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Oticon Opn. The first hearing device
proven to make it easier on the brain.
Less stress. More recall. Better hearing.
Introducing Oticon Opn.TM
The Oticon Opn family has expanded and now includes three levels of
technology at three different price points. Introduction of the Opn2 and
Opn3 models means that those that could not afford, or did not require
the full high specifications of the original Oticon Opn1, can now benefit
from the exceptional sound quality and clarity of the all new Velox
Finally there’s a hearing device that lets you hear what you want to hear,
even in the most complex listening environments. OpnTM allows you to
participate in multiple conversations, not just the one in front of you.
Oticon OpnTM has been hailed a success by both consumers and
audiologists in the results of two separate surveys published in January.
These are devices people want to wear!
*Compared to Alta2 Pro **Individual benefit may vary depending upon instrument prescription
PATIENT FEEDBACK REQUIRED
30 day trial of Oticon Opn 1,2 & 3 devices
Register today on 08 85863025 or visit www.hcaudiology.com.au
Call 08 85863025
/'''••, HEAR CLEAR
•., , audiology
151 Murray Ave Renmark
Also consulting in Berri and Loxton
IF you have a hearing loss and you have been
keeping up with news on the latest and most
advanced hearing aids, you have no doubt
heard of the Oticon Opn.
The response to these revolutionary hearing
aids has been phenomenal.
People are reporting a very natural sound
quality and hearing in group situations is supe-
rior to any other devices they have used before.
This is all thanks to the all-new Velox platform
which runs the Oticon Opn, allowing processing
speeds 50 times faster than the outgoing tech-
Oticon Opnhas been hailed a success by both
consumers and audiologists in the results of two
separate surveys published in January.
Now there is even more good news.
The Oticon Opn family has expanded and now
includes three levels of technology at three dif-
ferent price points.
It means that those who could not afford, or
did not require, the full high specification level
of the originally released Oticon Opn1, can still
benefit from the sound quality and overall clarity
of the all new Velox chip, which drives the tech-
nology. This is now also available in the Opn2
and Opn3 which sit at lower price points.
“We have been pleasantly surprised by the
overwhelmingly positive response to the Oticon
Opn1,” said Robert Vinci, HearClear Audiology’s
“It has truly lived up to all the hype. With the
introduction of Opn2 and Opn3 we are able to
offer the improved sound quality and processing
to an increasing number of hearing impaired
Oticon Opn has become a new benchmark
in hearing aid technology. It is the first device
in decades to move away from the traditional
directional microphone as a way of suppressing
unwanted background noise. Instead, the Opn is
able to scan the environment 360 degrees over
100 times per second, then attenuate individual
unwanted noise sources and balance sounds.
This creates an ‘open’ sound experience for
users and overcomes the ‘tunnelling’ side effect
associated with traditional directional micro-
phone beam technology.
“We’ve had the opportunity to trial the
technology with a number of hearing impaired
people, some who have worn hearing aids previ-
ously, and also with first-time hearing aid users,”
Mr Vinci said.
“People are commenting on the sound quality
of the hearing aids and their ability to communi-
cate in all environments.”
Register your interest now for a free trial of
the revolutionary Oticon Opn1, Opn2, or Opn3
Take them home for a 30-day, risk-free trial
and find out how they can improve your hearing
and benefit your life.
To make an obligation-free appointment in
Renmark, Berri or Loxton, contact HearClear
Audiology on 8586 3025.
Ready, set, OPN1,2,3, hear
Dog trials to
TWO major Riverland events are set to
combine in Barmera later this year.
The Barmera Sheep Dog Trials, usually
held in October, will instead be held to
coincide with the South Australian Country
Music Festival in June.
The festival kicks off on Friday, June 2,
and will run until Monday, June 12, with
the sheep dog trials to be held across the
last three days of the festival.
Organiser of the sheep dog trials Bob
Clark, said combining the events could
entice more visitors to the region for the
“People might be thinking ‘should I go to
the Riverland or not?’,” he said.
“With two events on, there is more of an
incentive then just one event.
“I think it’s a great idea to combine the
The former school teacher said he had
always wanted to run the dog trials along-
side the music festival, however was unable
due to work commitments.
“Now that I’ve retired I’ve got a bit of
time up my sleeve,” he said.
“I don’t have to be at school all the time,
I should be able to do it.
“It just works in well because we are
both country-orientated, the music festival
and the dog trials.”
The unique Running of the Sheep event
will return to the dog trials following an
absence from the event in 2016.
“We’ll run the sheep down the main
street (Barwell Avenue) on Saturday (June
10) at 10am,” he said.
“We’ll put some panelling up, run the
sheep down and take the panelling down so
then the music can continue.
“We’ll then take the sheep straight to
the Barmera oval to run the novice event
on Saturday afternoon and then the open
and improvers (events) on Sunday and
Mr Clark said the Running of the Sheep
is a popular part of the event.
“People seem to come up from Adelaide
just to see that. They love seeing the sheep,”
“We’ll be running an auction with pro-
ceeds to the Royal Flying Doctor Service
“We’ll take some of the sponsors and put
little bibs on about a dozen of the sheep.
You can buy a sheep and if it wins, you can
get some money back.
“Those sheep will join in with the big
mob and whoever is past the line first,
will win a cash prize, with proceeds to the
Mr Clark encouraged those interested in
helping out with the dog trials to contact
him (0418 473 169).
“We will be looking for extra help from
the general community,” he said.
“If there is anyone who can help out,
particularly with the running of the sheep, I
need as many hands on deck as possible to
get the panels up quickly, run the sheep and
then get the panels down quickly.
“If there are some people in the commu-
nity that could put their hand up, I would be
Mr Clark thanked the sponsors for their
continued support of the event.
“We couldn’t run the event without some
of the great, local sponsors who put in
money each year,” he added.
The Barmera Sheep Dog Trials and Running of the Sheep will be held in conjunction
with the Riverland Country Music Festival this year, instead of the event’s usual date
in October. Pictured in Barmera this week is organiser Bob Clark.
INSET: Mr Clark says the revived Running of the Sheep – to be held on Saturday,
June 10, from 10am – is a popular part of the event. MAIN PHOTO: Christian Longobardi
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