Signia has announced the availability of its latest feature enhancements for its Augmented Xperience (AX) hearing aid platform: HandsFree, Auto EchoShield and Own Voice Processing (OVP) 2.0 – which together help to “improve hearing performance in a wide variety of situations. .”
Previously available in a limited capacity, Signia has also announced the general availability of Pure 312 AX, the newest hearing aid on the AX platform.
“Iconic innovations are at the heart of Signia – and that’s precisely what we’ve delivered with our latest line of Augmented Xperience feature enhancements and our new Pure 312 AX hearing aid,” said Mike O’Neil, President of Signed US. “With this expansion, we are equipping our independent hearing care partners, as well as government service audiologists, with an enhanced platform and an expanded product portfolio to ensure all their patients, regardless of their level of hearing loss , a brilliant life.”
Signia’s latest feature enhancements mark the latest in its ongoing commitment to “delivering innovative, cutting-edge hearing aid solutions to hearing care professionals and their patients”. These updates are available not only for new patient fittings, but also for existing AX patients through a simple firmware installation.
The Signia HandsFree feature allows clients with select iOS devices to hold conversations through their Signia AX hearing aids without having to speak directly into their phone or tablet. Instead, the hearing aid microphones will pick up the user’s voice and transmit it to the caller on the other end of the line with “exceptional speech clarity for both user and caller – even in the noise”.
Auto EchoShield, available in premium AX technology, “automatically analyzes the listening environment and adjusts to reduce echoes and reverberation, helping patients understand comfortably in any type of reverberant environment, such as a restaurant or even at home with high ceilings and tiled floors”.
OVP 2.0 leverages the split processing capability of the Augmented Xperience platform to process the patient’s own voice separately from concurrent ambient sounds, allowing patients to speak comfortably and confidently without being disturbed by the sound of their own voice or distracted by ambient sounds. .
The sleek RIC design of the Pure 312 AX, combined with the new EarWear 3.0, is “proven to deliver higher physical fit rates and better retention for increased patient satisfaction”. Pure 312 AX uses Zn-Air batteries that last up to four days and offers direct streaming to Android and iOS devices. Pure 312 AX is also available in CROS for people with single-sided hearing loss.
The hearing aid is built on Signia’s Augmented Xperience platform, which is rooted in “the world’s first augmented focus technology that processes speech and background noise separately to create a clear contrast between the two” . According to Signia’s announcement, it “then recombines them to deliver exceptional vocal clarity, even in a fully immersive soundscape.”
In addition to being available to the public through independent hearing care professionals, the Signia Pure 312 AX is also available to military veterans through U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) audiologists, as well as military assets and American Indians seeking treatment through the US Department. of Defense (DoD) and Indian Health Service (IHS).
“Hearing aids will never be one-size-fits-all devices – they require cutting-edge features that can be customized for each individual,” said John Murray, vice president of government services at Signia. “Our latest platform enhancements, along with Pure 312 AX, are designed to do just that for audiologists and the diverse patients they serve, while ensuring ease of use and convenience along the way.”
For more information on the latest feature enhancements to Signia, click here. Read more about Signia Pure 312 AX here. For more information on Signia’s VA hearing aid solutions, go here.