ACURIS ACURIS with e2e wireless User Guide Behind-the-Ear 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.
Inserting and removing your ACURIS BTE Turning your ACURIS BTE on and off e2e wireless Using the program button Using the directional microphone system Using the volume control (ACURIS P) Audio input Using the telephone Maintenance and care Important notes...
3. Program button with ON/OFF function 4. Volume control (only ACURIS P) To achieve optimum fitting, ACURIS P instruments are designed specifically for the left and right ears. Each is color-coded for your convenience. ACURIS P Hearing system for severe...
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 feel you cannot change the battery yourself, ask someone to help you: a family member, friend or your hearing instrument specialist.
Low battery indicator Your hearing system may be programmed to inform you when the battery should be replaced for best system perfor- mance. You may hear an intermittent series of beeps and/or experience low amplification power or volume. Change the battery when either of these occurs.
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.
Battery compartment door lock Your instruments are equipped with battery compartment door locks. They are intended to prevent the unintentional removal of batteries from their compartment. To lock the battery compartment, open the compartment door to the first stop. Push the slide to the right with a suitable tool.
Inserting and removing your ACURIS BTE Make sure that your hearing instrument is turned off. Hold the earmold between your thumb and index finger and insert it carefully into your ear canal. You may find it helpful to pull your ear slightly upward or to the back.
Turning your ACURIS BTE on and off Via the battery compartment Your ACURIS hearing system automatically turns on when a battery is inserted and the compartment door is closed completely. fig 1 fig 2 To turn off Press the battery compartment to the rear down to the first stop to turn the instrument OFF.
Via the push button To turn your hearing instrument off, press and hold the pro- gram button for approximately 2 seconds. To turn your hearing instrument on again, press and hold the program button for approximately 2 seconds. Please note that when you turn your hearing instrument off using the program button, you must wait approximately 10 seconds for the instrument to reset before turning it back on using the program button.
e2e wireless Unique to your ACURIS hearing system is the e2e (ear-to-ear) wireless technology. The wireless functionality: - automatically adjusts the system to change both hearing instruments simultaneously to adapt to different listening situations. - allows use of accessories including the ePocket (bi-directional remote control).
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 ring system for specific listening environments. Each time the button is pressed, the system changes to the next program, which is confirmed with a beep. The number of beeps you hear coincide with the selected program. That means when Program "3"...
Using the directional microphone system According to your hearing needs, your ACURIS hearing system can be adjusted to focus on those sounds in front of you (directional mode) for when you are having a face-to-face conversation in a noisy environment. The hearing system can also be adjusted for when you are participating in more quiet environments and want to hear the sounds around you (omnidirectional mode).
Note: If you are wearing two hearing instruments, the volume will be changed on both instruments at the same time. Your ACURIS P hearing system is fully automatic. There is no need to manually adjust the volume control. However, if you prefer manual volume control, ACURIS P hearing system can be programmed for manual adjustment.
Audio input Your hearing system is equipped with audio input capability. This enables the connection between the hearing system and accessories such as an FM system, tape recorder, television, or infrared. It can be useful for adults in difficult listening situa- tions and for children in classrooms.
Safety Instructions for hearing systems with audio input The audio input may be connected to line-operated equipment only if the equipment fulfils the safety requirement IEC 65 / DIN VDE 0860. Note when controlling your ACURIS instruments audio input with the ePocket: If an audio shoe is attached to one or both of your ACURIS hearing instruments, the program button on the ePocket or on the instruments can be used to select the audio mode...
Using the telephone The telecoil mode is intended for telephone use. In the telecoil mode, place the telephone recei- ver close to your hearing instru- ment for best reception. By trying various positions with the telepho- ne receiver, you will discover what works best for you.
Maintenance and care Your new ACURIS hearing system is a highly sensitive system. Proper care and handling will ensure the best possible performance. Earwax may accumulate on your earmold. If not cleaned regularly you can damage the hearing systems or cause health problems.
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 using hairspray. • As with all electrical, non gas-encapsulated systems, the hearing system must not be operated in explosion- endangered rooms.
Troubleshooting tips Your ACURIS hearing system is an extremely dependable 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 Weak or dead sound is weak battery System Volume too low...
PROBLEM CAUSE 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 Hearing System not system turned on does not work Battery compart- partment is not completely closed Dead battery Battery polarity...
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.