PRODUCT CATEGORIES

ASSISTIVE DEVICES

Wireless Amplifier

HARC Mercantile Ltd, Portage, Mich, has introduced the HearIt All, a digital communications device from Phonic Ear that amplifies speech from Bluetooth mobile phones and transmits it wirelessly to hearing aids or headphones. The receiver has a built-in neckloop for hearing aid users with telecoil. In addition to receiving the 2.4 GHz signal from the transmitter, the receiver is Bluetooth-enabled and can be used as a hands-free headset. HearIt All can also be connected to a TV or stereo system.

(800) 445-996
www.harc.com


Sound Signaler

WCI, Santa Monica, Calif, offers Simplicity, which alerts users to the important sounds of everyday life, from the telephone ringing to the doorbell chime or a baby’s cry. Simple and easy to use, Simplicity’s system of attractive signalers work individually or all together, and are compatible with other common brands, making it easy to add on to any existing system.

(800) 233-9130
www.weitbrecht.com


Telephone Ring Amplifier

Sonic Alert, Troy, Mich, now offers the new Geemarc CL1 Telephone Ring Amplifier with strobe light to alert the hard of hearing to incoming calls using both a flasher and extra loud (up to 95 dB) ringer alarm. The CL1 can easily be installed in any home by simply connecting the adapter to an electrical outlet and inserting the telephone line from the CL1 into the wall jack. No telephone is required for the signaler to work, just an active telephone line and electricity. Also available is an optional shaker. The signaler features tone and volume control as well as four alarm options.

(248) 577-5400
www.sonicalert.com


Helping People Connect

Avada Audiology and Hearing Care Centers, Louisville, Ky, has unveiled its Direct Link, a new hearing instrument accessory that works in conjunction with the Blulink and Arris PHD Plus to provide a wireless solution for TV viewing and landline telephone usage. Patients can stream TV and landline phones directly into both of their hearing instruments simultaneously. Direct Link works with Streamer not only to access the TV and landline phone, but also cell phones, MP3 players, and radio. The Streamer can pair with up to eight devices to stream music, phone calls, TV, etc directly into a patient’s ears to provide a seamless listening experience.

(800) 355-5840
www.avada.com


Relief for Water-Clogged Ears

Health Enterprises Inc, North Attleboro, Mass, has announced the arrival of AfterSwim for fast, alcohol-free relief of water-clogged ears. AfterSwim utilizes capillary action to remove trapped water from ears after swimming, bathing, or other water activities. AfterSwim features a tapered tip that prevents over-insertion with a special sponge-based material that absorbs a reported five times the amount of water the average ear canal can hold.

(508) 695-0727
www.healthenterprises.com


TV Talker

Warner Tech-care Products, Roseville, Minn, is now distributing two models of TV Talker, Williams Sound’s new wireless TV systems. The WIR 250 with neckloop features a versatile receiver that transfers audio from the transmitter into a hearing aid equipped with a t-coil. With a 3.5mm jack, the listener can plug in a variety of stereo or mono earphones or headphones. The WIR 240 TV Talker is ideal for TV listening, meetings, or any small group listening application. The ON/Off switch is built into the arms of the receiver so it can never be left on to drain the batteries.

(800) 328-4757
www.warnertechcare.com


New Addition to the Family

Advanced Bionics, Valencia, Calif, recently announced the launch of their Bionic Ears for Kids kit, which contains the newest mascot addition to the Bionic Family: Buddy’s younger sister, Melody. Melody is designed to help make living with a cochlear implant easier, more convenient, and more comfortable for pediatric patients. Melody, a plush monkey, is given to children receiving cochlear implants to comfort them through the process of the surgery, activation, and rehabilitation. Melody, who has two bionic ears, joins her older brother Buddy, who is implanted with one, on their journeys to hearing.

(866) 844-4327
www.bionicear.com


Integrated Connectivity

Somerset, NJ-based Oticon Inc’s new ConnectLine Bluetooth adaptors are plug and play, energy efficient, and part of Oticon’s integrated connectivity protocol. The TV adaptor overcomes the latency issue experienced with Bluetooth; the phone adaptor turns existing landline phones into cordless Bluetooth phones. Streamer maintains an energy efficient system for the hearing aids while streaming.

(800) 227-3921
www.oticonusa.com


Task-Vision TV Glasses

Vision USA, a Dentrex Company, Cherry Hill, NJ, has introduced Task-Vision TV glasses that will focus on objects from 10 feet to infinity with clarity on the enlarged image. The glasses are specially designed for watching TV, and are also ideal for most other events and activities where a magnified image is desirable and helpful (eg, lectures, sporting events, movies, theater, and golf). These hands-free head mounted glasses provide a useful 2.0X magnification. Each scratch-resistant lens is individually adjustable by an easy dialing system that will allow for future sight-changing conditions. The frame can be worn as a regular pair of glasses or will fit over prescription glasses.

(856) 795-6199
www.visionusasupplies.com


Phone Amplifier

Harris Communications, Eden Prairie, Minn, offers Serene Innovations’ UA-50 phone amplifier, for people who need extra amplification on their phone at work. The amplifier attaches to business phones for clear calls that are amplified up to 170 times louder on handsets or headsets. The device is available with the H141N DuoSet noise-cancelling headset with a RJ9 adapter, which is worn over the ear or over the head to enable users to multitask while keeping their hands free. Other headset options are available.

(800) 825-6758
www.harriscomm.com


TV Ears Loop System

Westone Laboratories, Colorado Springs, Colo, offers the latest addition to the TV Ears line. Hearing instrument wearers can now enjoy all the benefits of TV Ears without removing their instruments. TV Ears cuts down television background noise and amplifies the dialogue for better clarity and enjoyment. The TV Ears 2.3 Loop System allows users to receive the refined television audio through their hearing instrument’s manual T-coil. Users can adjust their own volume and tone without turning up the TV and disturbing others. The TV Ears TV Loop is compatible only with the TV Ears 2.3 MHz system.

(800) 525-5071
www.westone.com

BATTERIES

Implant Power Batteries

Implant Power Batteries from ZeniPower, Zhuhai, China, offer a reported 30%-plus improvement that can power cochlear BTE speech processors for up to 6 days. Comparison tests conducted by ZeniPower show a longer life than other brands at 30 mA discharge. The strictly controlled manufacturing process guarantees high reliability and consistency. Free samples are available.

(814) 825-8398
www.zenipower.com


Mercury-Free, Zinc Air Hearing Aid Batteries

With more than 10 years of laboratory and field testing, Energizer’s line of mercury-free, zinc air hearing aid batteries are available in all four battery sizes—10, 13, 312, and 675.

(800) 426-8268
www.energizer.com

EARMOLDS, EARPLUGS, AND IMPRESSION MATERIALS

Hearing Protection for Small Ear Canals

Etymotic Research, Elk Grove Village, Ill, offers a second size of high-fidelity hearing protection for children and adults with small ear canals. The earplugs, called BabyBlues, have the same flat 20-dB sound reduction as Etymotic’s standard ETYPlugs HI-FI earplugs. All earplugs from Etymotic are flat attenuation to protect hearing and reduce noise fatigue while keeping music and voices clear, and can be used for playing and listening to music, attending concerts, and traveling.

(888) 389-6684
www.etymotic.com


Breakthrough Protection Technology

Boulder, Colo-based EAR Inc’s HearPlugz-DF multifunctional dual-filtered hearing protectors offer breathable, moisture-resistant, dual acoustical filters that improve sound quality when the ear is overloaded with excess noise (continuous or impact). Dual filters provide the user with a choice of two levels of noise reduction. HearPlugz-DF are available in a choice of colors, three sizes, and with a removable cord. The exterior filter can be easily removed if less attenuation is desired or to connect radio communications.

(800) 525-2690
www.hearplugz.com


Quick, Convenient Earplugs

McKeon Products Inc, Warren, Mich, has created Mack’s Roll Ups Wallet Earplugs that are small enough to carry anywhere, but are big on protection. Developed with patent-pending technology and featuring packaging that is smaller than a credit card, Mack’s Roll Ups include a pair of foam strips that roll up in seconds to fit any ear canal and provide quick and comfortable hearing protection.

(586) 427-7560
www.macksearplugs.com


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.

(800) 654-6257
www.hocksproducts.com; www.noisebrakers.com


EarPro Fit Kit

Warner Tech-care Products, St Paul, Minn, offers the EarPro Earpiece Fit Kit. This kit provides everything needed to fit hearing aid patients with perfect-fitting earpieces right on the spot. A few seconds is all it takes to make modifications. In most cases, your patients won’t need to have impressions made and can walk out the same day with comfortably fitting hearing aids. The kit contains tubing, connectors, case, and 84 earpieces.

(800) 328-4757
www.warnertechcare.com

HEARING INSTRUMENTS

Positively Pink

Oticon Inc, Somerset, NJ, has announced the launch of its newest campaign “Positively Pink” to introduce Oticon Dual Think Pink, the newest addition to the Dual portfolio of colorful, premium hearing solutions. During October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oticon has said it will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the special edition Dual Think Pink and all Dual hearing devices to the American Cancer Society to support breast cancer research. New Dual Think Pink is based on Oticon’s RISE platform and delivers the same enhanced bandwidth, higher levels of processing power, and wireless connectivity as other hearing instruments in the Dual family.

(800) 227-3921
www.oticonusa.com


Effective, Efficient Fitting

Ear Technology Corporation, Johnson City, Tenn, is now shipping its Clik open-fit BTE, an instrument that provides an innovative, efficient fitting protocol for patients with mild to moderate high-frequency hearing loss. Clik’s processor is preloaded with a variety of algorithms, so instead of programming via traditional cable connections, the appropriate setting is selected with a fingertip. Clik features digital volume control, directional microphones, and two telecoils. Clik allows for 24-bit precision computing with up to 110 dB of input dynamic range and eight channel wide dynamic range compression.

(888) 382-9327
www.clik-hearing.com


Siemens Pure 300

Siemens Hearing Instruments Inc, Piscataway, NJ, has introduced its new Pure 300 RIC BTE hearing instrument, the newest addition to the Pure product line. The device is rechargeable and equipped with a range of features in a discreet design, and complements the 700 and 500 models. The Pure 300 is compatible with the Siemens Tek wireless enhancement system, a Bluetooth accessory that allows users to stream sound from audio devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, and TV, and lets users hear wireless-compatible devices in both ears.

(800) 766-4500
www.siemens-hearing.com


50 Gain Receiver

The Zon XM 50 receiver from Starkey Laboratories Inc, Eden Prairie, Minn, provides 50 dB of gain. When paired with Starkey’s feedback system (AFI), the hearing aid reportedly provides significant improvement in sound quality and speech audibility. For hearing professionals, Zon provides a wide fitting range for receiver-in-canal hearing aids. BluWave Signal Processing (SP) provides the flexibility to make evidence-based enhancements to products to improve the patient experience.

(800) 328-8602
www.starkeypro.com


Sonic Touch

Sonic Touch from Sonic Innovations Inc, Salt Lake City, is its first receiver-in-canal (RIC) device, and company officials say the device is the smallest receiver-in-canal product available in the market. Sonic Touch is offered at three technology levels and is available in a choice of five base colors and 15 accent color clips. The three products are readily identified by the number of processing channels. Sonic Touch 6 has six channels and two programs; Sonic Touch 12 has 12 channels and three programs; and Sonic Touch 24 has 24 channels, four programs, and voice alerts. The instrument’s natural sound quality is driven by Sonic Sound technology and its proprietary digital noise reduction and directional focus systems.

(888) 423-7834
www.sonici.com


Nios micro BTE

Some of the latest products from Swiss-based Phonak (US headquarters, Warrenville, Ill) include the high-performance Nios, a new pediatric solution that utilizes Phonak’s SoundRecover technology, for users with all degrees of hearing loss. Nios micro BTE completes the company’s Junior portfolio, providing a hearing instrument with SoundRecover across all hearing loss ranges. Nios micro is based on CORE technology and offers industry benchmarks for feedback elimination, frequency compression, and FM compatibility. It is suited for children with mild to moderately severe hearing loss. The Junior portfolio also includes Naída and Audéo YES.

(800) 679-4871
www.phonak-us.com


Vérité

Based in Bern, Switzerland (with US headquarters in Somerset, NJ), Bernafon offers the Vérité, a premium receiver-in-the-ear hearing instrument, featuring standard and power receivers—for mild to severe hearing losses, binaural communication, Bluetooth connectivity, and slim-line remote control. Bernafon’s proprietary ChannelFree digital signal-processing handles the incoming speech signal in its entirety, preserving its natural structure, according to the company. Bernafon’s Bluetooth device, called SoundGate, links the Vérité hearing system to external auditory sources and Bluetooth-enabled devices such as cell phones, MP3 music players, TVs, GPS, personal computers, and more.

(888) 941-4203
www.verite-us.com


Hit

Somerset, NJ-based Oticon Inc’s Hit is a hearing solution offering a range of features and styles for budget-conscious consumers. Hit and Hit Pro offer a wide range of model choices to fit mild to severe-to-profound hearing losses up to 105 dB HL. The company’s RISE platform gives Hit and Hit Pro a high bandwidth (8 kHz) for exceptional sound quality, outcome-based automatic decision making, adaptive directionality, noise management, and dynamic feedback cancellation. Open fittings are available as RITE style or as Corda 2 thin tube adaptors. Available in 10 colors for BTE and RITE.

(800) 526-3921
www.oticonusa.com

HEARING INSTRUMENT ACCESSORIES

Moisture Guard

The Deflector hearing instrument moisture guard from Raycare Solutions, Lincoln, Neb, allows wearers to enjoy all of life’s activities without the fear of moisture damaging a behind-the-ear (BTE) investment. The wearer of a BTE instrument 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. The on-and-off application allows clients to use The Deflector when moisture occurs and remove it when not needed. It also helps in dusty situations, because dirt is not attracted to dry areas.

(877) 518-1171
www.raycaresolutions.com


Hearing Instrument Dryer

Westone Laboratories, Colorado Springs, Colo, offers the latest hearing instrument maintenance device from the makers of Dry & Store. Zephyr is compact and easy-to-use, making it perfect for travel. Utilizing the same principles as clothes drying on a line, Zephyr gently circulates warm, dry air around the hearing instrument. The specially formulated Dry-Brik® desiccant then captures the moisture. Used daily, Zephyr removes damaging moisture, dries earwax, and removes odor. The result is hearing instruments that sound better, last longer, and need fewer repairs.

(800) 525-5071
www.westone.com


Hearing Aid Dryer

The Ever-Dry Hearing Aid Saver from San Diego-based Ever-Dry is a portable, self-regenerating hearing aid dryer. It efficiently absorbs moisture from hearing aids and deposited earwax, preventing damage to delicate electronics and drying wax so it can be easily removed. Patented technology regenerates the drying agent with gentle heat while the patient is wearing the hearing aids. When hearing aids are placed in the unit, the heater turns off and moisture is absorbed onto the desiccant. The patient does not have to struggle with baking or microwaving the desiccant material, and the hearing aids are never exposed to potentially damaging heat.

(858) 442-8152
www.ever-dry.com


Ear Gear Eyeglasses

Ear Gear, Lake Country, British Columbia, Canada, offers Ear Gear Eyeglasses, its latest addition to its product line of hearing instrument security and protection devices. They offer a convenient security solution for clients who wear both a hearing instrument and glasses. The flexible rubber “o” rings attached to the Ear Gear sleeve simply slip over the arms of any pair of glasses, creating fashionable security for the wearer. The product is available in all six of the company’s models, in beige only.

(888) 766-1838
www.gearforears.com


Styles for the Ears

Tube Riders, Nashville, Tenn, let kids decorate, individualize, and destigmatize their BTEs or CIs, and help children accept the aids faster by making them cool. Bright and colorful, they slip onto the tube portion of a BTE or onto the ear hook of a cochlear implant. One satisfied mother said Tube Riders changed her child from different into special and made kids love their BTEs.

(615) 335-3385
www.otocool.com


Hearing Aid Sweat Band

The Hearing Aid Sweat Band from VanB Enterprises, West Valley, NY, continues to provide BTE devices the ultimate in protection from moisture, dirt, and dust. Protect your BTE with one of 17 stylish colors available in all sizes — including the new slim series allowing wearers to match the colors of a sports team, personality, or season. The natural colors that have been available for years still are. All offer the same great protection.

(866) 644-2500
www.hearingaidsweatband.com

HEARING INSTRUMENTS COMPONENTS AND PRODUCTION/REPAIR SUPPLIES

Cleaning Pump

The Mark V Power Piston-Driven Cleaning Pump form Mid-States Laboratories, Wichita, Kan, is a heavy-duty unit producing strong vacuum power (pulling up to 27 inches of mercury) and blowing up to 120 psi. Standard accessories include seven milled needles and a vacuum chamber that runs automatically for 300 seconds. In addition to the standard accessories, an optional aspirator kit is available for cerumen removal.

(800) 247-3669
www.mid-stateslabs.com


Portable UV Cure Unit

Lightning Enterprises, Limington, Me, offers the 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, 120-volt wall transformer, and 9V battery pack for remote operation. UV safety glasses and a hard-shell carrying case are included. The case includes extra space for tools and UV materials.

(800) 546-1797
www.l-ent.com


Jodi-Elite Vacuum

Jodi-Vac LLC, Portland, Ore, offers the Jodi-Elite, a vacuum with improved performance and more power that runs quieter than the Jodi-Consumer. Storage and portability have been upgraded by having the vacuum hose, needle assembly, and new storage compartment fit into their own boxes. The Jodi-Elite joins 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.

(866) 856-5634
www.jodivac.com


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.

(866) 856-5634
www.jodivac.com


Lightning Vac 2

Lightning Enterprises, Limington, Me, announces the Lightning Vac 2, a compact vacuum pump designed for effective hearing aid cleaning and maintenance. The Lightning Vac 2 system offers exceptional performance and includes a suction port with vacuum tubing, compressor port for blowing air, compressor tubing with lock fitting for cleaning or obstruction removal, filter wand for trapping debris, and five various size needle tips. Options include vacuum desiccator jar and carrying case.

(877) 546-1797
www.l-ent.com

MARKETING, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT, AND INFORMATION RESOURCES

Telephone Skills Improvement Program

Costa Mesa, Calif-based CareCredit’s Telephone Skills Improvement Program is designed to give hearing care professionals the tools, techniques, and scripts to turn phone inquiries into hearing aid sales, and is available free to CareCredit enrolled practices. It consists of three audio CDs, each containing three educational sessions. Each session is about 10 to 15 minutes long, and can be incorporated into a team lunch-and-learn or weekly training meeting, or as part of an ongoing staff development program.

(800) 859-9975
www.carecredit.com


Third Edition of Hearing Loss Handbook

Auricle Ink Publishers, Sedona, Ariz, offers the third edition of The Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: A Bridge to Healing, Richard E. Carmen, AuD, editor. Distinguished audiologists, physicians, and scientists have contributed chapters and knowledge on hearing loss issues. A couple of chapters have been retired, and others have been revised and updated, most notably the chapter on hearing aids. Added to the new edition are chapters on tinnitus (Grant Searchfield, PhD), telecoils and wireless assistive listening (David Myers, PhD), assistive technologies (Laine Waggoner, MS), and new Q-and-As. The title is available in hard and soft covers.

(928) 284-0860
www.hearingproblems.com


Unique Mail Pieces Available

Chicago Advertising & Marketing (CAM), Yorkville, Ill, now has available two distinct and specialized mail pieces titled “Daisy Mailer” and “Lunch & Learn” that can be customized and used to reach out to your patients. These response-triggering mailers are available for review on CAM’s Web site.

(800) 778-9300
www.campromotions.net

TESTING AND FITTING EQUIPMENT

New Software From Audioscan

Audioscan, Dorchester, Ontario, Canada, has announced the release of a new version of its software. Version 3.4 builds on the company’s position in objective hearing instrument fitting by adding a unique test for verifying frequency-altering hearing instruments, the ISTS speech signal, and other refinements. Four new speech passages are available, which can be used to show that previously unaidable speech information has been rendered audible through the use of frequency manipulation. The ISTS signal allows health care professionals to adjust and fit the instrument using speech that is not language specific. Version 3.4 is free to download from Audioscan’s Web site.

(800) 265-2093
www.audioscan.com


Wireless Video VRA

Pehratek Products, Chaska, Minn, offers its Wireless Video VRA system that utilizes animated cartoon images to help engage children during hearing tests. Weighing 8.6 pounds and operating on 315 MHz frequencies with a 50-foot range, the unit features two mounting systems. A 15-inch color LCD display shows 24 animated 20- to 50-second cartoon clips.

(866) 470-3532
www.pehratek.com


MedRx Offers AVANT REM Speech+ and A2D+

MedRx Inc, Largo, Fla, offers two new systems: The AVANT REM Speech+ Real Ear and Live Speech Mapping System, and the AVANT A2D+ diagnostic audiometer, both featuring an advanced ergonomic design. New features of the REM Speech+ include the Sure Probe microphone system with lighted visual cues and an adjustable loop design that will fit any ear. Also new is a selectable dual probe measurement option that allows the user to do live speech mapping on both ears simultaneously. The AVANT A2D+ is a two-channel, air, bone, and speech audiometer with a new integrated Quick SIN testing feature. The A2D+ audiometer comes standard with insert ear phones and custom carrying case. Both systems weigh less than a half pound each, connect to a USB port, and are NOAH System 3 and TIMS compatible.

(888) 392-1234
www.medrx-usa.com


Sound Level Meter Kit

Extech Instruments, Waltham, Mass, has introduced its Model 407732-Kit, a new Low/High Range Sound Level Meter Kit, featuring ranges measuring 35 to 100 dB (low) and 65 to 130 dB (high). The included Model 407722 sound calibrator features ±5% accuracy, allowing for the kit to meet both ANSI and IEC 651 Type 2 standards. A backlit LCD display allows for viewing in dimly lit areas, and features data hold and max hold functions. The kit includes the 407732 sound meter, a microphone wind screen, a calibration screw driver, a 9V battery, and the 407722 sound calibrator with an additional 9V battery. The included hard-plastic carrying case provides protection and organization for the meter and calibrator kit.

(781) 890-7440
www.extech.com


Universal Hearing Screener

Hearing Technologies International Inc, Pinellas Park, Fla, offers the Universal Hearing Screener, which presents 40 dB tones independently at 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 4,000 Hz. Powered by two easy-to-replace AAA batteries, it comes equipped with a foam cushion pad to help reduce ambient noise and allow for firm positioning of the speaker to the ear. Universal Hearing Screener is distributed by: Hal-Hen, (800) 242-5436; Oaktree Products, (800) 347-1960; Warner Tech-Care, (800) 328-4757; and Westone Labs, (800) 582-4771. Custom label and designs available.

(800) 553-6003
www.hearingtech.com


Touch-Screen Control Center

Pehratek Products, Chaska, Minn, introduces The Client Center. designed to integrate display information from various audiological, diagnostic, and fitting equipment into one centrally controlled system. 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 graphics or video for presentations.

(866) 470-3532
www.pehratek.com


Operating Microscopes

Oaktree Products Inc, Chesterfield, Mo, introduces affordable operating microscopes. The binocular magnification can make procedures like cerumen removal and the placement of extended wear hearing instruments much easier. Oaktree provides Seiler microscopes, one of the oldest names in the surgical magnification business. High-quality Seiler scopes use precision German lenses. Also, the new 2009 Oaktree products catalog is now available, containing 3,700 items and featuring more than100 new items.

(800) 347-1960
www.oaktreeproducts.com


OTOPod

Otovation, King of Prussia, Pa, offers the patented OTOPod and Amplitude T-Series computer-controlled, wireless audiometers powered by new Symphony software. These instruments bring efficient testing into the examination room, into the patient’s home, or into the occupational test setting. OTOPod, a diagnostic audiometer, tests AC/BC and prerecorded speech. The Symphony software suite and its NOAH Module for OTOPod are designed for on-the-go testing, especially by the hearing instrument dispenser. New features include “always on” wireless connection, customizable prerecorded word lists and audiogram symbols, and the addition of semiautomated testing.

(866) 686-8284
www.otovation.com

Integrated Testing Solution

The ICS Chartr EP 200 is a new system for Evoked Potential (EP) testing from GN Otometrics, Schaumburg, Ill. The system builds on Otometrics’ ICS Chartr line offering comprehensive EP testing. The Chartr EP 200 can be combined with Otometrics’ VNG/ENG system, the ICS Chartr 200, creating a state-of-the-art solution. Install both Chartr EP and Chartr VNG/ENG software on the same computer and benefit from a complete test battery and a shared database.

(800) 289-2150
www.otometrics.com/chartrep

TINNITUS

An Oasis of Relief

Neuromonics’ noninvasive, FDA-cleared Oasis device is customized to the patient’s unique hearing and tinnitus profile, says the company. Delivering a customized stimulus that promotes neural changes, Oasis allows the brain to filter out the disturbing tinnitus sound. This stimulus is delivered within spectrally modified, customized music, which engages the brain’s emotional response center and the limbic system, reportedly reducing tinnitus-related disturbance.

(866) 606-3876
www.neuromonics.com


Tinnitus Help

Hear Reliever from Clearly Heard Inc, Glendale, Calif, is a supplement formulated to assist patients with the symptoms associated with ringing or buzzing in the ear. Hearing supplements have been shown to be effective in reducing and/or eliminating tinnitus in some patients. Hear Reliever’s formula includes glutathione (a key element in reportedly helping to prevent free radical damage), CoQ10 (an antioxidant said to promote cellular energy), and NAC (an amino acid shown to repair damaged hair cells of the inner ear). Health Care Professional discounts and affiliate programs are available.

(800) 677-2616
www.clearlyheard.com