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Sivantos extends binax family of Siemens binaural hearing aids

Sivantos continues to build on the success of its industry-leading binax platform with Insio™ binax and Motion® binax hearing aids.

Sivantos continues to build on the success of its industry-leading binax platform with

Insio™ binax—the world’s first family of custom instruments to offer binaural directionality in hearing aids with only one microphone. When combined with the natural pinna effect, binaural OneMic directionality allows single-microphone instrument wearers to better focus on speech coming from the front while suppressing sounds from the back. This allows wearers of tiny custom products to enjoy automatic and adaptive directional microphone technology for the first time.

In a bilateral fitting, new binaural OneMic directionality makes the most of e2e wireless™ 3.0 by combining the microphone signals of both hearing aids to create a virtual four-microphone network. As a result, the proven benefits of binaural processing and true directionality are now possible for in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids, including CICs and tiny IICs. All Insio binax models can be remotely controlled via Siemens touchControl™ App for smartphones and is available in 7bx, 5bx, and 3bx models.

“The release of Insio binax represents yet another world’s first in the field of audiology,” said Scott Davis, CEO of Sivantos, Inc. in Piscataway, NJ. “Until now, the benefits of advanced directionality—including better hearing in noisy restaurants and cocktail parties without lifting a finger—was just not possible in hearing aids with one microphone. Now, hearing care professionals can offer binax technology to patients who demand the discretion of a CIC or IIC.”

Motion binax

The new Motion® binax is easy-to-handle, offers a higher degree of amplification, and is now equipped with powerful binaural capabilities such as Narrow Directionality and Spatial SpeechFocus. The rechargeable Motion SX binax and the DAI-ready Motion SA binax feature a new, compact housing design with improved directionality. The rechargeable Motion PX binax provides a high level of amplification to cover a broad range of hearing losses. Motion binax is being introduced in the 7bx, 5bx, and 3bx performance levels.

Adaptive Streaming Volume

Adaptive streaming volume (ASV) is now available in all new and existing easyTek™-compatible 7bx instruments. ASV enhances the listening experience when streaming audio with easyTek by automatically adapting the volume of the streamed signal according to the changing background noise level. This eliminates the need for manual streaming adjustments, resulting in an enhanced listening experience.

New tinnitus Ocean Waves therapy signals

The tinnitus therapy function in binax hearing aids is now expanded to include new Ocean Waves therapy signals for added flexibility in tinnitus treatment. In addition to the proven static therapy signals, wearers can now choose from four nature-inspired ocean wave themes. Available in all binax performance levels, these therapy signals provide a soothing listening experience ideal for tinnitus patients who prefer a more natural therapy signal.

Along with Insio and Motion binax, the 3bx performance level is also being extended to Pure® binax, Carat™ binax, Carat A binax, and Ace™ binax. All Siemens binax hearing aids and applications, as well as adaptive streaming volume and tinnitus Ocean Waves therapy signals will be on display at AudiologyNOW! 2015 booth 425, March 25−28 in San Antonio, TX.

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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 € 690 million and a reported EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of € 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.

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