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Otometrics New Paediatric Module

Astera 2

Otometrics now offers an integrated pediatric module with VRA control with their popular MADSEN Astera2 hearing assessment solution.

Designed specifically for testing children 6 months to 6 years

This dedicated module has been developed based on the needs of pediatric professionals around the world and is designed specifically to meet the challenges of testing children from 6 months to 6 years.


On the ball: improving referees’ communication through hearing aid technology


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On the pitch communication is vital. A well-remembered example of this was the 2006 World Cup final in Berlin between France and Italy. In the 110th minute, Zinedine Zidane headbutted Marco Materazzi.


The Phonak ComCom headset


ComCom consists of different components: a custom made so called eShell, which is produced by 3D selective laser sintering of powder of clinical nylon. In steps of one tenth of a millimeter layer by layer the earpiece is built, off a laser scanned ear impression. It is a hollow piece of green or beige nylon, lightweight (just 1.8 grams), durable, and comfortable as it is built exactly along the anatomy of the referees ear. Phonak’s knowledge of the ear anatomy and experience with creating comfortable, durable and biocompatible hearing aids came in handy of course. On the outside facing part of the eShell a so called multifunctional interface, a mechanical opening of fixed dimension and shape, allows for the piece with the electronics to be snapped in. The electronics contain a small inwards facing loudspeaker that can deliver sound up to 100 dB SPL.


New E90D receiver by Sonion


Sonion A/S, the global leader in micro acoustic and micro mechanical technologies and solutions for hearing instruments, in-ear earphones and specialty headsets, today announced the release of the third spin-off from the popular E-series platform: The dual receiver E90D for power applications. It is indeed specifically designed to match the requirements of power BTEs. The new E90D holds best in class low frequency MPO of 118 dB SPL and a peak output of 138 dB SPL. The receiver comes with rounded corners for a better fit rate and similar to all receivers in the E-series, it is designed with complete encapsulation of the motor for reduced magnetic radiation.

SIARE manufactures speakers and amplifiers for audiology booths


The Siare Acoustique audio company is specialized in the design and manufacturing of products for audiology tests. Its Alpha, Delta and Audio Pro ranges have been designed in collaboration with hearing aid specialists, these speakers and the Delta A8 amplifier have equipped many hospitals, the latest is the Necker Hospital in Paris. The brand SIARE is also a partner of many stores specialized in audiology in France and abroad.


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.