Panasonic Rolls Out New Series of Receiver-in-Canal Digital Hearing Instruments
Jan 06, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Panasonic Healthcare Group announced the introduction of the R1-W digital hearing instrument, which expands on the company's line of products for people with hearing loss.
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, allowing for diverse functionality for a variety of users. The Company noted, offering a compact size and sleek, curved shape, the R1-W Series is designed to fit comfortably and discreetly behind a user's ear.
The Hearing Hub allows users to wirelessly connect the hearing instrument to Bluetooth-compatible* mobile phones, landlines and Audio Transmitter, enabling sound to automatically transmit into the digital hearing device. The Hearing Hub also provides a user with the ability to record voice memos such as personal reminders and phone numbers, allowing for up to five 2-minute and 40-second recorded files.
Supported R1-W Series accessories include an Audio Transmitter which plugs directly into a television's audio-output port to transmit sound wirelessly into the R1-W Series through the Hearing Hub, for crystal clear sound quality. The remote control allows users toeasily and discreetlyadjust the volume level and programs of theirhearinginstruments.
"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. We are building on a well planned strategy that includes the right products and business models that are attractive to forward thinking professionals. As a new player in the US hearing market and with our brand strength, we are finding that professionals are embracing our vision to deliver meaningful solutions to a broad segment of people who want to hear better," said Delain D. Wright, Director of Sales, Panasonic Healthcare Group. "The R1-W series will propel us into the next phase of Panasonic's plan for the hearing carebusinessand allow us to better promote our products and Panasonic brand which have been well received by people seeking hearing help."
"The new R1-W Series of digital hearing instruments reflects impeccable product design to ensure comfortable fit, coupled with outstanding sound quality to create a hearing experience that is true to life," said Yoshi Yuasa, Senior Vice President of Panasonic Corp. of North America.
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Corp. of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use.
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