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Signia

December 19, 2016 12:02 ET

Signia unveils a nearly invisible hearing aid that's ready to wear

Signia's Silk™ is the first ready-to-wear CIC with a silicone sleeve; High comfort, no waiting and near-invisibility make Silk a top choice for first-time hearing aid wearers; Offers all of the audiological advantages of Signia's primax™ technology platform and binaural OneMic directionality

PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwired - December 19, 2016) - Signia broadens its appeal to first-time hearing aid wearers with the introduction of Silk, the first completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aid that's almost invisible and ready to wear. Powered by Signia's latest primax chip, Silk hearing aids are designed to fit up to 80% of all ear canals thanks to a soft, flexible Click Sleeve that provides an immediate and comfortable fit. With Silk, new hearing aid wearers that want the discretion of an in-the-ear device, can walk in and walk out the same day with a new CIC hearing aid without having to wait for a custom-built device.

"First-time hearing aid wearers often prefer the near-invisibility that up until now could only be achieved with a custom-made CIC, yet they don't like the extra wait time needed for the manufacturer to custom build the instruments," said Scott Davis, CEO, Signia. "Silk solves this problem by combining both the acoustic and cosmetic benefits of an advanced custom CIC with the immediate availability of a RIC. In fact, we like to refer to Silk as a RIC without the wire."

Innovative silicone Click Sleeves for a higher degree of comfort

The innovative Click Sleeves are made of soft silicone and are available in six variants to accommodate the majority of ear canals and hearing losses. Click Sleeves easily attach with a single click, and can be comfortably placed in the ear canal for a precise fit that's nearly invisible when worn. No ear impressions are necessary, meaning hearing care professionals can now fit patients with highly discreet CICs on the first visit.

Leading hearing aid technology in a miniature housing

Because Silk is powered by Signia's industry-leading primax platform, hearing aid wearers can now benefit from binaural OneMic directionality, another world's first. This technology is designed to deliver improved speech understanding in noisy environments and reduce listening effort. Silk wearers can discreetly use their smartphone to adjust their hearing aids via the Signia touchControl™ app, or they can wirelessly stream virtually any audio device with the optional easyTek™ accessory.

Silk is available in three performances levels -- 3px, 5px and 7px -- and is suitable for the treatment of mild to severe hearing loss. The hearing aids are available by licensed hearing care professionals who dispense Signia products.

For more information about Silk please visit http://signiaUSA.com/silk.

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About the Sivantos Group

The business operations of the former Siemens AG hearing aid division have been incorporated into the Sivantos Group since early 2015. Sivantos can look back proudly on more than 130 years of German engineering and countless global innovations. Today Sivantos is one of the leading hearing aid manufacturers worldwide. Thus the former Siemens hear-ing aid division, with more than 5,000 employees, achieved revenues of 835 million euros in the fiscal year 2014/15 and a reported EBITA (with normalization) of 206 million euros. Sivantos' global distribution supplies hearing aid specialists and sales partners in more than 120 countries. Particularly high value is placed on product development. To this end, Sivantos aims to develop into the world's leading company in the coming years with its brands Signia, Siemens, Audio Service, Rexton, A&M, HearUSA and Audibene. The owners of Sivantos are the anchor investors EQT along with the Strüngmann family as a co-investor. Sivantos GmbH is a brand license holder of Siemens AG.

More information can be found at www.sivantos.com.

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