Audina Hearing Instruments Inc, Longwood, Fla, introduces its new flx® digital hearing instrument, which may be worn as an over-the-ear or behind-the-ear aid. 

The sleek, contoured, ergonomically designed instrument features iScroll Digital Volume Control, a smooth, easy-to-adjust gliding roller for those with limited dexterity. The new push-button memory switch has a distinct click, and is triple-perspiration-proof, with three layers of protection—including a hermetically-sealed level.

The flx includes Adaptive Directionality, which constantly monitors different listening environments and automatically adjusts for optimal benefit to patients. When levels of high background noise are sensed by the instrument, the directional mode is smoothly activated without the need for adjustments by the patient.

The 8-channel instrument, with 12 band gain adjustment, offers Audina’s Softwave, which addresses incoming high-intensity sounds while retaining precision sound quality for a more comfortable listening experience than previous generations. The adaptive feedback cancellation system provides up to 22dB of added stable gain while preserving the spectral information.

flx, powered by a 312 battery, features a fully programmable telephone coil, event-data logging, programmable power-on delay, and an environmental recognition system. It is available with an ear hook.