Oticon Opn

Join us April 13th for our next Oticon Hearing Event. During these events, the team at Manatee Ear Center partners with an Oticon specialist to demonstrate the newest technology and educate and assist with common hearing loss concerns.

Processing hearing and speech is a cerebral practice – it happens in the brain. Hearing loss is a sound processing insufficiency that impacts an individual’s capacity for retention and recollection.

Oticon takes a “BrainHearing” approach to the development of hearing aid technology and devices that process and interpret sounds and speech the same way the brain does. In clinical testing, the latest “BrainHearing” device, the Oticon Opn, improved cognition by 30% and retention by 20%.

“How the Oticon Opn operates is pretty phenomenal,” explained Denise Parrish, Manatee Ear Center Au.D, “it scans the environment rapidly and precisely to differentiate between speech and noise. This process allows for the user to not have to work as hard understanding speech, allowing them more mental energy.”

March Madness Hearing LossMarch Madness is upon us and that means it is time to root on your favorite college basketball teams. For many, this is a great opportunity to attend multiple basketball games in person and enjoy the atmosphere of cheering, yelling and music that takes place during each game.

The downside is that all that loud noise can lead to hearing loss.

Experts say that exposure to noise levels of 80-90 decimals for eight hours can lead to serious damage in the inner ear. Most sports arenas can easily reach this noise level during a game, especially when an exciting play takes place that gets the fans cheering their loudest.

Manatee Orlando AHAA Convention

Manatee Ear Center took the team across state to Orlando, Florida for the 2017 AHAA Convention.

The conference is held for hearing care professionals to learn about recent developments in the hearing health industry. Over a four-day span, we gathered a better understanding of the issues in the industry and how to better serve our patients.

From learning about optimizing patient care, improving practice efficiency and making the offices more appealing to patients, we returned with valuable insight to exceed and enhance the experience for our patients.

old vs new hearing aid

If you’re a new hearing aid wearer, you may be surprised to learn that a set of hearing devices lasts just four to five years.

Given that good hearing aids are definitely an investment, we understand that this can be frustrating news. But when you consider that you’ll use these devices every single day, for up to 15 hours at a time, the lifespan of your hearing devices may start to make more sense.

Brain Hearing

Join us March 9th for our next Oticon Hearing Event. During these events, the team at Manatee Ear Center explain Oticon’s newest technology. Part of that includes information about Oticon’s BrainHearing Technology, which helps prevent cognitive decline.

Untreated hearing loss is exhausting. Rather than relying on your hearing to interpret speech and respond accordingly, you need to rely on visual and situational queues as well. The extra concentration required to process this information can wear you down.

We understand how your ears and your brain work together as a system, with your brain doing the heavy lifting. Oticon hearing instruments with BrainHearing technology are designed for your brain, supporting the hard work it does.

For many with a hearing loss, hearing aids have become an essential part of a healthy lifestyle by bringing back sound. Studies show that healthy hearing reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia, and cognitive decline.


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