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January 04, 2012

Panasonic Debuts New Series of Receiver-in-Canal Digital Hearing Instruments


Expanding on the company's line of products for people with hearing loss, Panasonic Healthcare Group has announced the introduction of the R1-W digital hearing instrument.

Enabling sound to automatically transmit into the digital hearing device, the Hearing Hub allows users to wirelessly connect the hearing instrument to Bluetooth-compatible mobile phones, landlines and Audio Transmitter.

Also, allowing for up to five 2-minute and 40-second recorded files, the Hearing Hub also provides a user with the ability to record voice memos such as personal reminders and phone numbers, the company stated in a press release.

“With the new R1-W series, Panasonic has introduced a line of hearing instruments with sound quality design that equals or exceeds anything we have seen in the industry. With Panasonic's depth of research and design prowess in the audio field, our sights are set on new innovative solutions that are game changers for the end user and the Hearing Care Professional alike.” said Delain D. Wright, director of Sales at Panasonic Healthcare Group.

Allowing for diverse functionality for a variety of users, the new open fit, R1-W Series, Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) digital hearing instruments are designed for people with mild to severe hearing loss in three models, WH-R17C, WH-R15C and WH-R13C. Offering a compact size and sleek, curved shape, the R1-W Series is designed to fit comfortably and discreetly behind a user's ear. 

By preventing drainage when placed in a dehumidifier, which helps power last for approximately 300 hours, an innovative battery management tool protects the digital hearing instrument's battery.

Recently, VoIP Supply announced that the company has added Panasonic SIP phones to its family of products – phones that are touted for being of high quality, simple to use, and priced right to ease your transition into VoIP phone service.

The Panasonic SIP Phones lineup is catered toward consumers that favor intuitive, no nonsense phones from entry level to management levels. Specifically, a wireless, DECT model in the Panasonic KX-TGP550 is available to increase consumer mobility around the office. 


Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for HealthTechZone. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell





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