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Content
Welcome 4
Your hearing instruments Getting to know your hearing instruments Components and names Controls Settings Battery size and ear pieces Service information 5
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Batteries Replacing non-rechargeable batteries 12
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Daily use Turning on and off Inserting Removing Adjusting the volume Changing the hearing program 14
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On the phone Telephone program 19
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Maintenance and care Cleaning Drying Storage Exchanging ear pieces 20
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Content
Troubleshooting 23
Important information Intended use Explanation of symbols Transport and storage conditions Disposal information Conformance information 24
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Important safety information Personal safety Product safety Tinnitus noiser 26
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Country-specific information 33
Content
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Welcome
You have chosen a Siemens hearing instrument, a reliable
partner to accompany you through everyday life. Like
everything new, it will take you a little while to become
familiar with it.
This document, along with support from your Hearing
Care Professional, will help you. You will quickly come to
appreciate the advantages and greater quality of life your
hearing instrument offers.
CAUTION
Read this user guide thoroughly and completely
and follow the safety information in this document
to avoid damage or injury.
To benefit most from your hearing instrument, wear it
daily and all day long. Especially after longer periods of
living with hearing loss, a dedicated hearing training is
recommended - with a Hearing Care Professional or at
home.
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Welcome
Your hearing instruments
Getting to know your hearing instruments
It is recommended to familiarize yourself with your new hearing instruments. With the instruments in your hand try using the controls and note their location on the instrument. This will make it easier for you to feel and press the controls while wearing the hearing instruments.
NOTICE
uDo not pull the receiver connection as this could damage your hearing instruments.
Your hearing instruments
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Components and names
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➊ Ear piece
➎ Push button (optional)
➋ Receiver
➏ Battery compartment
➌ Receiver cable
➐ Side indicator (red = right ear, blue = left ear)
➍ Microphone openings
➑ Receiver connection
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Your hearing instruments
Controls
With the controls you can, for example, switch hearing programs. Your hearing instruments either have a push button or no control. The Hearing Care Professional has assigned your desired functions to the push button. Ask your Hearing Care Professional to mark your controls and their functions on the following pages.
Control
Left
Right
Push button
No control
Your hearing instruments
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Push button
Function
Left
Right
Program change
Standby/turn on
press briefly, 8
press 2 seconds
Your hearing instruments
Settings
Ask your Hearing Care Professional to mark your individual settings on the following pages.
Hearing programs
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2
3
4
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Read more in section "Changing the hearing program".
Features
Power-on delay enables whistle-free insertion of hearing instruments.
Read more in section "Turning on and off".
Your hearing instruments
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Battery size and ear pieces
Batteries
Non-rechargeable (size 10)
Exchangeable ear pieces
Click Dome single
(open or closed)
Click Dome semi-open
Click Dome double
Custom shell
Click Mold
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Your hearing instruments
Size
Service information
Serial numbers
Left:
Right:
Service dates
1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
Your Hearing Care Professional
Date of purchase:
Your hearing instruments
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Batteries
When the battery is low the sound becomes weaker or you will hear an alert signal. It depends on the battery type how long you have until you have to replace the battery. Replacing non-rechargeable batteries
Remove empty batteries immediately and dispose of according to local regulations.
Remember to have your replacement batteries with you at all times.
Removing:
uOpen the battery compartment.
The battery falls out when the compartment is completely open.
uIf the battery does not fall out, lightly tap the instrument or use the magnet stick. The magnet stick is available as an accessory.
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Batteries
Inserting:
uRemove the protective film from the new battery.
uInsert the battery with the "+" symbol facing up (refer to the picture).
uCarefully close the battery compartment. If you feel resistance, the battery is not inserted correctly.
Do not attempt to close the battery compartment by force. It can be damaged.
Batteries
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Daily use
Turning on and off
You have several options to turn your hearing instruments
on or off.
Via battery compartment:
uTurning on: Close the battery compartment.
The default volume and hearing program are set.
uTurning off: Open the battery compartment.
Via push button:
uTurning on or off: Press the push button for 2 seconds.
Refer to section "Controls" for your personal settings.
After turning on, the previously used volume and
hearing program are set.
■ When wearing the hearing instruments, an
optional signal can indicate when an instrument
is turned on or off.
■ Remove the batteries if the hearing instruments
are not used for several days.
When the power-on delay is activated, the hearing
instruments turn on after a delay of several seconds.
During this time you can insert the hearing instruments
without experiencing unpleasant whistling.
The "power-on delay" can be activated by your Hearing
Care Professional.
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Daily use
Inserting
Your hearing instruments have been fine-tuned for your right and left ear. Colored markers indicate the side: ■ red marker = right ear
■ blue marker = left ear
To insert the hearing instrument:
uHold the receiver cable at the bend.
uCarefully push the ear piece in the ear canal ➊.
uTwist it slightly until it sits ૝
well.
Open and close your mouth to avoid accumulation of air in the ear canal.
uLift the hearing instrument and slide it over the top of your ear ➋. CAUTION
Risk of injury!
uInsert the ear piece carefully and not too deeply into the ear.
Daily use
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■ Insert the right hearing instrument with the right hand and the left hearing instrument with the left hand. ■ If you have problems inserting the ear piece, use the other hand to gently pull your earlobe downwards. This opens the ear canal and eases insertion of the ear piece.
The optional concha lock helps to securely retain the ear piece in your ear. To position the concha lock:
uBend the concha lock and position it carefully into the bowl of your ear (refer to the picture).
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Daily use
Removing
uLift the hearing instrument and slide it over the top of your ear ➊.
uIf your hearing instrument is equipped with a custom shell or a Click Mold, remove it by pulling the small removal cord toward the back of your head.
uFor all other ear pieces: Grip the receiver in the ear canal with two fingers and pull it carefully out ➋.
CAUTION
Risk of injury!
uIn very rare cases the ear piece could remain in your ear when removing the hearing instrument. If this happens, have the ear piece removed by a medical professional.
Clean and dry your hearing instruments after usage. Read more in section "Maintenance and care".
Daily use
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Adjusting the volume
Your hearing instruments automatically adjust the volume
to the listening situation.
Changing the hearing program
Hearing programs change the characteristics of the sound
coming through the hearing instrument. They help you
to select the optimal setup for every listening situation.
An optional signal can indicate the change of the hearing
program.
uTo change the hearing program, press the push button
briefly.
Refer to section "Controls" and to section "Settings" for
your personal settings of the push button and for a list
of your hearing programs.
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Daily use
On the phone
When you are on the phone, hold the telephone receiver slightly above your ear. The hearing instrument and telephone receiver have to be aligned. Turn the receiver slightly so that the ear is not completely covered. Telephone program
You may prefer a certain volume when using the phone. Ask your Hearing Care Professional to configure a telephone program. uSwitch to the telephone program whenever you are on the phone.
Whether a telephone program is configured for your hearing instrument is listed in section "Settings". On the phone
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Maintenance and care
Siemens hearing instruments are so robust that they will function reliably for years. It is, however, important that you take care of your instruments and observe a few basic rules, which will soon become habit. Cleaning
For hygiene reasons and to maintain functionality, clean your hearing instruments daily. NOTICE
uDo not put your hearing instruments in water.
uClean your hearing instruments with a soft, dry tissue.
uWhen using a Click Dome, clean it by squeezing the tip of the dome.
uAsk your Hearing Care Professional for recommended cleaning products, special care sets and further information on how to keep your hearing instruments in good condition. uFor a more thorough professional cleaning, take your instruments to your Hearing Care Professional. 20
Maintenance and care
Drying
uDry your hearing instruments overnight.
uAsk your Hearing Care Professional for recommended
drying products.
Storage
uDuring longer periods of non-use, store your hearing
instruments with open battery compartment (and
batteries removed) in a drying system in order to
prevent the penetration of moisture.
Exchanging ear pieces
You may want to exchange the ear pieces from time to
time. The procedure for exchanging ear pieces depends
on the type of ear piece. In section "Settings", your
Hearing Care Professional has marked your type of
ear piece.
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Exchanging Click Domes
If you have problems removing the old Click Dome, use the packaging of the Click Domes or the removal tool:
The removal tool is available as an accessory.
To exchange Click Domes:
uFollow the instructions on the packing of the Click Domes or the instructions delivered with the removal tool.
uTake particular care that the new Click Dome clicks noticeably in place.
Exchanging Click Molds or custom shells
uAsk your Hearing Care Professional.
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Maintenance and care
Troubleshooting
Problem and possible solutions
Sound is weak.
■ Replace the empty battery.
■ Clean or exchange the ear piece.
Hearing instrument emits whistling sounds.
■ Reinsert the ear piece until it fits securely.
■ Clean or exchange the ear piece.
Sound is distorted.
■ Replace the empty battery.
■ Clean or exchange the ear piece.
Hearing instrument emits signal tones.
■ Replace the empty battery.
Hearing instrument does not work.
■ Turn the hearing instrument on.
■ Gently close the battery compartment completely.
■ Replace the empty battery.
■ Make sure the battery is inserted correctly.
■ Power-on delay is active. Wait several seconds and
check again.
Consult your Hearing Care Professional if you encounter
further problems.
Troubleshooting
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Important information
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. acousticians, audiologists or ENT doctors.
Use the hearing instruments and accessories only as described in this user guide.
Explanation of symbols
Points out a situation that could lead to serious, moderate, or minor injuries.
Indicates possible property damage.
Advice and tips on how to handle your device better.
Transport and storage conditions
During extended periods of transport and storage, please observe the following conditions:
Storage
Transport
Temperature
10 to 40 °C
-20 to 60 °C
Relative humidity
10 to 80 %
5 to 90 %
Air pressure
700 to 1050 hPa
200 to 1200 hPa
For other parts, such as batteries, other conditions may apply.
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Important information
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 electronic equipment."
Amended by "Directive 2003/108/EC" (WEEE).
NOTICE
uRecycle hearing instruments, accessories and packaging according to national regulations.
NOTICE
uTo avoid environmental pollution, do not throw batteries into household trash.
uRecycle or dispose of batteries according to national regulations or return them to your Hearing Care Professional.
Conformance information
With the CE marking Siemens confirms compliance with the European Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices.
Important information
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Important safety information
Personal safety
CAUTION
Risk of injury!
uAlways wear the receiver cable with an ear
piece.
uMake sure that the ear piece is completely
attached.
WARNING
Risk of impairing the residual hearing of the user.
uUse only hearing instruments that have been
fitted especially for your needs.
WARNING
Risk of injury!
uDo not use obviously damaged devices and
return them to point of sale.
WARNING
Risk of explosion!
uDo not use your hearing instruments in
explosive atmospheres (e. g. in mining areas).
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Important safety information
WARNING
Choking hazard!
Your hearing instruments contain small parts
which can be swallowed.
uKeep hearing instruments, batteries and
accessories out of reach of children and
mentally disabled persons.
uIf parts have been swallowed consult a
physician or hospital immediately.
Siemens offers special hearing instruments for the
fitting of infants and small children.
uAsk your Hearing Care Professional for further
information.
Product safety
NOTICE
Leaking batteries damage the hearing instruments.
uTurn the hearing instruments off when not in
use to preserve the battery.
uRemove batteries when the instruments are not
in use for a prolonged period of time.
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NOTICE
uProtect your hearing instruments from extreme
heat. Do not expose them to direct sunlight.
NOTICE
uDo not dry your hearing instruments in the
microwave oven.
NOTICE
Different types of strong radiation, e. g. during
X-ray or MRI head examinations, may damage
hearing instruments.
uDo not wear the hearing instruments during
these or similar procedures.
Weaker radiation, e. g. from radio equipment or
airport security, does not damage the hearing
instruments.
NOTICE
uProtect your hearing instruments from high
humidity. Do not wear them in the shower or
when you apply make-up, perfume, aftershave,
hairspray or suntan lotion.
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Important safety information
Tinnitus noiser
Your hearing instrument may be equipped with a tinnitus
noiser. The use of the tinnitus noiser should be only on
the advice and in consultation with your Hearing Care
Professional.
WARNING
Risk of further impairment to the user’s hearing
health.
There are some potential concerns associated
with the use of any sound generating tinnitus
therapy device. Discontinue use and seek medical
evaluation if any of the following conditions occur:
uchronic skin irritation on, near, or around the
site of device placement.
uunusual side effects (e.g. dizziness, nausea,
headaches, heart palpitations).
uperceived decrease in auditory function
(e.g. decreased loudness, speech not as clear).
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WARNING
Risk of further impairment to the user’s hearing
health.
The volume of the tinnitus noiser can be set to
a level which could lead to permanent hearing
damage when used for a prolonged period of time.
uThe tinnitus noiser should never be used at
uncomfortable levels.
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Important safety information
For Hearing Care Professionals:
The target population is primarily the adult population
over 21 years of age. The patient may have some control
of the level or volume of the signal and the patient should
discuss this adjustment as well as his or her comfort
level and sound of the signal with their Hearing Care
Professional.
WARNING
Risk of further impairment to the user’s hearing
health.
The volume of the tinnitus noiser can be set to
a level which could lead to permanent hearing
damage when used for a prolonged period of time.
uShould the tinnitus noiser be set to such a level
in the hearing instrument, advise the user of
the maximum amount of time per day he or she
should use the tinnitus noiser.
For example, occupational safety guidelines
restrict continuous noise exposure of
80 dBA SPL to 8 hours per day.
uThe tinnitus noiser should never be used at
uncomfortable levels.
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WARNING
Risk of further impairment to the user’s hearing
health.
A Hearing Care Professional should advise a
prospective tinnitus noiser user to consult
promptly with a licensed physician (preferably an
ear specialist) before using the tinnitus noiser if
the Hearing Care Professional determines through
inquiry, actual observation, or review or any other
available information concerning the prospective
user that the prospective user has any of the
following conditions:
uVisible congenital or traumatic deformity of the
ear.
uHistory of active drainage from the ear within
the previous 90 days.
uHistory of sudden or rapidly progressive hearing
loss within the previous 90 days.
uAcute or chronic dizziness.
uUnilateral hearing loss of sudden or recent
onset within the previous 90 days.
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Important safety information
Country-specific information
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