Siemens Prisma hearing aids (also known as Prisma 2K) are especially designed for infants and children, as hearing loss affects about 3 in every 1,000 babies born. It is very small, light weight, automatic, designed to adapt to the infant’s ear and easy for parents to operate. There is a childproof battery compartment and volume control that can be programmed by the audiologist.
Once the hearing loss diagnosis is confirmed, fitting of these Siemens Prisma hearing aids can occur in the infant. The small and light weight ear mould sits securely in the auditory canal, with the infant’s natural shape of the pinna retained. If the ear mould slips out of the infant’s ear, whistling is avoided because Siemens Prisma hearing aids have two adaptive feedback mechanism filters to prevent this. This helps reduce frustration for the infant and even parents. In addition, to avoid whistling and feedback when positioning the hearing aid in the ear, when you close the battery case, the hearing aid automatically activates after about 10 seconds.
Siemens Prisma hearing aids also have a speech sensitive signal which works to amplify the speech and reduce unwanted noise.
As the child develops and their hearing needs change, the Siemens Prisma hearing aids can be re-programmed to adapt to the child’s needs.