History of Siemens Hearing Aids

The history of Siemens hearing aids.

Siemens hearing technology has been helping the world to hear for more than 130 years.

We maintain a high level of commitment to the field of audiology with one major goal: using our solutions to increase the quality of life for people with hearing loss. That was the case back in the times of Werner von Siemens, and it is still the case today.

Siemens hearing aids history 1878-1959

1878 Telephone receiver with substantially improved transmission quality
People with hearing impairments were able to understand a conversation better over this telephone developed by Werner von Siemens.

1902 Electric hearing testers
Siemens (or rather the preceding company Reiniger, Gebbert & Schall) makes audiometry electric.

1911 First steps in the development of electrical hearing aids
Louis Weber (Siemens & Halske) starts the development of the first Siemens device for hearing impaired.

1913 Esha-Phonophor
First serial production of hearing aids.

1951 Phonophor Alpha
First pocket-size hearing aid.

1959 Auriculette 326
First behind-the-ear hearing aid.

Siemens hearing aid history overview 1966-2002

1966 Siretta 339
First in-the-ear hearing aid.

1987 Telos
First remote control in the world of hearing technology.

1997 Prisma
Digital hearing aid featuring two microphones.

2002 Triano
World’s first hearing aid with three microphones.

Siemens hearing aid history overview 2004-2008

2004 Acuris™
World’s first hearing aid featuring a wireless radio technology, e2e wireless™, the smallest wireless system in the world. Developed by Siemens.

2005 iScan™
World’s first in-office digital ear impression scanner.

2006 Centra
Trainable hearing aid.

2008 Siemens Tek™
A revolutionary wireless enhancement system connecting hearing aid wearers to all favorite audio devices.

Siemens hearing aid history overview 2010-2013

2010 BestSound™ Technology
A new chapter in hearing aid technology.

2011 Aquaris™
World’s first waterproof digital hearing aid.

2012 Deutscher Zukunftspreis

German President Joachim Gauck presented the team of researchers from the University of Oldenburg and Siemens with the prestigious “Deutscher Zukunftspreis“ (German Future Award) for their development of binaural hearing aid technology.

2014 binax
The new generation of BestSound Technology is clinically proven to outperform normal hearing in challenging environments.*

2015 Binaural OneMic directionality.

Another world’s first. The pioneering binaural OneMic directionality enables binaural directionality in custom hearing aids with one microphone, such as CICs.

*Two independent clinical studies have shown that Siemens hearing instruments with binaural processing provide better than normal hearing capabilities in certain demanding listening environments.