Open Fit Device

Oticon, Somerset, NJ, introduces Safran, a hearing aid bridging the gap between Syncro and Tego Pro. Safran hearing instruments feature Artificial Intelligence, and the latest directional, noise management, and compression technologies. This new device features open fitting with the Corda ultra-thin tube solution. It is available in a selection of new “chroma” colors. Safran also implements the new DSL v5.0, the latest pediatric rationale. (800) 526-3921; www.oticonus.com.

   

Multi-faceted Hearing System

Starkey Laboratories Inc, Eden Prairie, Minn, announces a new hearing system using its nFusion technology. The new Destiny series of hearing aids help eliminate feedback, and adjust for and switch to different listening environments. As part of the fitting process, Inspire OS software engages users by transforming the audiologist’s office using virtual reality. The software lets the user see how the hearing aid will respond in a particular listening environment—at home, in the car, or a restaurant—in real time. The Destiny series of hearing aids include the Destiny 400, 800, and 1200, and is available in behind-the-ear, in-the-ear, in-the-canal, and completely-in-the-canal models. (800) 328-8602; www.starkey.com.

   

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Product Guide

Harris Communications, Eden Prairie, Minn, offers its latest product catalogue. Categories include telephone products; assistive listening devices; hearing aid products; cochlear implant products; speech assistance; alarm clocks; notification products; warning devices; wireless pagers; videophones; text telephones (TTYs); ADA compliance products; books and media; and novelties. (800) 825-6758; www.harriscomm.com.

   

Software Suite

AMI Semiconductor, Pocatello, Idaho, introduces its latest Evaluation and Development Kit (EDK 3.0), a new tools suite for developing embedded software as well as evaluating the performance and flexibility of the company’s DSP-based standard products targeted for audio and audiology applications. This suite of software tools allows DSP engineers to perform edit, build, and debug activities. Features include project wizard with sample algorithm templates, advanced editor, integrated debugger, and integrated project manager. (208) 233-4690; www.amis.com.

   

2-Channel Audiometer

MedRx Inc, Largo, Fla, introduces the AVANT A2D 2-channel audiometer, the third instrument in its line of micro PC-based instrumentation. The audiometer utilizes sound processing and sound generating technology in a 4”-by-4”-by-1” package. The A2D offers a choice of either the TDH 39 headset or insert phones, and comes standard with bone oscillator, patient response switch, talk back microphone, operator mic/monitor headset, and speaker inputs. It connects through a simple USB connection to the computer, and does not require any external power supply. NOAH™ System 3 and TIMS™ compatible. (888) 392-1234; www.medrx-usa.com.

   

High Capacity Batteries

iCellTech Corp, Seoul, Korea, introduces its newly developed 10 Digital Sound zinc air batteries with 105 mAh capacity. Stainless steel housing helps prevent rusting. Using enhanced technology, these batteries reportedly offer longer-lasting run times. [email protected]; www.icelltech.com.

   

Premium Hearing Instrument

Unitron Hearing US, Plymouth, Minn, introduces its newest hearing instrument in the premium category: Indigo.™ Utilizing autoPro4,™ an automatic program that analyzes and adapts to the needs of a variety of listening environments in real time. Indigo also offers a new software fitting platform, U:fit™ for a more flexible, tailored fit. Other features include a multiband adaptive directional system with up to 16 null points, phase canceller, noise reduction, wind noise manager, volume indicator and control, and three manual programs in addition to the four destinations available through autoPro4. (800) 888-8882; www.unitronhearing.com.

   

User-Friendly Audiometer

GN Otometrics, Schaumburg, Ill, introduces the MADSEN Xeta™ audiometer. The MADSEN Xeta provides fast, efficient testing, a short learning curve, and advanced patient handling. It features air, bone, and masking; intuitive layout; flexible storage; and PC connectivity. The device offers auto threshold and auto screening, a masking assistant feature, and a one-button, one-function operation. It has a storage capacity of 50 scheduled patients and 75 full audiograms, and is lightweight for portable or in-office use. (847) 534-2150; www.gnotometrics.com.

   

Supply Catalog

Westone, Colorado Springs, Colo, offers its latest supply catalog, featuring multiple products in hearing care, such as otoscopes; earlites; tubing; tubing cements, supplies and accessories; acoustic modification and venting accessories; clinical equipment and supplies; test equipment accessories; infection control; stethoscopes; hearing instrument care; batteries and battery testers; assistive listening devices; point of purchase products; promotional and display items; resource and reference materials; unique items; and products for musicians. (800) 582-4771; www.westone.com/supply.

   

Wireless Noise Reduction System

Etymotic Research, Elk Grove Village, Ill, introduces Companion Mics,™ a multi-talker noise reduction system. Users of this device will be able to enjoy noisy social situations and be able to participate in conversations in those environments. Unlike systems where one microphone transmits to multiple listeners, the Companion Mics system allows a single listener to hear up to four talkers at once. The wearable system features one Listener Unit, and three directional microphone Talker Units that give an SNR improvement of approximately 20 dB. (888) 389-6684; www.etymotic.com.

   

Cochlear Batteries

Energizer, St. Louis, introduces Energizer® Cochlear, a specially formulated series of AC675 batteries for cochlear implants. Because the implant’s technology can bypass the damaged part of the ear and send digital sound waves directly to the auditory nerve, it requires more power—three batteries every 2-3 days. Energizer Cochlear has been designed to meet the requirements for increased power. The batteries will be available this summer, and will come in bulk packs of 10 cards (60 batteries.) (314) 985-1637; www.energizer.com.

   

Hearing Protection Earplugs

All American Mold Laboratories Inc, Oklahoma City, Okla, offers a new generation of JB1000 custom hearing protection. The seal and comfort of these earplugs helps support hearing protection. The standard clear color comes with recessed handles. Post handles and/or cord are available upon request. These earplugs are also available in red, pink, orange, light blue, purple, green, magenta, yellow, fluorescent blue, tint, brown, black, and white. And color may be swirled, and glitter and stars may also be added. (800) 654-3245; www.allamericanmold.com.