Designed by Signia, a subsidiary of the Singapore-based Sivantos Group, the Signia Silk is a compact, technologically advanced binaural type of completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aid. The most important feature of these hearing aids is their size, which makes them virtually invisible when the user is wearing them. But they aren't just a slimmed-down, under-powered version of Signia's other CIC or BTE devices. Despite their small size, Signia Silk hearing aids deliver a high level of performance and include some advanced features, so let's learn more about what they have to offer, and who would be a suitable user.
The Ideal Option for First-Time Wearers
When people first start wearing hearing aids, comfort and size are major considerations. If you aren't happy to have a highly visible hearing aid, the Signia Silk will be the perfect fit. As we've noted already, they are extremely small, and practically impossible to see from the outside. And they also include "Click Sleeves", which make them simple and comfortable to wear. These sleeves are made out of soft silicone, which molds itself to the shape of the wearer's ear canal. In the past, a custom fit would have been required to achieve this level of comfort and stability, but Signia has engineered a custom-fit into their design. This is something that all wearers will appreciate but is particularly handy for inexperienced hearing aid users who need a hassle-free, quick solution. With small, medium, and large click sleeves available, users still need to pick the correct option for their ear shape, but that should be fairly simple. After that, wearing Signia Silk buds will be as comfortable as any custom-fit alternatives.
Advanced Sonic Technologies
Signia Silk hearing aids combine this ease of use and compact size with features that would normally be reserved for larger versions. The core of the package is what is known as the Nx chip - a processor designed for Signia, which powers various subsidiary features. Nx hooks up with a powerful microphone, which is optimized to focus on sounds directly in front of the user. That way, they should blank out excessive background noise, making it easier to carry out conversations and hear instructions.
It also has the ability to use e2e wireless 3.0 to connect both left and right phones with mobile apps and other audio systems. When connected to a Signia easyTek audio app and device, users will be able to fine-tune their hearing aids and link them seamlessly to Bluetooth devices like TVs or stereo systems. Finally, the Nx chip also allows the Signia Silk to assist people with tinnitus. Users can choose a special tinnitus therapy mode, which creates a soft tone or ocean wave noises to ease the symptoms of ringing in the ears. It even includes a more advanced "notch therapy" setting to help the brain relegate tinnitus noises into the backdrop.
A Great Choice for Streaming Fans
The Signia Silk is one of those advanced hearing devices that has been designed with the needs of digital consumers in mind. Previous designs would focus solely on processing noise alone, but modern devices have to be equipped to handle digital streams quickly and reliably. The Signia Silk achieves this via its own app and the easyTek accessory, which is designed to be worn around the user's neck. With this accessory in place, you will be able to juggle phone conversations, mp3 players, TV streams, and general conversation, all of which are automatically managed via the easyTek device. It also hooks up to something called VoiceLink. This handy peripheral uses an external microphone to amplify certain sources of noise. When held by conversation partners, it radically improves the quality of hearing experienced by the Signia Silk wearer (from an already impressive baseline).
Different Versions of the Signia Silk
As with all advanced hearing aids, the Signia Silk doesn't come in a single version. We noted above that the click sleeves come in a range of sizes, so that they can accommodate different ear canal dimensions. These sleeves are supplied independently of the hearing aids, so there's no need to stick to one size. If you find that an initial fitting has become uncomfortable, you can move up or down the size range with ease.
However, the hearing aids also come in three performance classes: 3px, 5px, and 7px. Those with more severe hearing loss will require the higher performance versions (7px), but most people will do fine with the 3px. It's best to consult a specialist to ensure that you get the ideal hearing aid, but be aware that there is a significant price difference (around $700) between the 3px and the 7px. So, try not to buy a level of power that you don't need.
Our experts are here to help
Tiny, simple to fit, comfortable, and well connected to all forms of digital electronics, the Signia Silk is a highly advanced option for people in need of hearing aid. Contact us to speak with one of our hearing experts, and find out whether the Silk is right for you.