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By Marla Dougherty  6/30/11

Oticon was back this year introducing their new small hearing aid, the Oticon Chili, which came out in March.

The Chili BTE is very slim and discreet. It was developed for people with severe to profound hearing loss. It offers an instant mute control as well as volume adjustment and program selection.  When used with the Oticon ConnectLine Streamer, you can wirelessly connect to the TV, telephone, cell phone, computer and stereo.

The ConnectLine Microphone really caught my attention. The small microphone is worn by the person you are talking with so their voice is transmitted wirelessly to the Streamer and then to your hearing aids. It can transmit up to 15 yards away and works well in noisy surroundings…like a restaurant!