At the British Academy of Audiology Conference (BAA) in November, Siemens showcased a range of innovative audiology workflow solutions, the IMPACT Pro family and Life hearing instrument and noise generator.
Siemens Hearing Instruments has a strong history of innovation, dating back over 130 years. As far back as 1878 it developed the first technical solution for hearing loss, and has since built upon this pioneering entrance into the audiology solutions market by bringing the world other ground breaking technologies. These include the first behind-the-ear hearing instrument in 1959 and the first In-The-Ear hearing instrument just seven years later. Siemens has consistently led the audiology industry and was also the first to offer directional microphones, wireless connectivity with audio devices, three microphone systems and fully waterproof digital hearing instruments.
Siemens Hearing Instruments’ research and development teams consist of experts across a wide range of disciplines beyond just audiology, acoustics and psycho acoustics. It also employs biologists, mathematicians, physicists and software specialists plus biomedical, audio and precision engineers. These roles all contribute to Siemens technological advances meaning every single device is finely honed and of top quality.
Siemens Hearing Instruments is constantly working to improve existing technologies and develop new ones. Major areas of current research and development include the continued improvement of sound characteristics and speech intelligibility, which makes it easier for individuals to hear and interact with those speaking around them. Another area of constant development is advancing miniaturisation - making hearing devices as small and discreet as possible for ultimate user comfort.