Siemens Signia Hearing Aids
Company Overview: Siemens and Signia
Siemens was founded in Berlin in 1847 and is one of the world’s oldest hearing aid manufacturers. With over a century of experience, Siemens has become a leading innovator of hearing instruments. Siemens was the first to produce a behind-the-ear hearing aid (1959) and in-the-ear hearing aid (1966). In 2014, Siemens introduced the primax, the first hearing aid in the world to outperform normal hearing. The Siemens primax was awarded the Gold Edison Award in 2015.
Also in 2015, Siemens was co-branded with Signia, a new brand of hearing aids, under the same parent company, Sivantos Group. Signia incorporates the innovative technology developed through Siemens, including elements of primax technology. For this dual brand with Signia, Sivantos Group hopes to “create a brand that is more human and personal, while building on the Siemens values of technological innovation and quality.”
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Introducing the New Signia Primax
The new Signia Primax has been proven by independent studies to reduce listening effort throughout the day. Primax is designed to tackle various aspects of hearing loss: speech recognition, comfort in echo, and music listening, to name a few.
While hearing aid technology has honed speech recognition features, many do not offer quality music listening features. The Primax changes the game with HD Music, a feature that enhances music sounds for hearing aid wearers. HD Music allows Primax wearers to fully capture the richness of music, giving music lovers access with three different settings. Live Music captures a wider range of volume at venues, while Recorded Music is tailored for home-listening, and the Musician function is tailored for those who perform.
The Signia Primax hearing aid is equipped with wireless connectivity, allowing wearers to stream phone calls, music, and other media from their smartphones and personal electronic devices. Phone calls are also enhanced with the Primax TwinPhone feature. Primax is available in CROS and BiCROS models to address single-sided deafness, and it is also equipped with tinnitus therapy features.
Primax is available in co-branded Siemens/Signia hearing aid models: Ace, Pure, Motion, and Insio; receiver-in-canal, behind-the-ear, and in-the-ear styles.
Speech recognition becomes a challenge for people who experience hearing loss. Primax’s SpeechMaster feature utilizes a series of algorithms to analyze and process speech sounds for clarity, providing the wearer with an effortless listening experience. SpeechMaster offers noise reduction, directionality, and steering amplification. As a result, Primax wearers are able to focus on specific speakers, and are able to hear these voices above background noise, regardless of environment.
Primax’s EchoShield feature provides more comfort in listening. When sounds are amplified, hearing aid wearers may experience reverberation, especially in acoustically challenging spaces. Halls, auditoriums, foyers, and other similar spaces may cause discomfort due to the echo of sounds off the walls and ceilings, and interfere with the sounds you prefer to hear. EchoShield balances these reflected sounds and protect the sounds Primax wearers prefer to hear.
Signia Silk is a completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aid unlike any other on the market. While most CIC hearing aids require a mold taken of your ear and a few weeks to craft a custom-made device, Silk cuts out this process and is completely ready-to-wear!
For the Silk, Signia has designed Click Sleeves, an innovative new technology. These super-soft and super-flexible silicone sleeves “click” into a CIC primax hearing aid, and fits immediately in most ears. Click Sleeves come in several different sizes to accommodate different ear canals.
Once inserted, Silk hearing aids are comfortable and unnoticeable, even for first-time wearers. Their near-invisibility are also a desired aesthetic for newcomers to hearing aids. To make the experience even more simple and convenient, Silk hearing aids are color-coded, with blue for the left ear and red for the right. Most importantly, Silk hearing aids allow first-time wearers of hearing aids to immediately experience the benefits of hearing aids.
Built on the advanced Signia primax platform, Silk hearing aids deliver outstanding sound quality. The binaural OneMic directionality feature boosts hearing by helping you focus on specific sounds you want to hear, while filtering out extraneous background noise. As a wireless hearing aid, Silk allows you to stream your phone calls, music, and other media directly from your smartphones and electronic devices directly to your ears. This provides wearers with a convenient, accessible, and hands-free experience to clear listening.
To make Silk even more convenient for wearers, easyTek connects to a number of Signia accessories. For those who need an extra boost at home, the TV Transmitter connects to the television with Bluetooth, streaming audio from your favorite shows and movies directly to your Silk aids. VoiceLink is a microphone to assist with speech in especially challenging situations. For those who do not use smartphones, Signia offers remote controls to easily switch between settings and change the volume.
Signia Silk hearing aids boast the best of primax features, such as SpeechMaster and EchoShield. SpeechMaster assists with speech recognition in any number of environments, helping you focus on your conversation partner and reducing background noise. EchoShield protects sounds from reverberation in acoustically challenging environments, providing a comfortable and clear listening experience.
For people who experience tinnitus, Silk hearing aids offer Relief, a tinnitus solution. Relief has static sounds and ocean wave presets to provide respite from the frustrating sounds of tinnitus.
Silk hearing aids provide audio streaming through Signia’s easyTek technology, which turns your aids into a high-quality stereo headset. A smart, multi-function button turns easyTek on and off, allows you to answer phone calls, change between listening channels and features, and switch between different audio sources (music players, TV, etc.). Silk is built with a user-friendly design that enables wearers to make quick adjustments to volume. Silk hearing aids may connect to iPhones, iPads, Android devices, and anything compatible with Bluetooth.
Consumers have spoken, calling for a sustainable energy option for hearing aids – and Signia has heeded the call. With the brand-new Signia Cellion primax, a receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid, Signia has offered up one of the most advanced rechargeable hearing solutions available on the market.
Cellion is a fully customizable RIC that treats most degrees of hearing loss. Currently, Cellion is the only inductive, wireless, and contact-free rechargeable hearing aid on the market, and is also one of the smallest hearing aids available.
Powered by lithium-ion battery technology, Cellion provides 24 hours of listening, with unlimited streaming, on a four-hour charge. For those on the go, a 30-minute “fast charge” provides seven hours of listening.
Lithium-ion batteries bring an added bonus to hearing aid wearers: they do not require regular replacement. With older rechargeable hearing aid batteries, an annual change was required. With Signia Cellion, the lithium-ion batteries tend to last the life of the hearing aid and only need to be changed when necessary, by a hearing professional.
Cellion provides all of the trademark technologies found with primax hearing aids, such as SpeechMaster and EchoShield, both of which work to reduce listening effort. The Cellion charging unit uses inductive charging, which means Cellion right-ear and left-ear hearing aids may be inserted into the charger as desired. Signia offers a traveling unit as well, using a USB-interface to charge Cellion with any USB-compatible power source from laptops to car adaptors.
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