New products

power one showcased new products at AudiologyNOW!

VARTA Microbattery presented new hearing aid batteries at this year's AudiologyNOW! in Orlando.

The power one wireless approved MERCURY-FREE Type 13 and 312 are the new, hearing aid batteries that were designed for the the latest generation of wireless devices and hearing aids as well as Bluetooth applications. More than 150 researchers and developers contributed to this remarkable product that is characterized by innovative cathode technology and constantly high voltage.

The product portfolio of the power one brand has also been expanded to include the power one IMPLANT plus Type 13. It provides an optimum hearing experience for hearing aids with high-power applications such as streaming.

Oticon Medical Partners with Prof. Håkansson on BCI Project

Innovation

Oticon Medical announced on March 25th that the company has entered into a partnership with Bo Håkansson, PhD, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, for the future commercialization of the active transcutaneous Bone Conduction Implant (BCI).

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A new app listening out for sounds of danger

Launch

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Many of us have had the unpleasant experience of a potentially serious close call when not paying attention to dangers on the street. Studies show that this risk is growing with increasingly intensive use of smart phones, especially among so-called “distracted walkers”. People with hearing loss know these dangers all too well.

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Compact Revolution: The First Single-Unit Processor for Cochlear Implants

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Off the ears, convenient and almost invisible when worn under the hair: The new RONDO® single-unit processor.

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With the introduction of the RONDO, MED-EL offers the world‘s first ever integrated audio processor for cochlear implants (CI). This technical innovation combines coil, control unit and battery into one compact and fully integrated unit, thus allowing for a device with convenient wearing comfort and continued high MED-EL performance.

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Glasses as a hearing aid, by BHM

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It´s not just about better hearing and seeing, it´s about the pleasure of full understanding

It’s always great to hear from you! Access to reliable hearing – ideally in as elegant and inconspicuous a manner as possible – should be a matter of course even for those with impaired hearing. After all, the ability to communicate unhindered and be able to orient oneself is essential!

pan – as individual as you are, with precise directional hearing

Hear better – with glasses.
As an air conduction hearing aid, pan is a high-precise system that gathers the sound by 2 directional microphones and transfers it to the ear through a small loudspeaker and is easy to integrate into any pair of glasses. Experts at BHM-Tech have created an innovative product which enables clear, noisefree hearing caused to the precise directional gathering of sound thus setting completely new standards in terms of relaxed intelligible hearing.

Wireless recharging for cochlear implants without external parts

Research

Researchers at the Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have worked in conjunction with physicians from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to develop a new, low-power signal-processing chip that the scientists hope could bring about fundamental changes in cochlear implants.

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New RITE housing by audifon

New RITE housing by audifon

At booth 2011 on AudiologyNow! 2014 audifon will be presenting the company’s latest innovations.
The new RITE housing combines natural sound quality, convenient usability and the most flexible fitting. With two different speaker units the R-housing is suitable for a broad fitting range. Directly positioned in the ear canal, the receiver produces a very natural perception of sound. It is initially available in the libra and miro family.

audifon’s new power BTE offers up to 78 dB/136 dB for a better hearing experience. It will be available in the libra, miro and vico families and comes with attractive comfort features. The audifon power housings are engineered at high standards in Germany. They are perfectly suited for customers who appreciate proven and reliable quality.
The company also presents their new fitting solution audifit 5. This fitting software was extensively tested by hearing care professionals from KIND Hearing, Germany’s market leader in hearing aid dispensing. These specialists used the new software in their daily customer fitting sessions where their valuable feedback was further implemented in the re-design, resulting in a superior software.

Starkey Hearing Technologies Introduces Halo

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Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, is excited to introduce Halo, a Made for iPhone® hearing aid engineered to be compatible with iPhone, iPad® and iPod® touch. The Halo hearing aid gives a new, discreet option that connects with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Available March 31 in the US, Halo, which is sold under the Starkey brand name, combines Starkey Hearing Technologies’ superior hearing with iOS to deliver a revolutionary new hearing solution that makes every aspect of life better – from conversations to phone calls to listening to music. Halo will connect with the TruLink™ Hearing Control app, which is available as a free download in the App StoreSM.

Building on iOS features that let you do everyday things like making phone and FaceTime® calls, listening to music and using Siri®, Halo takes advantage of TruLink Technology and compatible iOS devices to meet the needs of today’s demanding and tech-savvy consumers. In addition to seamless integration with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Halo hearing aids are also standalone hearing aids packed with Starkey Hearing Technologies’ best-in-class performance features including feedback cancellation, adaptive noise management and directionality.

Bernafon presents Carista 5 | 3 and the newest wireless connectivity devices

New Acriva

With Carista 5 | 3, Bernafon’s Audio Efficiency™ technology has become more affordable. This Swiss technology includes high-end features such as Adaptive Noise Reduction Plus, for efficient and impressive noise suppression, and REMfitTM, for a rapid, precise, individual hearing aid fitting. Carista offers customers improved comfort and more options for customization, including options for wireless connectivity. Bernafon’s SoundGate 2, along with the new Phone Adapter 2 and TV Adapter 2, connects to a wide range of electronic devices to transmit audio signals wirelessly to your customers’ hearing aids. With a wireless connection and the hearing aid microphones switched off, there is no risk of unwanted feedback and the signal-to-noise ratio is improved. This results in improved speech understanding and listening comfort for clients at home, work, and on-the-go. Additionally, with improved rechargeable battery life, your customers will have the security that SoundGate 2 will work whenever and wherever needed.

NewSound devotes to affordable Digital BTE

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Vivo 206

NewSound introduces Vivo 206. VIVO 206 is mainly for people with moderate to severe hearing loss who also desire a flexible experience and an affordable device. It was developed using the latest air induction technology.

Volume and Program Resume: The instrument reverts to the previous setting of volume and program when powered on again.

Exchangeable between Ear hook and Open-Fit Tube: Both comfortable fit for different preference.

Rocker VC: Does not require fine tuning.