Sonic Innovations Introduces New Wireless Connectivity Product Line
Varicom is the newest hearing aid family added to Sonic Innovations’ product lines
Minneapolis, February 24, 2011 –
Sonic Innovations, Inc. has expanded its hearing instrument offerings to include Varicom, a new line of wireless connectivity hearing aids. The Varicom5 products include three behind-the-ear (BTE) devices, a compact power BTE, a microBTE and a nanoBTE, as well as an in-the-canal-device (ITCD).
“This is an exciting new product family for Sonic Innovations, and we are pleased to add our new line of wireless solutions to our excellent products,” said Sonic Innovations President and COO Joe Lugara. “The Varicom instruments are designed specifically for connectivity to external audio sources that are part of our everyday life, such as televisions, mobile and landline phones, MP3 players, and PCs. The Varicom line features a wide selection of accessories that provide clear and easy connectivity to these devices. Now Sonic Innovations has a product line that offers advanced technology with wireless connectivity for any lifestyle.”
Lugara also stated that both Varicom5 and Varicom9 technology levels include basic binaural device communication that allows the hearing instrument in one ear to coordinate with the instrument in the other. Volume and program adjustments are made in parallel. Varicom9 also adds sophisticated feedback detection, non-telephone ear control, and other features to give the patient the processing power of two hearing aids. “Varicom technology also features speech variable processing that amplifies the nuances of speech, making sound clear and natural in a variety of listening situations,” Lugara said.
The new multi-environment system allows Varicom to seamlessly adapt to changes in the patient’s ever-changing soundscape. Varicom’s other key features include feedback cancellation, directional technologies, digital noise reduction, Bluetooth® compatibility via the SoundGate streamer, automatic and manual programs, telephone listening options, binaural coordination, and open fitting options.
Sonic Innovations’ other product lines include Touch™ (receiver-in-canal hearing aids), Velocity™ (premium to affordable hearing aids), ion™ (open ear hearing aids), and Endura™ (super power BTE hearing aids). The Touch™ microRIC was named as the Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Awards winner at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show.
Sonic Innovations (www.sonici.com
) is a US-based manufacturer of hearing care solutions that provide exceptional patient benefit, unparalleled service, and superior quality. In conjunction with its distributor partners, Sonic Innovations has provided more than 1 million Sonic hearing instruments to patients around the globe. Sonic products are renowned for their superior sound processing, noise reduction, directional capabilities, and award-winning design. Since November 2010, Sonic Innovations is a wholly owned subsidiary of William Demant Holding (www.demant.com/