Portable Analyzer with Speech Analysis
Audioscan, Dorchester, Ontario, Canada, introduces the RM500 SL, a portable, real-ear/hearing aid analyzer. The Speechmap® environment is displayed on the 12.1-inch screen, and uses technology to control the speech spectrum and analyze real speech in 1/3 octave bands. Features include a 31-square-inch test box for testing FM systems and digital hearing aids, cast aluminum lid, built-in coupler storage, and ANSI telephone magnetic field simulator. Audioscan offers a 2-year warranty, live technical support, and free software updates. (800) 265-2093; www.audioscan.com.
Digital Hearing Instruments
Siemens Hearing Instruments, Piscataway, NJ, introduces ARTIS, a family of higher-end, mid-range digital hearing instruments. ARTIS offers a flexible frequency shaping adjustment and compression system for fitting both typical and unusual shaped audiograms. All ARTIS instruments feature 12-channel signal processing with gain adjustment possible in all 12 channels, and a high-speed feedback cancellation system. For those with binaural fitting needs, ARTIS is available with e2e wireless for synchronization of the directional microphone systems. (800) 766-4500; www.usa.siemens.com/hearing.
Open Fit Hearing Solution
GN ReSound, Bloomington, Minn, introduces the ReSound Pixel hearing solution. Dual Stabilizer DFS offers an increased gain in both omni- and directional modes by dedicated feedback cancellation system for each microphone. Advanced datalogging memorizes the patients needs and listening environments. Features include 17-band Warp sound processing, noise reduction with two options, enhanced adaptive directionality with SoftSwitching, and open fitting. (800) 248-4327; www.gnresound.com.
Lightweight BTE System
Phonak, Warrenville, Ill, introduces the microSavia hearing system. Designed with all of the Savia hearing system features, and empowered by Digital Bionics, microSavia is a lightweight system that hides behind the ear and has an almost invisible micro tube leaving the ear naturally open. The unit features a 3 mm by 5 mm Savia chip, size 312 battery, and dual microphone technology with digital SurroundZoom. (800) 777-7333; www.phonak.com.
Latest Innovations at Harris Communications
The Emergency Connect feature of the AEC sets it apart from other amplified phones. Pressing a button on the remote-dial wristband or pendant will dial up to 6 pre-programmed numbers and play a recorded message. This remote-dialing feature can be a great value for clients who live alone or have mobility concerns. (800) 582-8569; www.harriscomm.com.
Lightweight Ear Protector
SensGard LLC, Rochester, NY, introduces the Zwislocki Ear Muffler (ZEM), a lightweight ear protector that offers a noise reduction level of 26 dB. ZEM uses the mechanical energy of sound waves to minimize sound before it reaches the ear. This product channels sound into small chambers located above the earpieces to deaden excessive noise. It can fold up to a compact size for easy storage. (585) 218-4080; www.sensgard.com.