Press Release Summary:
Suited for both behind-the-ear and in-the-ear hearing devices, DCU Scroller has housing diameter of 0.15 in., enabling discreet volume adjustments to hearing device. Digital control unit comes with lowered flange for BTE mounting and flush flange for ITE mounting. With 10 pulses per scroller rotation, sound attenuation is optimized for both fast and accurate volume adjustments by user. Product is relative position indicator that emits pulses only when rotated.
Original Press Release:
Pulse Introduces DCU Scroller with Discreet Linear Activation Mode
Unit Is Small Enough for both BTE and ITE Instruments
January 9, 2009 - Pulse, a Technitrol Company (NYSE: TNL), a worldwide leader
in electronic component and subassembly design and manufacturing, announced the introduction of its new high-quality hearing aid component, the DCU Scroller. Designed for both behind-the-ear (BTE) and in-the-ear (ITE) hearing devices, the new volume control has a housing diameter of just 3.8mm (0.15 in.), enabling simple, discreet volume adjustments to the hearing device.
The new digital control unit comes with a lowered flange for BTE mounting and a flush flange for ITE mounting. The DCU Scroller is a relative position indicator, meaning it emits pulses only when rotated. With 10 pulses per scroller rotation, sound attenuation is optimized for both fast and accurate volume adjustments by the user. Details about the DCU Scroller are available on data sheet MT1044A1208 at on the Pulse website.
Also view two short videos of the DCU Scroller at www.pulseeng.com/index.php?1119 (links are just above the chart).
"With its dramatically reduced size, the scroller fits well with the new slim and small BTEs and is barely detectable with ITE hearing devices," said Morten Wagner, Pulse product line manager, Electromechanical Components. "Small size plus linear activation mode make the DCU Scroller the ultimate in discreet audio control."
Pulse is a global leader in the design of advanced miniature components and solutions for hearing instruments and advanced acoustics as well as customized medical devices. Based in Denmark, its MedTech group designs, manufactures, and sells (business-to-business) advanced micro-acoustics and micro-mechanical components. In product development, MedTech engineering and sales forces work closely with the customer to ensure solid design, quality, and longevity of products.
Pulse, a Technitrol (NYSE: TNL) Company, is a worldwide leader in electronic component and subassembly design and manufacturing. Pulse's wide array of power and signal products are used in computer networking as well as in communications, power conversion, defense, aerospace, automotive, acoustics, medical devices, and consumer electronics. With state-of-the-art custom designs and catalog products, Pulse is a complete source for electronic OEMs, contract manufacturers, and ODMs. Pulse is a participating member of IEEE, ATIS, ETSI, HDMI, the DSL Forum, CommNexus, and MoCA.