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Dozens of companies will show off their newest and best at IHS Exposition 2002

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At the invitation of IHS Convention Special Edition, many of the companies exhibiting here this week submitted the following descriptions of what you will find when you visit their booths. Remember, the exhibit floor will be open on Friday, September 13, from noon to 7 pm and again on Saturday from 9 am to noon. Enjoy lunch with the exhibitors Thursday from 12 to 1 pm and brunch on Saturday morning from 9 to 10.


Action Marketing specializes in the design and production of highly effective direct-mail advertising. Our approach focuses primarily on new patients and our clients enjoy predictable and consistent business growth every year. All products are tested extensively before inclusion in our product line, a step that eliminates the risk inherent in any new advertising approach. Please visit us at booth 713 or call 800/227-0819.

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Action Marketing



Audina is an independently owned U.S. hearing aid manufacturer located near Orlando, FL. Our mission is to produce quality hearing instruments and provide unparalleled product support services. Audina proves our commitment by offering national seminars and online learning programs. Comprehensive product line includes digital to conventional: Paragon 4 DSP, Nueve Digital, Super 60 Paragon DSP, DynamEQ3, DynamEQ2, AGC-o, Super60D. Visit our booth for our latest ezFIT software and a demonstration of the latest in digital technology.

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Audina Hearing Instruments, Inc.



Audioscan® invites you to booth 710 for a demo of our new Verifit® VF-1 Real-Ear Hearing Aid Analyzer. The VF-1 is a desktop system with a wide-angle color display designed to meet your digital and directional hearing instrument fitting needs. Innovations include real-speech and live-speech tests, and dual-source test box speakers for evaluation of directional instruments. The Verifit VF-1 joins the Audioscan RM500® system in providing state-of-the-art tests in an affordable and easy-to-use package.

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BELTONE Booths 413/415

Beltone will be exhibiting its new Oria series of digital hearing instruments. Oria features include advanced 12-channel DSP circuitry; Satisfy™, Beltone's automatic adaptation feature; Gain Explorer™, Beltone's feedback-management system; and 12-channel Speech Pattern Detection™ noise-reduction circuitry. Come visit Beltone at booths 413/415 to learn more about the Oria and Beltone's SelectaFit and AVE. multimedia fitting system.

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Beltone Electronics Corporation



Bernafon continues our commitment to value-conscious hearing healthcare partners by offering advanced technology at reasonable prices backed by superior customer service. Visit the Bernafon booth and experience Symbio, our latest DSP system. Symbio's revolutionary signal processing strategy is perceptually instantaneous and fully automatic—a true “set and forget” solution. Also ask about Smile (DSP with programmable dual-microphone response and flexible user concept) and Audioflex (two-channel flexibility at single-channel pricing).

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Bernafon, Inc.



Discovery Hearing Aid Warranties is the only company that rewards your efforts with a 20% commission on every warranty you sell. Service warranty protection is available for loss, damage, and component failure on all makes and models of hearing aids. The commission represents a new source of significant income to dispensers.

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Discovery Hearing Aid Warranties



Duracell Activair with EasyTab is the first easy way to replace hearing aid batteries. EasyTab features three innovations. The “pillbox” package makes it easy for patients to store, transport, and remove batteries. The patented longer tab design makes EasyTab batteries easy to see, hold, and insert in hearing aids. And the new battery cell construction delivers up to 30% longer life than our previous Activair batteries. No battery lasts longer than EasyTab! For more information, call Phonak at 866/285-6264, or call Unitron Hearing at 800/888-8882,

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Phonak/Unitron Hearing exclusive distributors

866/285-6264, 800/888-8882


The Ear Q Group is a growing distribution network of independent hearing healthcare professionals offering the new national brand of hearing aids, Ear Q: The Intelligent Hearing Aid™. Members receive numerous benefits, including exclusive products, customized marketing materials, exciting traffic builders, and a proven consumer-technology presentation plan. In addition, members enjoy great discounts on world-class hearing aids, batteries, earmolds, repair, and more. For more information, call 866/432-7500, or visit our booth at the 2002 IHS Convention.

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The Ear Q Group



Come see the newest addition to the Dry & Store family, Dry & Store Global. Designed for portability and versatility, the Global is ideal for travel and for small living spaces, and it fits any budget! Keep your patients happy with fewer repairs and better sound quality by dispensing Dry & Store, “Better hearing through better hearing aid care.”

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Ear Technology Corp.



Visit Booths 610/612 and take a closer look at Electone. You'll be impressed when you hear about our superior product quality, quick turn-around, low return-for-repair rate, and outstanding customer service. The care we take in crafting hearing instruments and our commitment to our customers is unsurpassed. Stop by and learn more about how Electone can benefit you and your patients.

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Electone, Inc.



Energizer®, your source for solutions. Just as your patients rely on you as their single source for hearing healthcare, you can rely on Energizer as your single source for:

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* Technology: Our batteries now last up to 15% longer

* Innovation: World's first and only battery dispenser, EZ Change

* Expertise: For you and your patients

Come by booth 909, and learn about Energizer, the fastest growing brand!

Energizer Battery Company



See how ESCO can help you provide services that protect your patient's investment while enhancing your professional image. See our new, clear, concise patient application forms for our hearing instrument loss and damage insurance. We also have a new Super Bill resource (from template to final form). We'll assist you in the creation of a professional quality form that will increase practice revenue and make collection of fees easier.

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ESCO—Ear Service Corp.



Frye Electronics will be displaying all of its hearing aid/real-ear analyzers and its audiometer this week in Reno. The Fonix 6500-CX Hearing Aid Test System has a new sound chamber, the 6050, which is being very well received. The ability of the 6500-CX to test “group delay and phase” of digital hearing aids is drawing more and more favorable attention. During the IHS Convention, we will be demonstrating how to conduct this test. We also plan to introduce the new NAL-NL1 fitting software for the FP35 Hearing Aid at this meeting. Also on exhibit will be the Fonix FP40 and the FA-10 Hearing Evaluator. Sallie, George, and Kris Frye will be greeting IHS Convention attendees at Booth 411.

Frye Electronics


GN ReSOUND Booths 209/211

Innovation runs in the family! Canta—the only complete, single-platform digital family. Every model of the Canta family of digital hearing instruments—from top-of-the-line 3D Digital Canta7 through the economical Canta2—shares a powerful legacy: a host of groundbreaking innovations from decades of technology leadership in the hearing healthcare industry. Canta is available in a complete product line that ranges from a Power BTE to the CIC.

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GN ReSound, Inc.



Celebrating our 56th year, Hal-Hen features over 4000 items for hearing healthcare. New for 2002, the Conversor®, a unique FM wireless assistive listening device. The affordable Conversor provides exceptional audio clarity, versatility, and hearing aid compatibility. We also offer assistive devices, impression materials, batteries, diagnostic equipment, otoscopes, Earlites, earmold/fitting supplies, educational materials, tools, cerumen management, and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products.

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Hal-Hen Company, Inc.



Continuous improvement has enabled our Comply™ Snap Tip earmold technology to now include venting, open earmolds, and use with high-power BTE aids for losses up to 100 dB. This is all done without impressions. Our new Comply™ Contoured Earpiece is also a major improvement. We are also introducing our Comply™ Infant Earmold to provide an easy seal of the delicate infant ear canal without impressions. Parents can manage the maintenance of the earmolds between visits to their hearing healthcare provider.

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Hearing Components, Inc.



A manufacturer combining Interton of Germany with Authorized Hearing Systems of Minnesota, will be present at the IHS Convention to introduce the new organization. Experience our new 100% digital product line, D Series, Staris, and EVO. The line offers:

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* Three pricing/technology levels

* Available in all models from two-channel to three-channel with seven-band expansion and 14-band feedback manager

* Speech Management System and more

We'll have giveaways, nice people, and more!




At the Magnatone booth, we will be demonstrating our TruVoice® 100% Digital hearing instrument. This versatile instrument offers one-, two-, or four-channel programming, microphone noise reduction, dynamic notch filters, adjustable cross-overs, as well as options for directional microphones and rechargeable cells. We'll also have our own line of BTEs, the EQ3 and AGC-o circuits, and our popular Liberty™ Rechargeable System. Our programmable line will be demonstrated using our feature-rich and intuitive Digi-Pro® software. We look forward to seeing you in Reno!

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The MedRx crew would like to invite all IHS attendees to rendezvous in booths 310 and 312 where the chance to win is 100%. That's right, the odds of winning with the MedRx line of quality products are extremely good. MedRx will have on display our state-of-the-art fitting system, the OtoWizard; our Live Speech Mapping system, the OtoMaster; the popular Ultra-Vac hearing aid restoration system; and the new Digital Video Otoscope system.

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Visit the Micro-Tech booth and discover our most advanced product to date, the all-new Digital Alpine. Available in a full range of models from CIC to BTE, the Alpine allows you to fit any of your patients' needs. The Alpine is a high-fidelity digital circuit featuring four WDRC channels, plus eight band-level controls that offer precise and flexible frequency shaping. It contains channel-specific expansion for relief from circuit noise and low-level environmental noise. The digital feedback-reduction algorithm minimizes feedback without compromising gain or frequency response. The dynamic noise-control algorithm reduces steady-state noise and enhances speech. The Alpine includes a Memory-Pro that allows activation up to three programmable memories. It also improves the signal-to-noise ratio with directional response shaping. The Alpine is available with the Touchless Telecoil®.

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Micro-Tech Hearing Instruments



Choosing an earmold lab to visit at the IHS Convention? Microsonic, an international earmold manufacturer and supply source, invites attendees to visit. For 37+ years, the company has provided hearing professionals with earmold quality and service. Familiarize yourself with the extensive experience and unique products that Microsonic offers. Come by and see the newest additions to our earmold and accessory line. Please call 877/376-7139 for a free Custom Earmold Manual and the Accessories/Supplies Catalog.

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Microsonic, Inc.



Last year, we introduced our new refitting allowance loss and damage program. Under this program, a refitting fee is paid for each claim you handle for us. We are the only provider of loss and damage that pays a refitting fee on every claim and every make and model of hearing aids. Call 800/821-5471 or stop by booth 907 at the IHS Convention for more information and to order your free supply of brochures. Don't get left behind!

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Midwest Hearing Industries, Inc.


OTICON Booths 414/416

Oticon introduces a new family of affordable digital hearing aids. Atlas includes a full range of dependable and attractive product styles from CIC to BTE, uses multi-channel NAL-NL and DSL i/o fitting rationales, and offers options for volume control, programmable telecoil, and directional microphones. Atlas also features four fitting bands, the Adaptation Manager, and Automatic Feedback Manager programmed with Genie 2.0 software for greater fitting flexibility.

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Oticon, Inc.



Visit Phonak at IHS to see a glimpse of the digital future! Phonak will be introducing a complete line of digital hearing instruments to meet the needs of any listener, from Claro, the state-of-the-art in signal processing and adaptive AudioZoom, to Aero, a line of digital instruments to fit any loss from mild to severe, to Supero, the latest digital system designed specifically for those with severe-to-profound hearing loss.

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Phonak, Inc.



Precision Laboratories, Inc., of Altamonte Springs, FL, offers a variety of products. Available from the company are custom earmolds for behind-the-ear hearing aids, custom earpieces for pilots and musicians, sound protection, and hands-free headsets with cell phone adapters, as well as Catamaran swim plugs in assorted colors for water protection. A selection of impression materials, including Blue Ultra Cartridge System, and hearing aid batteries are also available.

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Precision Laboratories, Inc.



Rayovac, recognized as the world's largest manufacturer of hearing aid batteries, features ProLine, available only from hearing care professionals, and the Extra Brand, available from select distributors. Rayovac also manufactures a full line of alkaline, heavy-duty, rechargeable alkaline and rechargeable nickel metal hybrid batteries, plus a complete line of battery chargers, flashlights, and lanterns.

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Rayovac Corporation



Consistently great! Battery after battery! Why promote a battery brand that is discounted in every newspaper and discount chain? Instead, offer your customers the best! Feature Renata “Swiss Made” batteries, a brand that is trusted by the best names in the hearing industry! Ask your distributor for Renata batteries today. You (and your patients) will be glad you did! Renata is a sister company of The Swatch Group of Switzerland. Swatch is the world leader in watch production and official timekeeper of the Olympics. Renata produces hundreds of millions of top-quality batteries each year, and zinc air is our fastest growing segment.

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Renata Consumer Batteries

Sole Importer: Sy Kessler Sales, Inc.



Quality. Service. Technology. Value. Our philosophy is simple, yet an extremely effective means by which we conduct business on a daily basis. Offering a variety of fully digital technologies including Rexton 3D Ultra, Emotion, Sensation, and Reflection, Rexton continues to provide clients with hearing solutions of the highest quality, versatility, and technological sophistication. Stop by booth 515 to learn more about the full range of services that Rexton can provide you and your business.

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Rexton, Inc.



Triano™, with Speech Comfort System, is the newest advanced digital family of hearing instruments, with 16 channels, up to four hearing programs. Introducing the new Phoenix Pro, our newest entry-level digital hearing instrument. Also featuring Practice Navigator™ office management software, Online@SHI™ e-business web site, Click He@r™ web marketing program, the new Siemens DirectEar™ infrared listening systems, MiniTech personal communicator, batteries, and Silhouette™ Plus.

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Siemens Hearing Solutions



SONIC innovations products offer unique benefits to match individual patient needs. Our premium full-featured digital hearing aid, Natura™ 2 SE, utilizes our clinically proven technology along with our Personalized Noise Reduction™. Altair™, our high-performance digital hearing aid, combines our patented core signal processing with many of our advanced features. Tribute™, our quality digital hearing aid, is making analog aids a thing of the past. And adesso™, SONIC innovations' digital instant-fit hearing aid, provides unmatched dispensing options through its use as a demonstration device, loner device, or a full-time hearing device.

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SONIC innovations



We invite you to discover the Genesis family of WDRC-based digital instruments with the sophistication and versatility to complement today's variety of hearing and lifestyle needs. Axent™ features adaptive noise management, expansion, feedback elimination, and directionality. Sequel DSP™ offers multichannel programmability with an adjustable cross-over and RPC. And Endeavour™ provides economical yet versatile digital signal processing. Stop by to learn more about the industry's most comprehensive digital product line.

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Starkey Laboratories



New multi-directional, digital, mini-canal hearing aids! UHS will demonstrate a complete new line of BTE, ITE, ITC and mini-canal digital hearing instruments with powerful yet user-friendly software. Priced at a consumer-oriented value, these products provide a high directivity rating of up to 5.5 AI-DI. The small size and superior performance of these new directionals are due to the incorporation of the CCMic, a miniature microphone component designed in a collaborative effort between Etymotic Research and Sonion-Microtronic.

United Hearing Systems, Inc.



Unitron Hearing introduces Unison, the latest member of our complete digital line-up. The easy-to-fit Unison series delivers excellent value with a wide range of advanced features. With multiple listening programs, four bands for detailed frequency shaping, selectable processing schemes, and other outstanding features, Unison is just what you and your clients have been waiting for. Unison is available with Vector directional microphone and in CIC through mini-BTE models. Please visit us at booth 911 to learn more about Unison and register for a regional training class near you.

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Unitron Hearing



It has been over 40 years since Westone began in a little cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and our commitment to earmold excellence and customer service remains unchanged. You know Westone has one the most extensive product and supply lines for the hearing healthcare provider, but at IHS there is more to discover! Learn about our full line of professional-quality products from Westone Music Products. Try out the ImpressEar cordless impression system and find out about the upcoming change in cartridge styles. Sample Siliclone Firm, which combines the viscosity of hand-mixed impression materials with the convenience of a gun. And discover our hands-free mobile phone products. Westone remains committed to helping you be as successful as you want to be.

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Westone Laboratories, Inc.



Widex presents the Senso Diva line of 100% digital hearing instruments. The Senso Diva is available in a nearly-invisible CIC size as well as in in-the-ear and behind-the-ear models. Features include: Enhanced Speech Intensification System, 15-Channel Sound Processing, Revolutionary Diva Noise Reduction, the Diva Locator, and Feedback Cancellation. The Bravo Series of 100% digital hearing aids offers excellent value with digital performance. Bravo models feature fully digital signal processing and comfortable and clear sound quality. Bravo models include the nearly-invisible Bravo CIC, mini-canal, canal, half-concha, full custom, and behind-the-ear model.

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Widex Hearing Aid Company, Inc.


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