Classic Rock group Styx recently made it possible for hundreds of thousands of fans sail away to their music directly through hearing aids. The band worked with hearing aid manufacturer, Oticon, to live stream the final concert of their summer tour directly to wearers of the company’s internet-enabled Opn product. KVUE ABC News outlet in Austin, Texas, interviewed one such fan about the event. Middle school math teacher Peter Conforti states in the article that he “can’t believe this is actually going to happen.”
Audiologist—and ASHA member—Sheena Oliver. vice president of marketing for Oticon, explains in the article how new hearing assistive technology enhances experiences ranging from daily conversations to this rock concert for people with hearing loss.
“There are things for people with normal hearing that we tend to take for granted on a daily basis,” Oliver said. “This really allows people to have a more natural, clear and open sound while taking advantage of the technology we have today.”
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