Oticon is one of the hearing aid industry’s major manufacturers. Not only do they have adult hearing aids, but they also have a pediatric line: Oticon Play. Oticon Play is offered in two options: the OPN Play and the Xceed Play.
The OPN Play is available in both receiver-in-canal (RIC) and behind-the-ear (BTE) styles. This gives flexibility for size and power, and can be determined based on the child’s age and hearing loss.
The Xceed Play is touted as the most powerful pediatric hearing aid. It is a true power BTE, aimed towards children with severe to profound hearing loss.
Pediatric hearing aids are often tamper proof, come in a variety of fun colors, and provide programming and hearing aid functions that are specific to helping children at different ages. Both the OPN and Xceed Play are FM compatible, which is great for using at school! The only disadvantage is the hearing aid while likely require an additional ‘boot’ to be FM compatible. They also feature wireless connectivity, allowing kids to connect to their smartphones or tablets.
Want to learn more about the Oticon Play? Contact Gardner Audiology at 800-277-1182 or gardneraudiology.com