Siemens Hearing Aid Remote And App Named A 2014 CES Innovations Honoree

Today, Siemens Hearing Instruments’ miniTek® and miniTek® Remote App were named a 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), the producer of the International CES. The products were honored in the Accessible Design category for demonstrating ease-of-use and accessibility to consumers—including seniors and people with disabilities—and were judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the consumer electronics trade media for outstanding design and engineering.

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. With the miniTek App, wearers have full access to all the features of the miniTek, allowing them to discreetly adjust their hearing aids’ volume, switch audio sources, select a preferred listening environment, and even see a visual display of their hearing aids’ status—right from their Android device.

“We are extremely pleased to have our products recognized by the CEA for the second consecutive year,” said Scott Davis, Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. “Having our high-tech streamer and app receive this level of recognition further motivates us to continue developing innovative solutions that improve people’s lives.”

Siemens’ miniTek and miniTek Remote App will be exhibited at CES Unveiled from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 5 in South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The products will also be on public display at The Venetian’s Innovations Showcase, part of the 2014 International CES, January 7-10, 2014.

For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/cespress Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Honoree products are also featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations.

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 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2013 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 13.6 billion euros and profit of 2.0 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.

Der Siemens-Sektor Healthcare ist weltweit einer der größten Anbieter im Gesundheitswesen und führend in der medizinischen Bildgebung, Labordiagnostik, Krankenhaus-Informationstechnologie und bei Hörgeräten. Siemens bietet seinen Kunden Produkte und Lösungen für die gesamte Patientenversorgung unter einem Dach – von der Prävention und Früherkennung über die Diagnose bis zur Therapie und Nachsorge. Durch eine Optimierung der klinischen Arbeitsabläufe, die sich an den wichtigsten Krankheitsbildern orientiert, sorgt Siemens zusätzlich dafür, dass das Gesundheitswesen schneller, besser und gleichzeitig kostengünstiger wird. Siemens Healthcare beschäftigt weltweit rund 51.000 Mitarbeiter und ist rund um den Globus präsent. Im Geschäftsjahr 2013 (bis 30. September) erzielte der Sektor einen Umsatz von 13,6 Milliarden Euro und ein Ergebnis von rund 2,0 Milliarden Euro. Weitere Informationen unter: http://www.siemens.com/healthcare.

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