Siemens Hearing Instruments researchers were recently awarded the prestigious German Future Prize, for developing a binaural hearing system, enabling users to follow conversations even in noisy situations. The innovative system enables hearing devices in both ears to communicate with one another, a significant and evolutionary step towards spatial hearing.
Awarded by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, the German Future Prize is one of Europe’s highest honours for technology and innovation. Siemens employees, together with research partners from the University of Oldenburg, were personally congratulated by Joachim Gauck during the prize giving ceremony in Berlin. Siemens employees have been in receipt of the prize four times, more than any other company.
Siemens offers a broad range of hearing aids for every lifestyle and all configurations of hearing loss — including completely invisible, waterproof and rechargeable hearing aids and wireless solutions that connect hearing aids wirelessly to mobile phones, TVs, MP3 players and other audio devices.