Compact and robust, the Signia Pure hearing aid features an ITE microphone and is designed to be used by patients with moderate to severe hearing loss. Along with its very small size, a key feature of the Pure range of hearing aids is that t-coils come as standard, allowing users to tap into sound feeds in environments with induction loop technology (both the Sirion and Orion also have t-coil options, but not as standard). Another feature is the tinnitus therapy setting, which is specifically targeted at those suffering from ringing in the ears, and could be an effective therapy for chronic tinnitus. The connectivity functions of Pure hearing aids enable you to hook them up to EasyPocket controls, as well as Android smartphones, which can be used as remote controls if that makes more sense. Signia’s own apps make it possible to switch between different settings for TVs or phones, optimizing your hearing experience for different tasks, so it’s a handy feature to have. Power is provided by rechargeable batteries – another useful benefit although it is recommended to change the batteries at least once a year. Patients should be aware that there have been a number of Pure products released by the Signia brand, so it’s essential to find the right power rating for your needs, which can be discussed with a qualified hearing professional.
Focusing on providing a customized fit for each individual patient, and featuring a robust casing that can handle moisture, heat and dirt, the Orion is one of the brand’s most popular hearing aid options. This BTE or custom-fitted hearing aid is suitable for a wide range of hearing loss levels, from mild to severe, and includes a variety of features to assist users. For instance, Nx-equipped directional microphones allow wearers to focus on noises in front of them, instead of being distracted by peripheral sounds. Microphones are also ‘nanocoated’ with a special membrane to extend their lifetime. The Orion comes in five main varieties: the RIC, S, M, P and SP. The RIC is the least complex of the five, simply including a battery compartment and push button to operate, and interfaces become more complex as you go up the scale. However, each Orion hearing aid includes Optivent technology, which ensures a comfortable fit. Every model in the Orion line also features Bluetooth connectivity, letting users link their hearing aids to the Signia EasyPocket – a small remote control with which you can adjust the settings of the hearing aid, achieving the ideal balance.