Oticon Opn Research

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#1

“A new technology that utilizes more than one innovation such as a post 16-bit architecture and a compression circuitry prior to the digitization process has been shown to provide improved naturalness and clarity for both musicians and non-musicians while listening to music. In addition, this combination of technologies has allowed these same two groups to find that speech cues are easier to hear; the listening effort in noisy locations is lower; the ability to hear speech in quiet is better; and the sound is more pleasant.”

http://www.hearingreview.com/2017/07/novel-technique-improve-amplified-sound-quality-music-speech/


#2

Thanks for sharing this. I knew that the Oticon OPN has 20-bit input architecture to maximize the input dynamic range, but I didn’t realize that they still compress the input prior to the A/D converter in combination with their 20-bit A/D converter.