Sounds of Life Reviews The Signia Pure 13 BT
This month Signia (formally known as Siemens) launched its first direct audio-streaming hearing aid called the Pure 13 BT (Bluetooth).
The Pure 13 BT is a discreet receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid. It uses Signia’s current audio-processing platform “primax” but with enhanced new “Made for iPhone” capabilities including direct audio-streaming, as well as new technology Signia calls “The Connected Ear”.
“The Connected Ear” consists of three connectivity systems: (1) direct streaming – connectivity to Apple iPhones/iPads (2) e2e wireless – connectivity between the hearing aids and (3) telecare – connectivity to the internet. Signia claims wearers are fully connected to their environment, each other, their iPhone and their hearing care professional. “The Connected Ear” system works together to enhance not only phone connectivity, but also audiological performance and remote support.
This technology offers connectivity to iPhones/iPads so users can steam audio (e.g. phone calls or music) directly from their iPhone/iPad directly into their hearing aids (without an intermediary device). In addition, wearers can optionally purchase a television transmitter called Streamline TV to also directly stream audio (in Dolby digital quality) from their television directly into their hearing aids. Wearers have full control over their hearing aids using the free myControl app.
Historically direct streaming technology required a lot of battery power and as a result significantly impacted battery life. Signia claims that their energy-efficient system is the benchmark in the industry and even heavy users can expect at least seven days from a battery.
In addition, to direct streaming, the new Pure also features both improved audiological performance as well as enhanced remote support via the internet. Audiological performance is improved by the use of the iPhone’s motion sensors to more accurately classify the environment that the user is wearing their hearing aids in. Advanced hearing aids automatically turn on and off features depending on the type of environment the wearer is in. For example, in challenging, noisy situations, the hearing aid may turn on their directional microphones.
Finally the Pure 13 BT features Signia’s new tele-audiology support tool – Telecare 2.0. Using the free myHearing App, wearers can provide direct feedback to their hearing care professional about how they are progressing with their hearing aids. The professional can via an internet portal, connect to the hearing aids in real-time to get an understanding on how they are performing and if necessary provide remote fine-tuning to improve their performance.
Sounds of Life’s Signia Pure 13 BT pricing
The Signia Pure 13 BT is a fantastic hearing aid solution for clients who want a premium hearing aid which performs well in challenging/demanding situations. To really get the most out of the hearing aid it is important that potential wearers have an iPhone (or thinking of purchasing an iPhone) so they can benefit from the ease and convenience of direct audio-streaming as well as benefit from the improved audiological performance. Currently the Pure 13 BT is available at three performance levels: Premium 7px, High-end 5px and Mid-range 3px. As an introductory special, Sounds of Life is offering the Pure 13 BT at the following prices:
Premium- Pure 13 BT 7 primax RIC $3890
High-End- Pure 13 BT 5 primax RIC $2990
Mid-Range- Pure 13 BT 3 primax RIC $2150
Fitting and follow-up consultation fees apply: Binaural $380/Monaural $280
The product come standard with a three-year warranty and 3-year free care package from Sounds of Life.
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