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New Oticon Alta Combines Premium Hearing Technology with a Revolutionary New Fitting Process to Deliver Personalized Sound

SOMERSET, NJ January 21 – With premium hearing technology and innovative fitting tools, Oticon Alta empowers hearing care professionals to put their clients at the center of a uniquely personalized hearing experience. Alta’s revolutionary fitting process reaches beyond the audiogram to enable practitioners to factor more personal dimensions into each fitting for a hearing solution that is as unique and individual as their patients.

At the core of Alta is Oticon’s new Inium wireless signal processing that packs optimum performance capabilities into highly configurable RITE, BTE and custom designs. 

Inium provides the power to exchange vital, real-time information continually and seamlessly between both ears for more natural, authentic sound. By offering our best speech understanding ever, Inium goes further than ever before to alleviate the stress and fatigue of living with hearing loss.

“An individual’s experience of sound is as unique as a fingerprint,” says Oticon President Peer Lauritsen. “Alta’s revolutionary new fitting approach enables hearing care professionals to capture individual needs and preferences from the very beginning to drive the creation of each unique Alta solution. By allowing patients to express their experience of amplified sound – and by enabling practitioners to adjust Alta’s performance and sound quality accordingly -- Alta creates the foundation for a new level of patient satisfaction. The result is a highly personalized advanced technology hearing instrument fit to the unique contours of each patient’s life.”

Premium and Personal  

Alta is built on Oticon’s new Inium signal processing platform. The powerful and efficient wireless signal processor delivers exceptional performance, incredibly small size and ultra-low power consumption. 

Inium’s advanced computing and memory power drives a range of exclusive Oticon features:

•Speech Guard E delivers a clearer and more detailed speech signal that keeps voices distinct from one and other and separates them more clearly from competing background sounds.

•Spatial Sound Premium uses Inium’s high bandwidth, smooth frequency response and real-time binaural processing speed to preserve the sound signal’s natural characteristics so users can better prioritize where they focus in environments with competing sounds.

•Free Focus directionality offers five unique surround and directionality modes and adds a new level of freedom and personalization to each client’s hearing experience.

•Feedback Shield prevents and suppresses feedback while optimizing and ensuring audibility without distortions or artifacts, even in difficult listening situations. Unlike other anti-feedback systems that reduce gain and compromise audibility, Feedback Shield removes feedback with an intelligent balance of frequency shifting and phase inversion.

Unlocking the Power of Personalization

The new Alta fitting process, supported by the redesigned Genie software, introduces a new way to unlock clients’ hearing potential through questions and structured listening experiences (sound samples) that help patients express their personal preferences in processed sound.

YouMatic, a new feature enabled by the Inium platform, helps professionals to factor more personal dimensions into Alta’s reactions and responses. Hearing care professionals can easily map and customize five personal profiles to reflect each patient’s individual preferences and enjoyment of sound.

New Styles, Custom Program and Connectivity Possibilities

Alta is available in a variety of styles and offers a new generation of RITE receivers, domes and molds, called MiniFit, designed to provide a more personalized fit with improved flexibility, comfort and listening performance.

New ConnectLine is a perfect partner to Alta, offering the most connectivity opportunities in one integrated system. Patients can connect easily, comfortably and wirelessly to landline and cell phones, office phones, TVs, music, video chatting and streaming, teleloop, FM, and more.   

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