Deep Neural Network

Benefits and Features of a Deep Neural Network

What is a Deep Neural Network?

A Deep Neural Network (DNN) is a type of machine learning that mimics the way the human brain learns. It has been used in various applications, including language translation, image search tools, and even medical diagnosis (such as detecting cancer cells). In the context of hearing aids, Oticon has incorporated DNN technology into their devices to enhance the listening experience.


How Does DNN Work?

Imagine a computer encountering an unfamiliar sound, like a trumpet. Unlike humans, the computer doesn’t inherently know what a trumpet sounds like. The DNN processes this sound, breaking it down into elements like high-pitched or low-pitched components. Through repetitive learning, the DNN receives feedback (a “yes” or “no” answer) about whether the sound is a trumpet. It adjusts its decision-making process based on this feedback. Over time, with exposure to many different trumpet sounds, the DNN learns to recognize them instantly—similar to how our brains learn through practice and mistakes.

DNN in Oticon Hearing Aids:

Oticon Intent™ Oticon’s latest hearing aid, Oticon Intent™, incorporates a DNN. This DNN was trained with a staggering 12 million real-life sound scenes, including environments like restaurants, train stations, and busy streets. What does it do? It analyzes, organizes, and balances these complex sound scenes. By utilizing the DNN’s intelligent capabilities, Oticon Intent prioritizes and balances the sounds that matter most to you.

Unlike traditional hearing aids that focus solely on speech in front of you, Oticon Intent gives your brain access to the full sound scene. Imagine being in a restaurant—you’ll hear the person next to you, the clatter of cutlery on a nearby table, and even the waiter standing behind you, all in a true-to-life way.

Benefits of DNN in Hearing Aids:

  • True-to-Life Balance: DNN ensures that important sounds are amplified and balanced, providing a more natural listening experience.
  • Access to Full Sound Scene: No more missing out on sounds behind you. Whether it’s a friend’s conversation or the waiter’s tray of glasses, your brain can process it all.
  • Support for Brain Health: By mimicking the brain’s learning process, DNN contributes to overall well-being.

The Deep Neural Network is found on the following Oticon hearing aids:

In summary, Oticon’s DNN technology enhances your hearing aid experience by giving you access to a richer, more nuanced sound world. It’s a step forward in the evolution of hearing aids, and it’s available to you today.

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