Signia has unveiled a new Nx platform which includes a revolutionary own voice processing (OVP) technology. This unique technology will address a common issue many new hearing aid wearers face when first turning on their instrument – the change in the sound of their own voice. A recent study by Hörzentrum Oldenburg has revealed that up to 75% of hearing aid wearers struggle to accept the sound of their own voice, which leads to initial decrease of acceptance of their new instrument. Hearing aid professionals then have to adjust the hearing aids, often compromising on audibility in order to improve the sound of the wearer’s own voice.
This issue is addressed by Signia Nx’s new approach to soundscape processing – the hearing aid is trained to identify the wearer’s own voice and adjusts gain and other parameters to accommodate it when the wearer talks. It also recognizes when wearer listens to other people, adjusting to best accommodate wearer’s listening needs. The advantages of the Nx technology are further magnified by building upon Primax platform, thus delivering high performance in challenging, noisy environments.
Signia Nx will be available on three models – RIC Pure 312 Nx, RIC Pure 13 Nx, and BTE Motion 13 Nx. To learn more about Signia’s current portfolio of hearing aids, click here.