Covid-19 Notice

Due to COVID-19, we will be TEMPORARILY CLOSING our practice, effective, FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH.  We are joining in the effort to help prevent further spread of the Coronavirus.  We expect to RE-OPEN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8TH.  We will re-evaluate at that time and follow the guidance from the state and local governments as to when we can safely serve you again.  We will continue to communicate with you through our website and Facebook.  If you need assistance during the next two weeks, please call our office at 781-7200.  We will be checking voicemails daily.  We hope to return back to business as usual to take care of all of your hearing needs as quickly and safely as possible. 

Stay well!  ~ The SMH Team:  Holly Thibodeau, Angela York, and Christina Crawford

 

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Oticon

About Oticon - A World Leader in Hearing Care since 1904

Oticon is the industry’s most advanced center for hearing instrument technology. Oticon is the home of many industry firsts, including 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.

Oticon has been putting the brain first for nearly twenty years. Each evolution in their technology supports the natural, physiological response between the ears and the brain as they strive to achieve a signal closest to what the brain is used to receiving. 

Oticon’s Promise is People First

People First is about empowering people to communicate freely, interact naturally and participate actively. Everything Oticon does – from solutions to support tools - is designed to empower you to play an active part in life.

We offer a complete range of hearing aids for virtually all of your unique fitting needs and hearing healthcare expectations. 

SMH Offers Four Styles of Hearing Aids Made by Oticon

  • OPN S 1
  • OPN S 2
  • OPN S 3
  • SIYA 1
  • SIYA 2

We are so excited to introduce our revolutionary new hearing aid, Oticon Opn™; easier on the brain with ultra-fast access to open sound experience.

Come in today to try a demo!

A paradigm shift in hearing aids that combines breakthrough technologies proven to enable people with hearing loss to: 

  • experience 20% less listening effort,
  • remember 20% more, and 
  • enjoy 30% better speech understanding!

Simply The Best

"Oticon Opn™ is the best, most advanced hearing aid we have ever made!"

Open up your world

Enjoy a whole new world of sound.

Oticon Opn™ Technology

Opens a full soundscape to embrace multiple speakers and allows you to actively participate in conversations with more participants.

Hear better, remember more, with less effort*

Oticon Opn™ improves your ability to understand speech even in challenging environments by 30%, compared to the previous generation of hearing instruments. That means less listening effort for you. You don’t have to work as hard to understand, leaving more mental energy to remember what you hear. –First time user study, 2010

*Compared to Alta 2 Pro

Oticon Opn™ is so fast it can give you access to multiple speakers around you that you want to listen to and reduce noise at the same time. 

Listen to multiple speakers in noisy environments. Focus on what’s important to you and switch attention if you want to.

Traditional technology

Isolates one speaker, suppresses all others.

Oticon Opn™ technology

Opens a full soundscape to embrace multiple speakers and allows you to actively participate in conversations with more participants.

Small size, big performance

Oticon Opn™ miniRITE gives you a discreet, compact hearing aid with a wealth of innovative features and functionalities.
The popular small behind-the-ear style features a smart, single-push button for easy and intuitive operation of volume and programs. Powered by a tiny 312 battery and available in an array of color options.

Helping the brain make sense of sound – How it Works

Hearing is a cognitive process—it happens in the brain. The brain needs to perform four key functions in order to make sense of sound: 

  • Orient
  • Recognize
  • Focus
  • Separate

Because the brain performs these functions simultaneously, we have to understand all of them and support them continuously.

The fewer details of sound the brain receives, the harder it has to work to make sense of it. This can be very tiring for you and may also impact other cognitive activities, including memory and the ability to engage in conversation. 

BrainHearingtechnology delivers clear, pure sound 

The unique approach to signal processing is supported by these core technologies: 

  • Binaural Synchronization coordinates the directionality and noise management of both devices to produce a more balanced sound experience. 
  • Binaural Noise Management emphasizes the side with less noise in very noisy situations, helping the brain to focus on the ear with the better sound signal. 
  • Inium Feedback Shield significantly reduces whistling without compromising sound quality, audibility or comfort, and preserves the fine details in sounds. 
  • Both new and experienced hearing instrument users benefit from BrainHearing™ technology
  • Satisfaction levels are significantly higher than the industry standard.