Raycare Solutions, Lincoln, Neb, introduces The Deflector hearing instrument moisture guard, designed for users to enjoy all of life’s activities without the fear of moisture damaging a behind-the-ear (BTE) investment. Wearers of BTEs 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. On and off application—use The Deflector when moisture situations occur, and remove when not needed. It helps in dusty situations, as dirt is not attracted to dry areas.
Open-Ear Hearing Aids
Vivatone® Hearing Systems LLC, Shelton, Conn, has launched the new EntréPlus™ line, taking open-ear products to a new level. Vivatone’s PowerSet™ significantly enhances the fitting range (from 80 dB to 90 dB between 500 Hz and 8,000 Hz) by combining a new high-fidelity receiver unit with VivaMold™. With five models to choose from, and multiple receiver unit options, the EntréPlus can meet the needs of more patients and accommodate deteriorating hearing losses. Other features include multimemory; programmable T-coil; automatic, directional, multimicrophone system; and a 312 battery (up to 160-hour life).
Small Canal Earplugs
Etymotic Research Inc, Elk Grove Village, Ill, introduces the new ETYPlugs™ BabyBlues™ high-fidelity earplugs for small ear canals. The reusable blue earplugs offer the same 20 dB sound reduction as the standard white ER-20 earplugs. Patented technology reduces noise fatigue while keeping music and voices clear. Used by musicians and audio enthusiasts while listening to music, attending concerts, and traveling.
Compact Personal Listening System
Connections Unlimited, part of ELT Group™, Nashville, Tenn, introduces the AudioLINK® “C-series” personal listening system. If you sell TV listening systems and other infrared ALDs, lately you’ve been confronted with a new dilemma: 95 kHz (the standard for more than 30 years) versus 2.3/2.8 MHz stereo or 2.3/MHz mono (interference resistant). AudioLINK C-series is designed to provide the best of both worlds and is compatible with most stereo headphones as well as hearing aid/cochlear implant couplings. The system consists of a 2.3/2.8 MHz stereo transmitter and a matching receiver that is no larger than the original iPod Shuffle®. This combination provides a system resistant to IR noise generated by fluorescent lighting and flat panel-type TVs. The receiver is compatible with a growing number of 2.3/2.8 MHz stereo or 2.3 MHz mono-equipped public venues and with Group “A” channels used in many automotive video systems. A second (95 kHz) compact receiver maintains compatibility with thousands of 95 KHz infrared installations in theaters, concert halls, and worship venues.
Audina Hearing Instruments Inc, Longwood, Fla, offers the INTUITION® 4 and INTUITION 4AD, featuring state-of-the-art technology that provides crisp, digital sound without the distortion associated with previous generations of hearing instruments. The INTUITION addresses a wider range of hearing loss than the majority of hearing instruments available today—up to 22 dB added stable gain, realizing up to 60 dB of gain in the CIC instrument without reducing spectral information important for speech understanding. It allows larger venting and more open fittings for better fit and patient comfort.
Rayovac, Madison, Wis, offers ProLine Advanced batteries. Rayovac provides a risk-free money back guarantee; if your patients are not completely satisfied, simply return the unused batteries to Rayovac and the company will refund your money. The company invites you to test these long-lasting batteries for yourself. For more information and to order a supply of Rayovac’s new “Test the Best” brochures, contact:
(800) 357-7422 (USA) or
(800) 387-3529 (Canada)
Hearing Components, Oakdale, Minn, has launched the Comply™ Whoomp!™ Earbud Enhancers, a one-size-fits-all product designed to fit first- and second-generation iPod earbuds. Whoomp! Earbud Enhancers increase the bass response and provide a comfortable and secure fit in the ear. Whoomp! Earbud Enhancers use Comply foam that gently conforms to the ear canal entrance while the Enhancer securely cradles in the bowl of the ear. The desired bass sounds are enhanced, and unwanted noise is left out—turn down the volume and still enjoy great sound. Packaged in pairs and available in a standard size and a slim size.
Westone Laboratories Inc, Colorado Springs, Colo, offers the new, powerful GemOro 1.2QT Ultrasonic Cleaner. With an adjustable digital control system, LED display, stainless steel tank, and a piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer, it offers the power and features usually found in much larger ultrasonic cleaning tanks. The tank size is 63/8 x 51/8 x 23/8 inches and features a removable full-size basket and clamshell basket for small items. One-year manufacturer warranty.
Private Label Imprinting
Micropower Battery Company, aka Microbattery.com, Miami, Fla, a hearing aid battery distributor, offers 120 free batteries, with free private label imprinting and free shipping. Offer is available only to new customers who have a commercial hearing aid practice. Micropower Battery Company offers numerous name brands and customized imprint options. Call Debbie Barbour for free samples and more information.
ADCO Hearing Products Inc, Englewood, Colo, offers the IS-410 wireless infrared TV system from Sennheiser. The IS-410 transmitter easily connects to the RCA outputs found on most TV and hi-fi systems. The attractive and comfortable new stethoset design is extremely lightweight and switches on and off automatically. Volume and balance controls are conveniently included on the headset. Introduce patients to the advantages of TV infrared listening and to the sound quality, speech intelligibility, and music reproduction offered by the IS-410.
Bone-conduction Hearing Aid
Ear Technology Corp, Johnson City, Tenn, announces the next generation of the TransEar® bone-conduction hearing aids for single-sided deafness, the TransEar 270. Using a new and smaller oscillator, TransEar can now fit patients with small ear canals, including children. The new, soft wire connector and half-shell design almost eliminate the possibility of feedback, while making the new model much less visible without compromising performance.
Hearing Aid Maintenance
Hearing Technologies, Pinellas Park, Fla, offers the Power-Vac to clean and maintain hearing aids. The Power-Vac helps prevent costly repairs for clogged receivers or microphone ports that could have been cleared by the wearer. Cleaning tools are included to loosen or remove wax and debris. The cone-shaped attachments can be used to further clear the receiver and microphone ports. Placing the hearing aid on the standard suction tube will complete the cleaning by combining suction and vibration. The Power-Vac is completely portable, and operates on two AA batteries or DC converter.