[CES 2015] Hearing aids aren’t exactly a new piece of technology and have been around for quite a while now. However over the years thanks to the breakthroughs in technology, companies have been able to create more sophisticated and more advanced hearing aids. Well over at CES 2015, Siemens has taken the wraps off their latest hearing aid.
Dubbed smart hearing aids, Siemens is boasting that their creation is able to deliver better sound than normal, especially at places which might be noisy such as restaurants or at parties. Siemens also claims that these hearing aids are “smart” because they have the ability to automatically adapt to their environment.
This means that users will not have to adjust their hearing aids manually as they should be able to attune to the environment, whether it be at a quiet and peaceful setting, or a loud and noisy one like a concert. There will also be an accompany iOS and Android app that will be able to allow the wearer to adjust their hearing aid and “point” it towards a direction they wish to be able to hear sounds in, such as the person you’re talking to in front of you, the person at your side, or even behind.
Last but not least, users will be able to wear these hearing aids and use them like a regular Bluetooth headset, albeit a rather glorified one. Pricing and availability of Siemens’ smart hearing aids have yet to be determined.