Signia Hearing Aids
Models, Features, Prices, and Reviews
06 August 2019
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.
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 Nx sound processing platform, which integrates a number of sophisticated technologies that help to improve the hearing aid experience:
- Ultra HD e2e binaural link enables continuous, full-bandwidth audio exchange between both hearing aids, with patented dual processing of the wearer’s 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 the wearer’s 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.
Rechargeable hearing aids
Signia also offers a broad range of rechargeable hearing aids utilizing lithium-ion batteries. Charge&Go Nx models provide overnight recharging, and Styletto Connect hearing aids come with a portable charger 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 Charge&Go battery recharger
Signia hearing aid models
Signia makes premium hearing instruments, 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).
Styletto Connect 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 Connect 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 Connect family features three price/performance levels and works with the Signia myControl remote control smartphone app. It is available in three color combinations.
Signia Pure Nx hearing aids are small, discrete, receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aids suitable for a wide range of hearing loss, from mild to severe. The smallest model utilizes a small number 10 disposable hearing aid battery and sits nearly invisibly behind the ear. Based on the Signia Nx platform, it provides advanced sound processing, Made-for-iPhone capability, and optional Bluetooth streaming accessories.
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The Signia Pure Charge&Go Nx model comes with rechargeable batteries that provide all-day use from a single overnight charge. Signia Pure primax hearing aids integrate and update Siemens' legacy "binax" sound processing technology. Among other things, primax technology features advanced sound processing for better understanding of speech in noise, wireless ear-to-ear coordination of sound levels, and the ability to stream audio from a single phone call into both ears.
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.
Signia says its Silk Nx 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 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 also offers CROS solutions for people with single-sided deafness. The Signia CROS Silk Nx and Signia CROS Pure 312 Nx utilize disposable hearing aid batteries, and Signia CROS Pure Charge&Go is a rechargeable model. CROS solutions are for hearing-aid wearers who have unaidable hearing loss in one ear. Worn behind the ear that has profound hearing loss, they transmit sound from that side of the head to the hearing aid providing amplification for the other ear. CROS solutions have been shown to dramatically increase understanding of speech in noise by people with single-sided deafness.
Other Signia hearing aid models
Signia continues to support multiple older models of its hearing aids. Its Cellion primax hearing aid is technologically similar to Signia's Pure primax, but with the added benefit of rechargeability. Signia claims the Cellion primax can operate for two days on a single charge, or for at least 24 hours with unlimited audio streaming. Signia also says its 30-minute "powercharge" feature enables more than seven hours of use. Other older Signia hearing aids include the Ace, Carat and Intuis3 model lines.
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.
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.
myHearing smartphone app
The Signia myHearing app lets you rate the performance of your hearing aids in real-world listening situations. Your responses are recorded in the cloud and sent to your hearing care professional who can then monitor your usage and remotely adjust your hearing aid settings. The app facilitates phone and text/chat interaction with your hearing professional. And you can use it to manually switch between programs, adjust the volume, or balance the high and low frequencies. It also displays your daily wearing time and sound exposure levels.
myControl smartphone app
Available for iOS and Android phones, the myControl App manages streaming accessories and lets you personalize your hearing aid settings. It lets you adjust program settings and volume levels, directional microphones, system sounds and other hearing aid functions. It also tracks noise exposure levels.
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.
Check out these recent reviews for Signia-brand hearing aids. Click on the model name to see more reviews!
They continually chirped and hissed at first. After three appointments and a change of technicians, they are finally starting to work OK. As far as quality, they are the best hearing aid I have ever used, but they need to be configured correctly. That is finally happening, albeit it may take another appointment or two. As far as reviewing the provider, if they are not configured correctly I would only give them 1 star! Stupid statement by Signia!!
Overall satisfied with form and fit. Performance is severely limited by the battery life. Usage between charges lasts about fourteen hours. Unsatisfactory for a traveler or an extended work day. Signia solution on inquiry was to either by a ‘pocket charger’ or ‘quick charge’ (30 minute) on standard charger during the day.
Replaced first generation rechargable (8 years old) with Charge&Go 7Nx. Only had them for a week so I am still getting use to them. I have molds which I really like better than domes. Much more secure. I wish I could use these stand-a-lone for android phone as you can for iphone. That would be a big plus. I really like the tv streaming. Now my wife doesn't complain about how loud the tv is anymore. Also with my hearing aids in I can't say I didn't hear you dear!
I have moderate/severe hearing loss in both ears, I've tried and used several brands, 3 that were CIC in the ear types (mostly invisible) and 3 RIC behind the ear types in my search for the best overall fit for myself and lifestyle. The Silk Nx are the best by far and the only hearing aids that I have used that I am completely satisfied with. It did take some time trial and error to figure out which click sleeve size worked best for me but now that I have figured that part out they are amazing. They don't fall out if you have the correct sleeve size, and you cant even feel them if you are using the correct size of sleeve and putting them in correctly, that is the key to getting them to sound and fit right, there are a lot of sizes available vented and non-vented. You also have to figure out how far to push them in. I noticed that if you jam them in too far they tend to hurt after awhile just like every other aid receiver does, when I started using the larger sleeves they don't go in quite as far, they are snug, don't come loose and you can hardly feel them. They are pretty much invisible, someone could see the black face plate if looking over your shoulder from behind but that's about it. One of the best things is that they don't interfere with glasses like the behind the ear models and they work fantastic on the phone. My job requires me to be on the phone most of the day and with these its like having normal ear function and hearing. Every single behind the ear type I tried previously had issues with phone calls, I've tried streaming types and telecoil types both of which were difficult to hear with and a pain to use. Overall these fit the bill perfectly for me in every aspect, every other I have used always left me searching for something better after a few months .. not the case with these.. The more I read reviews on here the more it seems to me that the person fitting you is probably one of the most important aspects to being happy with any purchase. If for example I would have bought these and walked out with only the small sleeves I would have had huge issues falling out ect,, but because the guy fitting me suggested trying different sizes it worked out to be perfect.
I am wearing the new CROS model, which has made me aware of how much I was I missing on my left side! I can receive all of the sound that is happening on the left, which is transferred to my better ear on the right side. This transition was smooth, and I can even hear whispers in my ears from my kids that I couldn't hear before. Priceless! Also, no more batteries!!!
Buyers remorse here. They cut out and one keeps falling out. When they work off and on I get too much brash sound of doors closing, car motors and chairs being moved. I can't hear my grandchildren talking any better which is why I got them. In fact, they block my hearing so I have to take them out to hear the little ones. They are as expensive as ones from my audiologist I went to for many years and more than at Costco. When I wanted to return them, no one would listen to me or see me when I could get a ride. They kept blaming me for not using them right until the eve of 45 days to return them. I'm still waiting for my refund. I'm out thousands of dollars and hours and hours of time not to mention missing hearing important messages at church and family reunions.