Oticon’s Hearing Fitness app has won a CES Innovation Award in the Software and Mobile Apps category.
Just like an exercise tracker, HearingFitness monitors the wearer’s “hearing fitness” – the impact of hearing on their overall health – and provides advice and encouragement that helps the wearer hear better and stay healthy.
This app is used in conjunction with Oticon Opn internet connected hearing aids and tracks hearing aid use, listening environments and other behaviour. The data is collated with measurements of heart rate, sleep patterns and other health markers from other wearable devices to give hearing aid users advice and encouragement on ways to hear better, protect their hearing and stay healthy.
“HearingFitness empowers users to learn about their hearing and take charge of their long-term health and well-being through their hearing habits” said Don Schum PhD, Vice President of Audiology at Oticon. “They gain a sense of belonging to a new generation that’s on top of their hearing and health, instead of being defined by it.
The CES awards conference takes place in Las Vegas in January. It is organised by the Consumer Technology Association.