Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc.PO Box 1397, 10 Constitution Avenue
Piscataway, New Jersey 08855-1397
Telephone: 800-766-4500 or 732-562-6600.
Products manufactured by Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
1001 INFINITI PROGRAMMABLE
The 1001 INFINITI Programmable is a hearing aid and special amplification device designed for people with mild to moderate hearing loss, and is appropriate for flat, sloping, or precipitous hearing loss. Peak output is 132 decibels, and the frequency range is 200 to 6300 Herz. This behind-the- ear instrument is programmable on the PMC or INFINITI programmer, and is programmable for gain, Automatic Gain Control (AGC-I), NH, and NL. INFINITI instruments are programmed on the user's ear, allowing for real-time validation of response and output. Instruments come standard with an audio input socket and Mike-Telecoil-On (M-T-O) switch. POWER: Instruments are powered by a Type 13 zinc acid battery with a life of 85 hours.
CENTRA HEARING AID
The Centra Hearing Aid is a behind the ear hearing aid designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This sound smoothing, rechargeable, and water-resistant device suppresses transient noise for hearing comfort. Features includes 16-channel processing, data learning, data logging for service fittings, ear-to-ear wireless for more precise sound localization, synchronized volume and program settings, and feedback cancellation. Other features include speech and noise management, automatic and multichannel adaptive directional microphone system, ear wind screen to reduce wind noise when the user is outside, and auto phone. OPTIONS: An ear pocket remote control can be purchased separately.
FONATOR SYSTEM, FONATOR SPEECH TRAINER, & FONATOR AUDITORY SPEECH TRAINER
Vibrotactile amplification system. Used to assist deaf and deaf-blind students in learning how to speak to and to correct speech skills in children and adults with communicative disorders resulting from mental retardation, dysphasia, cerebral palsy or learning disabilities. User learns to imitate correct speech sound through detection of vibrations and comparison of user's own speech productions with those of the instructor. Teacher speaks into microphone, presenting the target skill; student listens and feels vibration patterns from vibrator; speaking into microphone, student attempts to imitate instructor's vibratory and auditory patterns. Fonator Speech Trainer consists of microphone, vibrator and amplifier with controls for the intensity of the vibrations and intensity of the high and low frequencies through the vibrator. Fonator Auditory Speech Trainer adds a headset. Amplifier has controls for intensity and frequency emphasis of vibrator, peak clipping and independent intensity control for right and left ears. Headset blocks out background noise and heightens student's attention; good for discrimination of subtle distinctions in speech. Both sets include carrying case.
IMINI IN-EAR HEARING INSTRUMENT
-------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a miniature auditory canal hearing device for individuals with hearing disabilities. Siemens has launched a new miniature auditory cancel hearing device (iMini) which is custom-made for each individual customer to fit perfectly within the cancel and is practically invisible from the outside. The custom fabrication process utilizes computer-assisted technology to determine how the individual components can be optimally arranged in the individual housing shell. Because the iMini is located deep within the hearing canal, it can make use of the ear's natural, acoustic amplification. BestSound technology makes sure the sound is pleasant and improves speech comprehension. A fine, invisible nylon thread is used to pull the hearing system out. Siemens is offering a variety of bright colors in the U.S. and white and dark-brown caps in Europe for the device. No matter what color choice the iMini still disappears equally well in the ear. TITLE: Siemens Launches iMini In-Ear Hearing Instrument. WEBSITE: medGadget. REF: http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2011/03/siemens_launches_imini_inear_hearing_instrument.html.
INFINITI LIFESOUND SERIES PROGRAMMABLE
The INFINITI LifeSound Series are hearing aids and special amplification devices designed to assist people with hearing loss. These instruments are available in in-the-canal half-shell and in-the-ear models. Both models have programmable gain, RPC, N-H, and Automatic Gain Control (AGC-I), and are programmable on the PMC and INFINITI programmers. Each is pre- programmed with an optimal full-on-gain response for the user's individual hearing loss. Parameters can be modified by the fitter using the programmable functions. Programming is done on the user's ear, allowing for real-time validation of response and output. Both models have a peak output of 110 decibels, and a frequency range of 200 to 7000 Herz. POWER: The in- the-canal half-shell model uses a Type 312 zinc acid battery with a typical life of 140 hours; the in-the-ear model uses a Type 13 zinc acid battery with a typical life of 170 hours.
INFRARED TV LISTENING SYSTEM: RECEIVER (MODELS HDI 107 & HDI 405 S) & TRANSMITTER/EMITTER (MODEL SI 460)
Infrared Television Listening System for hearing impaired. Any number of receivers may be used. Transmitter is placed on top of t.v. and plugged in. Must be coupled with 1 of the following; microphone MKE460 which is mounted in front of tv or radio speaker ($59); MPA 1 is 1/8" mini plug adapter which can be plugged directly into earphone jack or tv or radio ($15); DTM 1 is desk top microphone for picking up sound in small conferences ($64.50); TA 1 telephone adapter which connects inline between handset and base allowing one to hear amplified signal binaurally ($64.50). Booster Emitter SZ1234 ($225.50) increases area covered by 350 sq.ft. Receivers; HDI407 is pendant or clip on receiver. Must be used with one of following; Mini headphone, ear buds, induction sillhouette (for use with hearing aids), induction loop (also for use with aids but stronger), direct audio input adapter. HDI405S receiver clips into ears & hangs under chin. Amplifies 112 db. Battery operated, rechargeable by plugging into standard 110V outlet. Provides 5 to 10 hours of t.v. listening. Frequency Response: Receiver 50-8000 Hz; Transmitter 90-12000 Hz.
INTUIS HEARING AID
The Intuis Hearing Aid is a behind the ear hearing aid designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Designed for durability, this device comes in various models and custom behind-the-ear styles to fit many types of wearers. Features include noise reduction, basic directional microphone systems, phase cancellation feedback reduction, and four-channel signal processing for flexibility and easy fitting.
LARGE AREA INFRARED SYSTEM
Infrared amplification system for theaters and auditoriums. Allows hearing impaired persons in audience to hear speech or music. Transmitter uses lightwaves to send sound to individual wireless receivers. Transmission confined to room containing sound source. Choice of following transmitters: S4 ($1700.00), high-power transmitter/ emitter, line input only, for use with existing Public Address systems only; S5 ($1750.00) high-power with both line and microphone input. Both have frequency response of 40-15000 Hz and cover areas 4500 to 7000 square feet. Model SZ1 1019-A emitter with self-contained power supply ($1493.00) covers an additional 4500 to 7000 square feet. Model SI1013 one-channel transmitter ($1176.00) is required if area is larger than 18000 square feet. Choice of receivers: Headset, HDI 405S ($151. 75) for use without hearing aids; HDI 407 ($127.25) without coupling attachments for use with hearing aids; MSS-1 single induction coupler ($ 43.50); BSS-2 dual induction coupler ($76.20); and EZT 1011 induction neckloop ($72.00). Other options available.
Vibrotactile amplification system. Single channel vibrator worn on wrist attaches by cord to pocket size amplification unit. Amplifier contains sockets for microphone or vibrator, a compartment for dry cells or rechargeable batteries and adjustment controls. Also has signal input for use with FM auditory trainer or pre-recorded material, and a signal output which can be connected to a hearing aid. When the FM receiver is connected to the device, (as in a classroom) the only vibrations sensed are those generated by speaker wearing FM transmitter. Background noise and distance factors are eliminated. Has signal output for hearing aid for those with residual hearing. When the voiceless sound channel is on, high frequency sounds are transposed to low frequency sounds. Enables user to perceive high frequency sounds. Provides tactile feedback from user's own vocalizations, assists in development of normal pattern of speech and prevents existing vocalizations and speech from diminishing due to lack of auditory feedback.
PHOENIX ONE HEARING AID
The Phoenix One is a behind the ear hearing aid designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Designed with digital signal processing, this device offers distortion-free sound quality. It is easy to fit as no computer or software is required for fitting. The Phoenix One comes in a variety of styles.
SFM401B FM AMPLIFICATION SYSTEM
The Siemens SFM401B is a 2-frequency, portable FM amplification system that will provide sound enhancement for television viewing, one-to-one conversation, lectures and group meetings, conferences, seminars, and music and dancing situations. It consists of a beltpack transmitter with lapel microphone and a personal headphone receiver. TRANSMISSION RANGE: Approximately 150 feet. POWER: Both components are battery-operated (transmitter requires 1 9-volt battery, the receiver requires 2 AA batteries).
SIEMENS 408 W-H.
Siemens 408 W-H is a behind-the-ear hearing aid designed for individuals with mild hearing losses. The instrument has an electret microphone, a continuously variable "G" control (gain), a continuously variable tone control and a telecoil. the unit has a frequency range of 280-6000 Hz with a high-frequency average SSPL-90 of 107 dB SPL, a high- frequency average full-on gain of 39 dB and an equivalent input noise level of 34 dB SPL (re: ANSI 3.22-1976). Uses a type 13 battery.
SIEMENS ZINC AIR HEARING AID BATTERIES
Siemens Zinc Air Hearing Aid Batteries are replacement batteries designed for use in hearing aids. These zinc batteries are sold in packs of four, six, eight, or 16 batteries or cartons of 60 batteries. SIZES: 10, 13, 312, or 675.
The Triton 3000 is a behind the ear hearing aid and special amplification device designed for people with moderate to severe hearing loss who are difficult to fit. It is appropriate for flat, precipitous, and sloping hearing loss. This instrument has three channel compression and is digitally programmable through connection to the universal programming unit (PMC). The instrument also has three independent amplifier channels using switch capacitors, and adjustable crossover frequencies. Independent gain and the Automatic Gain Control (AGC-I) threshold is programmable for each of the three channels. This hearing aid has a peak output of 133 decibels and a frequency range of 110 to 6900 Herz. The instrument is equipped with a volume control and an On-Telecoil-Mike (O-T-M) switch. POWER: The hearing aid is powered by a Type 675 zinc acid battery with a typical life of 170 hours.
The Triton 3004i is a hearing aid and special amplification device designed for people with mild to moderate hearing loss and who are in varied environmental situations. It is appropriate for reverse flat, sloping, and precipitous hearing loss. This in-the-ear instrument is programmable through the PMC system, and is programmable for gain and independent Automatic Gain Control (AGC-I) threshold on 3 independent channels. The instrument employs switched capacitors filter technology and has 2 adjustable crossover frequencies and 4 programmable memories with situation switch. The Triton 3004i has a peak output of 118 decibels and a frequency range of 200 to 7000 Herz. OPTIONS: A Maximum Power Output (MPO) control is available to reduce the output of the instrument by approximately 10 decibels. POWER: The instrument uses a Type 13 zinc acid battery with a typical life of 80 hours.
WIRELESS FM SPEAKER SYSTEM (MODEL SFM311S)
The Wireless FM Speaker System, model SFM311S, is a 2-frequency FM amplification system designed to provide sound enhancement to television viewing, conversation, and music and dancing, and other in-home listening situations. The system includes two transmitters, a base transmitter to be placed near the sound source, and a pickup microphone that can be attached to the speaker of the television, radio, etc. The pickup microphone comes with cables for line-input connection to the audio source. RECEIVERS: The system also comes with two types of receivers. One is a battery-operated headphone receiver for personal listening; the other is a wireless remote speaker equipped with a volume control and battery saver circuit which automatically puts the speaker in a standby mode when there is no signal occurring. The wireless remote speaker allows the listener to hear environmental sounds in addition to the amplified sound. TRANSMISSION RANGE: Approximately 150 feet.
WIRELESS INFRARED TV LISTENING SYSTEM (MODEL SI460), TRANSMITTER & TV MICROPHONE (MODEL MKE460), & RECEIVER (MODEL HDI405S)
Infrared amplification system for television. Any number of receivers may be used. Transmitter is placed on top of TV and plugged into AC outlet. TV microphone attaches to TV speaker by Velcro. Transmitter accessories available: adapters for connection to earphone jack, desk top microphone for conferences and a telephone adapter to transmit the telephone signal by infrared light to receivers. Stethoset-style headset receiver (HDI405S) for use without hearing aids. Adjustable volume on headset provides up to 118dB output. Also available in a clip- on pendant style receiver (HDI407S, $127.25) that can be coupled to a lightweight mini-headphone (MHP-2, $18.00). Other attachments also available for hearing aid users. All receivers use rechargeable battery packs; recharge by plugging into standard 110 VAC outlet. Large area transmitters available for theaters/houses of worship.
Products distributed by Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
The NOAH System is a case management program designed for use by audiologists and other hearing care professionals. Developed by a consortium of over 80 hearing care companies worldwide, this program provides a unified system for performing client-related tasks. When a professional measures a client’s hearing loss, whether with audiograms, speech tests, or loudness scaling, results are passed automatically to the common database, for use by any of several fitting systems from other suppliers. This allows the professional to try out alternative fitting systems from different suppliers when selecting and tuning a hearing instrument. The system can also be used to record journal notes regarding the client session. All information is automatically saved in the client’s record. This framework allows hearing instrument fitting, audiological measurement, and office management systems to share a common database. The program comes with modules for performing basic fitting and measurement functions. Additional fitting and measurement modules are available separately from licensed member companies. These modules allow the program to work with measurement equipment from more than 10 major suppliers and to fit hearing instruments from more than 30 different suppliers. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers or network servers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows Vista, XP Professional (Service Pack 2), 2000 (Service Pack 4), 2008 Server, 2003 Server (Service Pack 1), or 2000 Server operating system (32-bit versions only); Pentium III 1 gigaHertz (GHz) processor; 512 megabytes (MB) RAM; 5 gigabytes (GB) of free hard drive space with 1 additional GB of free space for each installed module; screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels; CD drive; USB port for Bluetooth adapter; Internet Explorer version 5.5 or later; and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
NOAHlink is a hearing aid programming interface designed for use by audiologists in fitting programmable hearing aids. This unit uses wireless Bluetooth technology to connect to a personal computer (PC) running a NOAH 3 hearing aid fitting module. The wireless Bluetooth connection allows the audiologist to perform fitting tasks up to 16 feet from the computer. The lightweight unit is worn around the neck of the individual being fitted. Hearing instrument cables move with the unit, allowing the individual to walk around and test different sound environments. POWER: Uses rechargeable Ni-MH double-A or alkaline double-A 1.5 volt battery. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.22 x 3.58 x 3.94 inches. WEIGHT: Approx. 141 grams including battery.