New Clarity Headset Available

Clarity, Chattanooga, Tenn, has announced the release of its CE30 headset that connects people wearing hearing aids with their telephone to make conversations clearer. The CE30 features adjustable volume control and allows for effortless, hands-free communication. The CE30 received the prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Award from the Consumer Electronics Association and is scheduled to be recognized this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

(800) 426-3738

Clarity C4320 Amplified Phone Available

Harris Communications, Eden Prairie, Minn, features the Clarity Professional C4230 amplified phone, offering clear interference-free communication that is enhanced by 50 dB amplification, four tone settings, and digital 5.8 GHz technology

(800) 582-8569

Siemens Offers New Link

Siemens, Piscataway, NJ, offers Tek, a wireless accessory that allows connection of the company’s Pure hearing aids to Bluetooth-equipped devices such as cell phones, personal audio devices, TV, PCs, and more. Designed to meet the needs of today’s interactive hearing instrument wearer, Tek speaks the same language as other high-tech instruments

(800) 766-4500

Jitterbug Phones Provide Bridge to Hearing Aid Sales

Jitterbug mobile phones have established themselves among seniors because of their simplicity and ease of use as well as their hearing aid compatibility, which is why New Ear Wireless, West Warwick, RI, wants to show the products’ potential to hearing health care professionals—not just as a way to generate extra income via phone sales, but, more importantly, as a way to generate hearing tests leading to potential instrument sales

(866) 811-8489

New Wireless Connection Introduced

Sonic Alert Inc, Troy, Mich, has announced the availability of the Geemarc BlueHook, allowing wireless connectivity between hearing aids and Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. The Geemarc BlueHook clips to clothing, includes three charging options, has a built-in microphone, and comes in two versions: single-hook CLBH1 and double-hook CLBH2. One-year warranty offered

(248) 577-5400

TV Ears Loop System

Westone Laboratories, Colorado Springs, Colo, now offers the latest addition to the TV Ears line. Hearing instrument wearers can now enjoy all the benefits of TV Ears without removing their instruments. TV Ears cuts down television background noise and amplifies the dialogue for better clarity and enjoyment. The TV Ears 2.3 Loop System allows users to receive the refined television audio through their hearing instrument’s manual T-coil. Users can adjust their own volume and tone without turning up the TV and disturbing others. The TV Ears TV Loop is compatible only with the TV Ears 2.3 MHz system

(800) 525-5071

Sonic Innovations Launches New Bluetooth Device

Salt Lake City-based Sonic Innovations Inc has announced the introduction of sonicBLU, a wireless communication device that allows users of Sonic Innovations Velocity hearing aids to wirelessly connect to Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. The sonicBLU device has a reported talk time of up to 4 hours and a stand-by time of up to 70 hours. In addition, it has an operating range of up to 10 meters and uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery (with a charging time of 1.5-2 hours). SonicBLU weighs 10 grams and measures 42 x 24 x 12 mm

(888) 423-7834

iPhone Sign Language Application Released

iDev2, Lexington, Ky, creators of educational applications for children of all ages, has just announced the release of the iSign American Sign Language (ASL) tutorial and reference program for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. With iSign, users can choose from more than 800 signs, with each gesture modeled by a fully animated 3D character. iSign offers a diverse range of ASL signs in categories such as Feelings, Colors, Clothing, Food & Drink, School, and Sports. iSign is available on iTunes. There is currently a free “lite” version of the program containing 25 signs

(859) 963-2034

Clarity Releases New “Unlocked” C900 Mobile Phone

Clarity, Chattanooga, Tenn, a leading supplier of communications solutions for older Americans, has announced the release of ClarityLife C900, an easy-to-use amplified mobile phone that doubles as an emergency response device. Designed specifically for seniors, the C900 provides the freedom to stay connected with loved ones and the peace of mind to know that help is just the push of a button away. Available “unlocked,” the C900 can be used on any network, such as T-Mobile and AT&T. Highlights of its seniors-friendly features include: 20-decibel amplification for seniors with hearing loss; one-touch, emergency help button to instantly contact loved ones; large four-button operation for easy navigation and dialing; large backlit display; and oversized text for easy reading.

(800) 426-3738

Mercury-Free, Zinc Air Hearing Aid Batteries

After more than 10 years of laboratory and field testing, Energizer has announced the launch of a line of mercury-free, zinc air hearing aid batteries. The hearing aid batteries will be available in all four battery sizes—10, 13, 312, and 675

(800) 426-8268

Power to Spare

Rayovac, Madison, Wis, has announced the launch of its Extreme Performance, a new, more powerful battery range for next-generation hearing instruments with wireless functionality. This latest product innovation offers a solution to the special requirements of new, high-drain hearing devices, which include wireless connectivity. Extreme Performance meets the extra power demands of these aids by delivering increased milliwatt power without compromising other areas of performance

(800) 323-1993

Implant Power Batteries

ZeniPower, Zhuhai, China, presents a new generation of Implant Power batteries, with 30%-plus improvements that can power cochlear BTE speech processors for 3 to 6 days. According to the company, comparison tests show a longer life than other brands at 30 mA discharge. The strictly controlled manufacturing process guarantees high reliability and consistency. Free samples are available

(814) 825-8398

Natural Ear Treatment

MiraCell Inc, Orem, Utah, offers MiraCell natural ear treatment, which eases cerumen removal, makes wearing hearing aids and earmolds more comfortable, and relieves sore, dry, flaking, or itching ears caused by detaching keratin and tympanic membrane plaque. MiraCell Inc offers an income-making opportunity that will reduce returns and remakes

(800) 748-5040

Ear Cleansing System

Hal-Hen Company Inc, Garden City Park, NY, presents a new approach to ear hygiene, Murine Earigate Ear Cleansing System. Designed and tested by an ENT physician, Earigate helps keep ears clean longer. Using patented “reverse spray action,” Earigate safely rinses away earwax and cellular debris with no pressure on the tympanic membrane. Easy to use, Earigate extends the time between ear cleanings and helps prevent hearing aid failure due to wax and debris buildup. Clinically tested, Earigate is chemical- and preservative-free, is hypoallergenic, and can be used as often as necessary. Earigate is available in two sizes: adult and child. Each 100 mL can of Earigate delivers 30 to 50 applications

(800) 242-5436

Phonak Unveils Hypoallergenic Shell Material

Phonak, Stafa, Switzerland, has announced that the material used for all custom product shell colors in its digital manufacturing process has been certified to be nontoxic and nonirritating, according to independent laboratory biocompatibility testing. Working with one of the leading producers of specialty medical grade UV-curable acrylics, Phonak has developed and fine-tuned eight different colors of shell materials—pink, tan, cocoa, brown, red, blue, transparent, and white—whose acrylic polymers are resistant to many biological and chemical agents and demonstrate excellent impact strength, dimensional stability, chemical and scratch resistance, biocompatibility, and clarity

(800) 679-4871

Thin-Tube/Open-Ear Fittings

Mid-States Laboratories, Wichita, Kan, offers a variety of thin-tube/open-ear fittings. Choose from a selection of styles to custom fit each client’s hearing needs. When possible, Mid-States prefers to use its Apollo or Marveltex/vinyl materials, which allow for friction fit, an advantage when considering the need to retube

(800) 247-3669

Hearing Protection for Small Ear Canals

Etymotic Research, Elk Grove Village, Ill, offers a second size of high-fidelity hearing protection for children and adults with small ear canals. The earplugs, called BabyBlues, have the same flat 20-dB sound reduction as Etymotic’s standard ETYPlugs HI-FI earplugs. All earplugs from Etymotic are flat attenuation to protect hearing and reduce noise fatigue while keeping music and voices clear, and can be used for playing and listening to music, attending concerts, and traveling

(888) 389-6684

Digital Series Product Line Expands

Electronic Shooters Protection, Brighton, Colo, has announced the addition of the Series 3 to its digital series of custom electronic hearing protection. The Series 3 includes several preset tone modes selectable for optimum quality in different sound environments. Volume can also be controlled manually. Several new color choices include safety orange, field green, and black, in addition to tan. Unlike muffs and earplugs, they allow normal hearing and conversation, and advanced shutoff compression circuitry instantly activates at any noise of 90 dB or greater

(800) 767-7791

Oticon Announces Additions to Epoq, Vigo Families

Oticon, Somerset, NJ, has unveiled five new RITE Power hearing solutions. The new hearing devices are based on Oticon’s ultra-fast RISE platform that delivers extended bandwidth and significantly higher levels of processing power. The new Epoq RITE Power offers wireless technology that synchronizes compression, noise reduction, and directionality to preserve speech intelligibility in all listening situations. The new Vigo RITE Power provides a combination of design, size, performance, handling capabilities, and value. With more advanced signal processing for improved speech understanding and listening comfort, Vigo RITE Power gives users with hearing losses up to 100 dB an easier listening experience, a smoother adaptation period, fewer manual adjustments, and easier handling. All five versions operate on standard 312 batteries and are available with a full assortment of color choices featured in the rest of their family

(800) 227-3921

Breakthrough Technology

InSound Medical, Newark, Calif, presents breakthrough hearing aid technology in the form of its Lyric Hearing device, which is the first 100% invisible extended-wear solution that was developed by ENT physicians and audiologists to be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for months at a time. Lyric is positioned completely inside the ear canal, so it uses the ear’s anatomy to provide natural sound quality. Lyric is considered appropriate for people with mild to moderately severe hearing loss. A patient’s ear size and shape, medical conditions, and lifestyle are also taken into consideration

(800) 599-5109

Rexton Releases Gem, Cobalt Instruments

Rexton, Plymouth, Minn, has announced the introduction of two new RIC instruments, Gem and Cobalt. Both instruments are small and discreet, and offer state-of-the-art automatic features such as situation detection, equalizer, acclimatization, and noise reduction. The small, ergonomically shaped housing of Gem encases technology that offers increased wearability. Cobalt’s features Bluetooth wireless connectivity, enabling easy connection to mobile phones, stereos, TVs, or audio devices through the optional, state-of-the-art remote control unit, the Blu RCU. Both product families feature a color conversion concept, allowing the colors of the hearing instrument to be changed with your customer’s personal preference

(800) 876-1141

Bernafon Rolls Out New Products

The Bern, Switzerland-based, hearing system manufacturer Bernafon presented its new Avanti BTE family in the entry-level category and the new lifestyle and design hearing system Brite 50X at October’s EUHA Convention in Germany. The Avanti product range includes a small, powerful micro BTE and a compact BTE with a size-13 battery. Both instruments can be fitted with either a standard ear hook or a thin tube. Avanti features an automatic program with signal processing in seven channels, adaptive directionality and adaptive noise reduction, as well as the proven data logging. The award-winning Brite receiver-in-the-ear hearing system is now available at three price points. Brite 50X, in the mid-range category, features a highly flexible automatic program with a choice of nine different signal processing strategies

(888) 941-4203

Super Sonic

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Sonic Innovations Inc, Salt Lake City, recently debuted its Velocity miniBTE, one of the smallest fully featured BTEs available. Using a size 13 battery, the Velocity miniBTE has a memory switch with access to up to four listening programs; it’s convertible between thin tube and earhook fittings, and has digital volume control, an audio input, and a tamper-resistant lock

(888) 423-7834

Oticon Introduces New Micro BTE

Oticon Inc, Somerset, NJ, has announced the introduction of Dual, a new hearing device designed to provide a full inventory of high-end audiological features in a stylish and discreet micro BTE. Dual’s extended 10 kHz bandwidth and binaurally coordinated compression between instruments deliver outstanding sound quality. Linking two Dual instruments into one binaural system enables Dual to surpass bilateral fittings. Dual is housed in a single-shell construction with no hinges. The shell’s nano-coating helps keep Dual moisture- and corrosion-free. The new instrument reportedly uses less power than most other RITE instruments, giving wearers up to 140 hours of battery life from a standard 312 battery

(800) 227-3921

Siemens Offers New Life, Motion Hearing Instruments

Siemens Hearing Instruments, Piscataway, NJ, has debuted its new Life and Motion BTE instruments. Smaller than most hearing instruments, Life offers three performance levels to choose from in an open fitting configuration. Life requires little maintenance thanks to its durable BTE style, ultra-thin LifeTubes, and replaceable tips. Life is also powerful with Siemens’ very latest natural-sound technologies, as well as fashionable with a palette of 16 exclusive colors and designs.

Siemens’ newly unveiled Motion line of hearing instruments is designed for people with moderate through severe hearing loss who desire an easy-to-fit, technologically full-featured, rechargeable, and versatile hearing solution. Motion is available in six different BTEs, two performance levels, 14 natural color choices, and a full line of custom models

(800) 766-4500

New Instruments from Phonak, Unitron Presented

Sonova, Stäfa, Switzerland, showcased new products at the October EUHA Convention in Germany under its main brands, Phonak and Unitron Hearing. Phonak, Weaverville, Ill, introduced Versáta and Certéna, two new product families based on the CORE platform. The CORE collection now includes Power CIC (completely in the canal) hearing systems, which help people with severe hearing loss to benefit from the advantages of a cosmetically attractive, virtually invisible CIC hearing system. The 360 from Unitron Hearing, Plymouth, Minn, is specially tailored for people with severe to profound hearing loss. It offers exceptional hearing performance, quality, and durability, and fits hearing loss up to 120 dB, with a peak output of 141 dB SPL and peak gain of 82 dB SPL (2 cc).

Phonak: (800) 679-4871;
Unitron Hearing: (800) 888-8882;

Avada Introduces Arris PHD Plus Systems

Avada Audiology and Hearing Care Centers, Columbus, Ohio, has announced the introduction of the Arris PHD Plus and Arris PHD Plus Link. Both the Arris PHD Plus and Plus Link feature connectivity, small designs, durability, and ease of listening while moving from one environment to another. The PHD Plus comes in three models, all of which protect listening quality at all sound levels, minimizing fatigue while maximizing speech understanding. The Arris PHD Plus Link comes in three models and is paired with the Streamer, which uses Bluetooth technology to automatically collect signals from a variety of electronic devices

(614) 841-0860

Hearing Instrument Dryer

Westone Laboratories, Colorado Springs, Colo, now offers the latest hearing instrument maintenance device from the makers of Dry & Store. Zephyr is compact and easy-to-use, making it perfect for travel. Utilizing the same principles as clothes drying on a line, Zephyr gently circulates warm, dry air around the hearing instrument. The specially formulated Dry-Brik® desiccant then captures the moisture. Used daily, Zephyr removes damaging moisture, dries earwax, and removes odor. The result is hearing instruments that sound better, last longer, and need fewer repairs

(800) 525-5071

New Hearing Aid Dryer from Ever-Dry

The Ever-Dry Hearing Aid Saver from San Diego-based Ever-Dry is a portable, self-regenerating hearing aid dryer. It efficiently absorbs moisture from hearing aids and deposited earwax, preventing damage to delicate electronics and drying wax so it can be easily removed. Patented technology regenerates the drying agent with gentle heat while the patient is wearing the hearing aids. When hearing aids are placed in the unit, the heater turns off and moisture is absorbed onto the desiccant. The patient does not have to struggle with baking or microwaving the desiccant material, and the hearing aids are never exposed to potentially damaging heat

(858) 442-8152

Moisture Guard

Raycare Solutions, Lincoln, Neb, introduces The Deflector hearing instrument moisture guard. Enjoy all of life’s activities without the fear of moisture damaging a behind-the-ear (BTE) investment. The wearer of a BTE instrument can be involved in everything from strenuous activity to a walk in the rain. The simple, lightweight, clear plastic design deflects moisture away from the hearing instrument. The on-and-off application allows clients to use The Deflector when moisture occurs and remove it when not needed. It also helps in dusty situations, because dirt is not attracted to dry areas

(877) 518-1171

Pulse Debuts Innovative Components

Pulse, San Diego, has delivered its latest developments in microphones, receivers, telecoils, and electromechanical components for hearing instruments, including: an innovative way for adjusting hearing aid volume, the DCU Scroller; the world’s smallest dual receivers, the 4000 Series; a tactile switch available for hearing instruments, the PB 100 Click; and the 8800 Microphone Series with an improved power supply rejection ratio. The DCU Scroller provides a simple and discreet method for adjusting hearing aid volume. The wearer can change the volume of the digital control unit almost unnoticed using a linear scroll. Its body diameter of just 3.8 mm (0.15 inch) makes it small enough to be used for both behind-the-ear (BTE) and in-the-ear (ITE) hearing instruments

(858) 674-8100

Ida Institute Launches New Web Site

The Ida Institute, Skodsborg, Denmark, has unveiled a newly designed Web site that provides a virtual gathering place for hearing care professionals and others seeking to develop a more holistic understanding of the human dynamics of hearing loss. The Web site features educational resources ranging from lectures presented by Ida Institute faculty, commentary on current topics and issues in hearing care by advisory board members, and viewpoints and perspectives from audiologists and others who have participated in the Institute’s first seminar, “Defining Hearing.” The Ida Speaks interactive blog invites Web site visitors to share viewpoints, contribute experiences, and submit articles for publication on the Web site.

Unitron Debuts Instrument Style, Color Selector

Unitron Hearing, Plymouth, Minn, has introduced myStyle, a comprehensive digital hearing instrument style and color selector that lets consumers see how various styles and colors will appear when worn, before making a purchase. The customer and/or hearing health professional can choose any device style and colors offered by the company and apply the choices to view on the ear from various angles for all hearing instrument models. Customers select a shell style, which can be rotated 360Þ, and zoom in closer to see how the hearing instrument looks on the ear. Styles and colors can be changed to automatically update the model for all views

(800) 888-8882

New Hearing Protection Poster Available

A new poster available free from Howard Leight, Smithfield, RI, details the care and maintenance of earplugs and earmuffs. Designed for placement on worksite bulletin boards or in other high-traffic areas, the color poster provides clear instructions for each type of hearing protection device. Posters are available free for download through the Howard Leight Web site or by contacting Sperian Hearing Protection’s customer care center

(800) 430-5490

New Pediatric Audiology Reference Published

From Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, comes Pediatric Audiology by Jane Madell, PhD, and Carol Flexer, PhD. Pediatric Audiology is a practical “how-to” reference for the diagnosis and technological and educational management of infants and children with hearing disorders. Distilling decades of expertise, the book provides step-by-step descriptions of testing and treatment protocols, with a special emphasis on specific pediatric behavioral assessment techniques, such as behavioral observation audiometry. A DVD-ROM accompanying the 352-page text features videos of the various pediatric behavioral assessments with audio commentary that provides straightforward explanations of key concepts. Also included on the DVD-ROM is a video on cochlear implant surgery

(800) 782-3488

Unique Mail Pieces Available

Chicago Advertising & Marketing (CAM), Yorkville, Ill, now has available two distinct and specialized mail pieces titled “Daisy Mailer” and “Lunch & Learn” that can be customized and used to reach out to your patients. These response-triggering mailers are available for review on CAM’s Web site

(800) 778-9300

Add ALDs to Your Web Site

In an effort to extend assistive listening devices along with product knowledge and customer service into virtual communities, Beyond Hearing Aids Inc, Erlanger, Ky, now offers a full-featured online ALD store that can be added to practice Web sites. This affiliate program matches the Internet industry’s accepted affiliate practices. There is no cost to participate

(800) 838-1649

Innovative Patient Consultation Software Launched

Eyemaginations Inc, Towson, Md, a leading provider of patient education and productivity solutions for the health care industry, is set to unveil an all new software system for otolaryngology professionals. Designed to fit seamlessly into a practice’s existing workflow, Eyemaginations Office—ENT helps streamline and enhance the patient consultation process by taking on the burden of time-consuming and repetitive procedural education. Eyemaginations Office can be implemented in the exam room, waiting room, and dedicated consultation and audiology rooms, depending on the size and layout of the practice. Driven by 3D animated visuals and easy-to-understand descriptions of diagnoses, treatments, and procedures, Eyemaginations Office helps patients leave the practice confident in their diagnosis and armed with the knowledge they need to ensure a successful course of treatment

(877) 321-5481

New Audiometer Offers Flexibility

GN Otometrics, Schaumburg, Ill, has announced the introduction of the Madsen Astera clinical audiometer. The Madsen Astera combines the best of traditional stand-alone audiometers and newer PC-based systems. Its flexible design platform allows users to operate the audiometer in a manner that suits their individual comfort level, through the familiar layout of the audiometer control panel, computer keyboard, or mouse. The Astera allows customized view options and ensures optimized efficiency across multiple users. The comprehensive test battery, high-frequency testing (up to 20,000 Hz), and built-in power amplifier deliver a powerful device with clinical features that save time and money

(800) 289-2150

New Diagnostic System Launching

Audiologists can look forward to reinvigorating their Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) test batteries this spring when Phonak, Warrenville, Ill, plans to launch a revolutionary new spatial-information diagnostic system called the “Listening in Spatialized Noise—Sentences Test,” or LiSN-S. Offered as a combined hardware and software package, LiSN-S comprises a proprietary PC software program, special headphones, and a USB-attachable PC sound card. LiSN-S is highly sensitive and scientifically robust, and, thanks to its high test/retest reliability, can assist in determining whether a child’s listening skills have improved after some form of intervention. Norms already exist for children aged from 6 years to 11 years, 11 months

(800) 679-4871

New Video Otoscope from GN Otometrics

The newly available Aurical OtoCam 300 from GN Otometrics, Schaumburg, Ill, offers the latest in advanced video technology and data management. Providing portability, ergomonic design, and fast imaging response, the OtoCam 300 is a fully integrated device that plugs directly into a computer for fast and efficient operation with an intuitive NOAH-compatible software module. Unique integration between the OTOcam 300 and the software allows remote control of its primary functions

(800) 289-2150

High Quality Otoscopes at Affordable Price

Superior quality F.O mini otoscope is designed for ultimate performance. It is optimum combination of quality and reasonability of the price, hence perfect choice for budget conscious consumers.

  • Fiber optic (F.O) Illumination
  • XHL xenon Halogen Technology
  • Scratch Resistant Glass for Unobstructed View
  • Available in different colours i.e. Black, blue, Red, Green, Pink, Yellow
  • Free Disposable Specula in Tube and Parachute Pouch

(+92) 52 6930 143

Hearing Technologies Releases Universal Hearing Screener

Hearing Technologies International Inc, Pinellas Park, Fla, announces the release of the Universal Hearing Screener, which presents 40 dB tones independently at 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 4,000 Hz. It is powered by two easy-to-replace AAA batteries, and comes equipped with a foam cushion pad to help reduce ambient noise and allow for firm positioning of the speaker to the ear. Universal Hearing Screener is distributed by: Hal-Hen, (800) 242-5436; Oaktree Products, (800) 347-1960; Warner Tech-Care, (800) 328-4757; and Westone Labs, (800) 582-4771. Custom label and designs available

(800) 553-6003

Two Pi Launches Integrated Hearing Aid Algorithm Suite

Two Pi, Vienna, Austria, has announced the launch of Quadrate, an integrated hearing aid algorithm suite that combines signal processing and fitting software. Designed to fully exploit the processing capabilities of the Ezairo 5900 DSP audiology processor from ON Semiconductor, Quadrate targets sophisticated hearing aid products in the premium price category. Incorporating the Q-Fit fitting software, Quadrate reportedly delivers a complete software solution for any hearing aid brand. Based on .NET technology, the package fully supports all SQL-databases and provides fine-tuning tools for in situ verification. Q-Fit is optionally equipped with the NAL-NL1 fitting rule and can be customized by automatically introducing corporate identity attributes such as logos, colors, and pictures.

+43 1 523 81 80

MedRx Offers AVANT Stealth Audiometer

The AVANTTM Stealth Audiometer from MedRx, Largo, Fla, allows fast, accurate pure tone and speech testing with an intuitive user interface for data presentation and patient monitoring. Separate outputs for all transducers allow them to remain plugged in and calibrated, adding speed and convenience to the testing protocol. Features include dual channel audiometry, speakers, plug and play USB single cable connection from a PC into a sound booth, and high-power internal amplifiers (2 x 25 watts into 4 ohms). Available options include High Frequency and Quick SIN testing capability. The system is small and lightweight and has optional mounting capability inside or outside a sound booth; it is NOAH and TIMS compatible

(888) 392-1234

Small Audiometer, Big Features

Otovation LLC, King of Prussia, Pa, has announced the release of OTOPod, a wireless diagnostic audiometer whose small size makes it ideal for testing in the office or in a patient setting. Utilizing Bluetooth connectivity, the OTOPod can be used with a variety of transducers and wirelessly connects with a computer running Otovation’s new Symphony software. Features includes manual and automated air and bone conduction testing, and speech testing with prerecorded wordlists

(866) 686-8284

Starkey Announces Product Enhancements

Starkey Laboratories Inc, Eden Prairie, Minn, has announced enhancements to its products thanks to BluWave signal processing, which includes the introduction of the Zon XM 50 receiver, providing 50 dB of gain, and the ability to use Integrated Real Ear Measurement (IREM) in most Starkey devices. BluWave allowed for the addition of the Zon XM 50, which offers usable high-frequency gain paired with Starkey’s revolutionary feedback system (AFI), giving patients significantly improved sound quality and speech audibility. Enhancements also extend IREM to nearly all Zon and Destiny hearing aids. IREM allows hearing professionals to quickly and accurately conduct real-ear measurement, providing the most precise fit possible. The system helps professionals counsel patients, reducing the number of adjustments needed for a comfortable fit and better addressing the challenges hearing aid users are facing in their environments

(800) 328-8602

New Software Improves Cochlear Implant Tuning Process

Audigence Inc, Melbourne, Fla, has developed Clarujust, a new software program that is the first standard analytical approach to tuning cochlear implants. The program tests the patient’s hearing using actual speech sounds—not the tones used in the traditional tuning process—and analyzes speech comprehension to determine the best cochlear implant settings for a particular patient. The idea for the optimization software came when Lee Krause, a computer engineer, received a cochlear implant in 2002, soon realizing during the tuning process that he was never going to achieve an objective of being able to better understand speech. He began with his audiologist, Dr Alice Holmes, to find a better way to tune the device utilizing emerging artificial intelligence technologies

(321) 952-2455

Ear Inc Offers Free Online Hearing Device Testing

In response to the variety of issues regarding how well hearing protection works, Ear Inc, Boulder, Colo, has announced the availability of a free online Fit Check test to help determine if a choice of hearing products is working properly. It is based on providing reference tones across a number of frequencies similar to a standard hearing test. Ear Inc also provides a free Quick Check using broadband sound in addition to environmental sounds to determine intensity differences. Ear Inc emphasizes this is not the same as the results obtained from a certified clinic or laboratory environment, but can be informative in demonstrating shifts caused by wearing selected products

(800) 525-2690

MacroView Otoscope

Oaktree Products Inc, St Louis, introduces the Welch Allyn Digital MacroView Otoscope. Offering clear, live, and still images of the ear canal and tympanic membrane, the Digital MacroView Otoscope requires no additional purchase of software and plugs directly into your computer via a USB port. A zoom feature allows for enhanced viewing, and digital images can be stored in patient records for enhanced documentation of examination findings. It is compatible with the range of Welch Allyn 3.5V power sources

(800) 347-1960

Improved Audiometer Is NOAH and TIMS Compatible

MedRx Inc, Largo, Fla, has unveiled the new AVANT A2D+ diagnostic audiometer featuring an advanced ergonomic design that is available in black or white. The AVANT A2D+ is a two-channel, air, bone, and speech audiometer with a new integrated Quick SIN testing feature. This system offers an intuitive user interface for data collection, patient monitoring, and counseling. The PC-based audiometer comes standard with insert ear phones and custom carrying case, and weighs less than a half pound. The AVANT A2D+ is NOAH System3 and TIMS compatible

(888) 392-1234

An Oasis of Relief

Neuromonics’ noninvasive, FDA-cleared Oasis device is customized to the patient’s unique hearing and tinnitus profile. It delivers a customized stimulus that promotes neural changes, allowing the brain to filter out the disturbing tinnitus sound. This stimulus is delivered within spectrally modified, customized music, which engages the brain’s emotional response center and the limbic system, and thereby reduces tinnitus-related disturbance

(866) 606-3876