PREMO ZTC0602 Series for hearing aids applications
News Release from:
28 September 2010
PREMO enlarges its telecoil family with the new series ZTC0602, a high reliability and sensitivity coil for application in hearing aids, developed according to the highest quality standards (ISO/TS16949:02, ISO9001:2000).
ZTC0602 is specially Z-axis design for mobile phone to transmit audio signal from mobile to hearing aid device. Typically inductance (90-180uH) and Rdc value for this ZTC0602 is between 4 and 32 ohms using for switching to T-coil function.
Its Surface Mounting Device (SMD) configuration allows an easy integration in an automatic printed circuit board assembly process, avoiding handling of the piece that could damage winding wire of the piece. That's make this piece different regarding main existing telecoils, commonly with a pig-tail wires or thru-hole configuration (that requires an additional wave soldering process).
These components, included in most of existing hearing aid devices, work as a magnetic field sensor, turning the magnetic field into electric voltage as a standard microphone does with the acoustic energy. This allows the hearing handicapped people to receive the signal from a magnetic inductive loop located in public buildings and transports.
There are 36 million Americans with hearing loss according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. About 1 in 4 -some 8.4 million- use hearing aids, and about 60 percent of hearing aids in United states contain telecoils.
Telecoils are particularly useful for telephone communication because they permit the volume control of a hearing aid to be turned up without creating feedback and background noise can be reduced especially when using cell phones in noisy places. The user can change the phone coil in manual or automatic way to create a magnetic field as intensive as to transmit the signal to hearing aid.
A hearing aid is compatible with mobile phones when meets the FCC's technical standard for hearing aid compatibility and must have a telecoil. Since February 18, 2008, mobile phone manufacturers and service providers had to ensure that at least 50% of all handsets marketed in the U.S. meet the requirements of ANSI C63.19:2006.
The excellent quality and high reliability of these telecoils has been evaluated positively for the main hearing aid manufacturers. PREMO´s telecoil product range offer different sizes to allow its inclusion in most hearing aids models in the market. These series, TC0502, TP0602-TC, TC0902, TC1102 and ZTC0602 are available also with “custom” electrics characters according to customer needs.