Launched in April 2021, Signia Active hearing aids are the lowest technical performance of the Signia Active hearing aid range. The higher level is the Signia Active Pro, which offers you more features and personalisation for your hearing loss.
It all depends on what you want to get out of your hearing experience and level of hearing loss. Your audiologist will go through the benefits of each model to determine what is right for you.
Signia Active Hearing Aids - The hearing 'edge'
You will get the full hearing experience that caters for mild to moderate hearing loss with Active Pro and Active is a great start-up option for those who want a hearing edge and occasional use, so to speak. You'll lose some high-spec features, but Active is a great solution for noisy situations and social gatherings.
The general idea is that you can pop them in and out as needed for those with 'normal' hearing but are sometimes challenged in certain environments. If you have more of a mild to moderate hearing loss and need more support - the Active Pro is the better option. View this product here
Signia Active Hearing Aids - Available Colours
Both hearing options are available in white and rose gold, black and silver or all black. Whichever level you opt for, these ready-to-wear digital hearing aids provide the modern earbud design consumers are looking for today. We also believe that this new model will challenge the stigma surrounding hearing loss with an optimum hearing experience.
Signia Active Hearing Aids - Modern and reliable recharging and Bluetooth
The Signia Active offers portable rechargeability along with reliable Bluetooth connectivity, so you can always benefit from constant connection and all-day hearing performance - as well as having the confidence that you will have enough power to last you throughout your day.
Signia Active Hearing Aids - Main Features
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In the Ear
Fitting Styles: ITE
4 Year Warranty Included. Signia Active Pro aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.Signia Active Pro & Active Full Range
In the Ear
Fitting Styles: ITE
2 Year Warranty Included. Signia Active aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.Signia Active Pro & Active Full Range
Signia Active X - Game-changing ready-to-wear hearing aids
Launching in April 2021, Signia Active Pro digital hearing aids welcomed an untraditional earbud model to the audiology industry. This ready-to-wear hearing aid includes Signia's proven hearing technology that is refined and unique to the wearer's needs. Making hearing experiences focused and more tailored - by filtering specific, unwelcomed background noise and highlighting conversational focus.
This hearing aid combines a new modern look with audiological high-tech features that are expected and wanted from today's consumers. This Signia Active Pro hearing aid model is designed to enhance hearing performance using enhanced hearing technology in life's everyday listening environments. Active Pro incorporates the Xperience YourSound technology for enhanced speech understanding in noise, Bluetooth connectivity, Li-ion rechargeability, and the convenience of Signia Assistant for remote hearing healthcare.
Key features of Signia Active Pro hearing aids
- Earbud design.
- Xperience technology for premium sound and speech understanding.
- Remote control.
- TeleCare & Signia Assistant.
- Bluetooth connectivity.
- Recharge on-the-go.
- AI digital assistant.
- Instant fit.
What's the idea behind the Signia Active Pro hearing aids?
Signia believe that with Active Pro they have created a ready-to-wear digital hearing aid that has ticked the modern-day consumer's expectations. A product that will enhance their hearing in a style that is recognised today.
Signia Active Pro Hearing Aids - Setting the standard for modern earbuds & hearables
The standard consumer earbuds just playback content and over-the-counter or 'OTC' hearables increase your soundscape. But neither of them is professionally programmed by an audiologist, which ultimately gives you the best sound experience for your hearing loss that also ticks your very own specifications.
Signia Active Pro is instantly fit by your audiologist either in clinic or at home and programmed so you always get a sound that's bespoke to your hearing loss. This is why Active Pro is perfectly targeted for those with mild to moderate hearing loss.
Signia Active Pro Hearing Aids - A new generation of hearing technology & performance
Signia Active digital hearing aid solutions offer bespoke advanced technology as well as innovative hearing assistance within a modern earbud design. This design is powered by Signia's famous hearing technology, so you can benefit from the edge you need to hear at your optimum wherever you are - even on the go.
So, what does this mean for you?
Signia Active hearing aid solutions address realistic everyday challenges like crowded streets, the workplace and noisy restaurants with Dynamic Soundscape Processing and the Xperience platform. Focusing and enhancing both speech and clarity with a full soundscape even when you are moving.
Let's put this into perspective...
If you're walking down the street there are naturally high levels of ambient noise that makes holding a conversation a challenge. Signia Active solutions understands these tricky situations and addresses them using the Xperience technology and Dynamic Soundscape Processing. All this helps in giving the wearer enhanced sound and speech clarity in all situations - even on the go.
Signia Active Pro Hearing Aids - The modern lithium-ion rechargeable
Signia Active Pro also includes the flexibility of portable rechargeability, so what does this give you?
- Up to 18 hours of power in one charge.
- Up to 5 hours streaming or around 21 hours without streaming.
- The charging system itself is pocket-sized, so it is easy to carry and charge on the move.
- You can also benefit from a great 'first-fit' with Active Pro rechargeable hearing aids, which enables you to be comfortable throughout your day and put in and take out these earbud devices whenever you want.
Signia Active Pro Hearing Aids - Signia app & Signia Assistant Compatible
You can use the Signia app with both iOS and Android smartphones, so you can gain from complete control of these Made for iPhone hearing aids, stream with various Bluetooth devices, use tinnitus therapy and use Signia Telecare for remote care assistance at the tap of your finger.
The Signia app also includes the Signia Assistant to enhance your hearing experience in real-time. This artificial technology is able to do this, as the hearing devices themselves learn your bespoke preferences every day.
Mobile devices compatible with the Signia app
Apple: iOS version 11.0 or above / Android: Android 6.0 or above.
What about the performance levels?
The Signia Active hearing aid range is available in two models, which offer two performance levels - Signia Active Pro and Signia Active. In short, you will get the full hearing experience that caters for mild to moderate hearing loss with Active Pro and Active is a great start-up option for those who want a hearing edge. You'll naturally lose some high-spec features, but Active is a great solution for noisy situations and social gatherings.
What colours are they available in?
Whichever model and performance you go for, they are both available in the following colourways: White and rose gold, black and silver and finally - all black. They are also both compatible with Signia's Bluetooth accessories.
What hearing aid accessories are compatible with Signia Active Pro earbuds?
The main ones are:
- StreamLine TV: Stream TV audio directly into your Signia hearing aids.
- StreamLine Mic: Benefit from hands-free calls, premium music audio and remote control for your hearing aids.
- mini Mic: Discreet and convenient hearing aid control everyday.
Do not spend hundreds of pounds without getting a second opinion from us.
If you are looking at this page then it is likely that an audiologist has suggested that you purchase this particular hearing aid, so is this the best model for you?
In general, any audiologist will always be recommending to you the model that best suits your needs. Here is a useful check list to make sure that is the case.
If in doubt, feel free to give us a call. That's what we're here for.
If you have a significant hearing loss in both ears, you should be wearing two hearing aids. Here are the audiological reasons why:
Localisation. The brain decodes information from both ears and compares and contrasts them. By analysing the miniscule time delays as well as the difference in loudness of each sound reaching the ears, the person is able to accurately locate a sound source. Simply put, if you have better hearing on one side than the other, you can't accurately tell what direction sounds are coming from.
Less amplification required. A phenomena known as “binaural summation” means that the hearing aids can be set at a lower and more natural volume setting than than if you wore only one hearing aid.
Head shadow effect. High frequencies, the part of your hearing that gives clarity and meaning to speech sounds, cannot bend around your head. Only low frequencies can. Therefore if someone is talking on your unaided side you are likely to hear that they are speaking, but be unable to tell what they have said.
Noise reduction. The brain has it’s own built in noise reduction which is only really effective when it is receiving information from both ears. If only one ear is aided, even with the best hearing aid in the world, it will be difficult for you to hear in background noise as your brain is trying to retain all of the sounds (including background noise) rather than filtering it out.
Sound quality. We are designed to hear in stereo. Only hearing from one side sounds a lot less natural to us.
For most people, the main benefit of a rechargeable hearing aid is simple convenience. We are used to plugging in our phones and other devices overnight for them to charge up.
For anybody with poor dexterity or issues with their fingers, having a rechargeable aid makes a huge difference as normal hearing aid batteries are quite small and some people find them fiddly to change.
One downside is that if you forget to charge your hearing aid, then it is a problem that can't be instantly fixed. For most a 30 minute charge will get you at least two or three hours of hearing, but if you are the type of person who is likely to forget to plug them in regularly then you're probably better off with standard batteries.
Rechargeable aids are also a little bit bigger and are only available in behind the ear models.
Finally, just like with a mobile phone, the amount of charge you get on day one is not going to be the same as you get a few years down the line. Be sure to ask what the policy is with the manufacturer warranty when it comes to replacing the battery.
For most people, the answer is yes. But it's never that simple.
The majority of hearing problems affect the high frequencies a lot more than the low ones. Therefore open fitting hearing aids sound a lot more natural and ones that block your ears up can make your own voice sound like you are talking with your head in a bucket. Therefore in-ear aids tend to be less natural.
However the true answer is we can't tell until we have had a look in your ears to assess the size of your ear canal, and until we have tested your hearing to see which frequencies are being affected.
People with wider ear canals tend to have more flexibility, also there are open fitting modular CIC hearing aids now that do not block your ears.
There is also the age old rule to consider, that a hearing aid will not help you if it's sat in the drawer gathering dust. If the only hearing aid you would be happy wearing is one that people can't see, then that's what you should get.
Most people can adapt to any type of hearing aid, as long as they know what to expect. Have an honest conversation with your audiologist as to what your needs are.
Generally speaking, six or more. Unless it's none at all.
The number of channels a hearing aid has is often a simplistic way an audiologist will use to explain why one hearing aid is better than another, but channels are complex and it is really not that straightforward.
Hearing aids amplify sounds of different frequencies by different amounts. Most people have lost more high frequencies than low and therefore need more amplification in the high frequencies. The range of sounds you hear are split into frequency bands or channels and the hearing aids are set to provide the right amount of hearing at each frequency level.
Less than six channels and this cannot be done with much accuracy, so six is the magic number. However, a six channel aid is typically very basic with few other features and is suitable only for hearing a single speaker in a quiet room. The number of channels is not what you should be looking at, it's more the rest of the technology that comes with them.
As a final note, different manufacturers have different approaches. One method is not necessarily better than any other. For example some manufacturers have as many as 64 channels in their top aids. Most tend to have between 17 and 20. One manufacturer has no channels at all.
When we refer to a product as 'New', we mean that the product is new to the market.
When we refer to a product as 'Superseded', we mean that there is a newer range available which replaces and improves on this product.
When we refer to a product as an 'Older Model', we mean that it is has been superseded by at least two more recent hearing aid ranges.