Signia hearing aids with SPEECH: relaxed hearing for a relaxed day
A relaxed start to the day
The day gets off to a hectic start for Robert Maier** as it does in many other families: the bright chatter of the morning radio show, the children noisily laying the breakfast table and the dishwasher busy swishing at full-volume. Among “There is heavy traffic on the motorway between…”, “But I want the green plate”, the clattering of plates and whooshing of water, his wife’s question “Would you like some more coffee?” coming from the other end of the table could almost go unnoticed. But thanks to his new Signia hearing aids with its innovative “SPEECH” technology, Robert can hear her clearly. Sounds from the radio, dishwasher, the clattering of plates and the children’s chatter are effectively faded out, helping Robert to concentrate on what he needs to hear: his wife. She is detected as the relevant speech source and her question is amplified effectively. This gives Robert not only the chance to have another coffee, but also a stress-free start to the day.
A working day with less hearing stress
Robert makes his way to the train station with his neighbor while discussing yesterday’s football results. Despite the rush hour noise and the strong wind, Robert can hear his companion effortlessly* as the advanced technology in his Signia hearing aids fades the competing noises and highlights his neighbor’s voice in a clear and pleasant manner. The SPEECH demonstrates its strengths on the platform too. Inbound and outbound trains, loudspeaker announcements, the conversations of other passengers – all these ambient noises are toned down. The technology isolates the voice of his conversation partner, not the voices of other passengers. The same technology reduces Robert’s listening effort during his working day in the open-plan office. The voice of the colleague he is currently talking to is effectively amplified and the sounds of other conversations in the room or clacking keyboards are supressed. This enables Robert to easily follow his conversation partner and makes his working day considerably less stressful.
A nice end to the day
A visit to the restaurant with friends – this used to be only half a fun for Robert. At one end of the table, the waiter is taking orders, his wife is discussing the latest gossip with her best friend across the table, and he is distracted by snippets of conversation from other tables. Thanks to the SPEECH in his Signia hearing aids, Robert can listen without to much strain to what his friend is saying and understand each of his words. After a long, busy day and evening, Robert is now in much better shape than before, as with his new Signia hearing aids he can hear easily and understand effortlessly throughout the day.
Listen to our real-life demonstration
We’d like to introduce you to Adam, our hearing aid model. In this real-life demonstration video (1:52 m) Adam will help you experience how our new primax™ feature, SPEECH, enhances the target speaker’s voice while suppressing other, interfering sounds. Wearing the latest Signia hearing aids, the hard of hearing will exert less effort to listen throughout the day – clinically proven.*
You have our assurance that the sound of these hearing aids has not been processed in any way, everything you hear has been recorded directly with primax hearing aids.
Listen for yourself.
* Study conducted at the University of Northern Colorado, 2015, examined the effectiveness of the new features of primax by collecting and analyzing ongoing EEG data while subjects performed speech testing. For both primax features SPEECH and EchoShield, the objective brain behavior measures revealed a significant reduction in listening effort when the feature was activated.
** We invented Robert Maier for story telling reasons but all situations depicted could occur as explained in real life.