Most people think that your hear with your ears. What people don’t often think about is that you actually hear with your brain! The hearing part of your brain is where the sound that you hear actually gets “heard” and the information takes on meaning. This is a process that takes a lot of work to happen!

If the sound signal is not clear or distorted, then your brain has to work even harder to try and make sense of the sound information. This extra effort that is required can take its toll over the long term. Research has shown that over a long period of time, hearing loss can lead to depression and isolation. When it becomes harder for you to hear, it takes much more effort on your part just to follow what is being said in a conversation, and you will feel more tired by the end of the day. The extra effort used on processing sound can negatively impact other cognitive functions, such as memory.

BrainHearing technology, available in Oticon hearing instruments helps your brain to hear more naturally. BrainHearing Technology helps both of your ears to work together and helps recognize and preserve the natural sounds of speech. It also helps to separate the speech from unwanted background noise and helps coordinate and process how different sounds are best understood by your brain.

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