Innovation

We are a global leader in the hearing industry, with a clear ambition to redefine it and be number one. Innovation is key to realizing that ambition and ensuring we can create devices and services that address the diverse needs of people with hearing loss, at all relevant price points.

Building hearing instruments is complex. It requires multiple engineering skills, so we establish an interdisciplinary team for each project.

 With every new product, we improve on several aspects and each time we find new ways to make a better solution.

As engineers, we are curious, and continue to ask tough questions to drive innovation, such as: How can a hearing aid become a digital health assistant? How can we create products that are both desirable and convenient? How can we make sure that our charging solutions are the best? How can we emphasize the joy in listening again – the very best way, and from the very beginning?

Unlocking potential

Research and development has long been, and will continue to be, our top priority. We were first with some of the key innovations in audiology in areas such as aesthetics, connectivity, rechargeability, usability, workflow, and more. And as much as we want to unlock the potential of people being held back by hearing loss, we also want to unlock our own potential and develop solutions to problems that were deemed impossible before.

Making waves in the scientific community

Interested in seeing which exciting events our employees have attended around the world? Flip through these slides for an inside look at where and how they’ve shared their knowledge and expertise with the global scientific community.
I presented 'Live Evaluation of Auditory Preference (LEAP)'. LEAP is a newly developed evaluation tool that attempts to bring real life into the lab and has been used with paired comparisons. The development of this evaluation method has been a step toward understanding more about 'real-life hearing' - an important concept in the process of developing better hearing aids!Petra Herrlin, WS Audiology Research Audiologist, International Forum for Hearing Instrument Developers (HADF 2019) Oldenburg, Germany, June 2019
This year at AAA, I presented our Styletto Connect, an empowering device with a sleek, bold design that individuals can wear with confidence. It’s the perfect hearing aid for those who want to combine style with natural hearing in all situations. And it offers the convenience of direct streaming and portable rechargeability. Styletto Connect makes life easy!Carol A. Meyers, SigniaUSA Clinical Education Manager and Speaker at AAA 2019 Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A., March 28-29, 2019
My talk focused on managing disruptions and how to change perspectives at a hearing aid manufacturer. I presented a new workshop methodology in which internal and external innovators are challenged to develop completely new strategies by creating a hypothetical nightmare competitor. This goes to show that we, at Sivantos are uniquely open to new methodologies and have an advanced mindset towards different ways of working.Benedikt Heuer, Innovation Strategy Manager, Speaker at DIFI FORUM for Innovation Management Darmstadt, Germany, February 6, 2019
I presented the advances and challenges of binaural processing in hearing aids, one of the topics we are renowned for within the scientific community— beginning with the design, adapting the algorithm to the environment, and finally, making it practical in real life situations. Our complex and advanced high-end binaural technology and individualization processes set us apart from others. This look behind the scenes of the hearing aid industry seems to have pleased many researchers.Homayoun Kamkar-Parsi, PhD, Platform Development Professional at Sivantos, Keynote Speaker, ELOBES2019, Workshop —Optimizing Binaural Hearing for Environment and Listener Ghent, Belgium, January 12, 2019

Keynote Speakers at Microsoft Azure Data All Hands Meeting

Rohan Kumar, Corporate Vice President, Azure Data (l.), Markus Reinhardt, Software Architect, and Anastasios Savvopoulos, Software Solutions Architect (r.)
After collaborating with Microsoft’s Customer Success Team on our novel solution, a digital, cloud-based telecare service for hearing aid users, we were invited to showcase to their employees how we successfully utilize their Azure platform in our company.Markus in Redmond, Wa., USA, March 11, 2019
During our demo, Microsoft employees were able to experience their platform in action and see exactly how we use it to speed up our business, provide even more solutions to the market, and, ultimately, help more people.Anastasios in Redmond, Wa., USA, March 11, 2019

Contributors, MedConf 2018 – Conference for Software and Device Development in Medical Engineering

Dr. Kristin Rohrseitz (l.), Head of Software Requirements Engineering, and Dr. Wolfram Esser (r.), Process Manager at Sivantos
We presented our recent work on developing software agility, and specifically, adapting the engineering requirements to our agile software process. (Kristin) We were able to speed up the process three times and we’ll continue to challenge our development process—this is just one piece of the puzzle. (Wolfram)Munich, Germany, November 22nd, 2018
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