Erlangen, July 5, 2016
Sivantos unveils the world’s most advanced, lithium-ion inductive rechargeable hearing aid
⦁ Powerful wireless inductive charging technology positions Signia Cellion ahead of the competition
⦁ Provides up to two days of regular use* of use with virtually unlimited streaming capabilities - all on a single charge
⦁ Will be available in a tiny RIC** housing on the primax platform in 12 colors
Sivantos, the industry’s most experienced, global leader in rechargeable hearing aid solutions, today unveils Signia Cellion, the world’s first lithium-ion-powered rechargeable hearing aid to make use of wireless inductive charging technology. Cellion, based on the primax platform, will give hearing aid wearers the convenience of virtually unlimited wireless streaming for up to two days use on a single charge*. Available this fall, Cellion is powerful enough to treat up to severe hearing loss yet is nearly comparable in size to Pure, the best selling Signia device. The hearing aids are currently targeting an IP-68 rating and will be offered in the 7px and 5px performance levels.
Intelligently designed for smarter, simpler charging
Because the Cellion hearing aid battery is completely integrated and sealed into the housing, the wearer no longer needs to worry about opening and closing small battery doors or fumbling with tiny battery pills. More than that, it is the eco-friendliest approach, saving hundreds of disposable zinc-air batteries during a hearing aid lifetime.
Unlike other lithium-ion and silver-zinc rechargeable hearing aids that work with older, galvanic charging technology through contacts, Signia Cellion has no charging contacts. This eliminates the hassle of exactly aligning the hearing aid inside a charger, making the entire system more reliable and more convenient for users.
Once the hearing instruments are placed in the charger, they turn themselves automatically off and immediately begin to charge. When the instruments are removed, the hearing aids automatically know to turn themselves back on.
“Cellion further cements Sivantos’ reputation as the world leader in rechargeable hearing aids,” says Roger Radke, CEO of Sivantos Group. “When we launched primax earlier this year, we introduced the concept of clinically-proven reduced listening effort. With Cellion, we’re taking that a step further by being the only manufacturer to offer wearers all the benefits of primax technology with effortless charging, too.”
More power, same trusted energy efficiency
Cellion has the industry’s most powerful, yet energy-efficient power cell, providing up to 50mAh or 70 percent more energy than a standard size 13 rechargeable battery (30mAh). Cellion hearing aids are fully charged in only four hours and ready to use for up to two days*, even with full-time audio streaming. The 30-minute powercharge feature enables for more than 7 hours of hearing enjoyment. The Li-ion battery will last several years and can be easily replaced by a hearing care professional, if necessary.
Micro USB adaptor for on-the-go charging
Another unique advantage for Cellion wearers: convenience, even when traveling. The charger unit is equipped with a standard micro USB interface that gives wearers the freedom to charge their hearing aids with nearly any USB compatible power source (e.g. laptops, car adapters, power packs).
A legacy of rechargeable innovation
Sivantos has been the industry leader in energy-efficient rechargeable hearing aid solutions since 2007 when it introduced Centra Active® as its first rechargeable hearing aids. Thanks to the eCharger™ accessory, users have long been able to enjoy all the benefits of rechargeability.
More information about Cellion can be found at www.signia-pro.com/cellion
To learn more about Signia, visit www.signia-hearing.com.
About the Sivantos Group
The business operations of the former Siemens AG hearing aid division have been incorporated into the Sivantos Group since early 2015. Sivantos can look back proudly on more than 130 years of German engineering and countless global innovations. Today Sivantos is one of the leading hearing aid manufacturers worldwide. Thus the former Siemens hearing aid division, with more than 5,000 employees, achieved revenues of 835 million euros in the fiscal year 2014/15 and a reported EBITA (with normalization) of 206 million euros. Sivantos’ global distribution supplies hearing aid specialists and sales partners in more than 120 countries. Particularly high value is placed on product development. To this end, Sivantos aims to develop into the world’s leading company in the coming years with its brands Signia, Siemens, Audio Service, Rexton, A&M, HearUSA and audibene. The owners of Sivantos are the anchor investors EQT along with the Strüngmann family as a co-investor. Sivantos GmbH is a brand license holder of Siemens AG. More information can be found at www.sivantos.com
- Cellion delivers 24 hours of continuous use – this enables up to 2 days normal usage with full wireless streaming
** RIC: receiver-in-canal