The Philips SpeechMike Premium (LFH 3500) takes speech recognition for medical dictation to a new level. It sets the standard for highest recognition accuracy and smart design with a new free-floating studio quality Precision Microphone, built-in noise-reduction pop filter, ergonomic design, and antimicrobial surface. This industry-leading mic builds on years of Philips experience and takes into account user feedback on the previous versions of the SpeechMike. Its ergonomic engineering means every button on the LFH3500 is accessible, so you can keep your eyes focused on the patient. Nuance (Dragon manufacturer) rates the LFH 3500 at 6 out of 6 Stars – the highest accuracy rating – for use with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.
$335 (Shipping included)
Suspended noise canceling microphone
SpeechMike Premium’s microphone is decoupled from its housing for crystal clear recording. The completely redesigned microphone suspension guarantees that almost no background, touch, click, air-borne noise is recorded. This technique is derived from studio microphones to make sure there are no sound distortions, and to guarantee outstanding speech recognition results.
Integrated pop filter
The mic area of the LFH 3500 is made of many different layers to make it sound as clear as possible. A fleece inserted above and below the microphone capsule filters out sound distortions such as pop and hiss noise, guaranteeing perfect results from close up or further away.
Optimized button layout and ergonomic zones design
Philips is the creator of the ergonomic zones design. SpeechMike Premium has been tested and proven by users to have the most comfortable fit in the human hand. The dictation zone is optimized to keep thumb movement to a minimum. The buttons needed for dictation functions are placed centrally, in the area most convenient for the thumb, guaranteeing perfect ergonomics and non-fatiguing usage. Less frequently needed function buttons are clearly arranged above and below. All buttons used are formed to give as much tactile feedback as possible, and they are all customizable.
Antimicrobial housing and buttons
The LFH 3500’s housing and buttons are made of antimicrobial synthetics, guarding it against all kinds of germs. Antimicrobial materials work against a wide range of different microorganisms such as bacteria (e.g. pneumococcal bacilli and multiresistant microorganisms such as MRSA), viruses (e.g. HIV, influenza, etc.), fungi (e.g. Aspergillus niger), or algae. The antimicrobial effect on the SpeechMike Premium lasts for at least five years.