Dr Shubham Mittal, is a 24 years young aspiring Doctor who has just completed his MBBS and right now working at 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 in different environmental backgrounds. Off late, he is facing problem with changing volume and different programs based on the environment he is being in. At this younger age he feels awkward to every time touch 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 he 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 the 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 solves 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 any awkward situation.
As we are meeting more patients who needs advanced touch control app. Signia has come up with an unique app known as touch control app. Touch Control App is the most discreet and convenient handling options 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 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 let your discreetly and conveniently change the hearing programs, volume, bass and treble via their smartphones without any extra hardware.
What is need for 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 softwarre. This new QR code automatically activates the spatial configurator and battery check options for compatible instruments.
Where is it available?
Touch control app is easily available at Apple app store and also in Google play store. It can be used in almost all of the Signia products.
Our Audiologists at Aanvii Hearing Solution can help you to setup the app and pair it with the Hearing Aid for Ease of Use.
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 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
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?
Volume adjustment – which allows to increase or decrease the volume
Program change – which allows to change the program based on the environment patient is in
Mute option – allows the patient to mute the hearing aid
Sound balance adjustment – helps in balancing sound
Spatial configurator adjustment – patient can select the direction from which he expects better clarity to cut down the background noise
Battery status read out – can check the battery status with the help of beep sounds in terms of 3,2 and 1 beep
Tinnitus volume – can be used to set the volume of the tinnitus program
What is the outcome of 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 remarkable value which is essential in today’s hearing care market. It’s so simple and for free. It lets you to 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.
Ananya Ajay is an Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist, she works at AANVI HEARING SOLUTIONS. She is extremely passionate in providing exceptional care, warmth & devising treatment for patients with hearing loss through all walks of life.
Mrs. Joshi, 60 years old retired lady is a huge fan of Indian Classical Music and listens to music every day. She has also learnt music and plays harmonium. Her day begins with listening to old songs on the Radio and her day doesn’t end until she hears some soothing Indian Classical music through her CD player. Off late, she has started noticing that she finds it difficult to understand words in songs and music doesn’t sound as good as before. She has been increasing the volume of the radio and music player; however she still feels she misses on some part of it. She also fails to enjoy interactions with her family and friends, but she is saddened by the fact that music doesn’t sound the same.
On consulting an Audiologist at Aanvii Hearing Solutions, she was found to have Moderate Hearing Loss in both the ears. Audiologist took her listening needs into consideration before prescribing hearing aids. She was advised using Hearing aids in both the ears to improve speech intelligibility in day to day routines. She presented with a concern that music should sound well to her through her hearing aids.
Audiologist then suggested her RIC Signia Styletto 7 Hearing aids with HD Music feature which helps in listening to music in HD (High Definition). The ears which are tuned to music need hearing aids with better technology to mimic natural hearing experience for clients. Earlier, hearing aids were solely fitted to improve speech understanding. However, with the advent of technology, modern hearing aids provide special features to match user’s needs in order to improve overall satisfaction while using the hearing aids. HD music is a special feature in Signia Styletto 7 hearing aids which helps in Best Music quality through hearing aids. The musical instruments also sound natural and fuller in music program so that the user can enjoy music.
Difference between Speech and Music perception.
Speech perception and music perception is different as music is spread at more extended pitches (frequencies) as compared to speech. Most hearing aids can process input signals from 100Hz to 8200 Hz. Hearing aids that have HD music program have extended input dynamic range up to 12KHz which is much higher than basic hearing aids.
HD Music program will provide with following.
3 musical settings- live, recorded music and concerts.
Extended dynamic input range up to 12KHz.
High definition music effects.
Fuller and richer sounding music experience.
Direct audio streaming of music from apple devices (the music played in I Phone will be played wireless in hearing aids through Bluetooth) or through android devices with the help of streamer.
Let us have a look at how HD music feature programs can help Mrs Joshi.
Recorded Music Preset.
When Mrs Joshi listens to music from her music player or Radio, this feature helps her enjoy the recorded music. She can now sit back and relax while listening to her favorite melodies.
Live Music Preset.
This feature helps when she attends some music program Live. She listens to her favorite singers and harmonium players live and enjoy the music program.
This feature helps when she sings or plays harmonium herself. She loves to present her art in front of her relatives and friends and is often asked to sing and play during their meet-ups. She can now enjoy singing and playing instrument with this program. Singers or performers can use this setting when performing in a concert.
On fitting Signia Styletto 7 hearing aids with HD music feature on Mrs. Joshi, not only she has begun enjoying conversations and watching TV, but she is very satisfied with the performance that hearing aids give for music. She cannot imagine her life without music. She did not let her hearing loss come in the way of her passion for music. Even you can benefit with the hearing aids compatible for better music listening experience.
Signia Hearing Aids with HD Music Feature
Signia NX Technology
7 NX (With 3 Presets – Recorded Music, Live Music and Musician Preset)
RIC Styletto 7
BTE Motion Charge & Go 7 NX
RIC Pure Charge & Go 7 NX
RIC Pure 13 7 NX
RIC Pure 312 7 NX
BTE Motion 13 7 NX
BTE Motion 13 P 7 NX
CIC / IIC Insio 7 NX
ITE / ITC Insio 7 NX
5 NX (With 1 Preset – Recorded Music)
RIC Styletto 5
BTE Motion Charge & Go 5 NX
RIC Pure Charge & Go 5 NX
RIC Pure 13 5 NX
RIC Pure 312 5 NX
BTE Motion 13 5 NX
BTE Motion 13 P 5 NX
CIC / IIC Insio 5 NX
ITE / ITC Insio 5 NX
Signia Primax Technology
7 PX (With 3 Presets – Recorded Music, Live Music and Musician Preset)
Don’t let hearing loss come in the way of your Love for Music.
About The Author
Madhura Vaidya Gokhale is an Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist who holds a Masters degree in the field of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology(M.A.S.L.P). She works at Aanvii Hearing Inc, Pune and is passionate about helping people hear better and speak better.
Controlling traffic situation in Chennai is almost a Superhuman task. These traffic cops, with commendable energy and spirit, ensure the safety of thousands of citizens.
On 23rd October 2018, thanks to Traffic Police of Chennai, our team at Aanvii Hearing were proud to serve the Traffic Cops. On this day we successfully started a month long campaign to conduct Pure Tone Audiometry for Members of the Traffic Police of Chennai , helping the individuals of this community to detect Hearing Issues successfully.
A special thanks to the Joint Commissioner of Police Mr. Sudhakar for letting us undertake this noble task on behalf of Members of Traffic Police of Chennai.
Thanks to Ms. Meenakshi, Ms. Cathy Charles, Ms. Merlin and Mr. Azmathulla Khan for conducting this camp gracefully.