ARTIS ARTIS User Guide Custom hearing system...
Congratulations ! As the owner of a new hearing system, you may once again enjoy the sounds of your environment, and conversation with your family and friends. These instructions as well as guidance from your hearing instrument specialist will help you understand how your new hearing system works.
Contents Description of your ARTIS custom hearing system Battery insertion and removal Inserting and removing your custom hearing system Turning your hearing system on and off e2e wireless for ARTIS e2e systems Using the program button Using the volume control Using the telephone Maintenance and care Important notes...
Description of your ARTIS custom hearing system Your hearing system is individually manufactured according to the shape of your ears or ear canals. 1. First Microphone 2. Second microphone TwinMic (optional) 3. Battery compartment 4. Program button (optional) 5. Volume control (optional) 6.
Battery insertion and removal Three useful tips: • The positive (+) side of the battery is always the smooth side. You can recognize the negative (-) side by the colored ring. • Always keep spare batteries with you. • If you think you cannot change the battery by yourself, ask someone to help you: a family member, friend or your hearing instrument specialist.
Gently close the battery compartment. Do not force the door shut. If it does not close easily, check to see if the bat- tery is inserted properly. When the battery compartment is completely closed, your hearing system is ready for use. Low battery indicator Your hearing system may be programmed to inform you when the battery should be replaced for best system...
Caution: Keep batteries and instruments away from the reach of small children. Batteries can be harmful if swallowed. If swallowed consult a physician or a hospital immediately. Change the batteries when any of the following occur: - volume becomes softer or weak - you hear a battery signal beep - you see empty battery status on the display of your ePocket (only for ARTIS e2e systems).
Inserting and removing your custom hearing system Hold the hearing instrument with your thumb and index finger, carefully push the instrument in the ear canal. Gently work it into its proper position by slightly twisting until it is firmly seated. Lightly press inward for a secure and comfortable fit.
To remove the hearing instrument, push lightly on the back of your ear to help loosen it or pull gently on your ear. Then using your index finger, slowly pull the hearing instrument from your ear. The completely-in-the-canal hearing instruments can be removed by pulling the small removal cord toward the back of your head.
Turning your hearing system on and off Using the battery compartment Insert a battery into your ARTIS hearing instrument and com- pletely close the compartment to turn the instrument on. To turn the instrument off using the battery compartment, open the compartment completely.
If you change the volume or program on one instrument, the other is automatically changed. Your hearing instrument specialist can activate or deac- tivate the wireless functionality of your hearing systems. The ePocket can be activated or deactivated separately. Note:...
ARTIS e2e systems Note: In case the hearing aid is controlled by another person’s re- mote control unit (RCU), please return RCU and hearing aid to the service department for change of the transmission key. During the use of the wireless link while instrument is opera- ted in T-coil mode, pulsing noise may be heard due to pick-up of the transmission signal by the hearing aid T-coil.
Using the program button These programs change the characteristics of the sound coming through the hearing system for specific listening environments. How to select programs To change programs using the program button, press the button. Each time the button is pressed the system changes to the next program, which may be confirmed with a beep.
Your hearing instrument specialist has programmed your instruments as follows: Using the directional microphone system (where provided) environments and want to hear the sounds around you (omnidirectional mode). Your hearing instrument specialist will program the operation of the directional microphone system to function automatically or in conjunction with the program button based on your individual hearing requirements and preferences.
Using the volume control programmed for manual adjustment, too. If your system is programmed for manual adjustment, the wheel-shaped volume control can be rotated clockwise or forward (louder) or counterclockwise or backward (softer) to select the desired listening volume. To increase volume, place your index finger gently against the volume control wheel and rotate it forward.
Using the telephone speaking on the phone and you move the telephone hand- set away from the hearing instrument, it will automatically return to the previously used hearing program. The telephone program can be set to microphone mode or telecoil mode. Your hearing instrument specialist will program your hearing system to your individual requirements.
Note: Magnets can pose risks to electronics and magnetic storage mediums when placed in close proximity. Take care not to set magnets near computers, color monitors, television sets, floppy discs, video/audio tape and other electronic equipment. Keep magnets away from the reach of children. If swallowed consult your physician.
Maintenance and care Your new ARTIS hearing system is a highly sensitive system. Proper care and handling will ensure best possible performance. If soreness or skin irritation develops in the ear, discontinue wearing your hearing system, and bring it to your hearing instrument specialist.
Always store your hearing system in the case provided. Care tips: • You should place your hearing system in a "dry aid kit" with a special moisture-attracting capsule overnight. The drying capsule draws damaging moisture out of the system. • Your hearing instrument specialist can provide you with special care sets and drying capsules to keep your hearing system in good condition.
Important notes • Never expose your hearing system to extreme temperatures or high humidity. Do not store it in direct sunlight. Do not wear it when taking a shower or when applying hairspray. • As with all electrical, non gas-encapsulated systems, the hearing system must not be operated in explosion- endangered rooms.
Troubleshooting tips Your ARTIS hearing system is an extremely reliable device. However, should a problem occur, this can usually be corrected quickly. Use this trouble shouting guide to sort out simple problems. PROBLEM CAUSE System has no Battery polarity sound reversed Weak or dead Battery...
PROBLEM CAUSE Clogged with wax or excessive wax in ears Sound is Volume control too distorted or high intermittent Weak battery “Buzzing” or Battery compartment Gently close the “whistling” is not completely sound closed Weak battery Change to another program System Volume too low sound is...
With the CE marking Siemens confirms compliance with the European Directive 93/42/EEC concering medical devices. Within the European Union, the marked equipment is covered by "Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on waste electrical and electronical equipment.