I have often said that I really like living now. I’m definitely not one of those folks who pines for “the good ol’ days.” During my good ol’ days, we had Vietnam and Nixon and Watergate, so I’m not too enthused, honestly. Plus, there certainly wasn’t any tech like now, with iPhones and laptops and tablet computers and such. And especially in the area of health tech, it wasn’t nearly as good. I was in Little League with a kid who had had polio when he was a baby, and he had to wear this incredibly heavy leg brace to even walk. It’s hard on a kid when they can’t “do things like the other kids”. For example, if they have hearing problems and wear an aid, even ordinary stuff (taking a shower! going swimming!) can be a pain. Which brings us to Siemens’ new hearing aid,. It is waterproof, dustproof, and shock-resistant.
- 37 million Americans have hearing loss
- Hearing aids can help over 95% of people with hearing loss
- Only 20% of people with hearing loss wear a hearing aid
- 1 in 6 hearing aid wearers restrict activities due to fear of damaging their hearing aids.
- 30% of hearing aid wearers are directly affected by inclement weather
- Aquaris is the world’s first and only 100% waterproof hearing aid
- Wireless connectivity with streaming remote (Bluetooth, T-coil…)
- Fast processor. 18 million transistors; 250 million instructions per second
- High-definition sound. 48 channels with frequency resolution; 12 kHz frequency range
- Smart technology. Automatically learns preferences in different soundscapes
Know someone–particularly a kid–who needs a hearing aid, or already has one but isn’t happy with how delicate it is? Maybe this is what they’ve been looking for.