Siemens Hearing Instruments and NHS Supply Chain’s National Framework have signed a supply agreement under which Siemens will provide its new range of Impact products and audiological sundries to the NHS, while working in close partnership with audiology departments.
Siemens said that the Impact product family consists of behind-the-ear (BTE) devices, in-the-ear (ITE) custom hearing solutions plus a receiver in canal instrument (RIC), which is the smallest housing offered to the NHS.
With products for patients with mild to moderate hearing loss, plus power products for moderate to severe and profound hearing loss, the Impact range offers increased discretion, better sound quality and improved technology.
As part of the contract and for the first time, Siemens’ Tek will be available to the NHS. Tek is an innovative solution that uses Bluetooth technology to wirelessly communicate sound between a hearing instrument and MP3 players, mobile phones, TVs, home stereo systems and other audio sources.
Trevor Andrews, managing director at Siemens Hearing Instruments, said: “Siemens has supplied hearing instruments to the NHS for over 30 years and we are delighted to have been accepted as one of the main suppliers on contract with NHS Supply Chain.
“However, Siemens is not just about hearing instruments. We are actively developing workflow solutions that assist audiology services in their need to increase efficiency, while also enhancing the standard of hearing health delivered to patients.”