productDamped Receiver Line
Knowles Electronics, Itasca, Ill, announces the expansion of its line to include more model families. Currently available in the FED, FEP, FEH, FES, FFC, and FFD series, the FEF—ferrofluid EF receiver, and FFH—ferrofluid FH receiver, made their debut in January 2003. The FEF series brings the smooth response and shock improvement benefits of ferrofluid to a larger, higher output receiver used in many BTE hearing instruments. The FFH series brings the same improvements plus wax clogging prevention to small, efficient receivers used in many digital CIC hearing aids. (630) 250-5100; www.knowles.com.


productPatient Payment Program
CareCredit®‚ Anaheim, Calif, is now offering a new Automated Phone Application that patients can use themselves—and receive decisions in just seconds. With the speed and ease of this new option, patients can now get the financing they need for optimal treatment and the best of today’s instrument technology, immediately. Patients simply call a toll-free number and follow the prompts to answer a few questions. Applying reportedly only takes a few minutes, is completely confidential, and provides a credit decision instantly. CareCredit provides financing options from $1 to over $25,000, including 3, 6, and 12 month interest-free payment plans and a low-interest extended payment plan. (800) 300-3046.


productHearing Aid Sweat Band
VanB Enterprises of West Valley, NY, has developed the Hearing Aid Sweat Band, a disposable soft fabric sleeve that protects behind-the-ear (BTE) devices from moisture. Available in six colors and five sizes, the Hearing Aid Sweat Band protects BTE hearing aids from perspiration, snow, and rain, as well as from infiltration of damaging dirt and grime. The sleeve is easily slipped over the microphone of a hearing aid, without the need for a tool. (716) 942-6313; Fax: (716) 942-6319; www.vanbent.com.


productWeb Site
Unitron Hearing invites you to visit www.unitronhearing.com. The Web site offers fun and informative sections for both the professionals and the people concerned with their hearing loss. The people concerned with hearing loss section incorporates a flash technology to present a comprehensive, educational, and fun segment on hearing loss and hearing aids. The professional section contains product descriptions including digital aids, downloads, resources to help your business grow, and training seminar information about the latest digital technology. For more information, log onto www.unitronhearing.com.


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SONIC innovations
Through the development and use of one of the smallest single chip DSP platform ever installed in a hearing aid, SONIC innovations brings to the market small, comfortable, and reliable CIC digital hearing aids. The NATURA® 2 SE and ALTAIR® CICs reportedly deliver a technological breakthrough for hearing aid users by enhancing speech intelligibility in the presence of noise. The TRIBUTE™ CIC hearing aid model also offers leading-edge digital technology at an affordable price, allowing more people than ever to take advantage of the natural and lifelike communication experience provided by digital hearing aids.