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Siemens Lotus 12P Review

Siemens Lotus 12P Hearing Aid – One Channel Device

Siemens Lotus 12P digital BTE hearing aid is a one channel device that is suitable for severe to profound hearing loss. It can make the sounds of higher volume to the low voices of a whisper very effectively. The Siemens Lotus 12P is easily adjustable with the sound clarity that it provides so no worries.

Hearing loss is a permanent loss that cannot be restored by anything. The hearing aids can being some temporary restoration of the sound that but they also are not to be used the same for a longer time. There are many types of hearing aids. Siemens offer this Siemens Lotus 12P with a t-coil to assist with the phone use. Not all hearing aids can have smooth talking over the phone; this model of hearing aid is made to suit the phone conversations.

Siemens Lotus 12p Digital BTE Hearing Aid

Siemens Lotus 12P digital BTE hearing aid is a one channel device that is suitable for severe to profound hearing loss. It can make the sounds of higher volume to the low voices of a whisper very effectively. The device has better decibel coverage so that people don’t have to lose even the slightest of a conversation because of their ear disability.

  • It works on single channel
  • Has got 2 function controls
  • It is battery powered and the battery is included in the package. The battery compartment is lockable for the safety.
  • The shell material is plastic with a wax guard towards the ear canal
  • The package comes with ear pieces of 3 sizes. The device is for a single ear.
  • Instead of the microphone is placed at the convenient position and is also guarded by the windscreen protection. The wind is never going to interfere with the hearing through this device.
  • The shell is also provided with a vent at the bottom part to allow air circulation.
  • The device has volume control at the bottom part. Simply rotate the knob to adjust the volume.
  • The best feature is that the Siemens Lotus 12P digital BTE hearing aid has got trimmers to adjust the sound frequency according to the needs. There are 3 adjusting trimmers that you need to operate. This facility makes this device suitable for all and can get it calibrated for the individual needs.
  • The device should be switched off when not in use.

T-coil

There is also a t-coil to capture the telephone signals from the hand set. It is nothing but a copper coil to attract the magnetic waves from the phone. It is useful to hear the signals from the telephone. Often it is difficult with the hearing aid but the t-coil is capable of attracting these signals.

The t-coil prevents the weird sounds that come when using the phone while on a hearing aid. This t-coil allows the user to have uninterrupted telephone conversation even with a hearing aid.

FM System Compatibility

The FM systems are portable microphone system that can be carried with the person. This will help cut down the other noises and enable the person to hear what he/she needs to hear. The sound waves are converted into radio waves. Siemens Lotus 12P is compatible to be used with such systems. Usually these systems need a receiver that is worn behind the ear but with the Siemens Lotus 12p there is no need for an extra receiver.

The device is fully digital and has 2 fitting controls also. The features also include MNR- microphone noise reduction facility, and feedback cancellation.

Siemens Lotus 12p Battery

The Siemens Lotus 12P battery is the zinc air battery A13. Insert the battery in its port and it can last for about a month’s time with daily use. Daily use of 8-12 hours can make the battery lasts for about 25 days roughly. The replacement battery is available online at the popular stores. The batteries are available as a set of 6 or 12. The battery does not come cheap and are expensive.

The battery life is assisted by the alert tones when the battery is low powered. Keep the replacement ready in case the hearing aid gets shuts down completely.

Siemens Lotus 12p Instructions

Before you start using the Siemens Lotus 12P, you should consult with your doctor and have the device adjusted to your needs. Once you have the device ready for you, put in the battery, and lock its compartment. Adjust the length of the ear tube as you require to wind around the ear lobe and connect it to the ear canal piece. Now wind the hearing aid around the ear lobe placing the device behind the ear, insert the ear piece inside.

As for getting used to the device, it is not supposed to be wearing all the while all of a sudden. You start wearing it only for 5-4 hours a day. Slowly you can increase the time that you wear it. Obviously you might hear some new and weird sound initially but slowly they start disappearing as the ear get used to the device. Once you are comfortable sing it for longer period, start using it for the whole day.

Most importantly the initial days should have low sound around so that the ears do not get abused. The Siemens Lotus 12P is easily adjustable with the sound clarity that it provides so no worries. Bu that has to be done by the audiologist though.

Siemens Lotus 12p Price

The price of the Siemens Lotus 12P is cheaper when compared with the 2 channel device of the same series. This hearing aid is more of an amplifier so you need not compare the price with other hearing aids. Siemens Lotus 12P price is around $175. The price could be brought down further with the help of coupon codes available online. Find the valid one to get either price cut or to have shipping facilities.

Siemens Lotus 12p Hearing Aid Manual Or User Guide

Siemens Lotus 12P hearing aid kit comes with the manual or the user guide. The pack includes the device, battery, ear pieces, ear tube, and the user guide. It also includes a carrying case as well. You can also get it downloaded from the internet.

The user guide explains how to fix the device for use, how to place it in the ear for hearing amplification and also some quick answered questions regarding the common troubles that people might face. The ear pieces are compatible for both the ears.

Siemens Lotus 12p Vs 12sp And 23sp

  • Siemens Lotus 12p, 12sp and 23sp are all digital hearing aids. They are different only in few features.
  • First of all the 12p has 2 trimmers for adjustment. The sound is also adjusted from low or high only. This is also the cheapest of the digital series of Siemens Lotus.
  • The Siemens Lotus 12sp is high powered with 3 adjustable sounds. There are 3 trimmers. This is suitable for people with severe to profound hearing loss.
  • The Siemens Lotus 23sp is for those with mild to severe hearing loss. it can be customized as per need with the trimmers. Here also there are only 2 controls. It is high powered but small in size.

Siemens Lotus 12P Reviews

The customer reviews shows shockingly different opinions. The reviews are either appreciative or highly criticizing. There are people who have been using it for 6 years. Many have even found the same product at lower rate than that they would have got at the doctor’s.

While many appreciate the effectiveness and use of the product, there is a common complaint of not having an extra battery in the package, the battery lasts roughly for a month so it should have had an immediate replacement in the package.

Bottom line

Bottom line is that the Siemens Lotus 12P is an easy to use hearing aid that provides superior sound quality. It is reliable and comes at an affordable price. it works with no troubles usually and has better durability in comparison. It is programmable and trimmer operated when needed. Just make sure that the device is adjusted to the user’s hearing needs before it is started.

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Brand Name
Siemens
Product Name
LOTUS 12 BTE Hearing Aid
Price
$ 99.99
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