We were honored to have been invited to write a guest post on this great blog for audiologists by Oaktree Products VP A.U. Bankaitis. If you missed it, follow this link. Let’s go digital!
Filmed on-location at CES 2014, CEO Jeffrey Leathe talks with Technology Today about the AURA 3D Ear Scanning System: designed to capture the most accurate inner diagram of the ear canal so earbud makers can provide a better fitting custom product.
We welcome Dr. Brian Fligor as Chief Audiology Officer, Lynn Ihlenfeldt, Vice President of Manufacturing, and Dr. Andrew McGrath, Global Training Manager.
“We are entering a high-growth commercial phase at Lantos,” said Jeffrey Leathe, President and CEO. The addition of these respected leaders in the fields of audiology and medical devices demonstrates not only our commitment to deliver a state-of-the-art medical device to the hearing industry, but also the vast potential and excitement in the market for our 3D Ear Scanning Technology.”
In spite of the Polar Vortex and after surviving numerous canceled and rebooked flights, the Lantos team is here at CES 2014! We hope you were able to make it here safely too.
Please visit us in LVCC Central Hall, Booth 15442 to get the latest on the AURA 3D Ear Scanning System.
Lantos Technologies aims to help manufacturers of in-ear listening devices provide a more precise custom fit for their customers.
You can still sign up for Thursday’s live broadcast by Audiology Online of “Into the Abyss: Challenges and Benefits of Delving Deep Into the Ear Canal”. Hearing professionals can earn CEU credits for watching online and completing the follow up exam.
It’s a one-hour session from 5pm to 6pm this Thursday, December 12. Get the full details and sign up here.
WHAT: Lantos Technologies is sponsoring a live education course to be broadcast by AudiologyOnline.com. Three experienced audiologists will discuss the benefits, techniques and technologies for taking very deep ear impressions. Sign up now for this audiology CEU course, “Into the Abyss: Challenges and Benefits of Delving Deep into the Ear Canal”, and you’ll learn:
- the importance of exploring the ear canal deeply, and the risk mitigation techniques and technologies that help avoid patient discomfort and injury.
- the hearing instruments and hearing protection devices that require deep impressions.
- historic techniques for obtaining deep ear canal morphology, and emerging technology to enhance the audiologist’s ability to obtain this information.
WHEN: December 12, 2013 at 5:oopm EST
WHERE: At your computer
SIGN UP LINK: Into the Abyss: Challenges and Benefits of Delving Deep into the Ear Canal. http://bit.ly/185YJ1P
We just published a white paper on our study of the variability in wall pressure applied to the ear canal wall using two different ear mold techniques: silicone impressions and 3D ear scanning. The results speak to the challenges of the hearing aid fitting experience. Get your copy of this audiology technology white paper here.
AURA™ is the commercial version of the Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System, which will be available for order in 2014.
The AURA System’s design incorporates the latest input from beta testers and hearing aid manufacturers and enables audiologists to obtain a deep, 3D scan of the ear canal—well past the second bend—safely and comfortably. Eliminating the need for silicone impressions, scanning takes under one minute per ear and the files can be simply emailed to the device manufacturer saving time and logistics of the process.
Get complete details about the AURA 3D Ear Scanning System.
Dr. Brian Fligor, consulting audiologist to Lantos, was recently interviewed about hearing loss caused by loud noises. Last Sunday, Seattle Seahawks fans successfully set a new Guinness Book of World Record for the loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium. Fortunately, off-the-shelf ear plugs were handed out to fans who came to the stadium to watch the game which, if used properly, would decrease the sound level some extent.
The sound late in the first quarter reached 131.9 decibels to break the record during a game where the Seahawks went on to beat the 49ers. We certainly hope the fans were wearing their earplugs!
Do you frequently attend loud sporting events or concerts? We highly recommend you protect yourself from damaging your hearing health with a noise protection device that is custom fit to your unique ear canals.
Here’s a link to the full article: www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/14/seahawks-roar-record-hearing-loss_n_3922733.html