Grason-Stadler, Madison, Wis, introduces the TympStar middle-ear analyzer. The TympStar is pre-programmed with a series of default parameters for each test mode that can be changed with testing needs. It has an ergonomically designed control panel, high-speed printer, includes a VGA monitor, external printer and keyboard, and has options for managing and archiving data. (800) 700-2282.
Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc, Piscataway, NJ, introduces ACURIS, an advanced digital hearing system. ACURIS’s wireless technology enables the left and right hearing instruments to communicate with each other, and function as one binaural hearing system. The device automatically adjusts itself to the wearer’s listening environment. www.usa.siemens.com/hearing.
Real Ear Measurement System
GN Otometrics, Schaumburg, Ill, offers AURICAL™ Plus, an updated version of its MADSEN Aurical. AURICAL™ Plus features a probe microphone system that performs accurate real ear measurements during the fitting process, and is designed to aid dispensing audiologists in fitting open-fitting, non-occluding hearing instruments. (800) 289-2150; www.gnotometrics.com.
Maico Diagnostics, Eden Prairie, Minn, offers the MI 24 and MI 26 tympanometers. MI 24 features an optional 1kHz high frequency probe tone; the MI 26 provides screening air conduction audiometry. Both offer four frequency, four level reflex capabilities; ipsi, and contra reflex testing; graphical reflex display; immediate gradient pass/fail results; and an internal printer, and backlit LCD screen. (888) 941-4201; www.maico-diagnostics.com.
Hearing Aid Workstation
Lightning Enterprises, Limington, Me, introduces Versabench, a lab designed specifically for hearing aid repair and modification. Versabench includes as standard equipment a 26A Redwing Lathe, professional hearing aid vacuum, drying chamber, UV cure system, Control Module, and Mod Tool Kit with burrs, buffs, and more. Most equipment is hidden within drawers or cabinets. 30 inches wide x 30 inches deep x 56 inches high. (877) 546-1797; www.lightningenterprises.com.
Oticon, Inc, Somerset, NJ, introduces Syncro 2, a compact BTE. It features an activity analyzer, automatic adaptation manager, and Syncro 2 power. Syncro 2 is available in a full range of styles ranging from CIC to BTE instruments. www.oticonus.com/Syncro2.
Personal Sound System
Palo Alto, Calif-based Sound ID offers the Personal Sound System™ (PSS), a complete communication system for personal listening. It is a high-tech wireless device for clients looking for a solution for communicating on their mobile phones and conversation in noisy environments. (866) 768-6343.
Hearing Aid Analyzers
Frye Electronics, Inc, Tigard, Ore, introduces the FONIX FP40 portable and the FP40-D desk model hearing aid analyzers. Real-ear measurements are a standard feature on the FP40-D and an option for the FP40 portable. Both analyzers feature quick tests, composite options, spectrum analysis, flexibility in real ear measurements, telecoil, battery drain measurements, and printers. (800) 547-8209; www.frye.com.
Hansaton Hearing Systems, Hamburg, Germany, offers the LITE3, a small, lightweight, behind-the-ear hearing device. The new digital technology adapt sound depending on the listening environment. It is also offered as a high power option for people with severe hearing loss, and features an acoustic indicator that signals when batteries need to be changed. www.hansaton.com.
Portable Video Otoscope
MedRx™ Inc, Largo, Fla, offers the UltraView Portable Video Otoscope system, designed to be easily removed from its carrying case and set up on a counter top or printer. The UltraView Portable is 19 pounds, has a 9-inch monitor, and comes with a 3 millimeter probe. (888) 584-9602; www.medrx-usa.com.