Siemens Life 300 User guide

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Life 700
Life 500
Life 300
User Guide
16.07.2008 16:25:32
Introduction
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Dear customer,
Congratulations! You have selected a hearing instrument
from Siemens. This hearing instrument was individually
designed for your hearing impairment and is fitted specially to your personal hearing profile.
These instructions, together with guidance from your
Hearing Care Professional, will help you understand how
your new hearing instrument works.
If you have any further questions, please contact your
Hearing Care Professional.
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Contents
3 Your Life hearing instrument
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4 Intended use
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5 General notes on safety
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6 Handling batteries
- Low battery indicator
- Inserting the battery
- Removing the battery
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7 Inserting and removing your hearing instrument 13
- Inserting your hearing instrument
- Identify a left/right hearing instrument
- Removing your hearing instrument:
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8 Turning your hearing instrument on and off
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9 e2e wireless 2.0
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- Power-on delay
10 Maintenance and care
11 Accessories
- Remote control
- Tek wireless enhancement
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12 Troubleshooting tips
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13 Technical information
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14 Disposal information
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15 Your hearing instrument configuration
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Your Life hearing instrument
Life
Features:
optional with earhook
1 LifeTube
(battery type: 312)
2 LifeTip
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3 LifeTip adapter
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4 Battery compartment
5 Microphone openings
6 Microphone cover
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CAUTION
Risk of injury caused by incorrect use of LifeTip.
wear the LifeTube with the LifeTip.
X Make sure that the LifeTip is completely attached to
the LifeTip adapter.
X Change the LifeTube or LifeTip when they are cracked.
X Put the LifeTube with the LifeTip carefully and not too
deep into the ear.
X Use the LifeTube and LifeTip only in the way described
in this user guide.
X If the LifeTip remains in the ear, have it removed by a
medical professional.
X Always
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Intended use
Hearing instruments are intended to improve the hearing
of hearing impaired persons. Diagnosis and prescription
of a hearing instrument must be performed by hearing
health specialists, e.g. ENT doctors, audiologists or acousticians.
Read and follow the instructions of this user guide to
avoid injuries or damage to the hearing instrument.
Symbols:
Be aware of information marked with the warning symbol WARNING, CAUTION or NOTICE!
WARNING points out a situation that could
lead to serious injuries,
CAUTION indicates a situation that could
lead to minor and moderate injuries.
NOTICE
NOTICE indicates possible property
damage.
Advice and tips on how to handle your
hearing instrument better.
Instruction. Indicates that something has
to be done.
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General notes on safety
NOTICE
Your hearing instrument is sensitive to extreme heat,
high humidity, strong magnetic fields (> 0.1T), X-rays
and mechanical stress.
X Do not expose your hearing instrument to extreme
temperature or high humidity.
X Do not leave it in direct sunlight.
X Do not wear it in the shower or when you apply makeup, perfume, aftershave, hairspray or suntan lotion.
X Do not wear your hearing instrument when you are
exposed to short-waves, a strong magnetic field, a high
frequency field or X-rays.
X Do not place your hearing instruments in a microwave
oven.
WARNING
Choking hazard posed by small parts.
X Keep hearing instruments, batteries and accessories
out of children‘s reach.
X If swallowed consult a physician or hospital immediately.
X If infants, small children or mentally disabled persons
need to wear hearing instruments ensure adequate supervision.
In some countries restrictions for the usage of wireless
equipment exist.
X Refer to local authorities for further information.
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General notes on safety
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NOTICE for batteries
Leaking batteries damage the instrument.
X Remove batteries when the instrument is not in use for
a prolonged period of time.
X Turn your hearing instrument off when not in use to
preserve the battery.
WARNING
Risk in explosive environments, e.g. mining areas!
use your hearing instruments (and remote control) in areas where there is a danger of explosions.
X Don't
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Handling batteries
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Always use size 312 standard batteries.
original size
Remove the tab on your
batteries only when you
are ready to use them.
X The positive (+) side of the batteries is always the
smooth side.
X Always keep spare batteries with you.
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Low battery indicator
Your Hearing Care Professional can activate an acoustic
signal to inform you when the battery is nearly empty.
If you hear an acoustic signal or experience low amplification power, replace the battery.
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Handling batteries
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Inserting the battery
the battery compartment completely
using your fingernail as shown in the illustration.
X Open
X Insert
the proper size battery so that
the "+" symbol on the battery aligns
with the "+" marked on the battery
compartment.
X Close
the battery compartment by
gently pressing the bottom of the
door upward with your finger tip.
Do not force the door shut. If it does
not close easily, check to see if the
battery was inserted properly.
When the battery door is completely closed, your hearing
instrument is ready for use.
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Handling
batteries
Removing the battery
X Open the battery compartment completely.
X Normally the battery drops out when
the compartment is completely open. If
the battery does not come out, lightly
tap the instrument or push the battery
out with a pencil as shown.
X Do
not throw used batteries into household trash.
Return them to your Hearing Care Professional for
environmentally correct disposal.
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Inserting
and removing your hearing instrument
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Inserting your hearing instrument
your hearing instrument off.
X Turn
X Hold
the LifeTip / earmold between your thumb and index finger and insert it carefully
into the ear canal.
You may find it helpful to pull
your ear slightly upward or to the
back.
X Place
your hearing instrument
behind your ear.
X Turn your hearing instrument on.
Identify a left/right hearing instrument
for the identification mark in the battery compartment to find out, wether your
hearing instrument is intended for your left
or your right ear.
If the identification mark is red, the hearing
instrument is for the right ear.
If the identification mark is blue, the hearing
instrument is for the left ear.
X Look
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Inserting and removing your hearing instrument
Removing your hearing instrument:
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Hold the LifeTube / earmold between your thumb and index finger
and carefully pull it out.
You may find it helpful to lightly
push your ear from the back.
CAUTION
Risk of injury caused by incorrect use of LifeTip.
X If the LifeTip remains in the ear, have it removed by a
medical professional.
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Turning your hearing instrument
on and off
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Turn on:
X Fully close the battery compartment to turn
the hearing instrument on.
Turn off:
open the battery compartment to turn
the hearing instrument off.
X Fully
You can also use the remote control to turn the hearing instrument on and off.
Power-on delay
Your hearing instrument is equipped with a „power-on-delay“ feature which can be activated by your Hearing Care
Professional. This allows you to turn the hearing instrument on with an automatic delay, so that you may insert
the hearing instrument into your ear without experiencing
unpleasant feedback (whistling).
The delay can be programmed by your Hearing Care Professional to be 6, 12 or 18 seconds.
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e2e wireless 2.0
Your hearing instruments are equipped with e2e (ear-toear) wireless 2.0 technology.
Advantages of the wireless functionality:
ƒ Automatically adjusts both hearing instruments simultaneously to different listening situations.
ƒ Allows use of accessories, e.g. a remote control.
ƒ Provides synchronization of the settings in the system. If
you change the volume or program on one hearing instrument, the other hearing instrument is automatically
adjusted.
Your Hearing Care Professional can activate or deactivate
the wireless functionality of your hearing instruments.
The performance of e2e wireless 2.0 may be affected
by electromagnetic interference – e.g. from a computer monitor or halogen lamp system controlled by a
switching power supply.
X Move away from the source of interference if you
experience difficulty.
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Maintenance and care
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Your hearing instruments are highly sensitive systems.
Proper care and handling will ensure the best possible
performance.
Clean you hearing instruments regularly to prevent damage to the hearing instruments and to avoid health
problems.
X Clean your hearing instruments with a soft, dry tissue,
when necessary.
X If the hearing instruments sound distorted or weak ask
your Hearing Care Professional to exchange the microphone cover.
X Place your hearing instruments in a "dry aid kit" with a
special moisture-attracting capsule overnight.
X Ask your Hearing Care Professional for special care sets
and further information on how to keep your hearing
instruments in good condition.
NOTICE
X Do not put the hearing instruments in
water.
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Accessories
Remote control
The wireless function of your hearing instruments allows
you to use a remote control to change the program and
volume of your hearing instruments.
For further information about the remote control, contact
your Hearing Care Professional or refer to the remote control user guide.
X In
the event your hearing instruments can be
controlled by another person's remote control, return hearing instruments and remote control to your
Hearing Care Professional.
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Accessories
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Tek wireless enhancement
(for Life 700 and Life 500)
Your hearing instruments together with
the Tek Connect remote control will allow
you to connect your hearing instruments
to other technical devices. Via a special
Bluetooth connection it is possible to
receive audio signals from your mobile,
your television or your mp3-player.
For detailed information and instructions
refer to the Tek user guide or ask your Hearing
Care Professional.
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Troubleshooting tips
Your hearing instruments are extremely reliable devices.
Should a problem occur, it can usually be corrected
quickly. Use these troubleshooting tips to resolve simple
issues.
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Problem
Possible solution
Sound is weak
Replace empty battery.
Clean or exchange LifeTip, LifeTube.
Increase volume (only with remote
control).
Clean or exchange the microphone
cover.
Instrument
emits whistling
sound
Try reinserting the LifeTip until it fits
securely.
Lower volume (only with remote
control)
Clean LifeTip or contact your Hearing
Care Professional
Sound is
distorted
Lower volume (only with remote
control).
Replace battery.
Clean or exchange the microphone
cover.
Instrument
emits signal
tones
Gently close battery compartment
completely.
Replace battery.
Troubleshooting tips
Problem
Possible solution
Instrument
does not work
Check if the hearing instrument is
turned on.
Gently close battery compartment
completely.
Replace empty battery
Make sure battery is inserted correctly.
Wait 18 seconds and check again.
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If you still encounter problems after trying these suggestions, consult your Hearing Care Professional.
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Technical information
Operating frequencies: Fc=3.28 MHz
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
Siemens could void the users authority to operate the
equipment.
Siemens Life 700, Life 500, Life 300
FCC ID: SGI-WL002BTE
IC: 267AB-WL002
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and
with RSS-210 of Industry Canady.
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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Technical information
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
ƒ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
ƒ Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
ƒ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
ƒ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
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Disposal information
Within the European Union, the marked equipment is covered by "Directive 2002/96/EC of
the European Parliament and of the Council of
27 January 2003 on waste electrical and electronical equipment".
Amended by "Directive 2003/108/EC" (WEEE).
X Recycle
your hearing instrument according to
national regulations.
For disposal within the EU please send device to the
following address:
United Kingdom
Malta
Ireland
Siemens
Hearing Instruments
Newton Road
Crawley RH109TT
Charles de Giorgio LTD
39-40 South Street
Valetta CMR 01
P.O. Box 374
Howth Junction
Business Center
Kilbarrack
5 Dublin
www.siemens.com/hearing
With the CE marking Siemens confirms compliance
with the European Directive 93/42/EEC concerning
medical devices.
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Your hearing instrument configuration
Hearing instrument
LEFT
RIGHT
Model
Serial number
312
yes
Battery
no
Power on delay
312
yes
no
Signal tones
on
off
Low battery warning
on
off
on
off
Volume control limit
on
off
on
off
Volume control change
on
off
Hearing
program
Description of the hearing program
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2
3
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Remote control (e.g. ProPocket)
Serial
number
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Notes
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© Siemens AG, 07.2008 · SB
Document No. A91SAT-00622-99T1-7600
Order/Item No. 104 196 46
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Gebbertstrasse 125
91058 Erlangen
Germany
Phone +49 9131 308 0
www.siemens.com /hearing