PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2015) - Sivantos, the manufacturer of Siemens hearing aids, has launched "The 12 Days of Hearing Sweepstakes" -- a Facebook contest that will give away one free pair of award-winning Siemens binax smart hearing aids each day for 12 consecutive days. Starting today, contestants may enter the contest directly or visit the Siemens Hearing Aids USA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SiemensHearingAidsUSA for a chance to win one of 12 pairs of hearing aids valued at up to $6,000 per pair.

"What better time to give the gift of hearing than during the holidays when families and friends gather to celebrate," said Alina Urdaneta, Vice President of Marketing and Learning for Sivantos, Inc. "With untreated hearing loss being linked to so many medical conditions like cognitive decline, dementia, and depression, we're not just supplying 12 lucky winners with the gift of hearing -- we're also raising needed awareness of the benefits that only FDA-approved hearing aids can provide."

Once selected, each of the 12 winners will be referred to a local hearing care professional, where they can choose from a variety of behind-the-ear (BTE) or receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) style Siemens hearing aids that best meet their degree of hearing loss, lifestyle and cosmetic preference. This includes new smart hearing aids that can be controlled via the wearer's iPhone® or Android device, which were unveiled at the 2015 International CES. 

The 12 Days of Hearing Sweepstakes runs until 11:59 EST on December 20, 2015. For more information and to enter, visit http://woobox.com/avjcs4

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About Sivantos Group

The businesses of Siemens' former hearing aid unit have been combined into the Sivantos Group since the beginning of 2015. The origins of Sivantos go right back to 1878, when Werner von Siemens invented a telephone receiver which made it considerably easier for the hard of hearing to follow conversations. Today, Sivantos Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of hearing instruments. With its 5,000 employees the Group recorded revenues of EUR 690 million and a reported EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of EUR 126 million in the 2014 business year. Sivantos' international sales organization supplies products to hearing aid specialists and sales organizations in more than 120 countries. Particular emphasis is placed on product development. The declared goal is to make Sivantos with its brands Siemens, Audio Service, Rexton, A&M, HearUSA and audibene the market leader in the years to come. The owners of Sivantos are the anchor investors EQT together with the Strüngmann family and Siemens as co-investors.

Further information can be found under www.sivantos.com

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