Oticon is a global company that helped to pioneer the hearing industry more than a hundred years ago. Today we are one of the largest companies in the industry and a consistent leader in the science and technology of hearing. Because we’ve invested so much in studying the role that hearing plays in an engaged, productive life, we design Oticon instruments to deliver the most natural sound possible. As a result, Oticon products work smarter, so you don’t have to work harder at hearing. With Oticon products, there are no shortcuts in research, technology or design. We believe, and we think you’ll agree, that your hearing — and your life — are too important to settle for less.
Compassion guiding innovation. It’s the principle that directs our business, and it means that we work hard to put people first in everything we do. When we say “People First” it is more than a commitment to help you hear better, it’s a promise to keep your needs at the center of our business each and every day.
THE FOUNDATION AT THE TOP
Today, Oticon is still guided by the vision of Hans Demant and his son William through the Oticon Foundation which oversees the growth and direction of Oticon and its partner companies. The Foundation’s charter requires it to manage the business and to direct charitable activities that help people with hearing loss and improve the science of better hearing. Through this unique, corporation-wide commitment to people and hearing, People First has become the principle that guides our industry-leading research in hearing technology, psychoacoustics and human behavior.
TECHNOLOGY THAT'S SECOND TO NONE
Since the first days of electrical hearing aids, when hearing instruments were unnatural-sounding and hard to use, Oticon has led the effort to make hearing technology a more natural-sounding and transparent part of life. Research and experience have shown us that the more effortless and natural the sound from your hearing instrument, the easier it is for you to participate fully in the world around you.
This understanding has led us to develop many industry firsts: the first fully automatic hearing instrument, the first digital hearing instrument, the first hearing instrument with artificial intelligence, one of the first instruments to use wireless binaural technology and the first design-focused hearing instrument.
Today we hold many patents in advanced hearing technology and our products are built with features available nowhere else: Speech Guard, which delivers more natural sounding speech; Spatial Sound, which preserves your ability to know where a sound is coming from; Connectivity, which links you to TV, computers and smartphones; and many other leading-edge capabilities that are exclusive to Oticon.