Digital Sound Level Meter Debuts
Hearing Technologies, Pinellas Park, Fla, introduced the SL-824, a new Digital Sound Level Meter, at the AAA show in April. The SL-824, ANSI accredited, is a portable and lightweight instrument available for use in a variety of sound measurement applications.
GE’s Amplified Phones Find New Distributor
Warner Tech-care Products, Roseville, Minn, has announced it now distributes the Amplified phones of GE whose full line provides a variety of price points and features, including answering machines, visual ringers, expandable handsets, and more.
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Portable Vacuum Pump Kit
Lightning Enterprises, Limington, Me, announces the Lightning Vac Traveler, a completely portable suction system designed for professional hearing aid cleaning and maintenance. New improved design includes the popular Lightning Vac 2 suction unit with blower, vacuum jar desiccator for fast drying, five various needle tips, Slip-Luer with replaceable filter, and durable hard-shell carrying case.
A Great Impression
Warner Tech-care Products, a distributor of hearing accessory products in Roseville, Minn, supplies a wide range of impression materials. Providing specialists with cartridge and with hand mix materials ensures that a provider’s individual preferences will be met. Warner has ear impression material that has been developed and manufactured for Tech-care Products. These easy to mix prelubricated, thixotropic materials are available in several shore values, and cure in 4 to 6 minutes. Call Warner for impression material, accessory products, and our new full color catalog.
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Cable Management System
Pehratek Products, Chaska, Minn, introduces the NOAH’S ARC Cable Management/Storage System for the many programming cables that dispensers have to store and find to fit programmable hearing instruments. This new system neatly and efficiently winds up programming cables into color-coded pods that store on top of the HI-PRO box or on any flat surface. Up to 10 cable pods can be stored in each NOAH’S ARC tray within easy reach of the computer. This new system eliminates tangled cords and the time spent searching for the right cable in a drawer or hanging behind a door. Each NOAH’S ARC comes with 10 cable pods, storage rack, Mylar cable combiners (to wrap right and left cables together in one pod), and manufacturer’s labels to find the right pod quickly. Save time and the trouble of always have to untangle programming cables before each fitting.
Custom Earmolds, Earplugs
Hocks Hearing Healthcare Products, Portland, Ore, manufactures a wide variety of earplugs and custom earmolds for swimming, sleeping, and hearing protection, including the Hocks Noise Braker and Pikaso Plugs. www.noisebrakers.com.
Hocks Hearing Healthcare Products
Quad VRA Reinforcer System
Pehratek Products, Chaska, Minn, announces the new WR-500 QUAD wired VRA system that is designed to control up to four reinforcer boxes simultaneously in the sound booth. The new product can control two or four boxes plus the centering box either independently or locked for upper and lower synchrony of operation. The control console has been redesigned with quiet membrane switches for good tactile feel to operate without needing to search out the correct button visually. The unit is versatile and smart, offering programmable stimulus selection, presentation timing function, last right/left side presentation memory indicator, and optional footswitch.
Marketing Goes Virtual
Partnering with private practice physicians to help grow their practices, Practice Builders, Orange, Calif, has announced its new Virtual Marketing House Call, which features a no-travel, all-phone-and-Internet format, a step-by-step customized marketing plan, two private consultations, and a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.
WCI Offers Captioned Telephones
WCI, Santa Monica, Calif, offers the new Captioned Telephone (CapTel), which shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says during a telephone call, making it the ideal phone for anyone with hearing loss. Users can listen to their callers and check the captions for added clarity. Captions are provided by a free service (availability varies by state). Learn more through WCI, the “one stop shop” for hearing technology.
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New Vacuum Cleaner
JodiVac LLC, Portland, Ore, releases its newest vacuum model, the Jodi-Elite. The vacuum has improved performance with more power and runs more quietly than the Jodi-Consumer. Storage and portability have also been improved by having the vacuum hose, needle assembly, and new storage compartment fit into their own boxes. The Jodi-Elite will join the company’s regular line of vacuum systems to continue its commitment to preserving the sound quality of hearing aids by users and hearing aid service providers.
Portable UV Cure Unit
Lightning Enterprises, Limington, Me, announces Spotty-P, a portable UV LED cure system capable of curing UV lacquers, coatings, and adhesives. The Spotty-P system includes handpiece, LED cure head, white light inspection head, 120V wall transformer, and nine-volt battery pack for remote operation. UV safety glasses and a hard shell carrying case are included. The case measures just 12 x 8 inches and includes extra space for tools and UV materials.
Wireless Video Otoscope Line
Pehratek Products, Chaska, Minn, presents a new addition to the Scope-Link wireless video otoscope line. The DVR 1000 is a portable, wireless video recorder that permits real-time recording of otoscopic evaluation in full-motion video for storage and/or playback on a computer. The compact system uses a flash memory card to store up to 50 full-motion videos for immediate playback using the built-in 2.5-inch LCD screen on the recorder, or to transfer these images to a computer for later viewing or storage. The system comes complete with the Welch-Allyn video otoscope, Scope-Link wireless video sender, DVR 1000 digital video recorder/receiver, and flash memory card.
Patient Finder Program
AudioCare Inc, San Diego, presents the AudioCare Patient Finder Program. New patients are the lifeblood of a practice. Future growth and future success helping individuals who have a hearing impairment are directly related to the number of new patients who come to you for help. The AudioCare Patient Finder Program, which blends together multimedia advertising, has a 45-year track record. The components of the Patient Finder Program are: direct-response mail, newspaper ads, and point-of-purchase help.
Free Web Tool Kit Helps Practices Grow
CareCredit, Costa Mesa, Calif, has developed a new Web Site Tool Kit to help its enrolled practices attract more patients. Practices can use the tools to link to the CareCredit Web site and tap into the more than 700,000 reported unique visits the site gets each month. The Web Site Tool Kit includes graphics and buttons that practices can place on their Web sites to motivate patients to schedule appointments immediately. Practices can use the sample Web pages and sample text included in the kit to create a financial policy section online that lets patients know how easy it is to fit hearing aid technology into their lifestyle and budget. This Web Site Tool Kit is available free to enrolled practices.
Portable Hearing Aid Vacuum
JodiVac LLC, Portland, Ore, offers the Jodi-PRO, a portable hearing aid vacuum cleaner for hearing health care professionals. The 12-volt DC unit has a motor that provides 2,000 hours of clinical use, and two specially milled needles—one for ITE, ITC, and CIC instruments; another for BTE tubing and all other earmolds. The same replaceable filtered syringe provides ease of maintenance and infection control. Syringes and replacement needles are available in economical packages. The syringe has a built-in flow indicator to show when the needle is plugged. A brush is molded into the box for dislodging debris from the needle, and a reamer is included for blockages.
Touch-Screen Control Center
Pehratek Products, Chaska, Minn, introduces The Client Center: the first system designed to integrate the display information from various audiological, diagnostic, and fitting equipment into one centrally controlled system to present information to the client in an organized and easy-to-understand format. With the touch of the Command Controller Display, audiograms, REM graphs, hearing aid pictures, otoscopic images, and almost any other image can be displayed on a large-screen LCD that is center stage to the client. A built-in media player stores presentation graphics to streamline product presentations or dynamic video presentations on hearing aid features, pricing, or payment options.