audifon adopts Sound Design Technologies’ WOLVERINE™ DSP platform in elia™ hearing systems
AudiologyNOW! – San Diego, April 14, 2010 – audifon, a global provider of innovative high-quality hearing systems and Sound Design Technologies (SDT), a leading designer and manufacturer of ultra-low power semiconductor solutions, algorithms and software infrastructure for hearing instruments, today jointly announced that audifon has adopted SDT’s WOLVERINE™ DSP platform in its brand new elia™ family of hearing systems.
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audifon Hearing Systems
“With elia™ we’ve developed a product that offers unparalleled sound experience for our discerning customers. The numerous automated features in elia™ packaged in attractive hearing aid styles offers significant leap in performance and functionality, ensuring unsurpassed listening experience for every client”, says Dr. Alexander Kind – President and CEO of audifon.
elia™ is the most advanced and the most intuitive audifon hearing system ever. Superior automatic performance on elia™ is enhanced with a variety of hearing instrument product styles fitting mild to severe hearing losses, delivering incomparable listening is every situation. elia™ is available in trendy, almost invisible form factors ranging from receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) to custom CICs in a range of attractive colours.
“Our collaboration with audifon is another example of enabling innovation by bringing leading-edge semiconductor processes and our miniaturized packaging capability to our customers,” commented SDT’s President and CEO, Ian Roane. “WOLVERINE™ offers to our customers, the best in class algorithm design flexibility with power efficiency that has surpassed the performance of legacy analog amplifiers as well as hardwired digital ASICs.”
WOLVERINE™ DSP, a finalist in EDN’s 20th annual innovation awards for best multiprocessing system, is the hearing industry’s first 90nm monolithic DSP system. Targeting the entire hearing aid market segment from basic digital to premium adaptive digital signal processing with unrivalled bandwidth, current efficiency and programming flexibility; WOLVERINE™ DSP delivers matchless performance for hearing aid product designs. Introduced in April 2009, WOLVERINE™ DSP is available in variety of form factors ranging from 3.8 mm X 2.8mm WLCSP packages to 5.6 mm X 3.2 mm miniaturized hybrid assemblies. For more information, visit http://www.sounddes.com/products_Wolverine.php.
About audifon hearing systems
audifon develops and produces modern and powerful hearing systems. Delivering quality in design and production, audifon assures an excellent price-value ratio and high customer satisfaction. audifon's extensive range of hearing solutions improves the quality of people’s lives in more than 65 countries worldwide. For decades, audifon is one of the preferred hearing system brands. Trust in our know-how and experience superior hearing system technologies now. For additional information on audifon’s products and services, visit www.audifon.com.
About Sound Design Technologies
Sound Design Technologies Ltd., based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, is a leading designer and manufacturer of ultra-low power semiconductor solutions, algorithms and software infrastructure for hearing instruments, portable battery powered DSP applications, advanced high density interconnect technologies used in custom miniaturized 3D Multi-Chip Modules (MCM), System-In-Package (SIP) and Stacked Chip Scale Packages (S-CSP). Previously a division of Gennum Corporation, SDT has a 37-year history of innovation in developing leading-edge miniaturized audio processors. For more information on SDT products and services, visit www.sounddesigntechnologies.com.
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99625 Kölleda, Germany
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Debary, Florida 32713, USA
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Burlington, ON L7R3Y2, Canada
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