Oticon Hearing Aids
Started by the desire of a husband to help his wife hear better, the nearly 100-year history of Oticon hearing aids is packed with numerous awards for innovations that have helped millions of people communicate more clearly.
In 1903, Hans Dement visited England from Denmark to get a new hearing device for his wife. His quest turned into a business, first importing and eventually doing his own designing and manufacturing in Denmark.
That evolution, from wanting to help a loved one to becoming a manufacturer and innovator continues today with regular advancements in design, product lines and features.
- April, 2009 – With the introduction of the ConnectLine, users can connect wirelessly to television, mobile and landline telephones. By delivering sound directly from the source to the ear, without interruption from ambient sound in the room, ConnectLine wearers enjoy a better sound experience and clearer speech understanding.
- September, 2009 – The connectivity, clarity and convenience of direct wireless connections to a variety of today’s electronic devices is made available in a mid-range device with the introduction of the Vigo Connect.
- October, 2009 – Oticon continues its pioneering ways in the field of pediatric hearing devices with the introduction of the first full line of instruments made exclusively for children
- February 2010 – Your brain works hard to understand sound signals and speech, particularly in loud situations like restaurants and parties. The new Oticon Agil is the first device designed to minimize the cognitive energy needed in typical listening environments.
- November 2011 – Since it was first awarded in 1953, the iF Design Award is among the world’s most respected awards for innovative product design. A jury of designers and entrepreneurs from around the globe selects winning products from entries submitted from almost 50 countries. The Oticon Intiga, the world’s smallest, fully wireless hearing aid wins the 2012 iF Design Award.