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ePen hearing instruments remote control captures 'iF product design award' 2010

The ePen remote control for hearing instruments gave the edge to Siemens Audiology in winning the 'iF product design award' for 2010. This international award is given annually by a prestigious jury. It is targeted at various categories of products which the jury finds to be exceptional for their quality of design. The award-winning ePen is a remote control for Siemens’ hearing systems. Shaped like a fountain pen, it allows the hearing aid wearer to adjust the volume and tone practically unnoticed.

Siemens Audiology designed the ePen specifically to meet the wishes of many hearing aid wearers for discreteness – so a stylish fountain pen seemed the right answer. A simple tug and a couple of twists are all it takes to set up the hearing system for the desired result. The ePen can adjust the volume to individual preferences, as well as switching between integrated hearing programs.

The ePen works with current hearing instruments from the Siemens product lines e. g. Pure, Life, and Motion. Depending on the degree of hearing impairment, the design preference, and personal needs, this range of devices offers the ideal answer for practically every type of hearing impairment.

iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. has been making the internationally recognized iF award since 1953. It is given to products that feature unusual success in combining functionality, userfriendliness and esthetics, in addition to meeting all the innovation criteria.

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 48,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2009 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 11.9 billion euros and profit of around 1.5 billion euros. For further information please visit:

 

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