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8/2/17 Huffington Post

5 Things to Know About the Latest Advances in Hearing Aids

Like other digital electronics, hearing aid technology is advancing at an incredible speed. Intelligent, versatile, and easier to use than ever, they offer functionalities undreamed of just a few years ago. So, if you still think of hearing aids as squeaky, clunky prosthetic devices that only make everything louder, finding out what they are capable of now will surprise you.

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7/17/17 AudiologyOnline

Moving Beyond the Audiogram Towards a Patient-Centered, Interactive First Fit

The usual practice when fitting a hearing aid (HA) is to adjust gain and output according to the patient’s audiogram. This is the most individualized part of the fitting process. Accordingly, the fitting software applies default settings of adaptive algorithms that are optimized to provide an ideal balance between speech understanding and sound quality. As a first fit, this works very well for many patients, but not for all.

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7/13/17 Canadian Audiologist

A Comparison of Signal Quality of Direct Streaming Hearing Aids

Perceived listening effort refers to the subjective estimate of how taxing it is to listen in a particular environment or during a certain listening task (Lemke and Besser 2016). Both external factors (e.g. noise, reverberation, speaker accent) and internal factors (e.g. hearing loss, motivation, multi-tasking) that negatively affect the perception of speech can increase the amount of effort and cognitive resources required to understand what is being said (Mattys et al. 2012; Van Engen & Peelle, 2014; Rudner, 2016; Holube et al. 2016).

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7/6/17 ThirdAge

Tinnitus Therapy Features: What’s Right for You?

Advanced hearing aids include tinnitus therapy features along with amplification and directionality for better hearing. Since the symptoms and their impacts vary between individuals, hearing aid manufacturers include different treatment options to alleviate the irritation, anxiety, and other negative responses to tinnitus. The goal is finding the right solution for your specific concerns.

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6/29/17 Health Management Technology

One of the most advanced wearable technologies today is … hearing aids?

Many consumers still think of hearing aids as chunky, beige prosthetics that are about as sophisticated as a portable CD player. While that may have been true a couple decades ago, the modern hearing aid is a miniature technological powerhouse that can stand proudly alongside other trendy consumer wearable technologies.

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5/23/17 Hearing Health Blog

Telehealth Tools Can Change Your Hearing Care

We continue to benefit from incredible technological advances that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of many health conditions. One rapidly growing technology with the potential to revolutionize hearing care is telehealth, which utilizes telecommunication technologies like smartphone apps to provide virtual healthcare and education services to patients.

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5/22/17 Satellite Media Tour

Multimedia interviewing event featuring Dr. Eric Branda and special guest, Cellion™ hearing aid wearer and Blood, Sweat and Tears lead guitarist, Dave Gellis.

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5/22/17 The Hearing Review

Comparison Study of Speech Recognition Using Binaural Beamforming Narrow Directionality

This article examines the advantages provided by the Signia primax Narrow Directionality processing for speech understanding in background noise in four studies: Comparisons of the primax system to previous research with the binax platform, SNR benefits related to average speech understanding, and comparisons to a competitive product using Signia adaptive directional and narrow directionality processing.

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4/9/17 Trusted Nerd

Signia Cellion First Impressions!! LOVE!!!!

So for the past few weeks, I’ve been trying out the Signia Cellion and I must say, I freaking love them!! These are an upgrade from the Signia primax Pure that you all know I’ve been testing out and love as well.

The Signia Cellion features inductive charging so no more having to change batteries! Just check out this beautiful charger, just love it!

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4/7/17 MacSources

Signia Cellion Hearing Aids REVIEW

Let me start this off by thanking Signia for allowing me to test out a pair of their Cellion Hearing Aids. You don’t understand how much you miss when you have hearing loss until you can hear it again. The Cellion hearing aids from Signia are a work of medical technology art. They are so incredibly advanced that you would be hard-pressed to find a set of hearing aids that are able to do more for your hearing health.

 

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4/6/17: MedCity News

Here’s how telehealth tools help hearing health professionals improve patient care

New technology is constantly being developed to improve our ability to diagnose, treat, and care for a variety of medical conditions. One up-and-coming technology trend is telehealth. Some of the telehealth tools that we have already seen include services that enable video conferencing between doctors and patients, and apps that assist in patient care. In the field of hearing care, such tools also improve healthcare delivery for both patients and service providers.

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3/27/17: Audiology Online

New Leadership at Sivantos US

On March 15th, Steve Mahon joined Sivantos at the CEO and President of Sivantos U.S. Steve brings strong leadership, strategic vision and broad experience to continue to grow Sivantos’ share and success in the U.S. market.

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3/24/17: Audiology Online

Signia Introduces Made for iPhone Hearing Aid with High-Definition Binaural Hearing

Interview with Alina Urdaneta, Vice President Marketing and Education, Signia.

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3/24/17 Hearing Tracker

Signia To Release Made-For-iPhone Hearing Aid with TeleCare Integration

Today, Signia (formerly Siemens) unveiled the Signia Pure® 13 BT, the company’s first Made-For-iPhone (MFi) hearing aid, and the world’s first true telehealth-supported hearing aid with iPhone audio streaming capabilities.

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2/24/17 Living Better 50

What to Look for in a Hearing Aid in Cases of Severe Hearing Loss

If you have severe to profound hearing loss, chances are you are already a seasoned hearing aid wearer. You know which listening situations gives you more trouble than others, and which hearing aid features you can’t live without. But if you’re thinking about purchasing your next pair of hearing aids, it’s important to keep in mind that hearing aid technology has made significant leaps and bounds just within the last few years.

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2/20/17 The Hearing Review

Multi-center Evidence of Reduced Listening Effort Using New Hearing Aid Technology

In early 2016, Signia launched the new primax platform. As with all new Signia hearing aid technology, the features and algorithms of the product were designed to provide excellent sound quality, appropriate loudness, listening comfort, and to optimize speech understanding, particularly in background noise.

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2/2/17 Blog Bucket

Don’t Wait to Address Hearing Loss

The statistics relating to hearing loss are alarming: One person out of every five suffers from hearing loss. That is 48 million Americans – 20% of the population – according to the Hearing Loss Association of America.

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2/1/17: MarketWired Press Release

Signia introduces the Power Series, with more choices for severe to profound hearing loss

Signia now offers a diverse selection of hearing aids for severe to profound hearing loss with the introduction of its new Power Series.

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1/30/17: MarketWired Press Release

World premiere: Innovative and Effective Tinnitus Therapy in Signia Hearing Aids

Signia offers the first hearing aids in the world to integrate Notch Therapy against tonal tinnitus, the most common form of tinnitus.

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1/9/17: Consumer Health Digest

What Guys Should Know About Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

Hearing loss and tinnitus are two of the most prevalent diseases in the country. Hearing loss and tinnitus often go hand-in-hand because they share many of the same causes. In fact, tinnitus is almost always accompanied by hearing loss.

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12/19/16: MarketWired Press Release

Signia Hearing Aids Named as CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree

Signia today announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for two of its products, the Cellion™ hearing aid and the myHearing app.

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12/23/16: Essence

These Health Hacks Have Women Over 50 Living Fabulously

Get better with time with these health hacks for the grown and beautiful. Featuring advice from Signia audiologist Donna Grant.

 

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12/19/16: MarketWired Press Release

Signia unveils a nearly invisible hearing aid that’s ready to wear

Signia broadens its appeal to first-time hearing aid wearers with the introduction of Silk, the first completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aid that’s almost invisible and ready to wear.

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12/5/16: Advance for Speech & Hearing

Pediatric Hearing Loss: Help is needed beyond the classroom

Classroom environments present many challenges to children with hearing loss. They require improved signal-to-noise ratios, shorter reverberation times and less distance from a speaker in order to achieve speech recognition scores comparable to their normal hearing peers.

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11/30/16: Chea K. Woolfolk Magazine

Is Your Teen Ignoring You or Is It Hearing Loss?

We were all teenagers once. We let health warnings from parents and others wash over us like waves, noticed but forgotten almost as soon as they’d passed, because we figured we’d deal with them when we were older.

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11/29/16 The Hearing Review

Telehealth Apps and Hearing Aid Trial Periods: New Technology to Revolutionize Patient Care

It’s no surprise that today’s hearing aid wearers want the latest technology in discreet form factors that complement their active connected lifestyle—and at a price they can afford. Technology, aesthetics, comfort, and price are all well-known factors in a patient’s decision to purchase and subsequently use amplification. Yet what may be some lesser known factors deal with the area of patient satisfaction.

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11/15/16: Signia myHearing App and Cellion selected as CES Innovation Awards Honorees

Signia’s myHearing™ smartphone app has been selected as a CES Innovation Awards Honoree in the Software and Mobile Apps product category. Cellion™ has been selected as an CES Innovation Awards Honoree in two categories: Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies and Accessible Tech. Both groundbreaking products, based on our proven primax™ platform, were launched during the EUHA Congress in October 2016.

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11/14/16: Tech Motus

How to Keep Your Hearing for Life

Like many people, you’re probably under the impression that hearing loss, much like gray hair and wrinkles, is just something that happens as you get older. But it doesn’t have to if you take proactive steps to protect hearing before it fades. Here are some suggestions to help you enjoy hearing the sounds of life for as long as you live.

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10/27/16 Forbes

Hearing Aids Enter The ‘Autonomous Listening’ Age

There are many hearing aid manufacturers, but Signia Pure hearing aids are a revelation in technology-driven innovation. Much like Tesla Motors is pushing the limits on autonomous driving, Signia is exploring the limits of autonomous ‘listening’. It could be the start of a truly remarkable tech revolution for people dependent upon technology to help them with everyday tasks.

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10/25/16 Hearing Tracker

Hearing Aids Can Now Be Adjusted in Real-Time Over the Internet – By Your Hearing Provider

Comprehensive telehealth solution engages patients to get the best performance from their hearing aids.

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10/20/16: MarketWired Press Release

Signia’s myHearing app instantly connects hearing aid patients and hearing care professionals

Signia is helping to shape the future of hearing health care with myHearing™ — the new app for iPhone® and Android™ devices that enables two-way communication between hearing aid wearers and hearing care professionals.

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10/17/16: MarketWired Press Release

Signia’s New Rechargeable Hearing Aid Goes 24 Hours With Unlimited Streaming

Signia, the global leader in rechargeable hearing aids, has announced Cellion — the world’s first lithium-ion-powered rechargeable hearing aid that makes use of wireless inductive charging technology.

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10/11/16: Huffington Post

What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss and Alzheimer’s Risk

Many of us are resigned to the idea that with aging comes hearing loss. It’s unavoidable, but not much more than an annoyance, right? Especially when compared to the far bigger concerns we have about getting older like developing Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. But the fact is a growing body of research supports the theory that when left untreated, hearing loss can contribute to functional impairments like Alzheimer’s disease.

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10/4/16: Hearing Health Matters

Listening Out Of The Classroom

Children with hearing loss face various challenges inside and outside the school classroom. They require less reverberation, better signal-to-noise ratios, and shorter distances from a speaker to achieve speech recognition comparable to their normal hearing peers (Crandell, 1992). While hearing aids help provide children with needed amplification, they alone cannot always overcome the noisy challenges of school environments.

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8/1/16: Living Better at 50

Hearing Loss Increases Physical Risk

Unaddressed hearing loss taxes our mental resources, forcing our brains to use its precious resources on trying to hear instead of on maintaining our balance and other cognitive tasks. Fortunately, advanced hearing aids are available to alleviate the cognitive overload associated with struggling to hear all day, and can help seniors with hearing loss enjoy fuller, independent lives longer.

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7/15/16: GearDiary.com

Signia Has Made Hearing Aids Sexy; No, Really!

If the old-fashioned “ear-trumpet” is what you think of when you think of a hearing aid, you’re only a couple of centuries behind on the tech. Today’s hearing aids are tiny, little things that help their wearers hear well without being obvious or conspicuous.

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7/12/16: SlashGear.com

Signia primax Insio & Pure hearing aid review: one of the most advanced wearable devices

In this review, Signia offered me the Pure® primax™ (Receiver in Canal or RIC) and a custom Insio™ primax “near” invisible-in-canal (IIC) version (more on this later). I’ve worn both extensively over the past months – long enough to be able to share and recommend the right version for you.

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7/5/2016: Advance for Speech & Hearing

Sound Reasoning – 5 reasons you should wear hearing aids to work

If you’ve skipped wearing hearing aids to work or feared using hearing accessories openly, here are five sound reasons to flaunt them with confidence.

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6/15/16: ThirdAge.com

Life with Harry’s Hearing Loss

Harry is 62 and has been married to his college sweetheart, Sue, for almost 40 years. Sue knows that Harry doesn’t hear as well as he used to, but she’s not sure what to do about it.

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6/9/16: AudiologyOnline

Reducing listening effort via primax hearing technology

The primary goal of amplification is improving speech understanding. When listening situations become noisier or more challenging, this is even more important. However, beyond improving speech intelligibility, another indicator of the effectiveness of hearing aid fittings that has sometimes been overlooked is the cognitive demands, or listening effort required for speech understanding to take place.

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5/13/16: Livingbetter50.com

Why Getting a Hearing Test is a Must Do in Your Sixties

Depending on the life stage you’re entering on your next milestone birthday, your personal physician will present a set of tests they want you to undergo to maintain optimal health. Unfortunately, one important test recommendation some neglect to mention is for your hearing.

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4/29/16: Hearing Review

Benefits of Binaural Beamforming for Individuals with Severe Hearing Loss

New research shows it is reasonable to expect the same speech recognition benefit for individuals with severe hearing impairment when using binax beamforming technology as previously reported for those with mild-to-moderate losses.

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4/19/16 Hearing Health Matters

Hearing Aid Battery Dangers

As hearing aids continue to shrink in size, their batteries have kept pace. Small “button” batteries can easily be swallowed by pets and small children, and even adults have done so by accident. Depending on the type of battery involved, ingestion can simply require waiting for nature to take its course ― or become a life-threatening emergency.

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4/18/16: AudiologyOnline

Signia Introduces New Hearing Aids on the primax Platform

Interview with Alina Urdaneta, Vice President, Marketing & Education at Signia.

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4/13/16 Performer

How Musicians Can Prevent Hearing Damage

Musicians have traditionally resisted wearing hearing protection. Their reasons for avoiding it range from not wanting anything to interfere with hearing every nuance of sound to concerns about appearing “nerdy.” What many fail to realize is that lack of hearing safety now translates to hearing loss and tinnitus later ― neither of which is conducive to creating or enjoying music.

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3/29/16 ADVANCE for Speech & Hearing

Combating Tinnitus

While there is no cure, treatment options are available to soldiers returning home with ringing in their ears.

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3/26/16: Hearing Review

Clinical Studies Show Advanced Hearing Aid Technology Reduces Listening Effort

A novel study using EEG activity to assess listening effort suggests that the new Signia primax™ hearing aids do, indeed, reduce listening effort.

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3/16/16 Audiology Online

Signia Hosts Active Kids & Teens Training

Signia held the third National Kids and Teens meeting on March 7-9, 2016 in its Piscataway, NJ headquarters.  This year’s theme was empowering and advocating for kids and teens with hearing loss. Presenters provided practical and educational information to help hearing care professionals serve their older pediatric patients. Attendees also received a preview of the new primax™ product platform.

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2/15/16: AudiologyOnline

Sivantos Introduces Premium Hearing Aid Brand Signia

Q & A with Alina Urdaneta, Vice President of Marketing and Education, Sivantos, Inc.

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2/8/16: ADVANCE

Hearing in Crowds

Imagine a busy restaurant, a crowded dinner party or noisy classroom.  Following a conversation in these situations with so much noise and so many people is difficult for anyone.  But if you have a hearing loss, then it becomes nearly impossible.

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2/8/16 Living Well

Top 3 Hearing Protection Myths

Protecting yourself from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) should be a year-round consideration. With more options than ever to keep your ears safe in a wide variety of loud settings, there is really no reason to take chances with your hearing anymore although many people will likely continue to use the same old excuses for not doing so. Here are three of the most common reasons given for skipping hearing protection and why they don’t hold up under scrutiny.

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1/12/16 Hearing Health Matters

Employees with Hearing Disability: Know Your Rights

Job-related issues are a major area of concern for people with hearing loss everywhere.  In this article, Lisa Klop of Sivantos shares important information that is valuable even for those not covered by the American ADA.