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Varta Microbattery showcases new products at the EUHA congress


VARTA Microbattery will be showcasing new hearing aid batteries at the EUHA Congress in Nuremberg.

The company will be presenting power one "wireless approved" MERCURY-FREE cells in types 13 and 312. Over 150 VARTA Microbattery researchers and developers designed these hearing aid batteries for maximum performance. Innovative cathode technology and continuous high voltage ensures the purest sound and premium quality in the hearing aid. The new power one "wireless approved" MERCURY-FREE cell is the optimum energy source for wireless devices and the latest generation of hearing aids as well as Bluetooth application.

The product portfolio of power one has also been expanded to include the power one IMPLANT plus 13. This battery was developed for hearing aids with high-power applications such as streaming.

SEBO HD2 - New RIC product line


SeboTek introduces a new line of six high fidelity products with the release of Sebo HD2. Continuing to build on its reputation of the best sounding hearing care products in the industry, SeboTek features industry leading bandwidth of 14kHz and 111 channels of processing that is protected by the latest in moisture protection nano-technology. HD2 utilizes Auto-Sync which is a hands free listening mode that manages the adaptive features of the hearing aid to ensure maximum listening comfort, enhanced speech audibility and a high definition sound experience regardless of the environment.

The Intro HD2 is SeboTek’s newest RIC instrument for individuals needing a low cost hearing solution. The design of the Intro HD2 brings the benefits of RIC technology at an affordable price level for every economic and social demographic.

New kind of hearing implant forthcoming

The German company Auric, known for its activities to shorten health care trajectories, is together with several research groups involved in the development of a new, tiny middle ear implant for people with average to severe hearing problems.


Bernafon: Upcoming launch of Carista 5¦3


With Carista, Bernafon’s Swiss-engineered Audio EfficiencyTM technology will be available in two complete mid-range hearing system families. The user will be able to count on improved speech understanding, enhanced listening comfort, and more opportunities for individualization. “We are especially excited to bring wireless connectivity to our mid-range instruments with Carista”, says Giuseppe Romaniello, Carista Product Manager. “A direct input from the TV, mobile phone, GPS, etc., with less background noise, can really make listening much easier and more comfortable. And, in this price category, it’s a great feature.” Carista hearing instruments are also more comfortable to wear thanks to the Adaptive Feedback Canceller Plus, Adaptive Noise Reduction Plus and Transient Noise Reduction features.Four BTE and six custom instrument styles are offered in various colors, along with a variety of acoustic options.

RESONANCE will launch new devices at 58th EUHA


RESONANCE is an Italian diagnostic solution provider of hearing assessment. The new premium product launched at EUHA is RESONANCE R17A, an innovative handheld touch-screen diagnostic audiometer. The device guarantees maximum portability, no extra-accessories needed to perform audiometric screening's tests, large editable memory included, easy to be transferred to PC thanks to Bluetooth connectivity with the MDS software for data management.

Sprint announces wireless CapTel for iOS-powered mobile devices


Sprint Relay has announced that it is making Wireless CapTel available for devices using Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, with the aim of increasing accessibility of mobile communications for individuals with hearing loss. Until now, wireless CapTel was only available on certain Android devices.
The company’s CapTel application provides hearing impaired users with real-time word-for-word captions on their mobile device, to help them when receiving calls. Users place their calls in the same way as they do when using conventional phones by dialing a number, but the calls are directly connected to the CapTel service. When the callers receive a reply from the person they have dialed, they can listen to what the person says, but also read captions of the spoken content almost simultaneously on the phone’s display screen. This helps them to fill in any missing words that they may not have heard correctly.
"Sprint Relay is pleased to add another groundbreaking solution to its portfolio - and bring to the market a service that improves our customers' experience," says Mike Ellis, director at Sprint Relay, in a press release from the company. Sprint Relay has more than 20 years of experience in providing relay services to the hearing impaired and to people with speech disabilities.

MED-EL receives approval to market Single-Sided Deafness implant

MED-EL has become the first hearing implant company to receive approval for marketing cochlear implants for the indication of Single-Sided Deafness in countries that acknowledge the CE mark.


Outdoor sounds levels: There’s an app for that

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Summertime and the living can be noisy especially for concert goers who are taking in summer festivals around the world.


Cochlear’s Aqua Accessory receives FDA approval

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Cochlear Americas has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to market an Aqua Accessory compatible with the Cochlear Nucleus 5 Sound Processor. The Aqua Accessory is a custom cover with a double zip lock seal designed to hold


Serenade® Tinnitus Treatment System launched in the UK


SoundCure Inc., a tinnitus solution provider, announced the launch of the Serenade Tinnitus Treatment System at the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Practitioners (AIHHP) spring conference. Serenade was launched in the U.S. in April, 2012 but this UK launch marks the first formal commercial release outside the U.S..Serenade offers tinnitus sufferers potential relief using S-Tones®, customized treatment sounds developed independently by hearing researchers at the University of California.Serenade is a handheld device that is programmed in the clinician’s office for each individual patient according to his specific condition. Through the device’s earphones, the patient listens to therapeutic sounds which are designed to address the underlying neurological cause of tinnitus. Four different treatment sounds are available, anchored by advanced, proprietary S-Tones.