Very detailed review of Oticon Xceed. You might need to be an Audi to understand everything in report, but nice to see someone (Örebro University Hospital in Sweden) make (hopefully unbiased) attempt to address the Xxceed’s performance in background noise.
A study at the Örebro University Hospital in Sweden investigated the benefits of Oticon Xceed and OpenSound Navigator™ (OSN) on speech recognition, listening effort and memory recall in noise for adults with severe-to-profound hearing loss. By providing more speech information, the use of OSN allowed the listeners to handle more background noise while achieving the same level of speech intelligibility. Subjectively, the listeners perceived significantly less effort while listening to speech
in noise with OSN activated. Compared to Oticon Dynamo, the listeners had better recall of words from short-term memory with Oticon Xceed. These results suggest the BrainHearing™ technology in
Oticon Xceed provides better access to speech with less listening effort. This study demonstrates that it is possible to ease cognitive processing of speech for people with severe-to-profound hearing loss.