Signia announced that two of its latest innovations have been selected as honorees in the Consumer Electronics Show 2022 Innovation Awards.1

The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in 27 consumer technology product categories.

“We are extremely proud of this recognition for two of our latest and most innovative products. At Signia our mission is to enhance human performance through iconic innovations and being named an Innovation Awards Honoree clearly shows us that we are on the right path,” said Signia’s Global CMO, Maarten Barmentlo.

The Signia Augmented Xperience (AX) platform was named Honoree in the accessibility category and is characterized by its ability to intelligently understand which sounds should be pulled to the foreground and prioritized, and which should remain in the background. Based on “the world’s first dual processor split-processing technology the result is a fully-immersive and intelligent hearing experience.”

The Signia Insio Charge&Go AX, which was named Honoree in the Wearables category, is a Bluetooth-capable, rechargeable, custom in-the-ear hearing aid based on the Signia AX platform. An in-the-ear hearing aid, the Insio Charge&Go AX resembles many of today’s consumer earbuds, according to the company, and includes iOS and Android wireless protocols so wearers can stream music and calls from their smartphones. 

Augmented Xperience: A Platform Built On World-First Technologies

The Augmented Xperience platform is rooted in “a world’s first Augmented Focus technology that processes speech and background noise separately to create a clear contrast between the two.” According to Signia, it then recombines them to deliver “outstanding speech clarity even in a fully immersive soundscape – like a crowded cafe or an open office environment.”

Augmented Focus leverages two independent processors – the first of which addresses ‘focus’ sounds like the speech of a conversation partner, while the second addresses ‘surrounding’ sounds like background music or ambient laughter, which create situational awareness and excitement. The two processors capture focus and surrounding sounds independently to create a greater contrast between the two – pulling focus sounds closer and placing surrounding sounds further away, the company says.

In addition to Augmented Focus, the AX platform features multiple other “technology world firsts,” including:

  • Acoustic-Motion Sensors: Recognize one’s movements and adjust sounds accordingly to help ensure hearing in any situation is “as precise and personalized as possible.”
  • Own Voice Processing (OVP™): Helps reproduce the sound of one’s own voice.
  • Signia Face Mask Mode: Helps deliver better speech understanding through masks.
  • The Signia app: Helps provide access to hearing aid controls, 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.

Signia Insio Charge&Go AX: Combining Custom Design and Ultimate Connectivity

Built on the AX platform, 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.”

Because they are designed to fit comfortably in the ear, they also “deliver the discretion that today’s hearing aid wearers demand.” 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 receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids.

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

The Insio Charge&Go AX has been released in select markets, but will be fully available in the US on October 19.

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

Source: Signia

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