Hearing Loss

Signia Hearing Aids for Tinnitus

Signia Tinnitus Hearing Aids

If your tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying condition, the first step is to treat it. Be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking and whether tinnitus is a side effect of the medication. If the medication appears to be the cause of the noise, your doctor may recommend stopping or reducing the medication or switching to another medication.

Medications can help alleviate your tinnitus symptoms and improve your quality of life, but not permanently.

There are numerous techniques for tinnitus, including behavioral, medical, prosthetic, and pharmacological treatments. Psychological interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, can help alleviate the distress, but no drug or medical device has been shown to improve the condition. 

Tinnitus treatment-

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the only treatment currently being researched. CBT is based on the perception of tinnitus in order to determine the effects on the well-being and lifestyle of patients.

CBT was originally developed to treat depression and other mental health problems but seems to work well for people with tinnitus. 

People with Tinnitus (noise in the ear) who have reduced sound tolerance can benefit from an innovative treatment program from the Aanvii Hearing center.

The Aanvii Center audiologist takes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treating tinnitus and reduced sound tolerance. Our goal is to evaluate, diagnose and treat these conditions in such a way that noise in the ears and sound tolerance decrease when they are no longer a problem.

Amplification of hearing aids and other devices improved subjective tinnitus in more than 50% of patients. Signia hearing aids (hearing aids and sound generators) benefit patients enrolled in a comprehensive tinnitus management program. Patients with tinnitus can choose between diagnostic sessions and a program of special hearing aids worn in the ears.

There are different therapies and treatments that can help you cope with your Tinnitus and reduce its impact on your life. You may find it helpful to try to cope with it yourself without treatment. Therapists with experience in treating tinnitus patients often use a combination of sound and cognitive behavioral therapies to help you cope with your physical and mental symptoms.

If you or a loved one experience sudden hearing loss (tinnitus) in one or both ears, it may be idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, also known as sudden deafness.

Medications do not cure tinnitus, but in some cases they can help to reduce the severity of symptoms and complications. The primary goal of all available treatments for tinnitus is to reduce the perceived burden of tinnitus and to enable patients to live a more comfortable, unburdened life. 

Tinnitus is defined as the perception of noise without acoustic stimulus in the body. Understanding how your brain reacts to noise is the first step in living with tinnitus. 

Tinnitus can be caused by other otological, vascular, neoplastic, neurological, pharmacological, dental, or psychological factors. Although tinnitus is a symptom and not a disease, its underlying cause should be determined to help the patient best. Tinnitus is the most commonly identified cause. 

Tinnitus can be defined as sound perception when there is no sound input from an external patient. Subjective tinnitus is the most common form of tinnitus and is audible to the patient regardless of internal or external sound exposure. Objective tinnitus inflammation is the rarest and accounts for less than 1% of cases. This type is the perception of internal sounds, such as bruit tinnitus. 

Tinnitus is the perception of phantom sounds in the absence of an actual sound that affects millions of people around the world. Those with the condition often suffer from complications such as difficulty concentrating, fatigue, anxiety, and a general reduction in quality of life. 

Symptoms can be one-sided or bilateral and may occur as hearing loss similar 

1 Ringing, 



4- Humming, chirping or clicking. 

Wearing an ear-like hearing aid which produces sounds similar to static environmental sounds such as falling rain or ocean waves produces low-level white noise that suppresses tinnitus symptoms. 

TRT is an individualized program performed by an audiologist in a tinnitus treatment center. You can wear a device in your ear to help disguise your tinnitus symptoms, and you can get instructions and advice.

CIC Hearing Aids By Signia

CIC Hearing Aids – How to Choose the Right one

To get a better hearing with the help of a CIC Hearing Aid. Discover our latest Signia hearing aids with outstanding technology.

What are the benefits of CIC hearing aids?

We’ve just introduced the all-new Signia hearing aids at Aanvii Hearing Center for people who want to improve their hearing and achieve their best possible hearing potential.

Our breakthrough technology offers a wide range of options, customizations, and options to help you hear better. By using only sound frequency customized hearing aids, your hearing will improve, leading to improved speech clarity and ease of communication.

The brand new Signia hearing aids now incorporate OTC technology which means it’s easier than ever to get hearing aids.

Aanvii Hearing Center has many years of experience in helping people who suffer from loss of hearing with the help of new technology in hearing aids.

What is a CIC Hearing Aid?

CIC hearing aids are slightly larger in size and brighter in color than regular hearing aids. The lightweight CIC Hearing Aids offer an improvement to hearing in the higher frequency ranges, to ensure that the patient does not lose the high-frequency range.

The best hearing aid for a hearing-impaired person will usually be the best option for a whole range of their hearing problems. The best hearing aid for the initial stages of hearing loss Having a regular hearing aid fitted will make the journey through the reception of a new hearing aid much easier. A regular hearing aid will be made up to date with the latest technology and will cater for the basics, without the extra bells and whistles of a CIC Hearing Aid.

How does it work?

The Signia One audiologist-level hearing aids are ear-friendly. With regular use, they are programmed to work only within your range of hearing. This makes it easier to adjust to the volume of sounds around you. They are compact and comfortable enough to wear 24/7. New comfort features Signia ear-friendly Hearing aids come with the latest advancements in design and technology, which means you’ll be getting a better hearing with every single use.

With the help of new, convenient features such as an earbud-style cord and enhanced microphones, you can now connect your hearing aids and watch TV in the comfort of your home. Plus, you will now be able to hear the latest news from your favorite television show, movies, games, and more. What about the treatment?

Testing and fitting

The total amount of time spent with the audiologist and hearing aid therapist should be no longer than 30 minutes (yes, 30 minutes!) but remember, it may take you about 5 minutes to get used to wearing a hearing aid. The hearing aid is completely controlled by your audiologist and any adjustments can be made without using your iPhone or by speaking. If you are given a trial period to wear your hearing aid for up to two weeks, that is even better. It allows you to get used to hearing well with it before moving on to the much larger investment of aid you can adjust yourself and remove if required. It is also a great opportunity to get feedback on how the aid is fitting, whether it is creating a better sound quality or not.


As you may well have figured out by now, modern listening devices are really useful. Moreover, they have become very popular as well. Not only that, you can get an excellent pair of them for not a very bad price. However, if you are looking for a perfect product, you have to be careful. The first thing you should do is consider the parameters that matter the most. It is also important to pay attention to the compatibility between the device and your body. However, the greatest feature of all is the fact that they let you enjoy better listening abilities. You can get all the hearing aid devices you need right now. So what are you waiting for?

Signia Styletto X Hearing Aids

Signia Styletto Review

Signia Styletto X hearing Aids Review

Signia Styletto X hearing aids with this sleek design, Apple Air Pod-like case, and direct iPhone connectivity are a far cry from the traditional big beige bananas we know as hearing aids.

And in this, we will be taking a deep dive into the features and functions of Styletto X hearing aids and hopefully giving you a better understanding of whether these are the right hearing aids for you.

Over the past three months, I’ve had the privilege of daily driving the Styletto X hearing aids and putting them through the paces. I’ve clocked over 120 hours of runtime on them and I’ve had the opportunity to try out every single feature and do a comprehensive test of them.

I want to thank Signia for sending these out to me and supporting me over these past few months, enabling me to try out the hearing aids, put them through the paces, and give you guys a comprehensive review.

Over this time, three features stood out to me the form factor, the charging case, and the sound customizability. In terms of the form factor, this slim design fits well behind the ears. So especially if you have long hair, and can cover up the back of the ear, it blends in well. And the receiver wire is also discreet and then, so most people won’t even notice that you’re having something in your ear.

On top of being thinner than usual, it’s also a bit longer than other hearing aids and, from my grandma’s experience with arthritis, having a bit more length makes it a bit easier to grasp/put behind your ear and that’s it.

The only drawback though with this kind of thin and sleek design is that Signia has included no volume or program buttons. So if volume and program buttons are important for you, picking up something like the streamline mic as a remote control could be a good option. But if you can’t live without onboard controls, you may want to look at other options, such as the Pure Charge& Go from Signia.

Moving on this is by far my favorite hearing aid charging case. It resembles the Apple AirPod Pro case, the small size, secure lid, magnets, and built-in battery. So if you’re someone who values sports ability, whether you’re going on a lot of holidays or business trips, or even if you’re somebody who works on construction sites and needs to put on earmuffs all the time…If you need a hearing aid case which is a thin and light design which can fit in your pocket; this is your only option.

Lastly, if music playback quality is a major priority for you, you will know that hearing aids traditionally don’t sound that good for music. And out of the box, these don’t sound that good.

But one of the things I love about the Signia professional software, which your clinician will have, is that they can help you customize the equalizer on these hearing aids. Another thing that you can ask the audiologist about is adaptive streaming volume, which increases or decreases the volume of your music depending on the environment around you. From my experience, it’s annoying having music fluctuate up and down depending on what’s going on around you. So I would recommend asking them to turn this off by default.

Now let’s talk about streaming compatibility. So the Styletto X hearing aids made for iPhone means that you’re able to stream music and media directly from your iPhone to your hearing aids.

Unfortunately, for anyone else who has an Android phone or maybe a laptop or a TV that they like to connect to, you will have to pick up a Streamline Mic and this is the intermediary device that allows you to stream the music, media, YouTube videos from your Android device or any other Bluetooth device into your hearing aids. In my opinion and from my experience, if you have an Android phone or you’re looking at taking a lot of Zoom calls on your computer this is essential.

Why most hearing aids can’t connect with traditional TVs or laptops or Android phones with traditional Bluetooth?

There a reason is, is that most hearing aids are running on a Bluetooth Low Energy protocol, which is only compatible with iPhones at the moment.

In short, it allows you to control things like your hearing aid volume, programs, the directionality of hearing aids, which is really helpful in restaurant situations, as well as cool things like the Signia assistant and mask mode, which is super important, especially in this time when we’re all wearing masks.

All right, the last thing I wanted to cover was the comfort of the hearing aids. For the first week or so, I didn’t find these very comfortable. I found that the click domes of the Signia really butted against my ear canal wall and was quite uncomfortable. But after maybe the second or third week, after I got used to inserting them and putting them in my ear, it was okay.

I like these hearing aids. They’re nice and discreet. The domes are okay, but once you’ve got them on for a while and you’ve gotten used to the feel, they are pretty comfortable.

So in summary, if you’re looking for a great hearing aid, which works well and looks good and portability is a priority for you.

I would highly recommend checking out these Styletto X hearing aids, whether that’s going to your audiologist for a trial, checking these out, seeing how they feel, seeing how they look, and seeing how they perform in your day to day life. And I really wanted to thank you all for reading this full review of the Styletto X hearing aids from Signia.

Signia Hearing Aids


I had a patient recently in March by the name of Mr. Narayana who is 73 years old working as a physics professor. He is very passionate about his work and has an enormous interest in physics and gives special lectures to students at many well-known institutions. Not to mention is also a big music fan. He consulted me saying he is not at all satisfied with his old hearing aids, has problems listening to students when they ask him doubts during the lecture, and can never enjoy his music. After a detailed consultation and understanding of his lifestyle and also his needs, I recommended him the SIGNIA Nx TECHNOLOGY for a very smooth and effortless hearing.

Now let’s have a look at this Nx technology, shall we?

  • Nx technology is a game-changing platform, it delivers the most natural own voice and the best speech understanding in a noisy environment.
  • The sound of hearing aids sounds very natural.

Let us now take a look at the various astonishing features which this Nx technology has,

  1. OVP – that is own voice processing. The main problem hearing aid user faces is that the own voice sounds loud and unnatural. This feature makes you get the natural hearing experience which gives the best hearing performance in any situation. It identifies the hearing aid user’s voice and ensures the best comfort.
  2. Ultra HD e2e – that is the hearing aids on right and left communicate with each other providing the clearest speech understanding and natural experience in almost all situations.
  3. Spatial configuration –it replicates the natural way we localize sound which helps to provide a very good directionality.
  4. Extended dynamic range – it gives crystal clear sound by delivering excellent signal quality even in loud environments.
  5. 3D classifier – the hearing aid users need to change based on the environment they are in. For example, if they are moving or stationary, listening, or speaking.
  6. Feedback cancellation – helps in reducing the feedback maintaining the optimal signal quality for a comfortable and natural experience.
  7. Direct streaming – this technology helps to directly use hearing aids as a Bluetooth device by helping the hearing aid to pick up the calls and stream songs directly through the iPhone.
  8. My control app – Nx technology is compatible with the advanced remote control app. The hearing aid users can adjust program and volume, battery status.
  9. Streamline mic – if you don’t have an iPhone nothing to worry about, you can still enjoy the direct streaming option through streamline mic which provides you full hands-free audio streaming of phone calls and music anywhere anytime.
  10.  Streamline tv – it helps you to directly stream tv conversation.
  11. Telecare – it helps to provide remote services where the professionals can fine-tune patients’ hearing aids just with hearing aid users sitting at home.

Benefits from Nx technology are as follows,

  • It helps you to hear the world and your own voice as nature intended.
  • Enjoy the most natural hearing experience.
  • Enjoy the direct streaming of your phone calls, music, and tv
  • Access the best service anywhere with the help of a hearing care professional

After using the Nx technology Mr. Narayana is enjoying the lecture sessions able to answer the doubts of his patients, able to enjoy leisure with the joy of music. He is been using the hearing aids for the past 5 months and is completely pleased with the usage. The patient says “I am very contented and enjoy giving lectures and listening to music”.

Are you excited to enjoy the sound of joy with this awesome Nx technology?

The Nx technology comes in the following ranges,

  1. Pure 13 1Nx
  2. Pure 312 1Nx
  3. Motion 13 1Nx
  4. Pure 13 2Nx
  5. Pure 312 2Nx
  6. Motion 13 2Nx
  7. Pure 13 3Nx
  8. Pure 312 3Nx
  9. Motion 13 3Nx
  10.  Pure 13 5Nx
  11.  Pure 312 5Nx
  12.  Motion 13 5Nx
  13.  Pure 13 7Nx
  14.  Pure 312 7Nx
  15.  Motion 13 7Nx
  16.  Pure Charge and Go 3Nx/5Nx/7Nx
  17.  Motion Charge and Go 3Nx/5Nx/7Nx
Hearing Loss


What is hearing?

A person who is unable to hear as well as someone with normal hearing – hearing thresholds of 25 dB or better in both ears – is said to have hearing loss. Hearing loss may be mild, moderate, severe, or profound. It can affect one ear or both ears, and leads to difficulty in hearing conversational speech or loud sounds.

  • A grandchild’s first word, rustle of leaves in the wind, the clinking of glasses at the table or whispered secrets from your best friend. These are the moments we hold dear. It’s these sensory experiences that enrich our lives.
  • Hearing enables us to understand other persons and help to interact with the world around us.
  • Good hearing is so important in our day-to-day lives, yet most people with normal hearing don’t even think about what it means to be able to hear well.
  • Chatting with friends, listening to sounds of nature, enjoying music or hearing warning signals everything is taken for granted.
  • It is only when hearing starts to deteriorate noticeably that we realize the importance of good hearing is in our everyday lives. And how much we miss out when we no longer hear well.
  • Our hearing plays an important role in how we relate to our surroundings.
  •  It helps in forming of relationships, and opens up a wealth of sensory experiences.

How does our ear work?

Need to understand how and why hearing loss happens, it helps to understand how the ear works.

  • Firstly, I would like to call it the miracle of nature.
  • The ear is an amazing and incredibly skilled organ that performs the wonderful and highly complex task of hearing.

The ear is made up of three different sections: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. These parts work together so you can hear and process sounds.

Outer Ear– The outer ear picks up sound and transmits it to the eardrum via the ear canal.

Middle Ear– The sound makes the eardrum vibrate and is amplified by the three tiny bones of the ears.

Inner Ear– The cochlear converts movements of these 3 tiny bones into electrical signals. The auditory nerve transmits the signal to the brain.

What is hearing loss?

Hearing loss happens when there is a problem with one or more parts of the ear or ears, the nerves coming from the ears, or the part of the brain that controls hearing. “Impairment” means something is not working correctly or as well as it should.

  • Hearing loss is where the ability to hear is reduced.
  • It makes you more difficult to hear speech or other sounds.
  • No two people with hearing loss are the same. However, most often people with hearing loss are unable to distinguish soft sounds and high pitch sounds.
  • Have difficulty hearing sounds such as whispers, children’s voices or birdsong.
  • No two cases of hearing loss are the same.
  • However, most often people with a hearing impairment are unable to distinguish soft tones and high pitches sounds and have difficulties hearing sounds such as whispers, children’s voices or birdsong.
  • The understanding of speech also suffers because many of the sounds important for understanding speech are soft, high pitch sounds such as “s” or “th”. These are sounds that help us determine the difference “path” or “pass”. And, however, it may sound, increasing the volume is of limited help. Most likely, people with hearing impairment need clarity, not
  • Hearing impairments can occur in all parts of the ear, dysfunctions of the outer or middle ear can generally be treated with medication or surgery.
  • However, a good 80 percent of all hearing impairments are caused by dysfunctions of or damage to the inner ear.
  • Today, modern hearing instruments can compensate for most inner ear damage.

What are the possible impacts of hearing loss?

  • Decreased attention
  • Diminished understanding of speech
  • Trouble communicating with others
  • Diminished memory
  • Less willing to embrace the unknown
  • Declining job performance
  • Lack of acknowledgement by others
  • Irritability, stress, depression
  • Withdrawal from social life, isolation

What are the signs of hearing impairment?

  • Hearing loss generally develops slowly over many years, the effects become apparent only gradually.
  • This makes it difficult for those affected to recognize that they are suffering from hearing impairment.
  • Relatives, friends or colleagues are often the first to realize that something is wrong.
  • However, there are clear signs that your hearing is not entirely as it should be.
  • Perhaps you find it difficult to understand the phone conversation clearly?
  • Does your family complain about the volume when you are listening to the radio or television?
  • Do you find it difficult to follow a conversation in a restaurant or when there is a lot of noise in the street around you?
  • Do you often feel exhausted after family celebrations because listening is such an effort?
  • Do you hear better when you can look at the person talking to you?
  • All these are typical signs of a hearing loss. But don’t worry; hearing loss is not something simply to be endured. You can and should do something about it.

Do only old people have a poor hearing? Not true!!

It is not only older people who suffer from poor hearing. Poor hearing is widespread across all age groups. Today, young people increasingly have hearing impairments too excessively due to loud music listened to via headphones, at concerts and discos is having a major impact. Construction
workers, ambulance drivers, DJs and factory workers. These are examples of professions where loud noise can have a lasting and damaging an impact on hearing.

Hearing loss can, of course, also be caused by medical, genetic or simply unknown factors.
However, one thing is clear: You are not alone in suffering from a hearing impairment. Today, one in six people have some degree of hearing impairment.

If you feel you have hearing difficulty, you should consult an Audiologist as soon as possible

Hearing Loss


Hearing loss is usually self diagnosable if the person is more self-aware. The chief symptom is the inability to understand speech or hear soft sounds. Some notice a loud, alarming “pop” just before their hearing disappears and few with sudden deafness may also notice one or more of these symptoms: a feeling of ear fullness, dizziness, and/or a ringing in their ears.

Here are some ways you can gain perspective by experiencing what hearing loss sounds like.

People with mild hearing loss have difficulty hearing soft consonant sounds, making words seem incomplete. Noisy environments make hearing more challenging.  

For people with moderate hearing loss, hard and soft consonant sounds become inaudible and speech becomes difficult to understand – particularly with background noise.

For people with severe hearing loss, some loud sounds are audible, but communication without a hearing instrument is impossible.

Describing hearing loss


If you want to understand your own hearing loss or anyone else’s hearing, there are a number of questions you need to consider.

How severe is your hearing loss?

This is the simplest and most frequently used way of describing a hearing loss. Audiologists often use the categories ‘mild, moderate, severe, and profound’.

However, there is much more you need to know before you can understand your hearing fully, as it is not simply about hearing individual sounds and tones.

Is your hearing the same all the time?

Your hearing may be exactly the same every day and at all times during the day, or it may fluctuate during the day or from week to week. A fluctuating hearing loss can be quite bewildering if you don’t realize that for reasons outside your control you can hear better on some occasions (this is something other people may find hard to understand).

Do you have Tinnitus?

Tinnitus (noises you can hear that are not caused by sounds in the outside world) can make it much harder to hear with any given level of hearing loss. If your tinnitus changes from time to time it will mean you can sometimes hear better on some occasions, even though your hearing remains the same, because the sound of the tinnitus will block out what you are trying to listen to.

Since when is the hearing issue noted?

If your hearing loss began when you were a baby, you will experience your remaining hearing differently than if you began to lose your hearing much later in life. Your voice may be different, and your emotional relationship with your hearing may be different. If you have been accustomed to hearing all your life and then it changes, there are some difficult adjustments to make.

Don’t delay if you experience a sudden or very rapid loss of hearing. It’s considered a medical emergency and you should seek urgent care at the Accident & Emergency department of your nearest hospital where you should be treated by an ENT doctor.

Much more commonly, the change in hearing takes place over a long period of time, sometimes acquired over many, many years. Under the circumstances, you may find it difficult to know exactly when it started and it can take some time before you realize it is happening. Often, the people around you will notice it before you do for the obvious reason that if you don’t hear something, you usually don’t know you haven’t heard it.

Hearing Loss can adversely affect the mental health


It’s no secret that talking on the phone with friends and family can be a great source of happiness – and even the most mundane, task-oriented calls give us a sense of connection and control over our lives.

Without this daily social connection, people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech impaired can be at risk for chronic sadness or depression. They may also experience feelings of irritability, poor self-image, and feelings of inadequacy.

Here are 3 ways relay services can help people live happier, more connected lives.  

(1)  Connection vs. Isolation

The effects of isolation on the mind are well documented. Relay services are a vital connection for anyone experiencing hearing loss or speech/visual impairment. Imagine if you had to wait until conditions were just right to take or make a call – or worse, had to wait until a friend or family member could assist you. Communication difficulties, if not addressed appropriately, can lead to social withdrawal and self-defeating thoughts. “They can’t understand me, so I might as well quit trying. I’m not really a part of society. What good am I?”

(2)  Confidence vs. Anxiety

We all want to feel confident in our abilities and decisions, but struggling to communicate can be a real confidence killer. For example, older adults with hearing loss might feel as if they are to blame for misunderstandings. Many feel apologetic about repeatedly asking for help to understand what is being said. They lose confidence in their abilities, face anxiety in social situations, and worry about personal relationships. “I’m a nuisance. I should quit talking because it just frustrates other people. They must be sick of me.” This can in turn lead to physical symptoms such as tension, exhaustion, and weakened immune systems.      

(3)  Capable vs. Incompetent

Disability does not mean inability. But to many people, not being able to hear and discern message and meaning can result in feelings of shame, humiliation, and inadequacy. They worry about being seen as incompetent, or even stupid. The feeling of shame linked to hearing loss can be linked to misunderstanding and the resulting social embarrassment of giving the wrong response.  People may think “How stupid I must look!” or “What will others think?”

Relay services – and the simple joy of talking on the phone again – can have a major impact on a person’s relationships with family and friends, their happiness, and mental health. 


It’s never easy to admit when we have a problem, and that’s especially true when it comes to age-related hearing loss. For those affected, it’s common to experience a wide range of emotions including anger, grief, and denial.     

  1. Choose the right place and time.

One of the worst things you can do is blurt out something insensitive in a moment of frustration. Instead, plan ahead and choose a quiet, comfortable location with plenty of privacy. Plan on setting aside at least a few hours for the first discussion – so you and your loved one can have plenty of time to talk without interruption.

  • Be respectful and positive.

When the conversation begins, emphasize how much you care about your loved one. Explain calmly how you’ve noticed them showing signs of hearing loss. Try phrases such as, “I am concerned about how often you ask everyone to repeat themselves,” and “It would make ME feel better if you had your hearing checked.” To ensure the conversation goes well, they must feel supported – not attacked.   

  • Don’t assume they know.

This may seem hard to believe, but age-related hearing loss can be so gradual that your loved one might not notice they’ve had to turn the TV up louder to hear, or that they’re becoming fatigued from trying to follow conversations. A good conversation starter could be something you’ve noticed. For example, “I’ve noticed that you need the TV on very loud,” or “I’ve noticed that you haven’t been able to hear as well on the telephone lately.”

  • Do your homework.

Do your homework before the conversation, so you can be prepared with helpful information for your loved ones. Learn more about age-related hearing loss and the emotions and challenges that come with it. Make a list of Audiologists in your area. Read up on other tips for having difficult conversations with loved ones. The more you can prepare yourself, the better your conversation will be.

  • Offer to help with next steps.

Finally, make a plan for what happens AFTER your first conversation about hearing loss. If the time is right, suggest the next steps – such as making an appointment to see an audiologist. Remember your loved one might be nervous about seeking treatment. Assure them they have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Hearing Loss


In today’s world, we are so tempted to buy everything online. Online shopping is not only convenient but also time-saving in the fast lives we live in today. Right from clothes, food, grocery items, gadgets, cosmetics to plants we can buy everything online.

Similarly, would it be a good idea to buy hearing aids online??

Let us consider a few facts about hearing aids first.

  1. Hearing aids are medical devices. They are complex and sophisticated devices- not just amplifiers.
  2. Hearing aids that are fitted without a hearing test may not give you desirable results.
  3. There is a risk associated with Over-amplification – more than necessary power from hearing aids- which can harm your hearing
  4. Everyone’s hearing needs are unique and the selection of hearing aids requires an assessment of a person’s listening needs as any hearing aid cannot be fit anyone. Selecting a model on your own can lead to dissatisfaction with hearing aids.
  5. Digital hearing aids are programmable and require software for programming which is not accessible and safe to use by non-professionals
  6. The cause of hearing loss is also important. Not all hearing losses can be helped with hearing aids. Some can be corrected medically while some require other hearing devices like BAHA/ Cochlear implants. One needs to consult a Hearing care professional / Audiologist for the same.
  7. Hearing aids are electronic devices and hence are susceptible to damage if not handled well.
  8. Hearing aids are available in different styles and models. Any hearing aid cannot be fitted to anyone. It requires a thorough assessment of your hearing.

Role of Audiologists/ Hearing care professionals in management of hearing loss:

An audiologist is a professional who specializes in the diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing loss of all ages. Since hearing aids are medical devices, a thorough understanding of the mechanism of hearing, cause of hearing loss, management options, treatment, and the prognosis is necessary to be guided by an Audiologist.

An Audiologist will conduct a thorough examination of your hearing abilities; access your individual listening needs and specific issues that you face pertaining to your hearing. He/ She will then guide you regarding the management of hearing loss. If aural rehabilitation with hearing aids is indicated, he/she will guide you to choose the hearing aids suitable to your hearing loss type, degree, and your individual listening needs.

Hearing aids are available in different styles and technologies. A hearing aid trial is necessary in order to evaluate which hearing aid gives the best performance and is most suitable. Different hearing aids can be tried during your consultation with an audiologist and this can help greatly in making a decision.

Adaptation to hearing aids takes time. During this time, the audiologist helps you with follow up appointments to help you get better used to hearing aids. Hence, even after purchasing the hearing aids, most often support is necessary to help you use hearing aids comfortably. This is the major disadvantage of purchasing hearing aids online.

Hearing aid settings are to be made tailor-made quite like your garment fitting.

Have you had an experience with online garment shopping that ended up with the return of clothing as it didn’t fit?

Also, did you know that hearing loss can be progressive and regular assessment of hearing is necessary even after hearing aid fitting?

Audiologist helps you with regular Audiological assessment at regular intervals.

Hearing aids are electronic devices. Hence servicing the hearing aids is necessary from time to time. Audiologist helps you with regular servicing so that optimal performance through hearing aids can be maintained. Also, any repair issues also are addressed when hearing aids are purchased from an audiologist.

Custom molds are required for behind the ear hearing aids and also for Receiver in the canal hearing aids in some cases. You can get that done at the audiology clinic. Also, custom hearing aids that fit into the ear canal like in the ear(ITE), In the canal(ITC) hearing aids, Completely in the canal(CIC) and invisible in the canal (IIC) hearing aids are developed after taking your ear impression and then housing the hearing aid components into the shell.

These services are available at the audiology clinic. Audiologists can help you with the pros and cons of different styles and recommend which is most suitable for you. This takes care of your satisfaction while using hearing aids for a longer period of time.

A constant touch-point is necessary for most hearing aid users. Common support needed is for troubleshooting, changing tubing of molds, buying batteries, or any accessories. This becomes difficult when we consider buying hearing aids online.

Also, if you consult an audiologist for programming after you purchase hearing aids online, that would not be the best idea either as that would not guarantee satisfaction since the extent to which hearing aids can be programmed vary model to model. Also, the selected hearing aid may not be suitable for the user. The service provider would likely charge you for every consultation for hearing aids ordered online.

The prices of online hearing aids are appealing to the user. However one needs to understand that Audiologist’s involvement in the process will improve your satisfaction with hearing aids as audiologists not only would help you with the selection but also with all their consultations from time to time, counseling as required, guidance regarding hearing aids usage, care and maintenance and services related to it like programming of the aids, retuning, servicing and repairs.

Hearing aids are not like any other gadgets that you buy without requiring anyone’s consultation. Make sure to take professional advice for getting the most satisfaction with hearing aids.

Hearing Loss


Signia Hearing Aid feature touch control App-

Dr. Shubham Mittal is a 24 years young aspiring Doctor who has just completed his MBBS and right now working at the hospital as well as preparing for his pg exams.

He has a mild loss which makes it difficult to hear the complaints of his patients at the hospital. His day begins with his patients and night ends with parties. He will be indifferent environmental backgrounds.

Off late, Dr. Shubham is facing problems with changing volume and different programs based on the environment he is being in. At this younger age, he feels awkward every time touches his hearing aids to make necessary changes in the hearing aid manually.

He fails to enjoy the company of other doctors at parties which is also affecting his personal life and also professional.

Then Dr. Mittal consulted the Audiologist at Aanvii Hearing Solutions, she prescribed him a hearing aid which is compatible with the special feature that is Touch Control App.

He is very amused with this app as it’s being very easy to control all the features and volume with just a single tap.  Now let’s see how Signia Touch Control App is helping Shubham.

In today’s world where technology and cosmetic appearance are the main concerns of all the people. If a patient with hearing loss tries to make any changes in the hearing aid in front of others it might turn out to be an awkward situation, yet the patient cannot compromise with the quality of hearing either.

Hence our Signia products solve all these problems, with an application which has also aid the patients to make necessary changes they wish without having to touch the hearing aid or get into an awkward situation.

As we are meeting more patients who need advanced touch control app. Signia has come up with a unique app known as the touch control app. Signia Touch Control App is the most discreet and convenient handling option right at patients’ fingertips.

It offers the most proven functionality for increased usability and is compatible with almost all the Signia products.

Remote support, audio streaming, and remote control are at the tip of the patient’s fingers. Most Signia hearing aids are compatible with useful apps for both Android and iOS smartphones.

The most used and best of them is the touch control app. This app lets you discreetly and conveniently change the hearing programs, volume, bass, and treble via their smartphones without any extra hardware.

What is the need for the Touch Control app?

It is the most discreet and convenient handling options right at your fingertips. The touch control app offers proven functionality for increased usability and compatibility with all Signia products. The spatial configurator function in the touch control app increases usability by allowing wearers to focus on their preferred sound source.

A new additional configurator option via QR code sets all features and program names based on the configured options in Connexx software. This new QR code automatically activates the spatial configurator and battery check options for compatible instruments.

Where is it available? The touch control app is easily available at the Apple app store and also in Google play store. It can be used in almost all of the Signia products.

How to download the app?

Make sure you have an Android or iOS smartphone and an account on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Log into your account on the above-mentioned store and find the Signia Hearing aid feature touch control app. Follow the instructions until the app is installed on the android or iOS smartphone.

How to pair it with the hearing aid?

Touch control app can be paired both manually and through QR code,

QR code is easily generated in Connexx Eight software.

The code on the printable single-page instruction sheets lets you set up the touch control app in just one step.

They just scan the code and program names and features for the touch control app are configured automatically.

How does it look?

It mainly consists of a main screen which consists of,

  • Display of current program
  • Volume up/ down slider
  • Spatial configurator
  • Mute button
  • Further options
  • When we open the further option we find battery status check and sound balance options
  • When we open the spatial configurator we find the spatial configurator direction which can be set and also the spatial configurator span.

What are the features available?

  1. Volume adjustment – which allows to increase or decrease the volume
  2. Program change – which allows changing the program based on the environment patient is in.
  3. Mute option – allows the patient to mute the hearing aid
  4. Sound balance adjustment – helps in balancing sound
  5. Spatial configurator adjustment – the patient can select the direction from which he expects better clarity to cut down the background noise.

Spatial configurator is a feature where the hearing aids automatically focus on the listener, whether to sides or behind, in competing noise situations, like in the car, etc.

In simpler terms based on the direction of the speaker the hearing aid makes necessary changes to focus more on speech and cut down the other noises.

  1. Battery status readout – can check the battery status with the help of beep sounds in terms of 3,2 and 1 beep
  2. Tinnitus volume – can be used to set the volume of the tinnitus program

What is the outcome of the Touch Control app?

Do you know the best part: the Touch Control app can be downloaded on the Google play store and Apple App store completely free of charge.

It provides an added value for the patients and also for the Audiologists. It is delighting wearers and providing the remarkable value which is essential in today’s hearing care market. It’s so simple and for free. It lets you discreetly and conveniently change their hearing programs, volume, bass, and treble via their smartphones – without any extra hardware. It is an easy to read display even gives users with dexterity issues easy access to their hearing instruments.

Which are the Signia products which have this option?

  • Prompt
  • Sirion 2
  • Orion 2
  • Intuis 3
  • Primax series
  • Nx series
  • Styletto series

About the Author: Ananya Ajay is an Audiologist & Speech-Language Pathologist, she works at AANVII HEARING SOLUTIONS.

She is extremely passionate about providing exceptional care, warmth & devising treatment for patients with hearing loss through all walks of life.

Hearing Loss

Easytek Accessory- Innovation of the millennium

Watching videos and talking on the phone is a routine in our generations, especially when you are involved in working with the same.

One of my clients of age 47 is a business associate who would attend at least 10-15 calls per day. He rather found it comfortable to remove his hearing aids while talking on the phone, but doing this several times a day and the inability to use headphones or earphones frustrated him. This ended up in abrupt usage of his hearing device and he fancied a better solution. 

Similar is another client who is a music enthusiast, she in her retirement loves to listen and watch television during free hours. Since she was accustomed to using headphones while doing the same, it turned out to be a hassle. For not compromising with the lifestyle, both were recommended EasyTek accessory.

The new EasyTek accessory and EasyTek App provides remote control and audio streaming in one device with the experience of the high-quality stereo headset. This accessory permits you to directly stream phone calls, videos, music, or TV show directly to your ears via Bluetooth.

This chargeable device is to be worn around your neck and under the clothing, which makes it effortless and goes unnoticed, which gives you easy to use in the work environment.

All the important settings like picking a call and changing listening programs can be manipulated through a single button. It also lets you control the volume through the device, also all the functions and low battery status is indicated through distinct LED lights. Easytek Accessory- Innovation of the millennium is compatible with the following appliances

  • Bluetooth phones (up to two)
  • Bluetooth audio devices such as Tablet, PC, Stereo, Laptop, TV…
  • The standard line-in devices (audio devices with 3.5 mm jack) FM receiver enables you to use
  • FM systems even if your hearing instruments do not have an audio input
  • Our transmitters (up to two) enable wireless audio streaming for devices that do not support Bluetooth.

Once the Bluetooth device is turned on, EasyTek is turned on, Neckloop is plugged into both sides and EasyTek is worn around the neck, every Bluetooth device has to be paired once with EasyTek. After that, the connection is automatically established when EasyTek is turned on and the Bluetooth device is within operating distance.

Easytek Accessory- Innovation of the millennium app lets’ control your hearing instruments and how they interact with all of your favorite electronic devices, whether it is watching TV, listening to your favorite song, or talking to a friend on your mobile phone right at your fingertips on Android Smartphone, Tablet or iPhone. For using the app you must have an easyTek. Wear it as usual and turn it on and your Smartphone or tablet must be within Bluetooth operating distance (about 10 m or 32 ft).

Hearing aids compatible with EasyTek are:-

  1. Orion 2 RIC
  2. 1 primax
    1.  Motion P/SP/SA 1Px
    1. Pure 1Px
    1. Insio 1Px
    1. Silk 1Px
  3. 2 primax
    1.  Motion P/SP/SA 2Px
    1. Pure 2Px
    1. Insio 2Px
    1. Silk 2Px
  4. 3 primax
    1.  Motion P/SP/SA 3Px
    1. Pure 3Px
    1. Insio 3Px
    1. Silk 3Px
  5. 5 primax
    1.  Motion P/SP/SA 5Px
    1. Pure 5Px
    1. Insio 5Px
    1. Silk 5Px
  6. 7 primax
    1.  Motion P/SP/SA 7Px
    1. Pure 7Px
    1. Insio 7Px
    1. Silk 7Px
  7. Cellion primax

Hearing Loss


Mr.Surender Lahoria is my 50yrs old patient, practicing as a businessman.

He has difficulty understanding speech, especially in a noisy environment. He feels he has to put in extra effort to understand speech which in turn makes him frustrated. He consulted me with his concerns.

After a detailed evaluation and understanding of his lifestyle needs. I suggested to him pure px which has the amazing speech master feature.

Now let’s see how is speech master feature is helping Mr Surender Lahoria in his daily life.

What is speech master?

  • The clearer you understand your conversation partner, the less effort you have to expend listening. Speech master helps you hear your partner clearly.
  • Primax deploys a range of sophisticated technologies in harmony with one another to ensure effortless hearing in a wide variety of speech environments.
  • From the lively family breakfast table to the noisy commute, from the bustle at the office to the sounds enveloping a street café on a windy day, this feature helps you to hear the person speaking to you clearly, this feature is known as speech master.

What are the benefits of speech master?

  • Listening effort is reduced by making speech understanding easier for you.
  • Helps to reduce listening effort in a wide variety of speech environments.

What are the key technologies for the effortless hearing?

  1. Noise reduction – reduces background noise
  2. Directionality – focuses on the direction of the target speaker
  3. Amplification – elevates the target speaker over all other sounds in the environment

In what situations does the speech master feature help in hearing effortlessly?

These are lists of some of the hypothetical daily situations to help you understand the speech master better,

  1. At the breakfast table
  2. The radio is playing and someone is rustling through the pages of the newspaper.
  3. The speech master engages noise reduction to minimize the rustling of the paper and other noises in the background so that the voice from across the table is singled out for clear and effortless understanding.
  1. At railway station/ metro
  2. If you are chatting with your colleague on the way to work.
  3. In the background, the sound of announcements and trains make this a demanding situation.
  4. Speech master activates speech and noise management to reduce the unwanted sounds and helps to focus on speech coming from the front.
  5. The voices of the speakers around the speaker are also reduced for clear and relaxed conversation.
  1. In an office
  2. At the office, phones are ringing and people are talking across the hall.
  3. For a one-on-one conversation, it’s a distracting situation.
  4. Noise reduction is automatically activated, minimizing unwanted sounds such as phones.
  5. When the people around the wearer start speaking, the speech master also attenuates them and focuses on the main voice, making you understand effortlessly.
  • At a café
  • You are with your friends at a café.
  • Traffic in the background is loud and mingles with the noise of the wind and chatter from the next table, making hearing difficult.
  • Here, noise reduction are activated, suppressing the traffic sounds.
  • Speech master also attenuates surrounding sound even further by singling out the main speaker.

Mr. Surender Lahoria is extremely happy as he is now able to take part in his all day to day routines and is able to enjoy the sound of joy without any hassle of having to make extra efforts. “Now I can listen effortlessly in any type of environment I am present in,” he says.

Do you want to experience the sound of joy without any hassle of making extra effort to understand speech in any situation whatsoever? Then check out the list of hearing aids that are compatible with the Speech Master feature;

  • Pure/motion/insio 1px
  • Pure/motion/insio 2px
  • Pure/motion/insio 3px
  • Pure/motion/insio 5px
  • Pure/motion/insio 7px