Ask an Audiologist: The Nera2 Hearing Aid Vs. the Oticon Opn Hearing Instrument

August 18th, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Audiologist
Ask an Audiologist: The Nera2 Hearing Aid Vs. the Oticon Opn Hearing Instrument

Which hearing aid is best for you?

It can often be overwhelming to hear that you have hearing loss and that you need hearing aids.

Hopefully your Audiologist or Hearing Instrument Specialist is knowledgeable and compassionate enough to guide you through the long laundry list of hearing aid technology available.

If so, your hearing care professional will be able to recommend the right custom hearing aid for your unique hearing loss.

Ask an Audiologist

Hello, I am been issued Oticon Nera2 hearing aids by my hearing care provider a few weeks back.

Please let me know how good this product is. Hope to hear from you soon.

Read more about the Oticon Nera2 Hearing Aid here

Audiologist Response

Thank you for your submission to Ask an Audiologist.

Oticon is one of the most well-respected brands of hearing aids in Canada and I personally like their products very much. However, it is hard for me to say if that particular device would best suit your needs without meeting with you and assessing your hearing.

What I do know is that the Nera2 model is a mid-level device that is part of the Inium platform, which is an older line of technology that was launched a few years ago. The Opn product line is Oticon’s most recent generation of hearing devices and has features created using the latest developments in research, particularly for hearing speech in noise. To learn more about the differences in these technologies, the Oticon website is quite informative.

Read more about the Oticon Opn Hearing Aid here

At Hearing Solutions we can recommend hearing aids from any manufacturer and Oticon is a brand that our Audiologists dispense often. If you would like to get a second opinion about which device would best suit your needs, we would be happy to book you an appointment for your free hearing test and consultation. We have several locations across Ontario if you’d like me to schedule you an appointment?

I hope that this helps to answer your question. I wish you the best of luck on your journey towards better hearing!


Stephanie Loder is a registered CASLPO Audiologist at Hearing Solutions. She currently sees patients at Hearing Solution’s Carlingwood Mall hearing aid clinic.

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