CES 2021: This hearing aid uses AI to bring more sounds to your ears
The Oticon More hearing aid is built with an onboard deep neural network that creates a fuller, more balanced hearing experience.
Alison DeNisco RayomeManaging Editor
Managing Editor Alison DeNisco Rayome joined CNET in 2019, and is a member of the Home team. She is a co-lead of the CNET Tips and We Do the Math series, and manages the Home Tips series, testing out new hacks for cooking, cleaning and tinkering with all of the gadgets and appliances in your house. Alison was previously an editor at TechRepublic.
ExpertiseHome Tips, including cooking, cleaning and appliances hacksCredentials
National Silver Azbee Award for Impact/Investigative Journalism; National Gold Azbee Award for Online Single Topic Coverage by a Team; National Bronze Azbee Award for Web Feature Series
The deep neural network inside the hearing aid is trained on 12 million real-life sounds, meaning it can process speech in noise more like the human brain does, and gives the brain more information needed to hear sonic details. It's built for people with mild to severe hearing loss. Oticon says the new hearing aid improves wearers' speech understanding, reduces the effort needed to listen and helps them remember more of what is being said, even when there's a lot of background noise.
Oticon More scans and analyzes the sound scene around you 500 times per second, and captures and processes all of the details of sound with more clarity and balance than others on the market, according to a release.
The hearing aid has a rechargeable battery. It can connect to your
or Android device for streaming or making phone calls. And the Oticon ON app lets you control the device from your smartphone, adjusting the volume, checking the battery level and tracking your aid if you lose it.
Oticon More was named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree in the
Health & Wellness
and Wearable Technologies categories. It's available to purchase today, and its price is determined by individual hearing care professionals.
Watch this: Omron's blood pressure cuff is designed for telemedicine
The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.