- May 14, 2023
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The AI/DNN that Oticon has deployed in the More devices stretches my grasp of technology to its limit, but I will say that whatever and however it works to process sounds while preserving a sense of "soundscape" is truly impressive, and useful to me. I only have 2 programs that I use most of the time: VAC+ and NAL-NL1. I use NAL-NL1 all day when I'm by myself, and switch to VAC+ when HerSelf comes home. But, I could easily get by leaving my hearing aids set to either one. That's what I like the best about my More1 devices. Minimal fiddling is required!Maybe the use of the term "digital processing" here is not the best description because except for analog hearing aids, all modern hearing aids use digital processing, so there's really not more or less digital processing. But the More (and many latest hearing aid brand/models) now employ AI (artificial intelligence) to further process sound, especially on the noise handling aspect, much more effectively.
Many people find the AI technology added to the newer hearing aids very beneficial to them, specifically in noisy situations. But nevertheless, there are still a few who said that they find the More slightly better than the OPN in noise, but only incrementally better and it's not a wow factor to them. So in that sense, I agree with @e1405 that it's a very subjective opinion and on individual can really say that the More will be better than the OPN for the poster except the poster to try out for himself. But for sure, like @e1405 shares, many do find that the More is better for them in noisy situation compared to the OPN.
Addendum: On certain rare occasions, like when I go to the mechanic's shop to have my vehicle repaired or if I'm in a loud auditorium, I use the Speech in Noise "canned" program that Oticon offers as a preset. It works really, really well for me, but I hardly ever have call to use it.