Sophono-Alpha-2 opt Bone Conduction Hearing Device Cleared for MRI
Sophono, manufacturer of abutment-free, implantable, bone conduction hearing devices, has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). With FDA clearance, individuals in the United States who have the Sophono Alpha 2™ System can undergo MRI  in 1.5 and 3-tesla magnetic fields without removing the magnetic implant. Sophono Alpha already is cleared in Europe and other countries around the world. (877) 604-9441;

Medrx opt Stealthier “Stealth” Audiometer
MedRx Inc has launched a redesigned AVANT Stealth Clinical Audiometer. The new AVANT Stealth is a two-channel audiometer, allowing multiple signal routing options that utilize improved sound processing and sound generating technology. The new Stealth also has a smaller footprint (approximately 8” x 5” x 1.25”), contains 2×20 watt built-in amplifiers, and can be upgraded to include high frequency testing. It is USB-powered, and no additional external power supply is needed when used as a diagnostic audiometer, 125-8K. (888) 392-1234;

Unitron opt Comfort with a “Kiss”
Unitron has released Moxi™ Kiss. Based on its Era™ platform, Moxi Kiss is the company’s latest 312 RIC hearing instrument with a new design that is aimed at improving patient acceptance. Moxi Kiss emphasizes putting the comfort of the patient at the forefront. Slim, smooth, and push button free, it is easy to operate and includes Automatic Program, which incorporates its SmartFocus™ and SpeechZone™ technologies. An RIC slider pin allows patients to easily change receivers, and the programming jack is angled for easy cable plug-in for fitting. (800) 888-8882;

Beltone PromiseBTE opt Hearing Aid for Patients Who Need Monitoring
The new Beltone Promise 85DLW was specifically designed to meet the needs of patients who require monitoring when wearing their hearing aids. It features an LED Notification Light to alert caregivers that a hearing aid may need to be adjusted, making it easier for the caretaker to accurately monitor and respond to the hearing aid wearer’s needs. The light can indicate what program is active, volume control changes, whether wireless streaming is active, low-battery status, and  more. (847) 832-3300;

sony-access-glasses opt Closed Caption Glasses for the Movies
Sony Entertainment and Regal Cinemas have just released a new closed caption movie viewing system called “Regal Access,” available at all Regal Cinemas by mid-2013. Known as an “open caption” system, the Regal Access glasses are worn while watching the film. All films at multiplex theaters carrying the system will be available for this free service. However, there will be limited quantities at each theater, and glasses will be available on a first come-first served basis. More information at

Bernafon Acriva opt New Frequency Shifting Technology
Bernafon has introduced Frequency Composition™, a new frequency shifting technology for the Acriva 9 and 7 hearing instrument lines. Designed to ensure the audibility of high-frequency sounds for people who have severe high-frequency hearing losses, the system takes high-frequency cues and shifts them to lower frequencies where the hearing capacity of such clients is better. The shifted signal is overlaid onto the original signal, keeping the bandwidth in the output signal unchanged, and therefore the sound is more natural.