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Manufacturers News

doi: 10.1097/01.HJ.0000473659.62482.89
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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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SENSIMETRICS RELEASES APP FOR MOBILE, DESKTOP DEVICES

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Sensimetrics Corporation (sens.comhttp://www.sens.com/) released Whist—Custom Sound Therapy for Tinnitus Relief, a new Android, iOS, and Windows desktop app that puts the possibility of tinnitus relief directly in patients’ hands.

Whist gives users the ability to customize their therapy sounds to achieve maximal relief and try known therapies such as masking and residual inhibition that offer short-term relief, right from their phone.

The app has an easy-to-use interface for controlling sound level, pitch, noisiness, and balance, and saves and loads sound settings, among other features. It doesn't require an Internet connection to run.

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SIEMENS, STARKEY RECEIVE EDISON HONORS

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Siemens ( http://www.siemens.comhttp://www.siemens.com/entry/cc/en/) and Starkey Hearing Technologies (starkey.comhttp://www.starkey.com/) received Gold and Silver Edison Awards, respectively, for their work in hearing technology.

Siemens’ binax received the Gold Edison Award in the Hearing category for its ability to outperform normal hearing in noisy situations. The binax hearing aids automatically adapt to changing acoustic situations, auto-focus on speech, and can be controlled through apps on iOS and Android devices.

Starkey's Halo took home the Hearing category's Silver Edison Award for its MFi capabilities. Halo is engineered to work with all iOS devices, so features such as FaceTime, music, and videos can stream directly into the hearing aid.

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