Signia unveils Pure 13 BT Primax, a hearing aid made specifically for iPhone


Today, Signia announced the latest addition to their hearing aid line up, the Pure 13 BT primax, scheduled for release in May.

The new instrument offers some of Signia’s most innovative technology and will be the only hearing aid in Signia’s line-up that combines binaural audio exchange and direct streaming thanks to the e2e™ wireless 3.0 and Bluetooth wireless technology. The Pure 13 BT also offers better adaptability when the user is moving by connecting to an iPhone’s motion sensors via Bluetooth.

The Pure 13 BT runs on an updated primax star platform, which is compatible with TeleCare 2.0. This system lets Hearing Healthcare Providers remotely modify hearing aid frequency. Provider can also access real-time data on the patient’s experiences in different settings through the myHearing App and make adjustments, saving both the provider and the patient multiple trips to the office.

The Pure will be available as a RIC model, offering advance technology in a discreet form factor. For more information on the Pure 13 BT and the revolutionary systems it use, check out the Signia website.

If you are interested in purchasing a hearing aid process, contact Hearing Revolution at (877) 426-0687.



The Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 may change how we buy hearing aids online


A big step was taken in the process to approve Over-The-Counter (OTC) hearing aid this week.

The Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 was introduced in the Senate on Monday. The bipartisan bill would allow those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss to buy hearing aids without a doctor’s approval. A similar bill was also introduced in the House of Representatives.

The bill is similar to legislation that was introduced at the end of 2016. If passed, it would require the FDA to propose a rule establishing the sale of OTC hearing aids within three years. The FDA would also be required to write regulations insuring OTC hearing aids are of the same quality as all medical devices, hoping to provide access to high-quality devices at a lower cost.

“This common sense legislation will benefit millions of Americans who depend on hearing aids to communicate with their friends and family and live a full life,” Said Senator Johnny Isakson in a statement to the press. “This step will drive down costs, increase competition, and simply make it easier for individuals with hearing loss to obtain this basic, but essential product.”

While many see this as a positive step, some organizations have come out against the bill. Both The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) released statements saying that they felt the proposed regulations would be too loose. HIA said in a statement they would like to see a regulation that would provide devices that are “high quality and offered only to people with mild hearing loss, for whom the benefits of amplification clearly outweigh the risks created by inaccurate self-diagnosis and self-directed treatment”.

With the bill now in congress, more updates will be coming soon. We’ll try to keep you informed of any news on the topic as the process moves forward.

Causes and signs of hearing loss in infants and children

a granfather giving his two year old grandaughter a flower as they relax on the grass

Seniors are not the only ones struggling with hearing loss today. A study from the American Academy of Otolaryngology has found that three million children under the age of 18 have some hearing loss or deafness, including 4 out of every 1,000 newborns.

Many factors can cause hearing loss in a child and children are very vulnerable to hearing loss from as early on as the pregnancy, to as old as two years. Mothers who caught a viral infection or drank alcohol during the pregnancy have a higher risk. A low birth weight, Jaundice and even some antibiotics intravenously administered to an infant are potential causes for hearing problems.

If a child doesn’t seem to be responding to sounds or not progressing normally, parents should take the child for a hearing test as soon as possible. There are tests for all ages of kids and most take less than a half hour to perform. Some tests will be able to uncover if hearing loss is caused by a less serious condition, like buildup of earwax or fluid in the ear.

For more information and a list of signs that may show hearing loss in your child, check out the American Academy of Otolatyngology’s website. To schedule a visit for your child, call (877) 426-0687.