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iHear Medical shatters crowdfunding goal



iHear Medical has announced that it has shattered its Indiegogo crowdfunding goal three-fold with over 900 backers pre-ordering the world’s first Web-enabled hearing aid. iHear Medical’s ultimate goal is to improve access to hearing aids and to bring the cost of advanced hearing aids in line with the cost of prescription eyeglasses -- about $200.


Bonebridge approved for children from 5 years



MED-EL‘s Bonebridge active bone conduction implant is now also approved for children from 5 years of age.


Oticon’s Streamer Pro Connects to iPhone & iPod touch Via ConnectLine App

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Oticon A/S announces the launch of the upgraded Streamer Pro that will enable people who use Oticon wireless hearing instruments to connect to iPhone® and iPod touch® via the Oticon ConnectLine App. Streamer Pro is worn around the neck and acts as an intermediary device to connect Bluetooth-enabled devices to Oticon hearing instruments. The upgraded Streamer Pro and ConnectLine App work with all Oticon wireless hearing aids purchased since 2007, the year the company first launched a wireless solution.


GSI AudioStar Pro™ Now with Over 20 New Enhancements


Grason Stadler (GSI) announces significant updates to the GSI AudioStar Pro. This update features over 20 new enhancements including special test symbols, fine resolution frequency testing and increased flexibility in speech testing.

New speech functions such as Speech Auto Play and Speech Auto Advance allow the examiner more flexibility in speech testing. Word Lists may be presented based on configurable time frames or controlled by the scoring of the responses. Pediatric testing would also be easier with the introduction of Auto Frequency selection and advancing. New Sound Field Symbols such as Tinnitus Matching (t) and Cochlear Implant (CI) are included for accurate reporting on specialized evaluations. Special Test enhancements include expanded scoring options for the QuickSIN, addition of the BKB-SIN and insert earphone support for the TEN test.


Introducing ProEar


Unhealthy ears cause the return of many hearing aids. In helping to restore and maintain healthy ear canals, ProEar™ gives patients a more successful experience while wearing their hearing aids.ProEar is a selected blend of plant extracts that provides fast relief for irritated, itching ears while providing the nutrients the patient's ear needs to restore and maintain healthy tissue. It contains vitamins (A, E, D3) and other nutrients that nourish the ear.

EUROPLASMA presents nanocoatings to protect hearing devices against corrosion & damage from liquids

Belgium based Europlasma, a world leader in low pressure plasma technology, presented at AudiologyNOW! its nanocoating technologies under the Nanofics brand name. Nanofics refers to nanoscaled functionalization into the core of complex shaped materials and products. The Nanofics 110 coatings are highly water repellent (water contact angle of 110 degrees according to A5TM D5964) and highly oil repellent (oil repellency level 6 according to ISO 14419) fluoropolymer type of nanocoatings deposited by low pressure plasma technology. The unique aspect of these coatings is that they are completely free from PFOA and PF05.

The Nanofics 110 coatings are an addition to the existing Nanofics 120· family of nanocoatings and other custom designed coating systems, which are widely used by Europlasma's customers to corrosion protect electronic devices, or to make technical textiles and filtration materials liquid repellent. Europlasma offers a range of nanocoating machines fit for mass production. The processing costs are typically in the range of 1 to 5 eurocent per coated hearing device.

Oticon, Inc. Launched Upgraded Streamer Pro 1.2 at 2014 AudiologyNOW!

Oticon announced a newly upgraded Streamer Pro 1.2 that will enable hearing instrument users to more effectively participate in many everyday activities from making phone calls to watching TV. Streamer Pro 1.2 is worn around the neck and acts as intermediary device to connect Bluetooth™-enabled devices to Oticon hearing instruments. Streamer Pro 1.2 can now also connect to iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® via the Oticon ConnectLine App that was introduced at 2014 AudiologyNOW!. The new connectivity solution will be available to existing and future users of Oticon wireless hearing instruments across the price spectrum, including an installed base of approximately two million current users.

When the Streamer Pro 1.2 is paired with the ConnectLine App, it provides intuitive functionality that enables users to switch to a variety of input sources with just their fingertips.

The free, downloadable ConnectLine App allows users to clearly see what hearing program they are using. Program names can also be personalized (restaurant, office, sports...). The new connectivity solution delivers audiological features including true binaural signal processing and low power consumption.


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


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).