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The own voice issue, an unnatural sound.

As hearing care professionals, we strive to provide hearing aid users with sound quality that replicates what nature intended. Overall audibility and a natural sounding own voice are essential for first fit acceptance. Yet many hearing aid wearers do not like the sound of their own voice.

Every hearing aid wearer experiences a change in the sound of their own voice. Especially first time users and wearers with a mild or moderate hearing loss struggle with this perceived occlusion effect. Any such negative perception heavily affects acceptance and often leads to the rejection of hearing aids.

In an attempt to resolve the own voice issue, hearing care professionals can reduce gain and open the venting, reducing audibility and speech understanding in noise. Whatever they do, the result is a compromise between sound quality and overall audibility.

Until today, this widely acknowledged problem has been considered unresolvable.

In an attempt to resolve the own voice issue, hearing care professionals can reduce gain and open the venting, reducing audibility and speech understanding in noise. Whatever they do, the result is a compromise between sound quality and overall audibility.

Signia Nx with OVP™
for the most natural own voice and highest acceptance.

Signia Nx, the most advanced soundscape processing in the industry, provides the industry’s first genuine solution to the own voice issue. It delivers unsurpassed first fit acceptance by combining uncompromised audibility with a natural sounding own voice.

The world’s first Own Voice Processing (OVP™) improves spontaneous acceptance of own voice by 80% of dissatisfied hearing aid wearers.*

The revolutionary natural-sounding own voice provided by Signia Nx is based on its industry-leading Ultra HDe2e binaural link. Its continuous full-bandwidth audio exchange enables dynamic scanning and processing of the wearer’s own voice completely independently from all other sounds, including all other voices.

This allows hearing care professionals to fine-tune the hearing aids for optimal audibility of the entire acoustic environment without having to compromise this audibility to improve the sound quality of the wearer’s own voice.

In this way, Signia Nx with OVP™ benefits all hearing aid wearers. It replicates the natural hearing experience to deliver the highest sound quality and releases the hearing aid’s full potential for best hearing performance in any situation, even in very noisy environments.

The world’s first natural own voice,
based on the leading binaural link.

The revolutionary natural experience of Signia Nx is only possible by processing the sound of the hearing aid wearer’s own voice completely independently from all other voices and sounds.

The Key to OVP™ is our upgraded continuous full-bandwidth binaural link, Ultra HD e2e. It now also powers 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. This level of precision is only possible with the new fully integrated silicon microphone network.

Ultra HDe2e enables instantaneous and continuous dynamic own voice detection and patented dual processing of the own voice and the remaining soundscape.

Signia Nx thereby provides the most natural own voice as well as the best speech understanding in noise.

The revolutionary natural experience of Signia Nx is only possible by processing the sound of the hearing aid wearer’s own voice completely independently from all other voices and sounds.

Leading continuous binaural link

Our industry-leading Ultra HD e2e always-on ear-to-ear (e2e) link now also harnesses binaural beamforming technology to scan precisely for the wearer’s own voice.

First ever own voice detection

The highly precise new microphone network identifies the wearer’s own voice reliably due to its unique spatial sound path. The continuous binaural link ensures dynamic detection in all situations.

Revolutionary dual processing

Signia Nx is the first platform to process the own voice instantly and completely independently from all other voices and sounds, combining a natural sounding own voice with uncompromised audibility.

The most advanced soundscape processing in the industry,
superior speech understanding in noise.

Beyond the wearer’s experience of a natural own voice, Ultra HD e2e also powers binaural beam-forming technology to provide clear speech understanding and a natural impression in all situations, even the loudest.

New algorithms enable best-in-class spatial awareness. Hearing aid wearers can now get an uncompromised spatially open experience with all the benefits of our industry-leading directionality.

For crystal clear sound, our extended dynamic range with an incredible 113dB maximum input delivers excellent signal quality in loud environments. And the powerful new feedback canceller provides the highest stable gain to protect signal quality – artifact-free.

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.

Leading fitting software goes fully remote

TeleCare 3.0 enables use of the most powerful fitting software, Connexx, fully remotely from a PC or laptop. Offering full live remote tuning and video call, Connexx is synchronized with the TeleCare portal.

Introducing the virtual home visit

After the personal first fitting at the practice, follow-up appointments can be held online via video call. This allows professionals to adjust the hearing aids for the most natural individual sound quality in real time and at the patient’s convenience to keep the trial on track.

The smartest patient care app

The virtual home visit is available for all patients with an iOS or Android device via the myHearing App. In addition to guiding them through the trial process, the award-winning app*** now serves as the hearing care professional in their pocket, with them every step of the way.

* 2017 “OVP Study” conducted at University of Northern Colorado examining the effect of own voice processing on spontaneous acceptance after first fit of hearing aids. Further details: www.signia-pro.com/ovp-study

**Two clinical studies have shown that binax provides better than normal hearing in certain demanding environments (University of Northern Colorado, 2014; Oldenburg Hörzentrum, 2013): Speech Reception Thresholds (SRT) in cocktail-party situations improved up to 2.9 dB for wearers with mild to moderate hearing loss using Carat binax or Pure binax hearing aids with narrow directionality, compared to people with normal hearing.

***CES Innovation Awards 2017 Honoree

 

Unrivaled spatial awareness

A breakthrough in natural spatial sound quality, our new HD spatial algorithms replicate the natural way we localize sound. This applies to all environments, even very noisy ones in which users enjoy “better than normal hearing.”**

Clear sound without distortion

Our extended dynamic range is now available universally across all programs. In loud situations, the full range of analog sound waves are smoothly converted into digital signals.

Advanced feedback cancellation

Highest feedback stability provides outstanding flexibility when fitting the hearing aids. With no artifacts, the feedback canceller maintains optimal signal quality for a comfortable, natural sound.

Industry-leading classification

Wearers’ needs change depending on their environment, whether they’re moving or stationary, and whether they’re speaking or listening. Signia Nx is the only system that uses acoustic, motion, and voice detection to automatically orchestrate all hearing aid features to replicate natural hearing behavior.

Superior hearing plus Bluetooth,
a unique combination in the industry.

Today’s hearing aid wearers expect the highest hearing performance and seamless connectivity to help them hear in a modern world.

Only Signia hearing aids combine the most advanced connectivity technologies to deliver a natural-sounding own voice and uncompromised audibility with direct streaming. Thanks to its unrivaled energy efficiency, Signia offers the industry’s only wireless system combining Bluetooth® and Ultra HD e2e.

Ultra HD e2e enables multiple unique audiological features. It is this continuous, full-bandwidth binaural link that delivers the most natural hearing experience and sets Signia Nx apart from other manufacturers’ basic e2e wireless systems. Only Ultra HD e2e allows us to deliver our patented OVP and “better than normal hearing.”**

Our 2.4 GHz Bluetooth technology delivers the highest quality audio streaming from smartphones and TV. And our advanced laser edge antenna enables the smallest sized hearing aid with this special combination of wireless technologies.