It’s hard to believe that huge numbers of people are too embarrassed to wear hearing aids! However new research from Signia has shown that over half of people who need a hearing aid aren’t wearing one because of embarrassment or discomfort!
Becoming hard of hearing is something no one looks forward to when we get old. And it seems that wearing a hearing aid is even more unpopular. A new survey commissioned by hearing industry innovator Signia, found that over half of people might who need a hearing aid aren’t doing so because of discomfort (57%) and embarrassment (56%).
Too Embarrassed To Wear A Hearing Aid?
However to plug this gap in the market, Signia have created the NEW Styletto – a hearing device which uses design, style and technology. Styletto is a hearing aid that consumers will be proud to wear. It addresses the needs of ‘baby boomers’ for whom quality, design and the freedom to stay active are extremely important.
The survey also revealed that for those who did wear a hearing aid, 71% wished they had got one sooner. The main reasons for this included that it would give them a better social life (63%), better mental/emotional health (39%), better performance at work (23%), less fatigue in the evening (19%).
Experts warn that by choosing not to wear a hearing aid, many could be seriously damaging their quality of life.
Hearing expert Geoffrey Cooling commented… “Experts have long been flagging the increasing rates of consumers who do not wear a hearing aid. They are damaging their quality of life in not doing so. It’s a real shame that so many people are put off by wearing one when they would really benefit. Audiology technologies have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years and people need to know this. It can be really damaging to let hearing loss go untreated, and it can be really isolating experience.”
The Signia Styletto Hearing Aid
Maarten Barmentlo, Signia’s marketing lead, said… “Hearing aids have long been associated as being out of date and not at the cutting edge of today’s cool technology. We wanted to change that perception. The Signia Styletto has implemented the best possible technology! This ensures that not only does the product deliver incredible sound, but is also a very user-friendly device.”
As well as technology, design and wearability are two other key components of the Signia Styletto concept. It is the first truly desirable hearing aid built with beautiful, tactile materials in a choice of three striking brushed metal finishes. We think it looks more like a piece of high-end wearable tech than a medical device. It borrows design language we are familiar with, with a seamless slim form factor, and smooth lines and is a genuinely gorgeous object. The Styletto also allows genuine freedom for the user.
Borrowing from the usability of modern wearable technology, the Styletto also provides users with freedom and flexibility unlike any other hearing aid before. The device charges exactly like a smartphone device with fully rechargeable built in lithium-ion batteries. It also comes with its own portable charging dock. This allows up to four days of continuous use on-the-go without the need to go home to power up. The charging dock is so small it easily fits into a shirt pocket making it really portable.
As with all Signia products Styletto does not fail to deliver on sound quality, giving crisp and perfect audio to the user. Signia’s NX Audiology technology ensures industry-leading sound and a top-quality natural voice processor.
For further information please visit: signia-pro.co.uk/styletto