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Siemens Hearing Aid Remote and App Named a 2014 CES Innovations Honoree

miniTek® Remote App allows discreet control of hearing aids via miniTek on Android™ devices Siemens honored for second consecutive year in the Accessible and Universal Design category

Today, Siemens Hearing Instruments miniTek® and miniTek® Remote App were named a 2014 CES Innovation Design and Engineering Awards Honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), the producer of the International CES. The products were honored in the Accessible and Universal Design category for demonstrating ease-of-use and accessibility to consumers, including seniors and people with disabilities, and were judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the consumer electronics trade media for outstanding design and engineering.

The Siemens miniTek is a combined streamer and remote control that seamlessly connects hearing aids to phones, TVs, music and other audio devices simultaneously via Bluetooth® and other wireless technologies. With the miniTek App, wearers have full access to all the features of the miniTek, allowing them to discreetly adjust their hearing aids’ volume, switch audio sources, select a preferred listening environment, and even see a visual display of their hearing aids’ status—right from their Android device.

“We are extremely pleased to have our products recognized by the CEA for the second consecutive year,” said Scott Davis, Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. “Having our high-tech streamer and app receive this level of recognition further motivates us to continue developing innovative solutions that improve people’s lives.”

Siemens miniTek and miniTek Remote App will be exhibited at CES Unveiled from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2014 in South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The products will also be on public display at The Venetian’s Innovations Showcase, part of the 2014 International CES, January 7-10, 2014.

For more information, visit usa.siemens.com/cespress. 2014 Innovations Design and Engineering Honoree products are also featured on
www.CESweb.org/Innovations.

Contact for journalists:

Lance Longwell: (610) 448-1437
E-mail: Lance.Longwell@siemens.com

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 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2012 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 13.6 billion euros and profit of 1.8 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.

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