New products

Unitron delivers natural sound for all with Shine™ Rev

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Unitron introduces Shine Rev, the newest family of entry level hearing instruments that delivers the most natural sound in its class. Powered by Era™, Shine Rev’s best-in-class features work together to increase listening comfort and speech clarity.

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Aurical new features and fitting will be showcased at EUHA 2014

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“Visitors to our booth will have a unique chance to see and experience first-hand the flexibility and modularity of AURICAL, and how AURICAL can drive efficiency throughout the fitting process.”

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Update to the Affinity2.0 integrated fitting solution supporting the clinician’s daily use in the clinic

Interacoustics released the new Affinity software, version 2.4.0. This new version includes multiple features such as

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Otoharmonics Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for the Levo System

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For use in temporarily relieving the symptoms of tinnitus, the Levo System is a personalized, neuroscience-based sound therapy. Leveraging the brain’s natural cognitive abilities, Levo identifies and maps an individual’s unique sound print using custom-fit ear buds and proprietary software on Apple iPad® and iPod® touch mobile digital devices.

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Smartphone app to test real-world hearing conditions

Research

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Researchers at the University of Iowa (UI, Iowa City) are hoping to use a smartphone application to improve hearing loss technology.

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Hearing aid simulator shows how algorithms work in real-time

WaveTech

WaveTech– Soluções Tecnológicas, a recently established Brazilian company has developped a free ap that reproduce the most common features embarked on hearing aids. ‘Woalá’ (http://woala-app.com/pt/) is a simulator whose purpose is to show how a hearing aid works, explore the effects of its main algorithms and, finally, raise awareness among hearing impaired people who still haven’t looked for treatment.

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New Product Development Kit for Rechargeable, Silver-Zinc Battery Applications

Zpower Product Development Kit
Silver-Zinc Rechargeable Batteries

ZPower has released a new Product Development Kit to help product designers evaluate its rechargeable, silver-zinc battery technology for upcoming product designs for hearing instruments, medical devices, wearable computing and other applications.

ZPower rechargeable silver-zinc batteries deliver up to three times the energy in both XR41/312 and XR48/13 battery sizes compared to traditional nickel metal-hydride rechargeable batteries. Silver-zinc technology also has significant energy density advantages over lithium-ion microbatteries while operating at a lower voltage.

The Product Development Kit is available to product designers, engineers and developers for applications in any industry that would benefit from a high energy density rechargeable microbattery.

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Smartphone hearing screening for developing countries and rural areas

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Calibrated hearing screening with a smartphone has been found to provide comparable results to conventional audiometry in a new study.

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Maico MA42

With this video, know more about the two-channel audiometer with pure tone, speech and free field audiometric testing as well as Master Hearing Aid.

Teen and Tweens Dilemma Game

Teen & Tweens

Ida Institute has introduced the Teen and Tweens Dilemma Game, a new version of the popular Dilemma Game tool that is designed to better prepare hearing healthcare professionals to deal with clinical situations when treating teenage patients.

The new tool consists of a series of dilemma cards that describe challenging scenarios involving teens or tweens with hearing loss. Three possible solutions are given, with the understanding that the 'perfect' solution may not exist. With no right or wrong answers, game play encourages reflection, critical thinking, and analysis of the potential consequences that a professional’s choices may have on a patient and a variety of stakeholders.

“By helping hearing care professionals to examine various aspects of the teenage experience and consider those situations from the patient’s perspective, we aim to deepen understanding and motivate more patient-centered interaction that benefits both teens and hearing care professionals,” explains Ida Institute Managing Director Lise Lotte Bundesen.

Visit the www.idainstitute.com to learn more about it and all of the tools in Ida Institute’s comprehensive Tool Room.