Avada Audiology and Hearing Care Centers, Louisville, Ky, introduces the Arris PHD Plus and Arris PHD Plus Link, communication systems that provide sound quality in sync with the listening environment. Both products feature connectivity, small designs, durability, and ease of listening while on the go, and both are offered in three models. The PHD Plus features a new processor that helps users locate sound sources better and automatically filter competing background noises. The PHD Plus Link models are paired with the Streamer, which uses Bluetooth technology to automatically collect signals from electronic devices, transmitting them directly to the instruments.
Amplified Mobile Phone for Seniors
Clarity, Chattanooga, Tenn, introduces the ClarityLife C900, a user-friendly, amplified mobile phone that doubles as an emergency-response device. It is available unlocked, which means it can be used on GSM networks such as T-Mobile and AT&T. Features include 20 dB amplification, a one-touch emergency help button that calls and sends text messages to five preprogrammed numbers, four-button operation that aids in navigation and dialing, and a slide-out keypad with magnified text and bright backlighting. The phone is hearing aid compatible.
State-of-the-Art Clinical Audiometer
GN Otometrics, Schaumburg, Ill, introduces the Madsen Astera clinical audiometer, which combines the best of traditional stand-alone audiometers and newer PC-based systems. Users can operate the device through the familiar layout of the audiometer control panel, the PC-based keyboard, or mouse. The comprehensive test battery, high-frequency testing (up to 20,000 Hz), and a built-in power amplifier deliver a powerful device with clinical features that save time and money. One-click datalogging, combined immittance and audiometry reporting, and seamless integration with other diagnostic and fitting tools through the OTOsuite universe contribute to a more efficient testing process.
Fully Automatic Hearing Instruments
The new, fully automatic Motion line of hearing instruments from Siemens Hearing Instruments Inc, Piscataway, NJ, is offered in six BTEs, two performance levels, 14 natural color choices, and a line of custom models. The products include a feedback-reduction algorithm, advanced localization, automatic learning, and a speech and noise management system—so even in complex listening environments, there is no need to change programs or adjust volume settings. The optional Tek Bluetooth® wireless enhancement with Tek Connect remote control streams music, phone calls, and TV audio to the hearing instruments in full stereo sound.
Pediatric Audiology Reference
Pediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management—authored by Jane R. Madell, PhD, and Carol Flexer, PhD, and published by Thieme Medical Publishers, New York—is designed as a practical how-to reference for the diagnosis and technological and educational management of infants and children with hearing disorders. Master clinicians provide step-by-step descriptions of testing and treatment protocols, emphasizing specific pediatric behavioral assessment techniques, such as behavioral observation audiometry. A DVD-ROM accompanying the 352-page text features videos of various pediatric behavioral assessments, with audio commentary providing straightforward explanations of key concepts. A video on cochlear implant surgery is included on the DVD-ROM.
Lamps and Magnification
Vision USA, Cherry Hill, NJ, a Dentrex Technologies Co, introduces the Bryon line of lamps and lamps with magnification. The cool-to-the-touch, 100-watt lamp accepts a color-correct bulb and has a heavy duty, vinyl-coated, extra-long 24-inch flex arm that can be direct-mounted and is available with a C-clamp. The lamp is also available with 2″x4″ glass and 2x with 4x insert optical-magnification head.