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Friday, November 10, 2017

Oticon’s HearingFitness App Wins CES Innovation Award

Oticon's (https://www.oticon.com/) HearingFitness app, a tracker that monitors the impact of hearing on its wearer's overall health, won a Consumer Electronics Show Innovation Award. Used in conjunction with Oticon's internet-connected hearing aids, Oticon Opn, the HearingFitness app tracks hearing aid use, listening environments, and other data. It then collates those data with measurements of heart rate, sleep patterns, and other health markers from other wearable devices to give hearing aid users advice and encouragement on ways to hear better, protect their hearing, and stay healthy.

​Dom Schum, PhD, vice president of audiology at Oticon, said the HearingFitness app empowers users to learn about their hearing and take charge of their long-term health and well-being through their hearing habits. "They gain a sense of belonging to a new generation that's on top of their hearing and health, instead of being defined by it," Schum said. "But most importantly, HearingFitness encourages users to wear their hearing aids more and helps generate data that will lead to better hearing care and, ultimately, better and more rewarding lives." Oticon will demo the HearingFitness app and Oticon Opn on Jan. 9-12 at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.