Signia’s new Integrated Xperience (IX) hearing aid platform is now available to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) audiologists treating military veterans, as well as audiologists within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), for active military members, and the Indian Health Service (IHS) for American Indians.
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Integrated Xperience is a hearing aid platform capable of pinpointing multiple conversation partners in real-time—providing sound clarity and definition for patients in multi-speaker scenarios, even when the patient or speakers are in motion. Pure Charge&Go IX, the company’s flexible receiver-in-the-canal hearing aid, is the first model to launch on the Integrated Xperience platform through the VA and other government agencies.
“Eliminating barriers to social interaction and meaningful conversation is a crucial development in hearing aid technology, and one that can have a profound impact on the quality of life for our country’s veterans, active military members, and American Indians,” says John Murray, Signia’s VP of Government Services. “Signia Integrated Xperience makes every conversation a powerful opportunity to cultivate deeper connections with friends, family, colleagues, and beyond, reinforcing Signia’s commitment to helping Government Services hearing care professionals deliver premier technology and unparalleled support to their patients that need it most.”
In a study focused on speech performance in a group conversation scenario, Signia Integrated Xperience provided a significant improvement in speech understanding, with 95% of participants experiencing greater hearing clarity with Signia Integrated Xperience compared to without.
Signia Integrated Xperience leverages insights into changing positions of speakers to ensure uninterrupted engagement in even the most noisy, immersive environments.
Created on the foundation of Signa’s innovative Augmented Focus split processing technology which processes speech and background noise separately to create a clear contrast between the two, Integrated Xperience features an all-new RealTime Conversation Enhancement solution that analyzes, augments, and adapts to the dynamic flow of multi-party conversation environments—allowing veterans to engage, interact, and participate in immersive group conversations regardless of their location, movement, and noise level, Signia says.
Pure Charge&Go IX features the company’s all-new RealTime Conversation Enhancement solution—which enables enhanced group conversation performance for veterans with mild to severe hearing loss, according to the company. The model also features Signia’s Own Voice Processing (OVP) 2.0 technology, which ensures own-voice comfort that activates whenever a wearer speaks to keep their voice sounding natural and clear.
The new hearing aid is also compatible with the AI-powered Signia Assistant, which is supported by a cloud-based Deep Neural Network (DNN) to understand the wearer’s environment and adapt the hearing aids to provide personalized support.
Furthermore, Pure Charge&Go IX delivers enhanced, future-proof connectivity—ready for the upcoming Bluetooth LE Audio standard and currently equipped with iOS, ASHA, and Bluetooth operability.
The model is also available as IX CROS for wearers with single-sided deafness, and with an optional T-Coil that allows veterans to connect to public sound systems in places like airports, concert halls, universities, and more.
“With Signia Integrated Xperience, we’re delivering a solution to Government Services audiologists that empowers veterans and military members to actively contribute to every conversation, creating a reality where every conversation becomes a positive experience,” added Murray. “We’re thrilled to be offering this next generation of hearing aid technology and are excited to witness the difference it makes in the lives of veterans.”
Featured image: The Pure Charge&Go IX. Photo: Signia
 Jensen et al. (2023). Power the conversation with Signia Integrated Xperience and RealTime Conversation Enhancement. Signia White Paper