Signia announced that its Styletto Connect hearing aids have been honored with the Red Dot Design Award for design excellence. This award comes on the heels of Styletto’s iF Design Award 2019 win and exemplifies Signia’s commitment to making outstanding design an integral component of the user experience.
Styletto Connect is Signia’s latest innovation and was launched at the beginning of March. This hearing solution combines a SLIM-RIC form factor with Bluetooth® connectivity. Styletto Connect offers “fully featured connectivity to the wearer’s smartphone” for streaming calls, music, and TV via Bluetooth. Additionally, it offers charging-on-the-go for up to four days’ use, free from plugs or cables.
The Red Dot’s jury of 40 international experts stated: “The stylish design of Styletto Connect skillfully stands out from other hearing aids and thus encourages wearer acceptance to a high degree.”
“We are thrilled to have been presented with such a prestigious honor for our latest iconic innovation, Styletto, now for the second time in a row, as we just received the iF Design Award,” said Maarten Barmentlo, WS Audiology Chief Marketing Officer. “This international recognition for top design in hearing aids is important to us, as we strongly believe that combining the most advanced hearing aid technology with the most desirable design helps to fight the stigma surrounding hearing aids that still exists today.”
The notable Red Dot Design award, which dates back to 1955, recognizes the best products every year across 48 categories. Styletto Connect falls under the healthcare category. The Red Dot jury’s motto is “in search of good design and innovation.” The judging criteria include, among others: degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, durability, symbolic and emotional content, product periphery, self-explanatory quality, and ecological compatibility.
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