As recognition for offering the best consumer technology products of the year, companies covet winning a CES Innovation Award. Signia closed out 2021 with wins for its Signia Augmented Xperience (AX) product line.
The award stemmed from the platform’s ability to help hearing aid users better perceive sounds—especially speech—in loud environments. The Augmented Xperience’s hardware and software can split-process an entire sound environment, bringing forward certain parts of it while moving others to the background.
“We are extremely proud of this recognition for two of our latest and most innovative products,” said Maarten Barmentlo, Signia’s Global CMO. “At Signia our mission is to enhance human performance through iconic innovations and being named an Innovation Awards Honouree clearly shows us that we are on the right path.”
The two products that Barmentlo references are the AX system itself (accessibility category) and the Signia Insio Charge&Go AX, a rechargeable, customized in-the-ear hearing aid that uses the platform (wearables category).
The dual processors power the Augmented Focus tech that is the platform’s core. The first processor handles direct human speech (“focus” sound) and the second deals with the ambient noise found in public settings (“surrounding” sound). By processing these independently, the Augmented Xperience platform creates a contrast between them that allows hearing aid users to better focus on the conversation they want to hear—while still being able to enjoy a public setting.
This award-winning product is just another example of computer technology’s enduring power to enhance hearing aid performance.