A new app from Oticon will help users track their hearing health along with their physical health. HearingFitness works with a portfolio of Oticon’s connected hearing aids. The app combines the data from the hearing aid with measurements of heart rate, sleep patterns and other health markers available from various wearable devices, providing users with feedback designed to encourage them to hear better and live healthier.
“The HearingFitness app helps people with hearing loss understand how their behavior and hearing health habits can influence how effective their treatment is,” said Don Schum, PhD, Vice President of Audiology at Oticon. “Hearing plays a huge role in people’s overall health and well-being, and HearingFitness, paired with Opn, encourages routine use of hearing aids to improve hearing and the ability to engage in social settings.”
HearingFitness will allow hearing aid wearers to join the new generation of technology users who stay on top of their health through the use of wearable devices and fitness apps. It will also help generate data that will be used to further hearing care research, ultimately leading to better and more rewarding lives for hearing aid wearers. The demo of the HearingFitness app will be unveiled at next year’s CES in Las Vegas and the app will be available for all Oticon Opn users later in 2018.
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