Signia Hearing Aids
Models, Features, Prices, and Reviews
Updated 30 July 2020
Signia is one of the largest hearing aid brands in the world. Signia hearing aids are manufactured by WS Audiology, the same parent company that manufactures Widex and Miracle Ear hearing aids. Prior to being purchased by Sivantos in 2015, and merged into WS Audiology in 2019, Signia hearing aids were manufactured under the Siemens brand name.
2019: Signia Pure X, Signia Styletto Connect
2018: Signia Silk Nx, Signia Styletto
2017: Signia Motion Nx, Signia Pure Nx
2016: Signia Silk primax, Signia Cellion primax, Signia Pure primax
Siemens technology legacy
Siemens (now Signia) was an early developer of analog hearing aids and was among the first to ship digital hearing aids. It was a pioneer in miniaturization, developing the first hearing aids with directional microphones. And in 2004, it was first to develop wireless ear-to-ear connectivity to coordinate and balance sound inputs between two hearing aids.
An evolving brand
Signia's most recent hearing aid models build on Siemens’ technology legacy with advances in sound processing, connectivity, and rechargeable technologies. They utilize the Signia Xperience sound processing platform, which integrates a number of sophisticated technologies that help to improve the hearing aid experience:
- YourSound technology is a unique technology that uses acoustic-motion sensors to detect when the you’re on the go. When you’re moving, your hearing aids listen to more of the sound around you, to pick up the voice of a walking or jogging buddy.
- Ultra HD e2e binaural link enables continuous, full-bandwidth audio exchange between both hearing aids, with patented dual processing of your own voice and the remaining soundscape.
- Binaural beam-forming technology provides clear speech understanding and a more natural listening experience.
- Own Voice Processing (OVP™) scans and processes your own voice completely independently from all other sounds, which helps improve comprehension of other people’s speech.
- Extended dynamic range delivers 113 dB maximum input, improving signal quality in loud environments.
- HD spatial algorithms help localize sound.
- A “Laser-Edge” antenna combines high-quality Bluetooth streaming with Signia’s own 2.4 GHz audio streaming solutions for smartphones and TV.
- Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries last a full day on an overnight charge.
- TeleCare 3.0 enables your hearing-health provider to remotely monitor your usage and provide remote online tuning of the hearing aids—a “virtual house call” lets you provide real-time feedback and interact with the provider until the adjustments are just right.
Made-for-iPhone and Bluetooth connectivity
Signia's Made-for-iPhone hearing aids enable wireless audio streaming from iPhones. And Signia provides accessory streamers for connectivity with Android phones, other Bluetooth devices and TVs.
Signia hearing aid prices
Signia hearing aids range in price from $1,138 to $3,485 per device, depending on the model. Popular models include the Motion Nx, Pure X, and Styletto X.
|Model||Average Price||Average Deal Price|
|Signia Styletto X 7X||$3,121||$2,571|
|Signia Styletto X 5X||$2,518||$2,115|
|Signia Styletto X 3X||$2,219||$1,731|
|Signia Styletto X 1X||$1,375||$1,413|
|Signia Pure X 7X||$3,485||$2,715|
|Signia Pure X 5X||$2,703||$2,012|
|Signia Pure X 3X||$2,268||$1,687|
|Signia Motion Nx 7Nx||$1,541||$2,245|
|Signia Motion Nx 5Nx||$1,138||$1,916|
|Signia Motion Nx 3Nx||$2,112||$1,715|
Consumers save an average of $540 per device on Signia hearing aids when using Hearing Tracker’s deal finder. Average retail prices are calculated based on data from Hearing Tracker’s advertising platform.
Rechargeable hearing aids
Signia also offers a broad range of rechargeable hearing aids utilizing lithium-ion batteries. Charge&Go X models provide overnight recharging, and Styletto X hearing aids come with a wireless Qi-rechargeable charging case for use when traveling. The portable charger gives three full charges to a pair of hearing aids, meaning wearers get four full days of hearing aid use without having to plug in.
Signia Inductive Charger II for Charge&Go X
Signia hearing aid models
Signia makes premium hearing instruments, which are programmed by an audiologist or other hearing health professional based on the results of a hearing test. Its broad range of models are for all levels of hearing loss, ranging from first-time users with mild hearing loss to experienced buyers with severe-to-profound hearing loss who have purchased multiple sets of hearing aids. Hearing aid styles include near-invisible in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids as well as receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) and behind-the-ear hearing aids (BTE).
The Xperience platform
With integrated acoustic motion sensors, Signia Xperience hearing aids respond to changes in your listening environment. The motion sensors let the hearing aids know when you are on the move. Then, the Dynamic Soundscape Processing feature responds to the environment and adjusts your hearing aid settings to deliver optimal sound.
Xperience hearing aids are based on Signia’s YourSound technology platform, its next-generation upgrade from the previous Nx platform. They feature Signia’s popular Own Voice Processing (OVP) technology, which makes your own voice sound more natural by processing it separately from other sounds.
Signia says the Xperience chip that powers the YourSound system includes 80% more transistors and seven times the memory of the previous Signia Nx chip, while being 60% smaller. As a result, the Xperience hearing aids are smaller yet more powerful than their predecessors.
The new Pure X hearing aids are improved versions of the previous-generation Signia Pure NX receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) models. One is powered by disposable batteries and the other by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. To help manage Bluetooth pairing, program settings, and other accessories, Signia also introduced a new smartphone app that integrates the functions of multiple previous apps.
The Signia Pure 312 X features a more discreet design than previous Signia Pure models. Powered by long-lasting size-312 batteries, it features Bluetooth connectivity for streaming of phone calls, music, and TV audio, and an optional T-coil.
The Signia Pure Charge&Go X is a rechargeable receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aid with Bluetooth connectivity. Improved lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are 16% smaller and provide 20% more charging capacity than the previous Signia Pure Charge&Go Nx. The devices also feature a new rocker switch for easier adjustments and comes with a new inductive charger that also works as a dehumidifier.
Styletto hearing aids are known for sleek design, high performance and natural sound quality. Their lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are molded into a slim, curved form factor that sits flat against the side of the head, and they are available in a variety of color options.
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The Styletto X hearing aids feature wireless stereo streaming of phone calls and music directly from Apple iPhones and also enable wireless streaming from other Bluetooth smartphones and TVs via Signia's StreamLine Mic and StreamLine TV accessories. The Styletto X family features three price/performance levels and works with the Signia miniPocket remote control, StreamLine accessories, and the Signia app. It is available in five color combinations.
Signia says its Silk X hearing aids offer "the ultimate in discretion." The completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids are 20 percent smaller than their predecessors, making them nearly invisible in the ear. A flexible silicone "click sleeve" slips over the hearing aids and sits securely in the ear canal ear without requiring a custom earmold. They utilize small number 10 disposable hearing aid batteries and come in three technology/performance levels.
Signia also offers CROS solutions for people with single-sided deafness. The CROS Silk X and CROS Pure 312 X utilize disposable hearing aid batteries, and CROS Pure Charge&Go X is a rechargeable model. All CROS X devices are compatible with the Signia App and miniPocket remote control.
CROS solutions are for hearing-aid wearers who have unaidable / profound hearing loss in one ear and at least some usable hearing in the other. CROS devices pick up sound on the poorer side and send the sound digitally to the better side, where the sound can be amplified and heard by the better ear. This enables hearing sound from both sides of the head. CROS solutions have been shown to provide better awareness for sound and increase speech recognition for people with single-sided deafness.
The Nx platform
The Nx platform was the previous generation of hearing aids offered by Signia. Many of the models are still sold today, including Motion Nx and Insio Nx, which have yet to be replaced by the Xperience (X) platform. The Pure Nx, Silk Nx, and Styletto Connect have all been replaced by the Xperience models described above. Signia originally introduced their signature Own Voice Processing (OVP) technology with the Nx platform.
Signia’s Motion 13 Nx behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are designed to provide maximum flexibility in fitting and connectivity options. The Signia Nx Own Voice Processing (OVP) technology harmonizes the wearer’s voice with surrounding sounds, enhancing speech understanding in noise. Bluetooth-based direct streaming from the TV and smartphone provides enhanced connectivity and the myControl App offers smartphone control. And the Signia Motion Charge&Go Nx model comes with Signia's rechargeable battery system that provide all-day use from a single overnight charge.
Also previous generation, Signia Insio Nx hearing aids are very small, discreet custom-fitted hearing aids that sit within the ear canal. They are the smallest hearing aids to utilize the Signia Nx sound platform and come in a range of sizes. And the Insio Nx ITC/ITE models connect with Bluetooth-enabled TV's and smartphones through a streaming accessory. Signia has not yet released the Insio X line of custom hearing aids.
Signia hearing-aid apps and accessories
Signia’s wireless accessories provide iPhone and Bluetooth hearing aid connectivity, and smartphone apps available for both iOS and Android phones enable wireless control of volume, program settings, and management of Bluetooth accessories.
The Signia App
The Signia App offers a number of features, including remote control functionality, directional hearing selection, wireless connectivity settings, and virtual appointments. As of the writing of this article, the Signia App currently has 2 stars on the App Store and 3 stars on the Play store.
In terms of remote control functionality, the app allows you to change listening programs, adjust the volume, change the balance between ears, change which direction you’re focusing on, and adjust the volume of wireless audio streaming. The app also provides connectivity and battery status information.
The other standout feature is the virtual appointments that are facilitated by the app. You can have video calls with your provider, who can make real-time adjustments to your hearing aids, and the Signia app lets you rate the performance of your hearing aids after your virtual appointments, so your provider can schedule a follow-up appointment if needed.
Signia StreamLine Mic
A clip-on mic that acts as a hands-free mobile headset, StreamLine Mic transmits streaming audio into Signia hearing aids from any Bluetooth device, including mobile phones, PCs, laptops, and smart assistants like Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant.
Signia StreamLine TV
StreamLine TV transmits audio from your television directly to your hearing aids from up to 30 feet away. It pairs automatically with the hearing aids, and supports multiple hearing aid users at once. If you're using another Signia streamer and want to take a phone call, StreamLine TV will automatically mute the TV volume. Audio volume can be adjusted with the myControl smartphone app. It comes with a variety of cables to work with most TVs, including optical input and output, and it supports Dolby Digital sound.
Remote hearing aid controls
Two accessories enable remote control of Signia hearing aids. The miniPocket is a push-button remote control small enough to carry on a key ring, and easyPocket is a larger accessory with convenient buttons and an easy-to-read display that can be carried in a handbag or pocket.
Signia tinnitus solutions
Most Signia hearing aids come with a tinnitus therapy feature. By emitting a customized therapy signal—such as a soothing sound like waves rolling into a beach—it distracts you from focusing on the ringing in your ears. The hearing aids are equipped with different therapy signal types, including four nature-inspired ocean wave signals and five pre-programmed static, white-noise sounds. And Signia’s innovative Tinnitus Notch Therapy treatment is the first to identify the unique tone of the tinnitus and relegate it into the background so the brain learns to ignore it over time.