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Manufacturer:Signia
Model:Micon 7mi
Style:Behind the Ear
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Details & Features

At the end of 2012, Siemens improved their hearing technology with the introduction of their new Micon platform which is at the centre of their BestSound technology. This new platform means faster sound processing, even better sound quality and new features designed to further improve your listening experience.

The 7mi is the highest level of technology in the range and includes a number of different hearing instruments.

The Siemens Pure Micon and the Siemens Ace Micon are RIC (Receiver In Canal) hearing aids. The Ace has an even more discreet design.

The Siemens Motion Micon is a BTE (Behind The Ear) hearing aid and the Siemens Life Micon is the mini BTE (Behind The Ear) model.

The Siemens Aquaris Micon is a BTE (Behind The Ear) designed for people who lead a more active lifestyle. It is very durable, dust resistant and can be completely immersed in water.

One of Siemens newer hearing aids is the Siemens Insio Micon. It is available in three styles, either ITE (In The Ear), ITC (In The Canal) or CIC (Completely In Canal).

Micon BestSound technology still offers e2e wireless, which means your hearing aids can synchronise and work together, to give you a better sound quality and there are several new features as well. The Tinnitus Noiser, has been developed to help relieve the symptoms for people who also suffer from tinnitus.

This new Micon technology offers three main elements when it comes to features.

MiFocus

This includes features like High Resolution Speech Focus which will continuously analyse your environment and adapt the microphones automatically. It also has TruEar which can recreate the ear’s natural acoustics. With a new 12 kHz bandwidth, the 7mi has an impressive 48 channel sound processing ability.

 

MiSound

This comprises all the features that are designed to ensure you always maintain listening comfort. The Feedback Stopper helps to get rid of any annoying whistling noises and the Speech and Noise Management system eliminates unwanted background noise, leaving speech sounds clearer. SoundSmoothing helps to cushion the impact of sudden unexpected loud noises and the SoundBrilliance feature extends the higher frequency sounds which can be useful when listening to music or streaming audio sounds. The eWindscreen helps to suppress wind noise.

 

MiGuide

The MiGuide contains features that help your audiologist to always ensure you are getting the best out of your hearing aids. The Acclimatisation Manager can reduce the number of follow up appointments required as your hearing aids will automatically acclimatise you to different amplification. The Data logging feature gives your audiologist an accurate reading of your hearing aid’s activity so they can make sure they are perfectly tuned for you..

 

The 7mi hearing aids are compatible with Siemens’ range of wireless accessories. You can connect your hearing instruments to different devices  and have the sound from your TV, mobile phone or music player streamed into them.  With the Tek or Mini Tek accessory, you can listen to your TV without having to wear headphones or turning the volume to levels that may be a nuisance to others. This is because the sound is sent directly into your hearing aids. Similarly, your 7mi hearing aids can receive the sounds from your mobile phone or music player in both ears so you hear them even more clearly.

 

Siemens have also developed the e-Pen. This small device looks just like a fountain pen but is actually a clever remote control so you can adjust your hearing aid settings discreetly with just a few simple pulls and twists.

 

The Verdict

The 7mi is available as the Pure, Motion, Life, Ace, Aquaris and Insio models. It is the top level of technology currently available from Siemens and offers a range of colours to choose from. They are wireless compatible and have a number of excellent features, including new Micon features, which give you an even better sound experience. If you area interested in this type of hearing aid but would prefer a lower cost option then you may want to try the 5mi, which offers all the same models. There is also a 3mi but the choice of styles is more limited.  To see all the latest products from the Siemens Micon Hearing Aids range, view here.

Written by Paul Harrison, Audiology Expert

Managing Director & founder of Hearing Aid UK, with over 20 years of audiology experience and a member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists Council (BSHAA).

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Is this the best model for me?

If you are looking at this page then it is likely that an audiologist has suggested that you purchase this particular hearing aid, so is this the best model for you?

In general, any audiologist will always be recommending to you the model that best suits your needs. Here is a useful check list to make sure that is the case.

  • Audiologist level of knowledge. The audiologist you have seen will hopefully have a wide knowledge of all available hearing aids, however some will only be familiar with a small number of brands and therefore may not really be in a position to know which model is the best for you. It is OK to challenge their recommendation and ask them to justify why this particular brand is the one for you.
  • Do research. Read about the hearing aid that was recommended. Does it seem like it will suit your lifestyle? Does it have more or less features than you need? 
  • Be aware of sales targets. Many high street retailers have specific tie-ins to a particular manufacturer/brand. The hearing aid they have suggested may still be the correct one for you, but do your research so that you know why they might have recommended it.

If in doubt, feel free to give us a call. That's what we're here for.

Do I need one hearing aid or two?

If you have a significant hearing loss in both ears, you should be wearing two hearing aids. Here are the audiological reasons why:

Localisation. The brain decodes information from both ears and compares and contrasts them. By analysing the miniscule time delays as well as the difference in loudness of each sound reaching the ears, the person is able to accurately locate a sound source. Simply put, if you have better hearing on one side than the other, you can't accurately tell what direction sounds are coming from.

Less amplification required. A phenomena known as “binaural summation” means that the hearing aids can be set at a lower and more natural volume setting than than if you wore only one hearing aid.

Head shadow effect. High frequencies, the part of your hearing that gives clarity and meaning to speech sounds, cannot bend around your head. Only low frequencies can. Therefore if someone is talking on your unaided side you are likely to hear that they are speaking, but be unable to tell what they have said.

Noise reduction. The brain has it’s own built in noise reduction which is only really effective when it is receiving information from both ears. If only one ear is aided, even with the best hearing aid in the world, it will be difficult for you to hear in background noise as your brain is trying to retain all of the sounds (including background noise) rather than filtering it out.

Sound quality. We are designed to hear in stereo. Only hearing from one side sounds a lot less natural to us.

What are the benefits of rechargeable hearing aids?

For most people, the main benefit of a rechargeable hearing aid is simple convenience. We are used to plugging in our phones and other devices overnight for them to charge up. 

For anybody with poor dexterity or issues with their fingers, having a rechargeable aid makes a huge difference as normal hearing aid batteries are quite small and some people find them fiddly to change.

One downside is that if you forget to charge your hearing aid, then it is a problem that can't be instantly fixed. For most a 30 minute charge will get you at least two or three hours of hearing, but if you are the type of person who is likely to forget to plug them in regularly then you're probably better off with standard batteries.

Rechargeable aids are also a little bit bigger and are only available in behind the ear models.

Finally, just like with a mobile phone, the amount of charge you get on day one is not going to be the same as you get a few years down the line. Be sure to ask what the policy is with the manufacturer warranty when it comes to replacing the battery.

 

Are behind the ear aids better than in the ear aids?

For most people, the answer is yes. But it's never that simple.

The majority of hearing problems affect the high frequencies a lot more than the low ones. Therefore open fitting hearing aids sound a lot more natural and ones that block your ears up can make your own voice sound like you are talking with your head in a bucket. Therefore in-ear aids tend to be less natural.

However the true answer is we can't tell until we have had a look in your ears to assess the size of your ear canal, and until we have tested your hearing to see which frequencies are being affected.

People with wider ear canals tend to have more flexibility, also there are open fitting modular CIC hearing aids now that do not block your ears.

There is also the age old rule to consider, that a hearing aid will not help you if it's sat in the drawer gathering dust. If the only hearing aid you would be happy wearing is one that people can't see, then that's what you should get.

Most people can adapt to any type of hearing aid, as long as they know what to expect. Have an honest conversation with your audiologist as to what your needs are.

What are channels, and how many do I need?

Generally speaking, six or more. Unless it's none at all.

The number of channels a hearing aid has is often a simplistic way an audiologist will use to explain why one hearing aid is better than another, but channels are complex and it is really not that straightforward.

Hearing aids amplify sounds of different frequencies by different amounts. Most people have lost more high frequencies than low and therefore need more amplification in the high frequencies. The range of sounds you hear are split into frequency bands or channels and the hearing aids are set to provide the right amount of hearing at each frequency level.

Less than six channels and this cannot be done with much accuracy, so six is the magic number. However, a six channel aid is typically very basic with few other features and is suitable only for hearing a single speaker in a quiet room. The number of channels is not what you should be looking at, it's more the rest of the technology that comes with them.

As a final note, different manufacturers have different approaches. One method is not necessarily better than any other. For example some manufacturers have as many as 64 channels in their top aids. Most tend to have between 17 and 20. One manufacturer has no channels at all.

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