Oticon’s mission began more than 100 years ago. In 1904, Hans Demant wanted to help his wife Camilla live a better life, unhindered by her hearing loss. Hans helped Camilla with one of the first electronic hearing aids in the world. From this foundation of care, Oticon grew with a passion to help people who need hearing support. They work constantly towards their vision of a world where hearing loss is no limitation. They innovate life-changing technology – and if that means they need to challenge conventions, then that is what they do.
Oticon has always taken a different path in order to support the brain in how it makes sense of sound. Rather than focusing on sound or the ears, they think brain first. It’s a constant journey of research and discovery, as they, together with Eriksholm Research Centre, explore new scientific audiological territory.
Through groundbreaking scientific discoveries in hearing, they are increasing the knowledge of how we hear. The brain needs access to all sounds – not just speech – in order to work in a natural way. Studies also show that inadequate treatment of even mild hearing loss can have negative consequences for people’s brains and lives. Together, these insights challenge the conventional thinking and demand changes to the way hearing loss is treated.
Oticon creates hearing aids that help to ensure the brain receives the quality sound information it needs to remain healthy. They call this unique approach BrainHearing, and that is what makes Oticon hearing aids special.
500 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. The majority are over the age of 60 while eight percent are under the age of 18. Oticon's vision is to create a world where people are no longer limited by hearing loss. A world where hearing aids fit seamlessly into life and help people realise their full potential, while avoiding the health consequences of hearing loss.
Oticon develops and manufactures hearing aids for both adults and children and supports every kind of hearing loss from mild to profound. They pride themselves on developing some of the most innovative hearing aids on the market.
Headquartered in Denmark, Oticon is a global company and part of Demant with more than 18,000 employees and revenues of around 2.4 billion euros. Changing technology. Changing conventions. Changing lives. Oticon – Life-changing hearing technology.