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Streaming device for hearing impaired: Siemens miniTek

Boot Camp feature for Monday, February 27, 2012

    A wireless Bluetooth streaming device for the hearing impaired.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    It’s a problem many people who need hearing aids today face.   How do you connect to everything from mobile phones and music players to TVs.   The latest answer from Siemens is called the miniTek and the innovation it brings captured Best of and Fan Favorite awards at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.   Siemens senior manager of training and education Gus Hernandez…

“What the miniTek allows us to do is really create a personal headset for that wearer and capture any signal, whether it’s from a television or telephone or an iPod, and it places it right in their ears.  So it’s like listening to a personal iPod that’s actually tailored for their hearing loss.  It puts the sounds right in their ears.  And just improves the sound quality in general.”

And provides wireless controls.   You can find us with a full archive of interviews and reports at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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