SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Oticon introduced the ConnectClip, a discreet, lightweight intermediary device that extends the convenience and performance of its Internet-connected Opn™ hearing aids. Once synced with Opn hearing aids, ConnectClip transforms the instruments into a wireless headset for hands-free phone calls from any Apple® or Android™ smartphone, extending the benefits of Opn’s wireless connectivity to even more hearing aid wearers. ConnectClip also serves as a remote microphone that captures the wearer’s voice to facilitate hands-free phone calls, and improves the ability of Opn wearers to hear and participate in lecture halls, classrooms, and other noisy environments.
Hearing aid wearers typically can’t use traditional wireless headsets, making it difficult to drive, cook meals, or get work done while on the phone. ConnectClip makes hands-free phone calls not only possible, but seamless. It uses Bluetooth® to wirelessly stream sound from the phone to Opn hearing aids, and its built-in directional microphones transmit the wearer’s voice, eliminating the need to hold your phone to make a call.
Wirelessly stream a speaker’s voice from a distance
The directional microphone and Oticon’s advanced, rapid noise reduction technology make ConnectClip an effective solution to help wearers manage distant speakers in noisy and complex listening situations. ConnectClip can be worn by a speaker up to 65 feet away, and streams their voice directly to the hearing aids so the user can focus on and better understand a speaker while staying attentive to their surroundings.
“We’re constantly striving to bring more functionality and convenience to people who wear our hearing aids, and that’s exactly what the ConnectClip does. It allows wearers to easily connect their Opn hearing aids to a variety of devices, including Apple or Android smartphones, make hands-free calls on the go, and listen to speakers at a distance and in noisy environments,” said Sheena Oliver, Vice President of Marketing at Oticon. “Oftentimes individuals with hearing loss feel disconnected or isolated from the world around them, but ConnectClip empowers Opn wearers to participate in everyday situations made difficult by hearing loss.”
ConnectClip also turns Opn hearing aids into wireless headphones, streaming music in high quality stereo sound directly from a Bluetooth-connected smartphone, MP3 player, or other streaming device. In addition, Opn wearers can pair the ConnectClip to computers and tablets via Bluetooth or through a USB dongle to enable audio streaming—perfect for video chatting with family and friends. Buttons on the ConnectClip make it even more convenient for wearers to adjust the volume, change programs, or mute their hearing aids.
For more information on the Oticon Opn family and the latest accessories, visit www.oticon.com/opn.
Oticon is one of the most innovative hearing device manufacturers with more than 110 years of experience putting the needs of people with hearing loss first. Oticon has spearheaded a number of technological breakthroughs, which have made a significant difference for people with hearing loss. Oticon’s “brain first” audiological focus recognizes that speech understanding and comprehension are cognitive processes that happen in the brain. Oticon’s innovative BrainHearing™ technology is helping to provide better hearing with less effort by giving the brain the clearest, purest sound signals to decode. Oticon designs and manufactures hearing solutions for adults and specialized pediatric instruments. People First is Oticon’s strongest and most valued commitment to empower people to communicate freely, interact naturally and participate actively. For more information visit www.oticon.com.
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