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SlimTip: Raising the Bar for Customized BTE and CRT Fittings

Stfa, Switzerland, May 2, 2008 For customized BTE and CRT fittings with superior cosmetics and secure retention, SlimTip from Phonak is the comfortable and durable solution. SlimTips small custom-made earpiece is a durable alternative to the standard mass-produced domes found on micro BTEs and BTEs fitted with SlimTubes.

While many individuals are content with the fast, comfortable fit offered by BTEs and Canal Receiver Technology instruments with standard closed or open quick-fit domes, a growing number of customers prefer a truly customized SlimTip solution because of its outstanding durability, excellent retention in the ear and hypoallergenic properties. With SlimTip from Phonak, users now have an optimum mix of comfort, cosmetics, convenience and retention when fitting micro BTE and CRT devices.

SlimTip is available in two different styles both featuring the unique FlexFit' system, the advanced connection system between SlimTip and SlimTube/CRT xS Receiver which allows full 360 rotation and flexible positioning so the device can rest comfortably behind the ear. SlimTip H is a hollow shell type version and features a cavity vent that accommodates any venting requirement, from none to completely open. SlimTip S is a solid earpiece offering vent options from zero to 2.5 mm diameter.



The exclusive design even permits fast and simple wax filter changes with no need to dismantle the system.


SlimTip enables easy wax filter changes

Phonak has also developed a new SlimTip removal tool to be used whenever removing SlimTip from the SlimTube or external receiver. The FlexFit connection system and the new SlimTip removal tool make SlimTip attachment and removal a snap. Gentle pressure with the tool on the canal tip is all it takes to release the SlimTip and remove it without undue stress.


Easy SlimTip removal

Light, durable and easy to use, SlimTip is set to establish itself as the comfortable solution of choice for BTE, micro BTE and CRT device wearers in search of the ultimate blend of comfort,
fit and security.

About Phonak

Headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland, Phonak has developed, produced and globally distributed state-of-the-art hearing systems and wireless devices for over 50 years. The combination of expertise in hearing technology, mastery in acoustics and strong cooperation with hearing care professionals allows Phonak to significantly improve peoples hearing ability and speech understanding and therefore their quality of life.

Phonak offers a complete range of digital hearing instruments, along with complementary wireless communication systems. With 2500 employees worldwide, Phonak drives innovation and sets new industry benchmarks regarding miniaturization and performance.

For more information, please visit www.phonak.com

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