Oticon Opn™ Helps People with Hearing Loss Hear Better, with Less Effort and Better Recall
First-ever Hearing Aid to Connect to the Internet Now Available at
Twin Rivers Hearing Health, Inc.
Smithfield, RI - May 31, 2016 – 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. Twin Rivers Hearing Health, Inc., Dr. Mary Kay Uchmanowicz, CCC-A, is pleased to announce the arrival of the Oticon Opn™, a breakthrough hearing device that 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 a revolutionary new hearing aid with BrainHearing™ technology, which allows people with hearing loss to not only hear better without having to work as hard but they also remember more of what is being said. Opn is now available at Twin Rivers Hearing Health, Inc., 151 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917.
“I am excited to bring my patients Opn, the first hearing aid proven to make it easier on the brain,” said Dr. Mary Kay Uchmanowicz. “Preliminary testing shows that Opn increases speech understanding, the parameter most important to my patients and to hearing aid wearers, by 30%*. People who wear Opn also experience 20% less listening effort* when trying to understand speech. And because they use up less energy trying to understand, they are able to remember 20% more** of what was said.”
Oticon Opn, a small, discreet 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. The high speed Velox™ platform – 50 times faster than previous technology - scans, analyses and reacts to sounds in the environments more than 100 times per second. Opn allows wearers to enjoy an open sound experience where surrounding sounds are available but not intrusive. This enables them to easily follow the sounds they want to hear and quickly shift their attention when desired.
Opn 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.
Oticon Opn is the world’s first hearing aid that connects directly to the internet via the If This Then That network (IFTTF.com). “Wearers can connect to a range of IFTTT-enabled devices used in everyday life such as door bells, thermostats and baby monitors,” said Dr. Mary Kay Uchmanowicz. “And people will be able to use their Opn hearing aids with a growing number of IFTTT-compatible products and services as they become available.”
To make an appointment to have your hearing tested or to discuss whether the Oticon Opn is right for you, call Twin Rivers Hearing Health, Inc. at 401-349-0456 or learn more here: www.twinrivershearing.com
For more information on Oticon Opn, visit www.oticon.com.
"I'm happy I made the decision to go to Twin Rivers. Mary Kay is awesome. If you have a problem, she gets it fixed. I had a couple of minor issues and she fixed the problem and made sure I was happy with the results. Lee is also very pleasant and a joy to talk with. I cannot say enough about them both."
~ Tim T. from Blackstone, RI
Dr. Uchmanowicz (“Dr. Mary Kay”) is an award winner and has been the licensed owner of Twin Rivers Hearing Health, Inc. for the past ten years. She maintains a genuine rapport with her clients, who drive from miles around for the evaluation and treatment of hearing loss, ringing-in-the ears, musician monitors, and job-related hearing loss. She has been helping people with hearing problems for over 30 years.
Dr. Uchmanowicz recognizes that hearing loss often causes a communication breakdown between a patient and their family. That’s why she takes the necessary time in her "living room" office to help each patient find personalized hearing solutions and educate them about the available technology. In 2006, Dr. Uchmanowicz was nationally recognized as a "Focus on People Winner" for her work as a "hearing ambassador" to the people of the Philippines, examining and fitting them with donated hearing aids. Locally, she is a member of the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Aging in Place Council and educates people about how hearing help can allow seniors to remain self-reliant.Learn More
Twin Rivers Hearing Health provides treatment for hearing loss and tinnitus to people of all ages in Rhode Island. We help everyone from newborns to senior citizens. We can help you improve your hearing in a way that primary care physicians cannot by selling, fitting, and maintaining hearing aids. We can also provide you with assistive listening devices like televisions and telephone amplifiers.
We also help people with noise-induced hearing loss due to job-related noise exposure by providing diagnostic workers with compensation evaluations, training them about hearing conservation, and supplying custom-made earplugs for protection. All this makes us the best choice for Audiology in Rhode Island.
Get to know more about what to expect from our services and the level of professionalism and care you can expect.
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151 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917