- Top of the Intiga range
- Available in two product formats
- Multiple programs
- 10 channel sound processing
- Wireless enabled
The Oticon Intiga is available at three different technical levels and three different prices. The Intiga 10 is the top of the range and so one has to review the technology on offer, what it can deliver and what benefit can be derived for the end user.
It is available in two different product formats, the receiver in the canal aid which sits behind the ear and the very small in the canal product. Oticon classify these as RITE (receiver in the canal) and IIC (invisible in the canal). The larger behind the ear product has more features so one must asses the trade off with size against function to ascertain which one would suit your lifestyle and specific hearing requirements.
The more comprehensive technology list is available within the RITE product, so let’s review what is on offer. Oticon lists 18 algorithms under its "Family Features" for the Intiga. We won’t go into detail on all of them here but from the length of list alone one can take away that this is a product with the power and diversity to produce high quality sound in a wide variety of listening environments.
Probably the most powerful combination of algorithms sits within Oticon’s Directional Microphone Processing category. Here the Intiga 10 has a considerable advantage over its lower technology products as it utilises Multiband Adaptive Directionality, Tri Mode Directional Automatics combining with Oticon Front Focus and My Voice. Directionality is proven to be the key factor when trying to deliver speech intelligibility within noise and by using all the options available we feel that the Intiga 10 should deliver unparalleled performance within this critical area.
Its basic sound processor is the RISE 2 platform and although that is shared across all the Intiga technology levels, within the top end Intiga 10 it has an extended bandwidth of up to 10kHz and operates using ten channels compared to eight in the Intiga 8 and just six in the Intiga 6 product. On the subject of the RISE 2 this is an improvement over the earlier RISE which has created more space and increased the battery life of the products that use it.
In summary, the Intiga range is a very fine range of hearing instruments from Oticon and the Intiga 10 deservedly sits at the top of this technically rich tree. We are confident that correctly fitted this product can deliver maximum satisfaction to a great number of users in a wide variety of environments.