Siemens Life 300 BTE Instruction manual

Life 700/500/300 BTE
Instruction Manual
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Your Life hearing instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Intended use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General notes on safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Handling batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Inserting and removing hearing instruments . . . 9
Turning your hearing instruments on and off . . 11
e2e wireless® 2.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Maintenance and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Identification information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Troubleshooting tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Your hearing instrument configuration . . . . . 22
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Congratulations! You have selected a hearing
instrument from Siemens. These instruments
were designed and fit according to your
personal hearing profile.
These instructions, together with guidance
from your Audiologist or Hearing Care Provider,
will help you understand how your new
hearing instrument works.
If you have any further questions, please
contact your Audiologist or Hearing Care
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Your Life hearing instrument
1 LifeTube
2 LifeTip
3 LifeTip adapter
4 Battery compartment 2
5 Microphone openings
6 Microphone cover
Life optional with earhook
CAUTION! Risk of injury caused by incorrect
use of LifeTip.
• Always wear the LifeTube with the LifeTip.
• Make sure that the LifeTip is completely
attached to the LifeTip adapter.
• Change the LifeTube or LifeTip when
they are cracked.
• Put the LifeTube with the LifeTip carefully
and not too deep into the ear.
• Use the LifeTube and LifeTip only in
the way described in this user guide.
• If the LifeTip remains in the ear, have
it removed by a medical professional.
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Intended use
Hearing instruments are intended to improve
your hearing. Diagnosis and prescription of
a hearing instrument must be performed by
hearing health specialists, e.g., ENT doctors,
Audiologists or Hearing Care Providers.
Read and follow the instructions of this user
guide to avoid injuries or damage to the
hearing instrument.
General notes on safety
Your hearing instrument is sensitive to extreme
heat, high humidity, strong magnetic fields
(>0.1T), X-rays and mechanical stress.
• Do not expose your hearing instrument to
extreme temperature or high humidity.
• Do not leave it in direct sunlight.
• Do not wear it in the shower or when you
apply make-up, perfume, or aftershave,
hairspray, or suntan lotion.
• Do not wear your hearing instrument when
you are exposed to short-waves, a strong
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magnetic field, a high frequency field, or Xrays.
• Do not place your hearing instruments
in a microwave oven.
WARNING: Choking hazard posed by small
• Keep hearing instruments, batteries and
accessories out of children‘s reach.
• If swallowed, consult a physician or hospital
• If infants, small children, or mentally
disabled persons need to wear hearing
instruments, ensure adequate supervision.
Battery tips
CAUTION! Batteries can be harmful if
• If a battery is accidentally swallowed, seek
medical attention immediately, or call
The National Button Battery Hotline
collect at (202) 625-3333.
• Always use the battery size recommended on
your warranty card or by your Audiologist or
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Hearing Care Provider for your model for best
• Remove the battery from your instrument
when not in use. This prevents possible
damage from expansion or leakage of
the battery, if the instrument is not fully
turned off.
• Always carry spare batteries in the event that
your current battery goes dead. Place each
spare battery in an individual, non-metallic
container to prevent contact with other
batteries or metal objects, such as keys or
• Follow your local recycling rules for battery
Note: Do not throw used batteries into household trash.
Return them to your Audiologist or Hearing Care
Provider for environmentally correct disposal.
WARNING: Risk in explosive environments,
e.g., mining areas!
• Don’t use your hearing instruments in areas
where there is a danger of explosions.
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Handling batteries
• Use standard batteries in your hearing
• Always use the right size batteries.
• Remove the tab on your batteries only
when you are ready to use them.
• The positive (+) side of the batteries
is always the smooth side.
• Always keep spare batteries with you.
Fig. 1: Handling batteries
Low battery indicator
Your Audiologist or Hearing Care Provider 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, as
soon as possible for best results.
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Inserting the battery
• Open the battery compartment completely
using your fingernail as shown in the
• Insert the proper size battery so that the "+"
symbol on the battery aligns with the "+"
marked on the battery compartment.
• 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.
Fig. 2: Inserting batteries
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Removing the battery
• Open the battery compartment completely.
• 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.
Fig. 3: Removing batteries
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Inserting and removing
hearing instruments
Fig. 4: Inserting the hearing instrument
• Turn your hearing instrument off.
• Hold the LifeTip 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.
• Place your hearing instrument behind your ear.
• Turn your hearing instrument on.
Identify a left/right hearing instrument
Look for the identification mark in the battery
compartment to find out whether your hearing
instrument is intended for your left or your right
ear. If the identification mark is red, the hearing
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instrument is for the right ear. If the
identification mark is blue, the hearing
instrument is for the left ear.
Fig. 5: Identification Mark
• 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.
Fig. 6: Removing the hearing instrument
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Turning your hearing
instruments on and off
Fig. 7: Turning your hearing instrument on and off
Turn on:
• Fully close the battery compartment to turn
the hearing instrument on.
Turn off:
• Press the battery compartment downward to
the first stop to turn the hearing instrument off.
If provided, you can also use the remote control
to turn the hearing instrument on and off.
Power-on delay
Your hearing instruments are equipped with
a ”power-on-delay“ feature which can be
activated by your Audiologist or Hearing Care
Provider. This allows you to turn the hearing
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instrument on with an automatic delay, so that
you may insert the hearing instrument without
experiencing unpleasant feedback (whistling).
The delay can be programmed by your Audiologist
or Hearing Care Provider tobe 6, 12, or 18 seconds.
e2e wireless® 2.0
Your hearing instruments may be equipped with
e2e (ear-to-ear) wireless® 2.0 technology.
Advantages of the wireless functionality:
• Automatically adjusts both hearing
instruments simultaneously to different
listening situations.
• Allows use of accessories, e.g., a remote
• Provides synchronization of the settings in the
system. When you change the volume or
program on one hearing instrument, the other
hearing instrument is automatically adjusted.
Your Audiologist or Hearing Care Provider can
activate or deactivate the wireless functionality
of your hearing instruments.
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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.
Move away from the source of interference if
you experience difficulty.
Maintenance and care
Your hearing instruments are durable but
highly sensitive systems. Proper care and
handling will ensure the best possible
• Clean instruments regularly to prevent
damage to the hearing instruments and to
avoid health problems.
• Clean your hearing instruments with a soft,
dry tissue, as necessary.
• If the hearing instruments sound distorted or
weak, ask your Audiologist or Hearing Care
Provider to exchange the microphone cover.
• Place your hearing instruments in a "dry aid
kit" with a special moisture-attracting capsule
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• Ask your Audiologist or Hearing Care Provider
for special care sets and further information
on how to keep your hearing instruments in
good condition.
Note: Do not put the hearing instruments in water.
Remote control (where provided)
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 Audiologist or Hearing Care Provider
or refer to the remote control user guide.
In the event your hearing instruments can be
controlled by another person's remote control,
return hearing instruments and remote control to
your Audiologist or Hearing Care Provider.
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WARNING: Pacemaker compatibility
Siemens remote control devices (excluding Tek
remote control) have been tested and found
not to cause interference with cardiac
pacemakers that are manufactured and
operated in compliance with applicable safety
standards, provided a minimum distance of 12
inches (30cm) is maintained between the
remote control and the pacemaker. To
this provision:
• Do not activate the remote within 12 inches
of the pacemaker.
• Do not carry the remote in your breast pocket.
• Do not wear the remote with a lanyard around
your neck.
• Do not place remote directly on the skin over
the implanted pacemaker.
Following these precautions, Siemens remote
controls can be operated safely by, or within
the vicinity of, individuals fitted with these
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Tek ™ wireless enhancement (where
(Life 700, Life 500 and Life 300)
Your hearing instruments together with the
optional Tek™ Connect remote control will allow
you to connect your hearing instruments to the
growing world of technology. Via Bluetooth®
technology connection it is possible to receive
audio signals from your mobile phone, your
television, your MP3 player and more.
For detailed information and instructions refer
to the Tek user guide or ask your Audiologist or
Hearing Care Provider.
Fig. 8: Tek Remote Control
WARNING: Risk of interference with cardiac
pacemakers. Do not use the Tek remote control
if you are fitted with a cardiac pacemaker.
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Identification information
Your hearing instruments have a serial number
engraved on them. The location of the serial
number will vary according to the style of
hearing instrument you have chosen.
The year of manufacture is incorporated into
the serial number. Please note the warranty is
based upon the date of purchase, not the date
of manufacture.
The serial number may look similar to this
sample: AV12345. The second letter of this
serial number refers to the year of manufacture
of the hearing instrument. The letters U or V
indicate a 2009 year of manufacture. Your
Audiologist or Hearing Care Professional can
answer any questions you may have about
the identifying code on your hearing
Record the serial numbers of each instrument
in the space provided for future reference.
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Serial numbers:
Left ear: __________________________________
Right ear: __________________________________
Serial number
Fig. 9: Identification information
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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.
Possible solution
Sound is weak
Replace old battery. Clean or exchange
LifeTip, LifeTube. Increase volume
(only with remote control).
Clean or exchange the microphone cover.
Sound is distorted
Lower volume (only with remote control).
Replace battery.
Clean or exchange the microphone cover.
emits whistling
Try reinserting the LifeTip until it fits
securely. Lower volume (only with remote
control). Clean LifeTip or contact your
Audiologist or Hearing Care Provider.
Instrument emits
signal tones
Gently close battery compartment completely.
Replace battery.
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.
If you still encounter problems after trying
these suggestions, consult your Audiologist or
Hearing Care Provider.
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Technical information
Operating frequencies: Fc=3.28 MHz
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by Siemens Audiologische Technik
GmbH could void the users authority to operate
the equipment.
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IC: 267AB-WL002
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules and with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. 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.
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.
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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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
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Your hearing instrument
Hearing instrument
Serial number
Batter y
Power on delay
Low battery warning
Signal tones
Volume control limit
Volume control change
Description of the hearing program
Remote Control (e.g. ProPocket)
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Your Audiologist or Hearing Care Provider:
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are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.,
and any use of such marks by Siemens
AG is under license. Other trademarks
and trade names are those of their
respective owners.
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Information in this manual subject to
change without notice.
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91058 Erlangen
Local Contact Information
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Piscataway, NJ 08855-1397
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Gebberstrasse 125
91058 Erlangen
Phone: +49 9131 308 0
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