3D Stereolithographic Earmolds
Westone Laboratories Inc, Colorado Springs, Colo, offers custom fit earmolds using 3D stereolithography. A three-dimensional camera is used to scan the ear impression, producing a digital image. Software is then used to model the image, and create both the physical and acoustic characteristics from the dispenser’s order form. The actual earmold is built using lasers to cure the biocompatible resins. The physical fit is computer controlled. (800) 525-5071; [email protected].


 Swim Plugs
Microsonic Inc, Burnham, Pa, offers QuikFloaters, “on-the-spot” swim plugs for swimmers. QuikFloaters are buoyant, tear-resistant, and lightweight, and can be made in the office. They are made of two-part vinyl polysiloxane compound, and come in two forms: bulk and individual. The bulk kit contains enough to make at least 20 pairs. (877) 376-7139; www.earmolds.com.


 Video Goggles
GN Otometrics, Schaumburg, Ill, introduces video goggles for Video Nystagmography (VNG). The lighter and ergonomic video goggles record eye movements and provide real-time digital video images for computerized VNG. The integrated visor can be adjusted for switching between vision-denied and free-view tests, while the head supports leave the patient’s ears free for caloric irrigations. Binocular eye-position controls facilitate adjustment for eye distance, vertical position, and camera focus. (800) 289-2150; www.gnotometrics.com.


 Cochlear Implant for Canadian Market
Med-El, Durham, NC, offers the PULSARCI100, a cochlear implant system, to the Canadian market. This system incorporates the patented I100 technology, a durable and power-efficient electronics platform with very thin layers of electronics on a miniature chip. Pulsar is compatible with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 0.2, 1.0, and 1.5 Tesla. (888) 633-3524; www.medel.com.


 Bluetooth Device
Starkey Laboratories, Eden Prairie, Minn, introduces ELI (Ear Level Instrument) with a Bluetooth®-enabling device. ELI can be connected to a BTE with a Direct Audio Input or worn on a neck loop for wireless signal transmission. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides 140 hours of use in stand-by mode or 2.5 hours of continuous use. ELI is FCC, CE, and Bluetooth compliant. (800) 328-8602; www.elihearing.com.


 2-Channel Audiometer
MedRx Inc, Largo, Fla, introduces the AVANT PC/USB 2-channel audiometer. This PC-based instrumentation offers a user-friendly interface for data collection, patient monitoring, and counseling. The audiometer features separate output ports for all transducers: TDH, insert phones, bone, high frequency headset, and external speakers. Avant, which is NOAH™ System 3 and TIMS™ compatible, can be mounted inside a sound booth, eliminating cables and multiple connections through the sound booth. A one cable USB connection is needed. (888) 392-1234; www.medrx-usa.com.


 Hearing Aid Analyzer
Frye Electronics Inc, Tigard, Ore, offers the Fonix FP35 hearing aid analyzer. FP35 can be connected to an external video monitor to make the display larger, and works simultaneously with the built-in LCD display. Easy to use buttons make the learning process faster. Features on the FP35 include computer compatibility, NOAH 3 compatibility, external printer capability, and a digital data display. (800) 547-8209; www.frye.com.


 Insert Earphones
E-A-R Auditory Systems, Indianapolis, offers E-A-RTONE 5A Insert Earphones. It fits directly inside the ear canal to provide high background noise attenuation during audiometric testing. The insert earphones increase interaural attenuation to 70 to 95 dB. The disposable E-A-RLINK tips are available in five sizes, and there are no cushions or headbands to clean. (800) 624-5955; www.aearo.com.


 Digital Hearing System
Hansaton Hearing Systems, Mobile, Ala, offers the VITAL digital hearing system. Designed for people who want to make use of the latest audiological and technical advances, VITAL is said to digitally reduce noise, has sound and loudness-optimized microphone switching, and has fully digital four channel technology. Features include a multichannel directional microphone technology, automatic feedback detector, digital voice detection, and reduction of interfering noise. (800) 525-7936.


 Sound Field System
Phonic Ear Inc, Petaluma, Calif, offers VocaLight, an infrared-based stationary sound field system. VocaLight reduces FM interference, and has two channels, large pick-up range, aux-in, aux-out plugs, and one-plug charging. An optional audbox allows for up to four additional sound sources. A typical package includes VocaLight base station, body-worn transmitter, lapel or collar microphone, choice of speaker package, two external infrared sensors, and all necessary accessories and power supply cords. (800) 227-0735; www.phonicear.com.


 Hearing Screener
Natus Medical Inc, San Carlos, Calif, introduces the hand-held Cochlea-Scan Hearing Screener. The device utilizes advanced DPOAE technology for follow-up and surveillance screening. It features programmable frequencies and stimulus levels with automated results or can be configured to meet a specific protocol. The binomial statistics detection algorithm offers a strong signal detection, and artifact refection system distinguishes between external noise and actual patient response. (800) 255-3901; www.natus.com.


 Hearing Aid Batteries
Duracell, Bethel, Conn, offers Activair hearing aid batteries. Using DURA-SHIELD technology that combines new manufacturing processes and a unique sealant technique, Duracell has improved battery consistency, and optimized air flow for even cell discharge. New packaging makes the batteries easy to store, carry, and remove; a longer tab makes it easy to handle and insert; and color-coded tabs allow for identification of battery cell size. (800) 551-2355; www.duracell.com.