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Click on the "General Information" button (top button above) for an overview and general information on this category of hearing aid.

 

Behind the Ear (BTE) Digital Hearing Aids

Oticon Epoq Behind-the-Ear Digital Hearing Aid

The Oticon Epoq BTE hearing aid was manufactured by Oticon A/S in Denmark in 2007.

Shown here is the RITE (receiver-in-the-ear) version. In addition, the Oticon Epoq came in the BTE, ITE, ITC and CIC versions as well.

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Back view of the Oticon Epoq showing the rocker volume/program selector control. Since these hearing aids "talk" to each other, one aid is programmed to have the rocker switch be the volume control, and the other is programmed to have the rocker switch to be the program selector control. You choose which one you want to have what function.

Notice the rear (directional) microphone port slightly above the top of the rocker switch (right).

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Side view of the Oticon Epoq showing the battery door partially open. This hearing aid uses a No. 312 battery.


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Bottom of the Oticon Epoq showing the 5 contacts for programming it (bottom right). The slot in the bottom is to anchor the plug firmly to the contacts when programming it. Actually, it can be programmed this way, or via the Streamer and Bluetooth.


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View of the Oticon Epoq showing its size.


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Close-up of the receiver of the Oticon Epoq shown here with ear tip removed. This version of the Epoq uses receiver in-the-ear (RITE) technology.


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Another view of the Oticon Epoq receiver showing the flexible ear tip. The ear tip comes in three sizes—6, 8 and 10 mm.


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Another view of the Oticon Epoq receiver showing the "sports lock" that holds the receiver firmly in the ear canal. This is all that is left of the typical big ear molds of yesteryear.


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Front view of the Streamer, the Oticon Epoq's remote control. The cell phone connect button is in the top left. Below it is the Music button which allows the Streamer to connect via either Bluetooth or the 2.5 mm audio jack (and patch cord) to any audio device.

In the top right is the volume control rocker switch.

The angled button (bottom left) has two functions—to pair with another Bluetooth device, and to switch Bluetooth on and off.

The battery indicator light is in the bottom right corner.

The Streamer uses a non user-replaceable lithium-ion battery. It measures 3˝" x 1⅜" x 7/16".

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Side view of the Streamer the Oticon Epoq's remote control. The oval slot (left)—there is one on each side—is where the neckloop clip snaps in.


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Bottom view of the Streamer showing the USB charging connector (left), and the 2.5 mm stereo audio jack (right) which allows the Streamer to connect to any audio device via a patch cord.


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Rear view of the Streamer (left) with the neck strap (right) removed. The neck strap holds the Streamer at the optimal position for best results.

The Streamer communicates with both hearing aids using proprietary near field magnetic induction (NFMI) technology.

 

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The Oticon Epoq comes in a sleek case—shown partially open.


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The Oticon Epoq's case in closed position.

 


 

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