Signia announced the general availability of its Insio Charge&Go AX custom hearing aids, the newest device built upon Signia’s Augmented Xperience (AX) platform.

The AX platform utilizes Signia’s Augmented Focus technology, which helps process speech and background noise separately—using two dedicated processors—and combines them to deliver “outstanding speech clarity in a fully immersive soundscape,” according to the company.

Signia Insio Charge&Go AX and Signia AX were recently named CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honorees in the Wearables and Accessibility categories.[1]

The Insio Charge&Go AX is the second family of Signia hearing aids built upon the AX platform, following the Spring 2021 launch of the Pure Charge&Go T AX RIC hearing aids. The Insio Charge&Go AX is the “industry’s first family of custom-fitted in-the-canal (ITC) and in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids to feature contactless charging, Bluetooth connectivity, and the ability to stream from Android and Apple iOS devices.”

“By taking the Augmented Xperience platform and adapting it for use in our newest custom hearing aids, Signia continues to combine world-class audiology and world’s- first technologies to enhance human performance,” said Dr Brian Taylor, senior director of audiology for Signia. “The Insio Charge&Go AX hearing aids join the widely- acclaimed, groundbreaking Pure Charge&Go T AX rechargeable RIC hearing aids in giving hearing care professionals a wider range of solutions to fit patients’ needs, wants, and styles.”

Designed For All Patients’ Needs

Both the ITC and ITE Insio Charge&Go AX custom hearing aids are fully rechargeable and designed to support a broad range of patients’ needs. They come with a contactless charger for “easy operation, meaning wearers don’t have to worry about charging positions when ensuring maximum battery life.” And they connect to iPhones and ASHA-compatible Android devices and feature push-button control of smartphone functions.

All Insio Charge&Go AX custom hearing aids are “designed for a high fitting rate.” They are “uniquely small and customized to the wearer’s ear canal for all-day comfort and higher patient satisfaction.” They also come in a range of colors including Black, Dark Brown, Brown, Mocha, Tan, and Beige.

“As with all our hearing aids, we’re not just looking to help correct a loss,” said Taylor. “Through iconic innovation and a consumer-centric approach, Signia also aims to give patients an edge. Our new custom, AX-based hearing aids are the first custom hearing aid with contactless charging that can be tailored to both the patient’s hearing loss and ear anatomy.” 

According to studies, Signia AX results in greater than 25% better speech understanding in noise compared to users’ own hearing aids.[2] And 95% of study participants reported exceptional speech understanding in their home environment.[3]

Backed by the Power of the Signia app

Like other Signia hearing aids, the new Insio Charge&Go AX hearing aids come with the Signia app, providing “on-the-go support and intuitive access to hearing aid controls.”

The Signia App provides wearers with streaming capabilities; tinnitus therapy; the AI-based Signia Assistant for a more personalized listening experience and 24/7 digital support; Signia Telecare for remote care support; and much more. It also allows wearers to activate Signia’s “first-of-its-kind Face Mask Mode, which dramatically improves audibility for wearers communicating with someone in a face mask.”

For more information on the Signia Insio Charge&Go AX hearing aids, visit here.

[1] The CES Innovation Awards are based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges. CTA did not verify the accuracy of any submission of any claims made and did not test the item to which the award was given.

[2] Signia White Paper. Based on transformation of the 1.8 dB SNR improvement using a value of the slope of the psychometric function (Wagener & Brand, 2005).

[3] Signia White Paper. 18/19 participants had a mean rating of speech intelligibility-related questions of more than 8.0 and 9.0, respectively.

Source: Signia

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