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Hearing aid for patients with profound hearing loss

Siemens Hearing Instruments : 29 November, 2013  (New Product)
The super-power Nitro micon hearing aid from Siemens provides 140 decibel sound pressure levels with good sound quality for sufferers of severe hearing loss
Hearing aid for patients with profound hearing loss


Siemens Hearing Instruments has announced the launch of the Nitro micon hearing aid, its latest solution for those with severe to profound hearing loss. The super-power instrument provides output of up to a 140 decibel sound pressure level without the wearer having to compromise on sound quality. It features Siemens’ latest platform of BestSound technology, micon which provides enhanced speech intelligibility and a clear and balanced sound.



Nitro is available as an In-The-Ear (ITE) device which is tailor-made to perfectly fit individual ear canals and will soon be available as a Behind-The-Ear (BTE) instrument. All of the new Nitro models contain the micon platform which features extremely high frequency resolution in up to 48 channels, 250 million instructions per second and bandwidth up to 12 kHz.



For those with severe hearing loss the Nitro ITE version offers a customised design, providing exceptional wearing comfort and allowing the ear canal to feel more open. The discreet instrument blends in to the ear and automatically recognises the listening environment, switching to the appropriate program. This is further boosted by strong feedback cancellation technology to overcome any feedback challenges and provide a natural sound experience. The micon frequency compression technology compresses high frequencies outside the audibility of users with profound high-frequency hearing loss, to a lower range where there is better residual hearing.



The BTE version, which will be available in early 2014, is nearly one-third smaller than its predecessor with a more discreet and comfortable fit behind the ear. The dust and water resistant housing is comfortable to wear due to the new slim-neck design and provides dual onboard controls with LED control lights for easy manual use. Directional microphones reduce background noise from other directions and focus on speech, even when it comes from behind you. Nitro BTE can also help relieve tinnitus by emitting a therapeutic noise that can be customised to divert attention from the effects of tinnitus.



“We are delighted to launch the Nitro micon family which is designed with super power to help people with severe or profound hearing loss to stay involved and active,” states Mark Laben, Marketing and Product Manager at Siemens Hearing Instruments. “The instruments come with wireless connectivity so they are compatible with a range of accessories to transmit sound from audio sources directly to the ears, letting the user hear speech, television or music more clearly. The latest microphone technology reduces listening fatigue substantially and right now no other hearing device for profoundly hearing impaired people can offer a comparable performance package.”


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