Las Vegas — Siemens Hearing Instruments’ miniTek® wireless remote streamer has received two awards at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Siemens won for the Best of CES and Fan Favorite Awards in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) at the 7th Annual Best of CES Awards.

In addition, among the 10 selected finalists, miniTek was recognized within the Next category for its innovation, impact upon consumers, and leadership among today’s top Bluetooth® wireless technologies.

“We are thrilled and honored to be chosen by both Bluetooth SIG and consumers for the esteemed Best of CES and Fan Favorite Awards,” said Scott Davis, CEO, Siemens Hearing Instruments Inc. “The recognition of miniTek’s capabilities and influence further validates Siemens’ commitment to developing the world’s most ground-breaking hearing solutions that help people hear better, allowing them to live richer, more fulfilling lives.”

The Bluetooth SIG Best of CES Awards reportedly received a record number of submissions for consideration this 2012. Each product was reviewed and judged based on a variety of criteria, including innovation, interoperability testing, look and feel, and ease of use. Bonus points were awarded to those products that included Bluetooth v4.0.

The Bluetooth SIG Fan Favorite Award was conducted via social media, where consumers voted for their favorite Bluetooth Best of CES finalist and entered to win a prize package of Bluetooth wireless technology devices.

miniTek includes wireless controls that allow users to select from multiple audio sources, including high tech gadgets, and directly stream audio into their hearing aids.

SOURCE: Siemens Hearing Instruments