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Manufacturers News

doi: 10.1097/01.HJ.0000489201.24832.e3
Manufacturers News

Manufacturers News covers the latest products, programs, and news from hearing healthcare companies. News releases and photographs are welcome. Please submit information to HJ@wolterskluwer.com.

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BETTER SLEEP WITH HUSH EARPLUGS

Hush Technology, Inc. (oaktreeproducts.com http://www.oaktreeproducts.com/) announces the availability of Hush Smart Earplugs, which are designed to help people fall asleep. This device could benefit people with tinnitus, frequent travelers, and those living in loud residential areas. Hush earplugs can block up to 70dB of noise. It comes with a partner app that features 15 sound tracks including white noise, rain, waterfall, and forest sounds. By connecting Hush wirelessly via Bluetooth with a smartphone, the patient can upload audio clips for relaxation or to best mask the “ringing in the ear” sound. The audio clips are stored in the Hush earplug so no audio is streamed from the cellphone throughout the night. The app allows users to program an alarm or receive an emergency phone call while wearing the earplugs.

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ROGER TABLE MIC BY PHONAK AT THE WORKPLACE

Phonak (phonakpro.com http://bit.ly/1PIYcsg) offers a device designed for employees with hearing loss. The Roger Table Mic helps bridge the understanding gap in noisy settings by extracting speech from background noise at typical work situations like meetings and video conferences.

The Roger Table Mic has diverse features including a built-in microphone, connectivity to multiple Roger Table Mics for very large meetings, a remote control, and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 20 hours. It is also compatible with almost all hearing aids and cochlear implants. The mic has a discreet and contemporary design that blends well in an office environment.

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VIBES AND HEAR THE WORLD FOUNDATION TEAM UP FOR HEARING HEALTH

Vibes.(discovervibes.com http://www.discovervibes.com/) and Hear the World Foundation (hear-the-world.com http://www.hear-the-world.com/) has formed a charitable partnership to promote hearing health for children with hearing loss. One of the Vibe offerings is the Hi-Fidelity Ear Plugs, which protect hearing at loud concerts. The earplugs feature an acoustic filter that reduces decibels while also maintaining good sound quality. Vibes will contribute part of its revenues to Hear the World Foundation projects that support children with hearing loss in reaching their full potential. With this partnership, both organizations aim to promote general hearing health while helping those with special audiology needs.

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OPN HEARING AID OFFERS “OPEN SOUND” EXPERIENCE

Oticon (oticon.com http://www.oticon.com/) introduces Oticon Opn, a hearing aid for users to follow the sounds they want to hear and shift attention when desired. Environmental sounds are accessible but not disturbing. Opn uses Bluetooth direct streaming for wireless streamer-free communication to smartphones and other devices. Opn connects to the internet via If This Then That (IFTTT.com https://ifttt.com/), enabling users to connect with other compatible IFTTT products such as door bells, baby monitors, and thermostats. The device comes with the Oticon ON App and powered by the Velox platform. It also features Twinlink wireless communication technology. Another benefit includes helping users free up mental resources and reduce mental stress, thus improving memory.

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