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Ear and Hearing Aids Center
Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy Clinic
Operated by Manut Utoomprurkporn, M.D.
Board of Otolaryngology
, Hearing Specialist
 

Sukhumvit 22 Branch: Ear and Hearing Aids Center
20 Sukhumvit 22, Opposite Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok 10110
Tel. +66 (0) 2258 2348, 0 2259 2502   Mobile. +66 (0)8 9116 4060   Fax.+66 (0) 2663 4058

e-mail : info@eartone.com  website : www.eartone.com

Ekkamai Branch: Ear and Hearing Aids Center
2/29 1st Floor Bangkok Mediplex Building, Room 1-06, Opposite Starbucks,
Sukhumvit 42, Bangkok 10110.   Tel. +66 (0) 2712 1177, 0 2713 6231-2

Ideo Condo Lad Phrao 5 Branch
1st Floor, Ideo Condo, Lad Phrao 5, Bangkok
Tel. +66 (0) 2190 1172-3   Fax. +66 (0) 0 2190 1173

Bangwa - Bangpai Branch
145/4 - 6 Richy Tower (near Phet Kaserm 21), Phet Kaserm Road, Bangkok
Tel : 0 2869 1169, 09 5252 1512

Phuket Branch: Eartone Ear and Hearing Aids Center in Phuket International Hospital
44 Chalermprakiat Ror 9 Road, Phuket 83000.   Tel. +66 (0) 7624 9400


We are the exclusive dealer for Phonak and Beltone.

CIC only 699 USD/ear per one ear for basic model
Our prices on average about 50% lower than abroad (some models).
Ready for use in 6 hrs.
Conventional In-the-canal Hearing Aid
Phonak's Savia
 
Head Office Location

Sukhumvit Rd.,Soi 22, Opposite Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok.

Map For taxi : คลินิก หู คอ จมูก และเครื่องช่วยฟัง สุขุมวิท 22 ตรงข้ามโรงแรมอิมพีเรียลควีนสปาร์ค

Overview

New Phonak Savia,
digital CIC
completely hide in the ear canal and absolutely invisible

Eartone is an ear and hearing aids center, which is a leading importer, manufacturer and distributor of hearing health care equipment especially hearing aids in Thailand. It has been established for about ten years.

One of our major customers, Sirinthorn Rehabilitation Center, ordered more than 5,000 sets of our hearing aids to donate to hearing loss people through about 70 hospitals all over the country.

Our main products include Custom-made Hearing Aids, Hearing Test and Swimming Mould. We are also well-experienced in providing Completely-hide-in-the-canal aids ( CIC ) for patients through hospitals and hearing aids centers. Besides we supply accessories and repairing services related to all types of hearing aids.

Each year we are able to produce more than thousand sets of custom made hearing aids (ITC, MINI CANAL, CIC) for hospitals and individuals.


Our Services
  • Hearing Test
  • Hearing Aid Fitting
  • Repairing Hearing Aids
    • Swimming Mould
    • Ear Mould
    • Batteries and Accessories
    Our Products
    www.phonak.com


    Savia Remote Control

    Savia can be operated with three different remote controls – the WatchPilot2, the SoundPilot2, and the new miniature KeyPilot2. Discreet and convenient user control including binaural synchronization.

    Savia 11 CIC/MC
    CIC with battery size 10A
    Savia 11 CIC/MC RC
    CIC with battery size 10A and remote control
    Savia 22 ITC/HS
    Canal/half shell
    with battery size 312
    Savia 22 ITC/HS dSZ
    Canal/half shell
    with battery size 312 and digital SurroundZoom
    Savia 33 FS
    Full shell
    with battery size 13
    Savia 33 FS dSZ
    Full shell
    with battery size 13 and digital SurroundZoom
    microSavia 100 dSZ
    Micro BTE
    with battery size 312 and digital SurroundZoom
    Savia 111 dSZ
    Miniature BTE
    with battery size 13 and digital SurroundZoom
    Savia 211 dSZ
    Miniature BTE
    with battery size 13 and digital SurroundZoom
    Savia 311 dSZ Forte
    Power BTE
    with battery size 13 and digital SurroundZoom

    Beltone Products are developed using only the latest hearing technology and are designed to fit just about any lifestyle and hearing loss.

    Shell Styles
    The outer shell is the first of the two main parts of a hearing instrument and it makes up the overall look.


       
    Inner Circuitry
    The inner circuitry is the second of the two main parts of a hearing aid and it determines the type


    Custom Hearing Instruments , also available both analog and digital circuits.
    Completely-In-the-Canal (CIC)
    Completely-In-the-Canal (CIC) hearing instrument fits deeply into the ear canal and, most cases, is virtually invisible. It is appropriate for patients seeking an inconspicuous hearing instrument with the latest hearing instrument technology.

    Price : USD 699 ( 2 Channel Digital )
    Mini Canal (MC)
    Mini-Canal (MC) hearing instrument is one of the smallest custom-made instruments. It affords a pleasing cosmetic appearance with the advantage of volume control that is not available on the CIC.

    Price : USD 699 ( 2 Channel Digital )
    In-The-Canal (ITC)
    In-The-Canal (ITC) hearing instrument is a popular choice for those needing more amplification or power from a small hearing instrument.

    Price : USD 699 ( 2 Channel Digital )
    Half Shell
    Half Shell is slightly larger than the ITC. This hearing instrument is cosmetically pleasing and fits a wide variety of hearing losses and patient needs.

    Price : USD 699 ( 2 Channel Digital )
    Low Profile
    Low Profile is a streamlined version of the Full Shell. This cosmetically pleasing model fits a wide variety of hearing losses and patient needs.
     
    Price : USD 699 ( 2 Channel Digital )
    Full Shell
    Full Shell is our strongest In-The-Ear (ITE) hearing instrument. This model is cosmetically pleasing and fits a wide variety of hearing losses and patient needs.

    Price : USD 699 ( 2 Channel Digital )
       

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    Rivercity

     

     Cover story : 25 July 2004
     Vol. 21 No .8
    THAILAND
     A New Destination for Prehistoric Study
    By Ninnart
    Photos by courtesy of Department of Mineral Resources
     
    Verdant forests, crystal clear blue seas, casuarina-lined beaches, colourful coral reefs...these, as most visitors think of, are not all about Thailand. There are a lot more in this country that you haven't discovered.
    If you have known Thailand only through the eyes of travellers, this time you'll know her via palaeontologists' point of view. In this article, we will give brief explanations of the fossils of dinosaurs, orang-utans and the Lepidotes fish which were recently found only in the northeastern part of Thailand.
     
    The holotype fossils of Phuwiangosaurus sirindhornae from the Phu Wiang pit.
     
    History of Thai Palaeontology
    Thailand has become significant for palaeontology since the first unearthing of ancient fish fossils in the northern part of Thailand in 1916. But it was not until 1976 that the earliest dinosaurs' fossils were discovered in Phu Wiang county, Khon Kaen province in the northeastern part. Even though the evidences collected at that time could not pinpoint to which species the fossils belonged to, they indicated that the fossils were of herbivorous sauropods. Soon after that, around 1979, a palaeontological team in the Northeast reported on the uncovered fossils of dinosaurs and croco-
    diles in scattered places. However, the remarkable discovery that marked as a milestone in the development of Thai palaeontology was in 1981, also in Phu Wiang county, in which two femora of dinosaurs were uncovered.
     
    The left ribs of
    Phuwiangosaurus sirindhornae.
     
    Moreover, the expedition team found the dentition of dinosaurs and fossils of ancient animals such as crocodiles, fish and turtles. In 1982, the same team discovered a piece of dinosaur's rib in the rock layer, and when they continued digging up, several fragments of dinosaur fossils were revealed.
     
     
    Dinosaurs' fossils found in Thailand up till now dated from 225 to 100 million years ago. For example, the ischium of a herbivorous pro-sauropod discovered in 1992 in Nam Nao county, Phetchabun province, was of the Nam Phong Formation of the late Triassic (210 million years). These fossils are the oldest ones dug up in Southeast Asia, and this uncovering of pro-sauropod is the first in this region. When compared with the prosauropods from sites out of Asia, these fossils found in Thailand show a larger structure with a length of eight metres.
     
    The ischium of a herbivorous
    prosauropod discovered in 1992.
     
    The earliest sauropod named Isanosaurus attavipachi was discovered in the Nam Phong Formation of the Triassic. The femora and other remains show characteristics of the four feet walking herbivore with a long neck and long tail. Its body length measures 16 metres.
     
    Phuwiangosaurus sirindhornae,
    a new species of the sauropods
    found only in Thailand.
     
    This discovery proves that the sauropods existed before the Jurassic (190 million years) and that the present site of Thailand has long been connected to the Asian Continent.
     
    The lower jaw fossil
    of a new hominoid aged about
    7-9 million years
     
    Many more fossils have been dug up so far. To name the most significant, the discovery of Phuwiangosaurus sirindhornae is described here in brief.

    As mentioned above, in 1982, heaps of dinosaur fossils were uncovered by a palaeontologist team in Phu Wiang county. That was the first time that they found several parts of a dinosaur in a pit.
     
    Apes
     
    The characteristics show that it was a new species of the gigantic herbivorous sauropods that walked on four feet and had the long neck and tail. By royal permission, it was named after HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, a princess full of enthusiasm for knowledge, particularly in history, art and culture.
     
     
    Top
    The Recent Discoveries of Fossils
    Lately, there have been reports on the discovery of a new species of orang-utan from the Late Miocene in Thailand, Khoratpithecus piriyai gen. et sp. Nov. It was named in honour of Mr Piriya Vachajitapan who found the remains in a sand pit in Chaloem Phrakiat county, Nakhon Ratchasima province in the northeastern Thailand and who handed in specimens to the Department of Mineral Resources in August 2002. The fossils discovered are the lower jaw of a new hominoid from the Late Miocene (7-9 million years) with eleven teeth remaining intact.

    The characteristics indicate that they share the unique features with orang-utans more than other known Miocene hominoids. Even though the fossils of Khoratpithecus piriyai gen.et sp. Nov. are similar to Khoratpithecus Chiangmuanensis, they are grouped into a new species due to the absence of anterior digastric muscle impressions. That area had developed to be an organ to make a voice to communicate within the herd.

    So far, there have been no discoveries of apes bearing these characteristics. Thus, this leads to the conclusion that these fossils were the closest known relative of orang-utans. Since the fossil record of the living great apes is poor, the uncovering of these new fossils are vital for an understanding of their origins and evolution.
    In addition, in the same area, fossils of other mammals were found as well, such as four-tusk elephants, ancient rhinoceroses, ancient horses and ancient giraffes, whose age ranges are about 7-9 million years.

    Lately, a new semionotid fish, Lepidotes Buddha butrensis n. sp., has been discovered. These fish fossils were described to be a new species of the late Jurassic, early Cretaceous, the Phu Kradueng Formation. This is because this fish had dorsal ridge scales and more than one suborbital present on the cheeks. These characteristics have not been found in any other fish fossils. The fossils were uncovered on the slope of the Phu Nam Jun hill, Kalasin province, by the abbot of Phutthabut Temple. The name of this fish was derived from that of the temple, which is near the fossils' pit where numerous specimens are housed.
     
    Palaeontologists at work at the hill of Phu Nam Jun, where the Lepidotes fish fossils were newly discovered in Thailand.
     
    Semionotids are the fish having a different jaw formation from that of other fish species. They have relatively short separate frontal jaws which enable them to form the mouth into a tube-like shape to suck food from afar. This differed from fish in early eras which could suck only food near their mouths. Moreover, Lepidotes fish possess hard scales which supported the body as the vertebral bone had not yet been fully developed like those of the fish in the Tertiary.
     
    Fossils of Lepidotes buddhabutrensis n. sp.
     
    The discovery site is a layer of accumulated sandstone sediment housing more than 100 specimens of fish fossils. Thus, palaeontologists assumed that that area was possibly once a large pond in which various kinds of fish inhabited, that in some intervals prolonged droughts occurred, draining the pond and killing the fish, and that as a result, the fish bodies piled up in rock layers and became fossils. The hill of Phu Nam Jun is considered as the earliest site possessing the perfect-conditioned fish fossils in the largest number in Thailand.

    All these discoveries are evidently crucial for palaeontological study in Thailand. At present, Thai palaeontologists, in cooperation with a French palaeontological team are devoting themselves to further researches and expeditions.

    Dinosaur Museums
    If you are one of the growing number of dinosaur enthusiasts, you are recommended to visit either of the following museums:
     
    HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visiting a dinosaur discovery site at Phu Kum Khao, Kalasin province.
     
    1. The Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Museum, near Sakkawan Temple, Sahatsakhan county in Kalasin province (519 km Northeast of Bangkok). To reach there, drive from Kalasin town along Highway 227. Around three kilometres before arriving in Sahatsakhan county, turn right towards Sakkawan Temple. Then drive ahead for a further 800 m.

    This 500-rai (200 acres) place features stories of prehistoric creatures before the dinosaur era, fundamental geological studies, dinosaur lives, etc. The entrance to this museum was designed after that of the Egyptian Abu Simbel. The interior atmosphere gives you the mysterious feeling of being in the Pyramid of Gizeh. Outside the museum, plants and trees of the Jurassic are grown surrounding the building. There are a large pond and huge dinosaur replicas standing there imitating the way they were supposed to be millions of years ago. The museum opens daily from 8:30 to 17:30. Tel: 0 4387 1014.
     
    Sauropod fossils at the Phu Kum Khao site.
     
    2. The Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum, Phu Wiang county, Khon Kaen province (449 km from Bangkok). To reach there, drive from Khon Kaen town along the Khon Kaen-Chum Phae road. Then turn right onto Highway 2038 to enter Phu Wiang county. Drive a further 12 km to reach tourist service centre. This museum presents the fundamental geological knowledge and details of the discoveries and researches of the local sites and of the neighbouring areas. It opens daily from 8:30 to 17:00. Tel: 0 4343 8204-6.

    • Please refer to Map of Thailand on page 73 for the locations of the provinces mentioned above.
    • Special thanks to Dr.Varavudh Suteethorn and Dr.Yaowalak Chaimanee of the Palaeontology Section, Geological Survey Division,and to the officials concerned of the PR Division, Department of Mineral Resources, for giving academic reports and pictures to
    Thaiways.
     
     

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    Romanization System of the Thai Language.

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