Signia announced it will support the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Veterans Golden Age Games (NVGAG) as a Gold Sponsor to promote healing, health and wellness. This gold-level sponsorship “furthers Signia’s commitment to enhance human performance for veterans and VA audiologists through best-in-class hearing technology,” according to the company’s announcement.
The 36th annual National Veterans Golden Age Games, taking place in Sioux Falls, SD from July 18-23, 2022, consists of sports and recreational competitive events for veterans 55 years of age and older and is considered the largest sports and recreation competition for this age group of military veterans in the country.
“We applaud all the athletes, coaches, volunteers, and other sponsors for making this incredible event possible. We are honored to support the mission of the NVGAG, which, for over three decades, has demonstrated the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide to our American veterans,” said John Murray, Signia’s Vice President of Government Services. “Like VA, Signia is committed to helping veterans thrive in their active lifestyles by optimizing hearing in all environments. Whether it’s at the gym, basketball court, or golf course with friends, better hearing is essential for veterans to perform exceptionally.”
Through its Augmented Xperience (AX) platform and tinnitus solutions, Signia “helps to improve the quality of life for all veterans with hearing loss and tinnitus.” The AX platform is rooted in “the world’s first Augmented Focus technology that processes speech and background noise separately and then recombines them to deliver outstanding speech clarity even in noisy environments – like a busy soccer field or basketball court.”
Signia’s AX technology comes in the Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) and custom In-the-Ear (ITE) styles, both of which can fit most veterans. Signia also offers “the only contactless rechargeable custom ITE available through the VA.” Both the RICs and customs can be programmed to take advantage of Signia’s unique Notch Therapy for treating tinnitus, a common affliction among veterans. They come with the Signia app, which gives veterans intuitive access to Signia TeleCare for accessing their audiologists remotely and Signia Assistant, for real-time customization of settings using artificial intelligence.
The hearing aids also offer three new benefits:
- Signia HandsFree empowers wearers with select iOS devices to hold conversations through their Signia AX hearing aids without speaking directly into their phone or tablet.
- Auto EchoShield automatically analyzes the listening environment and adjusts to reduce annoying echoes and reverberation in every kind of room.
- Own Voice Processing (OVP) 2.0, processes the wearer’s voice separately from other sounds so they can speak “comfortably and confidently, without being distracted by the sound of their own voice.”
“Along with unparalleled support every step of the way, Signia strives to help VA audiologists nationwide enhance the lives of veterans through state-of-the-art technology,” said Murray. “We are proud to deliver for veterans with innovative, cutting-edge solutions that support their active lifestyles, and we congratulate all those veterans competing in this year’s National Veterans Golden Age Games.”
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