Over a century’s worth of gathered experience in audiology and sound processing makes Oticon Medical, part of the world-leading hearing healthcare group Demant, what it is today. For a lot of people this Swedish medical technology company makes a life-changing difference. The bone-anchored and cochlear implant systems developed by Oticon Medical are among the world’s most advanced, and all completely tailored to each patient’s needs.
Oticon Medical has been a driving force in the development of bone anchored hearing systems during the last decade. The concept was originally developed in the early 1980s through a research collaboration between Anders Tjellström at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg and Bo Håkansson at Chalmers University of Technology.
Based on innovations on both the titanium implant design and hearing technology – the system was developed further at the hearing division of Nobel Biocare. With the introduction of for example digital sound processors and minimally invasive surgical techniques, Oticon Medical was founded while Nobel Biocare continued on a different path.
Creating lifelike hearing systems
Improving the quality of life for people with hearing impairments or hearing loss is the main focus for the companies that are a part of the Demant group. The company was the first in the world to develop complete systems for sound experience in 360°, thus creating a whole new world of opportunities for people with all kinds of hearing impairments.
Oticon Medical is not and will never be content with the simplest solution. By focusing on user needs and experiences of their hearing loss, Oticon Medical develops completely individualised systems. Everything is built on the brain’s ability and capacity of sound processing. This makes it possible to create lifelike hearing systems that work in all kinds of environments, and for people of all ages.
Children and adults do not have the same conditions when it comes to the brain’s ability to perceive and process sound. Therefore, there are several different variations of Oticon hearing aids and the technology is constantly evolving. There is no other system on the market today, with the same lifelike sound reproduction as the Oticon systems.
Operating in the capital of bone anchored implants
The legacy of Per-Ingvar Brånemark, who discovered that titanium could interact and become part of living bone, is still very evident and strong at Oticon Medical. Headquartered in Gothenburg, the city often referred to as the capital of bone anchored implants, Oticon Medical has access to decades of experience in the field of implantable hearing solutions – not only by members of the company’s own development team but also by specialists operating on a global basis.