Many headsets today flaunt features like active noise cancellation or even sophisticated audio technologies that let the world’s sounds through while you listen to your music. Such things might be “nice to have” features for audiophiles, but technologies like these are essential to people with less than perfect hearing. Sivantos, the hearing aid company spun off from Siemens, is putting that technology at the service of such people. Its new Signia Nx, for example, boasts of the ability to replicate nature by allowing separating the user’s own voice from ambient sound.
Even the most sophisticated noise cancellation technologies often treat sound equally. Sure, they do some processing to separate music from background noise but, when it comes to voice, even the user’s own voice, sound is just sound. That produces an unnatural feeling of “flat” and homogeneous sounds that are quite different from how we normally hear ourselves.
The Signia Nx line of hearing aids features the company’s new OVP or Own Voice Processing technology that treats and processes the sound of the user’s own voice separately from all other sounds. This is made possible by Sivantos’ new Ultra HDe2e binaural link. It uses beamforming to detect and analyze the path of the user’s own voice to distinguish it from the rest.
The Signia Nx hearing aid lines come in three forms, each with their own special characteristic. The Pure 312 Nx represents the highest ideal, with the Ultra HDe2e technology enabling that Own Voice Processing feature. The Pure 13 Nx delivers superb battery life with a 13-size pack. Last but not the least, the Motion 13 Nx is geared for users with greater connectivity demands.
SOURCE: Signia Nx
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