, Oticon Intent.

Oticon Intent supersedes Oticon OPN, OPNs, More and Real. For custom in-the-ear (ITC, CIC) hearing aids, Oticon Own is the most current Oticon product.

In 2016, Oticon OPN introduced Open Sound Navigator and  360° Hearing. OPNs in 2019 gave us Open Sound Optimiser and a breakthrough in feedback management (whistling). In 2020 Oticon developed the Deep Neural Network (DNN), a form of artificial intelligence trained on millions of sound scenes and released Oticon More. Oticon More uses the DNN combined with the users hearing amplification requirements to deliver a clearer and more natural hearing.

2023 saw the release of Oticon Real and More Sound Intelligence 2.0, which improved the DNN and added Wind and Handling Stabiliser for improved hearing in the wind and SuddenSound Stabiliser, which helped soft and sudden loud sounds, ensuring they are audible but not uncomfortable and disruptive.

Released in February 2024, it introduced 4D sensors to its newest hearing aid, Oticon Intent. These sensors monitor the user’s head and body movements, track whether the user is moving and transitioning to a new sound environment and, if static, whether the wearer is in a conversation. More Sound Intelligence 3.0 works with the 4D sensors and DNN 2.0 constantly scanning the sound environment, and adapting the hearing aid to the user’s environment and listening needs.

For example, in a one-on-one conversation, Oticon Intent will enhance the clarity of the speaker’s speech. In a group conversation, it will track your head movement as you turn to a new speaker and prioritise this speaker’s voice. If walking with no conversation, Intent will prioritise the surround sound environment.

Oticon Intent out performs Oticon Real by 35%

Oticon research concludes that Oticon intent, with its new Sirus Chip, DNN 2.0, and 4D sensor technology, outperforms Oticon Real, giving users 35% more access to speech cues [1].

Oticon Intent has been released in one model:

Oticon Intent MiniRite R – Oticon’s smallest rechargeable aid has a push button and an inbuilt telecoil.

New Charger and new Lithium Ion battery 

Oticon Intent Charger

Oticon has chosen fast contact charging with Intent. The new size 13 Lithium Ion battery will give up to 20 hours of battery life. When you need a recharge, drop your hearing aids in the charger:

  • full day of hearing aid use after one hour of charging.
  • Four hours of power in just a 15-minute charge.
  • Eight hours of power after just a 30-minute charge.

Next-generation Bluetooth LE Audio

With Bluetooth LE Audio, Oticon Intent is ready for future communication technologies like Auracast™. Auracast™ broadcast will enable devices such as smartphones, laptops, televisions, or public address systems to broadcast audio to an unlimited number of nearby compatible receivers, including hearing aids, speakers and earbuds.

Users with smart devices that can handle LE Audio can directly stream audio content and make hands-free calls, including Apple phones and some newer Android phones. For a compatibility check with your device, please click here.

Oticon Intent has been released in 4 technology levels: Intent 1, 2, 3 and 4. To compare features and Oticon Intent prices, please click here

Oticon own manufacture page for Intent can be found here

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

Is it Time for Your Hearing Test?

Regular hearing tests are an essential part of maintaining good hearing health. If you have not had a hearing test recently, consider whether it is time for you to schedule one. Whether you are young, middle-aged, or a senior, regular hearing tests can provide valuable insights into your hearing ability and help identify any potential problems early on.

At Sound Hearing we offer hearing tests in the London area.