Signia launches Styletto AX, a breakthrough hearing aid that features the award-winning SLIM-RIC form-factor, and new Augmented Xperience (AX) platform capabilities in all AX models that further optimize patient health & wellness
Signia AX platform updates include My WellBeing and CallControl, which – together – help patients improve their overall health & wellness and encourage more active lifestyles.
Technology and Innovation
Piscataway, NJ – September 1, 2022 – Furthering its mission to provide hearing care professionals (HCPs) and their patients with best-in-class hearing technology in sleek and modern form-factors, hearing aid innovator Signia today launched its highly-anticipated Styletto AX hearing aid featuring two new capabilities for its Augmented Xperience (AX) platform – My WellBeing and CallControl. These new features further optimize human performance through enhanced hearing and general wellness in various aspects of life.
First introduced in 2018, Signia’s Styletto is the world’s first SLIM-RIC hearing aid that features a slim and stylish design that breaks down stigma. The attractive, comfortable design of Styletto AX is preferred by 8 out of 10 consumers, and its 12 unique color combinations makes it one of the most fashionable hearing aids on the market.¹ In addition, for the first time, patients with single-sided deafness can be fit with the Styletto form-factor, via the CROS Styletto AX.
“Today’s hearing aid wearers increasingly demand both cutting-edge functionality and premium, stylish design,” said Jennifer Wright, AuD, Vice President of Marketing at Signia. “Styletto AX delivers on this demand by combining world’s first technologies that optimize both hearing performance and general health & wellness, packaged in an ultra-thin, highly attractive form-factor that patients will be proud to wear. Premium performance, functionality, and design represent the future of hearing aids – and Styletto AX is delivering on that future today.”
Boasting up to 20 hours of runtime per charge, Styletto AX features a pocket-size charging case that charges the hearing aids wirelessly for up to four additional days, making the process extremely convenient and discreet. Patients can charge their hearing aids anywhere, at home or on-the-go.
Introducing My WellBeing and CallControl to the AX Platform
Hearing aids on the Signia AX platform now benefit from My WellBeing, a new capability that goes beyond better hearing to empower patients to stay healthy in mind and body. Patients who enable the function within the Signia app can actively track their level of social engagement (My Conversations), how consistently they are wearing their hearing aids (My WearTime), how many steps they’ve taken (My Steps) and level of physical activity (My Activity).
Patients can use this information to enhance their lifestyles in ways that can improve their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. My WellBeing also encourages consistent hearing aid use by bringing awareness to just how significant healthy hearing is to maintaining overall health and wellness.
With CallControl, patients can use their Signia AX hearing aids to operate the Signia HandsFree feature with their iPhone or iPad. This solution gives patients the freedom to participate in other activities while taking phone calls hands-free via Bluetooth® with their hearing aids. CallControl also utilizes the patented dual processing technology of Signia AX to reduce background noise during phone conversations to provide better clarity and intelligibility for patients in noisy scenarios.
The Technology Powering Styletto AX
Styletto AX joins the growing line-up of hearing aids built on Signia’s industry-leading AX platform, which utilizes groundbreaking Augmented Focus™ technology to process speech and background noise separately — offering outstanding speech clarity in a fully immersive soundscape.
Featuring state-of-the-art Bluetooth connectivity, Styletto AX allows patients to connect to their Android or iOS device to stream phone calls, music, and TV audio in high-quality digital sound to their hearing aids. Additionally, the Signia app leverages artificial intelligence to adapt the hearing aids to their acoustic surroundings. Users can select what types of sounds they want their hearing aids to focus on, and the Signia Assistant learns their preferences over time to automatically tune the hearing aids.
"Signia is proud to offer our HCP partners a pioneering hearing aid that intelligently blends performance, functionality, and design in ways that will appeal to new and existing patients,” concluded Mike O’Neil, President of Signia U.S. “Styletto AX builds on our company’s legacy launching world’s first technologies in stylish, consumer-centric form factors, and yet again underscores our commitment to providing HCPs with the solutions their patients demand.”
For more information about Signia Styletto AX, visit here. For the press kit, click here.
Signia is one of the world’s leading hearing aid brands. We aim to enhance human performance through iconic innovations and consumer-friendly designs that shape the hearing health market. Since its launch in 2016, Signia has regularly brought world-first hearing solutions to the market and is a pioneer in rechargeable hearing technology.
In addition to highly innovative hearing aids, Signia also delivers tools and apps to increase customer interaction and engagement at all levels of hearing aid management. Signia, and its hearing care professionals, enable hearing aid wearers to not just correct hearing loss but to gain an edge – to Be Brilliant.
¹ Hakvoort, C. & Burton, P.: Increasing Style, Reducing Stigma: The Styletto Solution (Signia Backgrounder, 2018)