Feedback Cancellation System
Apherma, Sunnyvale, Calif, offers the Adaptive Echo Cancellation (AEC) system, a patented feedback cancellation system to resolve the feedback and occlusion problems associated with an ITE device. AEC increases the available headroom for gain amplification while effectively minimizing occlusion. AEC offers flexibility in selection of larger vent sizes, feedback cancellation, and improved overall speech intelligibility. Available in the 180 line for all custom styles. (877) 274-3762; www.apherma.com.
Oticon Inc, Somerset, NJ, introduces Syncro hearing instruments, which use artificial intelligence to improve hearing performance in unpredictable sound environments. The instrument makes as many as 17,000 intelligent decisions per second, simultaneously comparing the actual outcomes of particular feature combinations and choosing the specific combination that provides the optimal voice-to-noise ratio at any given moment. Syncro instruments use Voice Priority Processing (VPP) signal processing strategy, which enhances the devices multi-band adaptive directionality, TriState noise reduction, and voice-aligned compression features. (800) 526-3921; www.oticonus.com.
Digital Hearing Instrument
GN ReSound, Bloomington, Minn, offers the ReSoundAIR, a hearing instrument which recently received the Red Dot Design Award for outstanding design. ReSoundAIR instruments incorporate ComforTec technology, which consists of a set of optimized hardware and software features that help resolve occlusion, over-amplification of lower frequency sounds, and excessive feedback. (800) 248-4327; www.gnresound.com.
Siemens Hearing Instruments, Piscataway, NJ, introduces three new BTEs in its Prisma 2 hearing instrument family line: the Prisma 2 D SP, Prisma 2 VC, and Prisma 2 P VC. The BTEs feature a directional microphone system, a voice activity detection noise reduction system, programmable volume control, and four individual hearing programs for microphone, audio boot, and telecoil mode. The Prisma 2 D SP is suitable for pediatric fittings and comes standard with automatic audio input detection when FM systems and other devices are connected. The 2 VC is suitable for mild through moderate hearing loss, while the Prisma 2 P VC is suitable for moderate to severe losses. (800) 766-4500; www.usa.siemens.com/hearing.
Consumer Vacuum Pump
Lightning Enterprises, Limington, Me, announces My Vac, a consumer vacuum pump designed for personal hearing aid maintenance. My Vac is a completely self-contained unit and includes a suction probe for effective cleaning, replaceable filter, mounting clip for easy probe storage, and a blower port for clearing obstructions. Suction probe is detachable for easy cleaning or replacement. Private labeling is also available for resale interests. Special pricing for email list members. (877) 546-1797; www.lightningenterprises.com
Knowles Electronics, Itasca, Ill, has added three new series to its Pantograph Receiver line of high-output, vibration-reduced receiversthe VPHF, PHD, and PHI receivers. The VPHF series combines the original high-output vibration-reduction technology of the PHF receiver with elastic surrounds assembled into an external metal can, resulting in improved gain-before-feedback and less telecoil interference. The PHD series receivers use Pantograph technology in mini-BTE and ITE applications. PHI receivers apply Pantograph technology to super power BTE receivers. (630) 250-5100; www.knowleselectronics.com.