Individuals who would benefit from a waterproof hearing aid include:
Siemens Hearing Instruments is currently the only hearing aid manufacturer to offer a waterproof hearing aid. The Siemens Aquaris™ features advanced technology with six automatic programming options including a road noise reduction program and directional microphones that empower the device to pick up speech from beside and/or behind the listener (great for teachers who must turn away from students to write down information). With a bluetooth remote, it is also possible to improve speech understanding while conversing on a landline or cell phone. Also, the Aquaris is ideal for people who produce alot of ear wax because it is not a receiver-in-the-ear model. It is powered by a disposable size 13 battery giving it superior battery life to size 10 and 312 battery-powered devices.
The Aquaris comes with a three year warranty for loss and damage and is available for people with a mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Siemens hopes to offer the Aquaris for individuals with a severe to profound hearing loss in late 2013.