It’s impressive, how much technology we can fit into the palm of our hands. We have pocket-sized computers, powerful processors that can fit in our laps, and data that can be sent through the air. Like smartphones and laptops, hearing aids are progressing too.
We’re a long way from the first hearing aids, which were far larger and far more complicated. Modern hearing aids sit comfortably behind our ears and are so small they can be held between two fingers. Styletto from Signia is the next step in this evolution. While its stylish appearance is a big point in its favour, it offers more than just looks.
More Than Just a Pretty Device
The design of Styletto accentuates its efficiency. The lithium-ion battery inside is pin-shaped, allowing the hearing aid to take on a more aesthetically pleasing look. Its style makes it an attractive accessory, but it’s a piece of hearwear — not jewellery. To benefit those with hearing loss, it needs to give them a full, natural sound.
Powered by the proven Signia Nx platform, Styletto provides Own Voice Processing (OVP) for the most natural-sounding own voice and the most advanced soundscape processing for superior speech understanding in noise. Our Ultra HD e2e binaural link enables both these processes. It supports beam-forming technology to create a precise scanning beam that identifies the individual sound path of the wearer’s voice as it travels to the hearing aids. In this way, Ultra HDe2e enables instantaneous and continuous dynamic own voice detection and patented dual processing of the own voice and the remaining soundscape.
This proven technology also provides clear speech understanding and a natural hearing experience in all situations, even the loudest. Special algorithms enable the most precise spatial awareness. Styletto wearers get an uncompromised spatially open experience with all the benefits of directionality. And the extended dynamic range with 113dB maximum input delivers excellent signal quality in loud environments.
The whole system is steered by Signia’s unique classifier which ensures OVP and soundscape processing work in perfect harmony to replicate the experience of natural hearing.
Wherever You Go, Styletto Follows
For people who lead active lifestyles, portable rechargeability is a must. Not only do traditional zinc-air batteries mean extra costs for the consumer, it can also be difficult to find hearing aid batteries while traveling. Styletto’s rechargeable lithium-ion batteries deliver a full day’s wearing, giving your clients time to live their life and charge their Stylettos while they sleep.
However, there’s still the matter of recharging the hearing aids on the move. Styletto’s portable charging case solves the problem of hearing aids running out of power while away from home or getting stuck in a foreign country with no means of recharging. Styletto’s clever charging case provides an additional three full days of wearing time when fully charged. That means that wherever your clients travel, there’s no need to use a wall socket for up to four days!