These new hearing aids from Siemens are full of high tech features, as they seem to be powered by more advanced electronics than your typical iPod:
The Centra™, from Siemens Hearing Instruments, is the first ever hearing aid that automatically adjusts to the user’s preferences in a variety of different environments, offering unparalleled performance for the nine million Britons with hearing loss.
DataLearning surpasses simple data logging systems by not only recording wearer data, but actively applying that data to improve the hearing experience: over time, Centra ‘learns’ user volume preferences in different hearing situations and then automatically fine-tunes itself for optimum hearing. Centra combines this DataLearning technology with other exclusive features, such as SoundSmoothing™ and ear-to-ear wireless™ technology, making it the most advanced hearing solution available.
SoundSmoothing is the first sound suppression system that reduces impulsive non-speech sounds, like rustling paper and clanging dishes, while leaving speech signals intact. SoundSmoothing makes the listening experience more comfortable, reducing fatigue and increasing wearing time. It helps deliver unmatched listening comfort and speech intelligibility in noisy situations.
The ear-to-ear wireless technology enables hearing devices to talk to each other for the first time, adjusting and synchronising automatically in a process similar to natural hearing. This technology has been developed specifically for binaural use – wearing an aid in both ears – which offers the user significant benefits, including improved clarity, quality of hearing, and being able to identify more precisely where sound is coming from.