The Dynamo range came out in November 2015 and is the new Superpower range from Oticon
The Oticon Dynamo SP10 is the top of the new superpower range from Oticon. These hearing aids are for people with a severe or profound hearing loss only.
This aid is a traditionally shaped BTE with a size 13 battery. This makes it a little smaller than the average superpower aid. It comes with an analog style volume control with levels 1 through to 4 on it. For most this is a love/hate feature. Many power users who are familiar with the older NHS superpower aids may like this volume control. Users who have moved on to the newer digital style aids may be less keen.
As the SP10 is the premium aid in the Dynamo range, it is most suitable for Superpower users who spend significant time in challenging and noisy hearing environments.
Power - 143 dB SPL Maximum power output with 82 dB Full-On Gain.
Dynamo uses a range of features called "Brainhearing" to support the way the brain makes sense of sounds.
The first is called Speech Rescue which works by copying high frequency sounds like ‘th’ and ‘s’, and then ‘pasting’ them into the lower frequency ranges where your hearing is better.
After Speech Rescue has moved these sounds, the Speech Guard E compression feature delivers the correct amount of amplification while preserving natural speech sounds. This results in clearer speech perception, even in noisy environments.
Feedback Shield optimises for severe to profound hearing loss and protects from unwanted squealing or whistling without reducing sound quality.
The Dynamo SP10 has the full suite of noise reduction features you would expect in a premium hearing aid. It uses spatial noise reduction and binaural processing to coordinate between the hearing aids to reduce the level of background sounds, including transient noise reduction. Freefocus Premium directionality and Voicepriority help to zoom in on the sounds that are most important whilst keeping unwanted sounds at bay.
The Dynamo SP10 has 16 channels with 9 fitting bands.
The Dynamo range are all compatible with the connectline series of telephones as well as being suitable for Bimodal fittings in conjunction with cochlear implants.
Author: David Roberts