The Siemens Intuis 2 represents the most basic of all of the Siemens range of hearing aids. However don’t let that necessarily put you off. If you suffer from a low level of hearing loss, are mainly in quite quiet environments and want a simple hearing aid that provides a decent sound quality without all of the complex technological features of many of the higher priced hearing aids, then this could be the hearing aid for you.
The Intuis 2 includes the same technical features providing the same audio quality as the higher priced Siemens Sirion 2 aid, but its lower price simply reflects the fact that it isn’t controllable from a smartphone app. The main features of the aid are the directional microphones, feedback cancellation and frequency compression which create a solid sound quality and reliable function for its price.
The Intuis 2 is available in the classic BTE (Behind the Ear) model and the new Click ITC (In the Canal) and Click CIC (Completely in the Canal) models. These new models are based on the standard ITC and CIC designs but have a soft Click Sleeve that sits between the ear and hearing aid ensuring maximum comfort of wear.
Key features of the Siemens Intuis 2
• Directional microphones
These concentrate on the sounds coming from directly in front of you, whilst reducing the intensity of noise coming from other directions so that you can focus on your conversation partner.
• Frequency compression
High frequency sounds such as ‘s’, ‘f’ or children’s voices can often be some of the most difficult to hear. The Intuis 2 compresses and shifts these sounds to a lower register making them much more clearly audible.
• Feedback cancellation
Feedback can result in annoying whistling sounds being emitted from your hearing aid; however the Inutis 2 features technology to suppress this.
• Flexible battery compartment
You can connect your hearing aid directly to an audio input from all standard FM sources by swapping the standard battery compartment (the Intuis 2 takes a size 312, 13 or 675 standard battery) for a battery door with a specialised FM audio input, via an optional audio shoe. This can be especially useful in noisy environments such as classrooms.