Last year, we got a look at the MiniTek hearing aids from Siemens, a Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid. This year, Siemens is back with a new hearing aid product: Binex. The Binex uses signal processing, similar to what audio editors use, to determine background noises and filter them out, especially in difficult environments.
An accompanying device, the easyTek is the device that allows the hearing aids to connect to Bluetooth. This gives the ability to listen to music from a phone or tablet, or to answer calls - all with the same signal processing in the hearing aids. You can also use your phone to control settings on the device, like equalizer settings, volume levels as well as microphone directions.
The Binex and easyTek are available now from a hearing professional for around $1,500 - $2,000.
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