Siemens Hearing Instruments Introduces Waterproof Aquaris™
Chicago, April 6, 2011 –
Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc., (www.usa.siemens.com/hearing
) unveiled a host of products at the American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW!
2011 conference – including the new Aquaris™, the world’s first, truly waterproof1, dustproof and shockresistant digital hearing instrument.
With a housing constructed from one solid piece, watertight microphone membrane and a waterproof battery compartment, Aquaris
can be submerged in up to three feet of water. It features an ergonomic shape and non-slip, textured surface that holds the Aquaris behind the ear to help prevent slipping. In addition, it has an optional Sport Clip to secure the instrument during intense movement and high-impact activities and a water-resistant Aquapac to protect audio devices.
Aquaris is equipped with Siemens clinically proven BestSound™ Technology with FeedbackStopper™ and SpeechFocus™ for true sound comfort, clarity and excellent speech understanding, and the industry’s most stable feedback management system2.
“Siemens Hearing is once again providing revolutionary products suited to the most demanding environments. Aquaris frees people from the limitations that up until now wearing hearing instruments imposed,” said Scott Davis, Siemens Hearing Instruments acting CEO. “Now people participating in leisure activities that involve water or dust such as sailing, swimming, kayaking or gardening need not worry. Aquaris is also ideal for people who live or work in humid or dusty environments, or for anyone who engages in sweat-inducing, physically intense activities like construction work, farming, golfing, hiking, biking or jogging.”
1Achieved IP57 rating per IEC 60529 (International Electro-technical Commission) standard. Device can be completely submerged in water up to 3 feet for 30 minutes with no damage to the instrument, and dust will not interfere with the satisfactory operation of the device.
About Siemens Healthcare
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 48,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2010 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.4 billion Euros and profit of around 750 million Euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare