Yesterday Sivantos announced the launch of the Signia Styletto. I can see how they came up with the name as they certainly have style in mind. My initial prediction was pretty close to the mark but lets take a look at the details.
Signia Styletto: A new form factor
They describe the Styletto as a new form factor. I guess you could define it as a style rechargeable hearing aid, which would be the first of its kind.
The Signia Styletto targets people who feel younger than they are….so pretty much everyone. The manufacturers have redesigned the idea of a hearing aid by making it ultra thin and slimline with a gorgeous brush metal finish in your choice of silver/grey, rose gold/blue or rose gold/white.
But it isn’t just the outside that’s smart. Lets take a look at what it can do.
Own Voice Processing
The Signia Styletto has a feature called ‘Own Voice Processing’ which is unique to Signia products. It dedicates some of it’s processing power to recognising your own voice so it sounds as natural as possible. I’ve found the feature to be quite impressive on other Signia NX devices and so I’m glad they’ve not compromised on this.
Ear to Ear communication
The devices are able to communicate with each other in high noise environments to assist in filtering out the rubbish and focussing on the voices you want to hear. There is a lot of scientific evidence behind the use of binaural directionality in noise and so it is an important feature for the device to have which many other style devices compromise on.
Not only is this rechargeable, but they have massively improved on their other recharging unit to make it convenient and portable. With the new mobile charger, you can keep your hearing aids working on the go for three days without ever having to plug in to a wall.
The only downside to the style product is that compared to other hearing aids using the same platform it doesn’t have bluetooth connectivity to iPhone/Android. For many this isn’t too much of a loss but for some this is a deal breaker. However, it still allows connectivity to the app through the use of high frequency audio encoded signals sent from the iphone/android. This has worked well for them in the past on previous models.
I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the Signia Styletto to send it out on a test drive and look forward to reporting back on my review at a later date. For now though, enjoy the video below and if you have any questions please do get in touch.
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