- Published on 10 September 2022
Danish hearing aid brand Signia has launched an update of its sleek stigma-bust Styletto design, the Styletto AX, marking a further commitment by the manufacturer (WS Audiology) to personal wellness and fitness.
Originally launched in 2018 as a seductive SLIM-RIC formula, Styletto's AX update now brings enhanced design and 12 colour combinations, but with two new important capabilities for its Augmented Xperience (AX) platform.
Signia Augmented Xperience (AX) platform updates focus on being more active
My WellBeing is a new capability, added to empower patients to stay healthy in mind and body. Patients who enable the function within the Signia app can actively track their level of social engagement (My Conversations), how consistently they are wearing their hearing aids (My WearTime), how many steps they’ve taken (My Steps) and level of physical activity (My Activity).
The second update, CallControl enables patients to use their Signia AX hearing aids to operate the Signia HandsFree feature with their iPhone or iPad. This solution gives patients the freedom to participate in other activities while taking phone calls hands-free via Bluetooth with their hearing aids. CallControl also utilizes the patented dual processing technology of Signia AX to reduce background noise during phone conversations to provide better clarity and intelligibility for patients in noisy scenarios.
In addition, for the first time, patients with single-sided deafness can be fit with the Styletto form-factor, via the CROS Styletto AX.
Sound processing and connectivity
Speech intelligibility is still fundamental in this new Styletto manifestation, which has Augmented Focus technology to process speech and background noise separately.Meanwhile, the state-of-the-art Bluetooth connectivity of Styletto AX allows patients to connect to their Android or iOS device to stream phone calls, music, and TV audio in high-quality digital sound to their hearing aids.
What type of sound does the user want to focus on?
Additionally, the Signia app leverages artificial intelligence to adapt the hearing aids to their acoustic surroundings. Users can select what types of sounds they want their hearing aids to focus on, and the Signia Assistant learns their preferences over time to automatically tune the hearing aids.
“Styletto AX builds on our company’s legacy launching world’s first technologies in stylish, consumer-centric form factors, and yet again underscores our commitment to providing HCPs with the solutions their patients demand,” comments Mike O’Neil, President of Signia U.S, where the new models launch this autumn.
For more info on Styletto AX, click here.