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Manufacturers News

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Manufacturers News

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Unitron (unitron.com promoted Rob Walesa to head of global customer experience and hired Jake Haycock as general manager of Unitron Canada.

Mr. Walesa has been with Unitron for more than 20 years. Most recently, he was the general manager of Unitron Canada. Before that, he held executive roles in the organization, including overseeing product management and expanding Unitron's presence in the United States, Asia, and the Southern Hemisphere.

Mr. Haycock succeeds Mr. Walesa with more than 10 years of experience in the hearing health care industry. Most recently, he was the vice president of sales and marketing for Oticon Canada. His credentials also include president of Widex US and president and CEO of Widex Canada.

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Oticon (oticon.com introduced three hearing solutions to its portfolio.

Oticon's Sensei SP, the latest addition to the Sensei family, is designed for children with severe-to-profound hearing loss. It features an LED that lets parents and other caregivers know the aid is functioning. Both Sensei SP and Dynamo, another of the three latest solutions, are hypoallergenic, small, and discreet. They also meet safety and reliability standards with an IP58 classification. Dynamo can be worn in combination with a cochlear implant on the opposite ear, and takes on a larger role in sound quality and environmental awareness in a bimodal fitting.

BTE Plus Power, the third newest solution, is the latest addition to the Alta2, Nera2, and Ria2 families, and provides a discreet fit for those with moderate to severe-to-profound hearing loss. All three solutions are built on the Inium Sense platform that supports the manufacturer's BrainHearing technology.

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Interacoustics (interacoustics.us launched its new middle ear analyzer, the AT235.

The latest in product development is a successor of the manufacturer's current AT235. It's ideal for diagnostic and screening evaluations, and has the availability of a full clinical test battery, including 1,000Hz probe tone and a manual tympanometry. Some other features include:

* A large, 10-inch adjustable color display

* User-defined test protocols

* HDMI output

* Optional wall mount

* Direct printing

The AT235 is available for sale globally.

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Oticon, Inc. (oticon.com joined the Homes for Our Troops effort, which builds homes for severely injured veterans who've served following Sept. 11, 2001.

Oticon has designated a $5,000 donation that will help fund construction of a barrier-free kitchen that will allow former Army Corporal Kevin McCloskey to participate in everyday life with his family.

Corporal McCloskey was injured in Afghanistan, and lost both of his legs and vision in his right eye, and suffered from burns and a traumatic brain injury. Upon the completion of the new McCloskey home, Oticon VA team members plan to bring hands-on support as landscaping volunteers.

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