With hundreds of hearing aids on the market and costs of more than $5,000 per pair, finding the right hearing aid quickly becomes nerve wrecking.
You can check out our hearing aid ranking for a quick overview or use our online tool for guidance.
The Signia Active Pro is an In-Ear hearing aid which means that all the technology is in the ear channel and nothing behind the ear.
The design tries to imitate earbud-style headphones.
A silicone ear piece (the dome) sits on the receiver for proper fit. There are different ear dome styles and sizes available. Your hearing professional can also provide you with a custom-made earpiece.
RIC hearing aids are very popular because they offer many advantages over traditional hearing aids:
1. they keep the ear channel open which results in a very natural sound impression.
2. the receiver cable is very thin which makes it nearly unnoticeable.
The hearing aid is powered by a rechargeable battery. It comes with an inductive charger which makes it very easy to charge. Simply put the hearing aid into the charging slot and you’re done. There are no contacts to connect – similar to an electric toothbrush.
As the hearing aid has Bluetooth it can connect to the free Signia App (for iOS and Android phones). This is very useful as you can control the volume of the hearing device, switch programs and adjust the hearing angle of the directional microphones. Direct streaming (phone calls, music…) is available for iPhones. If you’re using an Android phone you’ll need an accessory (Signia StreamLine Mic) for that. If you’re looking for improved hearing when watching TV, the Signia StreamLine TV might be a good fit. This device streams audio sound from your TV directly into your hearing aids.
The Signia Pure Charge&Go X is a really good rechargeable hearing aid. In our opinion it is the best rechargeable RIC hearing aid that’s currently available. It is small and can be programmed for most hearing losses. It is rechargeable and features five technology levels for nearly every budget. Bluetooth is on board, which let’s you stream phone calls and music directly into the hearing aids (iPhone only). The free smartphone app is a nice feature that gives you control over a lot of hearing features (works with all smartphones).
The Audionexx 402BT are perfect for mild to moderate hearing loss (200-7000Hz).
While being worn the device is hardly noticeable yet packed with powerful technology.