Signia Pure 13 BT Made for iPhone Hearing Aid Coming Soon
We’ve just learned of an exciting new product release from Signia (formerly Siemens). Available May 1, Signia is releasing their first Made for iPhone hearing aid- Pure 13 BT. From the information available thus far, it looks like a pretty interesting product that brings some innovation to this increasingly popular category.
The press release is available here, but I want to touch on a few aspects of this product that sound the most promising to us, that we think our customers will appreciate.
- Motion detection: Utilizing the iPhone’s motion sensor, these hearing aids can self-adjust on the fly. For example, the motion sensors detect the wearer is walking or running, and the Pure 13 BT automatically switches settings so the wearer can listen to a conversation partner to the side and be more aware of ambient sounds, like sirens, vehicles or other pedestrians.
- New app: As is always the case when a new Made for iPhone aid hits the market, the Pure 13 BT will come with a new app. Signia’s new myControl App will become the command center for the Pure 13 BT. More than just a remote control for volume and sound, wearers can personalize directionality, and a variety of hearing aid features, such as alert signals and motion sensor sensitivity. It even serves as a ‘fitness tracker’ for hearing, documenting the wearer’s exposure to noise throughout the day.
- TeleCare 2.0 with the primax star platform: Pure 13 BT is based on Signia’s new primax™ star platform, which enables wearers to connect with their hearing provider via an app. This allows the provider to optimize the wearer’s hearing aid settings remotely and make other adjustments that used to require an in-office visit. This is a feature that we’re really excited about, that many manufacturers are starting to embrace. It appears that within a few short years, savvy consumers will be able to have their hearing aids remotely programmed in their homes (in an audiologically-responsible and manufacturer-sanctioned way).
- New TV transmitter: This is an area where many manufacturers could improve, so we’re relieved to see a new streamer from Signia! With the new StreamLine TV transmitter, the wearer can listen to their TV directly through both hearing aids with high-definition quality- without the need for any additional accessories.
These new hearing aids will be on display at AudiologyNOW! 2017 in Indianapolis, where we’ll get a sneak peak and pre-order a bunch so they’ll be available for shipping on May 1. If you’d like to be one of the first to try this new hearing aid, please send us an email and we’ll be sure to reserve a set for you!