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By Marla Dougherty  6/28/11 

New exhibitor Westone Laboratories, Inc. had a table overflowing with colorful products. For 50 years Westone has been making custom-fit earpieces. They sell everything from musicians’ monitors to personal listening earphones and headphones that protect and enhance hearing.

Branching out to the audiology side, they now sell custom ear pieces for hearing aids. For the hearing professional, they sell earlites, Otoscopes and other clinical supplies. For the consumer, assistive listening devices such as TV Ears, the PockeTalker, amplified phones and alerting devices are sold on their website. 

Westone’s extensive product line was a lot to take in. It appeared they brought a sample of everything to the convention! Check out all they have to offer at

by Marla Dougherty 6/21/11

I spoke with Michael Abramowitz, the President and CEO of Amplicom USA about their latest products. The booth had several samples of telecommunication products like the PowerTel 580, an amplified cordless phone with built in answering machine and message playback through the handset or speaker. They also had a Vibration Pillow that vibrates when you receive an incoming call and a neck loop that is easy to plug in for listening to calls through your T-coil.

I found the wireless vibrating wrist shaker very interesting. It will alert you to incoming calls and allows you to remotely answer calls in speaker phone mode. Another feature on the wrist shaker is a large red button for automatically dialing emergency numbers.

Amplicom’s analog alarm clock has a bright, flashing LED light and 3 different alarm types. The wireless bed shaker or vibrating pad receives the signal up to 150 feet away, which means it will work even if you are napping on the couch.