Siemens was honoured in the Accessible and Universal Design category at CES for its miniTek hearing aid remote and app. The Siemens miniTek is a combined streamer and remote control that seamlessly connects hearing aids to phones, TVs, music and other audio devices simultaneously via Bluetooth and other wireless technologies.
“We are extremely pleased to have our products recognized by the CES for the second consecutive year,” Scott Davis, CEO of Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. said in a press release.
We commend Doughty. It’s important to talk about hearing loss, which is one reason why Connect Hearing encourages people to get a free hearing test.
According to the Canadian Association for the Deaf, there are 3.15 million hard of hearing Canadians. It's important to seek treatment and information about how to manage hearing loss.
Another interesting innovation from CES 2014 that was reported in the BBC actually originated at another media outlet, America's National Public Radio (NPR). US emergency alert systems can now be more accessible, thanks to the development of a prototype system that shows text alerts on a standalone battery-powered device.
Exciting news and greater hope that hearing loss will become more and more manageable in the near future.
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