Siemens binax Smart Hearing Aids Receive Top Honor at 2015 Edison Awards Gala
Siemens binax smart hearing aids have been awarded a Gold Edison Award.
- Smart hearing aids receive Gold Edison Award for innovative binax technology
- Proven to outperform even normal hearing in noisy situations
- Automatically “zoom in” on speech while quieting background noise
- Hearing aids can be controlled via iPhone® or Android™ devices
Siemens binax smart hearing aids have been awarded a Gold Edison Award for their ability to outperform normal hearing in noisy situations like crowded restaurants and cocktail parties. With a virtual eight-microphone network, binax smart hearing aids provide the industry’s most advanced binaural listening experience without compromising battery life. The internationally-renowned Edison Awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Siemens binax received the Gold Edison Award as part of the Science/Medical/Dental group in the Hearing category.
“binax is the only technology clinically proven by two independent studies to provide better than normal hearing in challenging environments like busy restaurants, dramatically improving a wearer’s ability to hear speech in noise,” said Scott Davis, CEO of Sivantos, Inc. “Receiving an Edison Award is a testament to the years of research and development that went into creating a product that truly puts the hearing aid wearer first.”
Siemens binax smart hearing aids:
- Automatically adapt to changing acoustic situations, without lifting a finger
- Auto-focus on speech while attenuating background interference
- Outsmarts wind noise by taking the clearer signal from one ear and instantly streaming it to both
- Consumes half as much battery power as the leading competitor
- Can be discreetly controlled via apps for iPhone and Android devices
“It’s exciting to see companies like Sivantos continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.”
The 2015 Edison Award winners were announced on April 23, 2015 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of The Capitale in New York City. Nominees were judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation, whose votes acknowledge the finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality.
For more information on Siemens binax smart hearing aids, please visit http://usa.siemens.com/ces2015.
*Two clinical studies have shown that binax provides better than normal hearing in certain demanding environments (University of Northern Colorado, 2014; Oldenburg Hörzentrum, 2013): Speech Reception Thresholds (SRT) in cocktail-party situations improved up to 2.9 dB for wearers with mild to moderate hearing loss using Carat binax or Pure binax hearing aids with narrow directionality, compared to people with normal hearing. The new wireless, two microphone Motion and Insio binax models have the same directional performance as the Pure and Carat binax.
About the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
About Sivantos Group
The businesses of Siemens’ former hearing aid unit have been combined into the Sivantos Group since the beginning of 2015. The origins of Sivantos go right back to 1878, when Werner von Siemens invented a telephone receiver which made it considerably easier for the hard of hearing to follow conversations. Today, Sivantos Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hearing instruments. With its 5,000 employees the Group recorded revenues of EUR 690 million and a reported EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of EUR 126 million in the 2014 business year. Sivantos’ international sales organization supplies products to hearing aid specialists and sales organizations in more than 120 countries. Particular emphasis is placed on product development. The declared goal is to make Sivantos with its brands Siemens, Audio Service, Rexton, A&M and HearUSA the market leader in the years to come. The owners of Sivantos are the anchor investors EQT together with the Strüngmann family and Siemens as co-investors. Further information can be found under www.sivantos.com.