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Cover story : 25 Feb 2003
Vol.19 No.22
Provincial Attractions :Loei
Cool, Foggy and Mountainous
By Chai Charlie

One of Some Best Buys

Thaiways : Bangkok, Thailand / Ear & Hearing Aids Center
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 :  website :

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


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

    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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    Loei Province is located at the northwest corner of the Northeast Plateau with an area of 11,424 sq km and a population of 632,320 (end 2001). In topography and climate, it is more similar to the Northern region instead of the Northeast.

    A magnificent view of
    Phu Kradueng National Park

    It is largely mountainous and has a cool and foggy climate throughout most of the year. Although it is about two degrees nearer to the equator than the northernmost point of the country, Loei is the only province of Thailand to have recorded a temperature of 0°c.


    A view of Phu Kradueng National park.
    Being mountainous, Loei boasts two national parks, one wildlife sanctuary, and many minor scenic spots such as caves and waterfalls. The best known and most popular of all of these is Phu Kradueng National Park. Set up in 1943, it is among Thailand's earliest such establishments. It will take an average young man about four hours to climb the 5 km track to the mountain top. The mountain, Phu Kradueng, is 1,350 metres above sea level. Its top constitutes a large piece of flat ground about 60 sq km in area, grown with pine trees, flowering plants and shrubs. Of course, there are dense forests around the mountains, in which wildlife abounds.

    At the east end of the mountain top, there is a cliff called Pha Nok Aen, which offers a spectacular view of the sunrise and also that of the mountain ranges and open country below. On both sides of the path to the cliff, wild roses grow in large groves which bloom profusely in March and April.
    Phu Luang's forests are shrouded in
    mist almost all year round. (By courtesy of TAT)
    Strange to say, there is also a cliff named Lomsak at the west end of the flat top where visitors may view the equally magnificent scene of sunset. There is an old pine tree growing at the edge of the sheer precipice, making it a perfect spot for taking photographs.

    Tat Hueang Waterfall, a famous one in Phu Rua National Park. (By courtesy of TAT)
    The other national park is called Phu Rua or the Boat Mountain. It is so called because at one edge of its flat top there is an overhanging rock protruding like the bows of a junk. The park is smaller than Phu Kradueng, but its peak is higher at 1,375 metres above sea level. It has several cliffs, including a vantage point to view the sunrise. From the summit, one can see the two rivers separating Loei from Laos--the Mekong and the Hueang.
    Doritis pulcherrima (By courtesy of TAT)
    Phu Luang, a wildlife sanctuary at 1,550 metres above sea level, is a very good place for trekking from October to April. The weather of the sanctuary is cool all year round.The area is closed during the rainy season from May to September.
    There is a scenic spot of another nature--Kaeng Khutkhu, a large group of rocks blocking the flow of the Mekong River at a place about 3 km from Chiang Khan town. The reefs extend almost the entire width of the river. When the water level is down late in the dry season from February to May, the rocks will appear, leaving a narrow channel on the Thai side through which water flows very rapidly. The long-time submersion of the rocks make them colourful, adding further attractions to the spot.
    Phi Ta Khon masks
    (By courtesy of TAT)
    Like any other province in Thailand, Loei has many famous Buddhist temples and Buddha images. Of these, two should be mentioned. One is Si Song Rak Chedi in Dan Sai county built in 1560 as a symbol of mutual assistance between Ayutthaya and Si Sattana Khanahut (i.e. today's Vientiane of Laos). It is about 30 metres tall with a square base like the chedi in Nakhon Phanom. There is an annual fair at the pagoda in the 6th lunar month.
    Si Song Rak Chedi
    (By courtesy of TAT)
    The other is a Buddha image named Phrachao Ong Saen enshrined in Wat Phothichai Na Phueng in Na Haeo county. Legend has it that the image once travelled from Chiang Saen in Chiang Rai to Loei by himself. The governor of Chiang Khong, also located in Chiang Rai, having heard this, led a procession of elephants, horses and troops to Na Haeo, intending to invite the Buddha image to his own town, but without success. Phrachao Ong Saen was so popular because people believed that he was able to bring rain to wherever he was, thus preventing the area from drought. And so he was also known as Fon Saen Ha Buddha, which means the Buddha of a hundred thousand rain showers.
    A cheerful parade in Phi Ta Khon Festival

    Loei is also known for its unique Phi Ta Khon Festival, taking place for three days at a weekend in June or July in Dan Sai and Na Haeo and nowhere else. It is basically a merit making activity, but differs from all the other similar events in that it includes parades of young men wearing ghost-like masks and robes in various shapes and colours, and playing joyfully with onlookers, adding to the fun of the festival.

    Accessibility:By road, 520 km from Bangkok; 206 km from Khon Kaen, 152 km from Udon Thani; by rail, 450 km from Bangkok to Khon Kaen or 569 km from Bangkok to Udon Thani, then by road to Loei; by air 1.15 hr. to Loei. There are also daily coaches from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal to Loei province and Phu Rua county taking about 8 hours.

    For the correct pronunciation of romanized Thai words, see
    Romanization System of the Thai Language.

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