At Signia, we consistently innovate superior audiology to lift your clients’ hearing experience to new heights for greater patient satisfaction. Our new Styletto AX rechargeable hearing aid is a game-changer both in terms of sound and looks. Its award-winning SLIM-RIC hearwear design¹ has been optimized to be even smaller than its predecessor for an even more discreet fit. Styletto AX features our leading-edge Augmented Xperience platform – the first to offer outstanding speech clarity in an immersive environment thanks to our revolutionary Augmented Focus™ technology.
Never miss a word with Styletto AX
Augmented Xperience changes the way your clients hear the world. Instead of them having to strain to discern speech from background noise, Augmented Focus processes the two separately and creates a clear contrast. It then recombines them for outstanding speech clarity.As a result, 100% of participants in a recent study reported excellent speech understanding in their home environment.²
Revolutionary split processing
Traditionally, hearing aids have processed all sounds under one set of rules. The problem with only having one processor is that all signals are competing against each other. If you prioritize one part, another is neglected. With Augmented Focus, two dedicated processors can fully optimize different parts without compromising one or the other. It shapes the sound of speech and surroundings in a way that delivers outstanding speech clarity while making surroundings sound enjoyable.
Augmenting reality in the wearer's favor
Focus sounds carry relevant information where every small detail is important, for example the speech of a conversation partner. Augmented Focus processes these sounds in a highly linear, uncompressed way with emphasis on clarity and details. This pulls speech closer to the listener, so it sounds as clear as possible.²
Surroundings contain all sounds outside the main focus placing the wearer in the correct acoustic atmosphere. This is important to create both awareness and excitement, for example enjoying piano music and laughter in a café. These sounds are processed with high spatial resolution, applying more compression and attenuation to keep them at a distance from the focus sounds. Sudden loud sounds can be addressed more quickly than ever before to prevent them from masking focus sounds.
This split processing allows us to fully capture focus and surroundings independently. As a result, we can control how we recombine them. To create a greater contrast, Augmented Focus pulls focus sounds closer and places surroundings a bit further away. This augments reality in the wearer's favor.
In a recent study, 85% of participants performed better in a speech test with Signia AX than with their previous hearing aids. 84% reported excellent speech loudness.³*
Our new Augmented Xperience platform is even proven to perform better than normal hearing in a tested party scenario.³
8 out of 10 people prefer the SLIM-RIC design
Styletto AX is a game-changer for your practice. Its refined slim-line hearwear styling is preferred by 8 out of 10 people compared to conventional hearing aids.4 This eye-catching quality enables you to attract new and existing hearing aid wearers.
In addition, Styletto AX is packed with many more high-tech features to let wearers truly shine:
Wireless charging with Qi technology
Wearers can recharge their Styletto AX hearing aids at home or on-the-go for up to 17 hours of use per charge. The pocket-sized charging case’s Qi wireless technology enables them to simply place the charger on a charging pad instead of having to plug it into the mains. Wherever they’re going, Styletto AX goes with them. And goes and goes – the charging case delivers an astounding 4 days5 of user autonomy without the need to charge the case.
Android & iPhone connectivity for calls, music and TV
Styletto AX offers state-of-the-art Bluetooth connectivity so wearers can connect to their Android6 or iOS device to stream phone calls, music, TV and more in high-quality digital sound. They can also connect their hearing aids to the Signia app, which features groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) via the Signia Assistant.
The first live deep neural network AI for hearing aids
Inspired by the way the human brain’s neural network solves challenges, the Signia Assistant offers immediate support whenever wearers need to adjust their settings. When a change is made, the Assistant collects information regarding the wearer and the acoustic situation. You can see all these interactions between the wearer and the Assistant in the Connexx fitting software.
The live deep neural network AI that drives the Signia Assistant marks a revolution in hearing care. It is a living system that continuously learns about individual needs in specific situations, moving from a one-size-fits-all approach to data-driven knowledge for precisely tuned hearing for every individual. As a result, 93% of users regard the Signia Assistant as a meaningful innovation that raises their satisfaction with their hearing aids in difficult listening situations.
It can also drive sales because an overwhelming 87% of consumers would choose hearing aids with such an AI assistant when buying new devices.7
The new Styletto AX for outstanding speech clarity with a brilliant design is available in the performance levels 7, 5 and 3 as well as sDemo and CROS version. Contact your Signia representative today and visit our website for more information.
¹ Red Dot Design Award 2019 for Styletto Connect, iF Design Award 2019 for Styletto
² Jensen, Pischel, Taylor, Schulte: Performance of Signia AX in At-Home Listening Situations (Signia White Paper, 2021)
*Higher than 8 (on a 0-10 scale)
³ Jensen, Høydal, Branda, Weber: Augmenting Speech Recognition with a New Split-processing Paradigm (Hearing Review 2021;28(6):24-27)
4 Hakvoort, Burton: Increasing Style, Reducing Stigma: The Styletto Solution (Signia Backgrounder, 2018)
5 Based on 19 hours wearing per day, or 16 hours wearing incl. 5 hours streaming per day
6 All ASHA-compatible Android phones
7 Hoydal, Fisher, Wolf, Branda, Aubreville: Empowering the wearer: AI-based Signia Assistant allows individualized hearing care (Hearing Review 2020;27(7):22-26)