Signia Insio Review

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Amy Sarow, AuD, CCC-A
Amy Sarow, AuD, CCC-A

Dr. Amy Sarow is a practicing clinical audiologist and serves as Audiology Lead for Soundly. Her expertise and experience span topics including tinnitus, cochlear implants, hearing aid technology, and hearing testing. She holds a doctoral degree in audiology from the University of Iowa. During her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Sarow was inspired by the three-tiered, patient-centered approach, incorporating clinical work, teaching and research.

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January 24, 2024
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In the Ear
Rechargeable
Bluetooth
PROFESSIONAL FITTING

Background

Signia presents an extensive array of hearing aid solutions, with its Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) devices being the most popular choices. However, some patients prefer custom-molded devices that sit inside the ear.

The Signia Insio, caters perfectly to these specifications. Thoughtfully designed, it offers an optimal blend of style and functionality, meeting a broad spectrum of unique customer needs.

What Makes Signia Special

Signia, a subsidiary of WS Audiology, is known for its innovative and stylish hearing aid designs. Signia's award-winning Styletto hearing aids, discreet ready-to-wear CIC Silk devices, and latest Signia Pure Charge&Go IX devices, are a combination of style, performance, and endurance. The manufacturer has been making a name for itself in the hearing aid industry due to its unique designs, setting it apart from traditional hearing aids.

One of the most notable features of the Signia Insio is its exceptional battery life. This custom hearing aid allows you to enjoy prolonged device usage without the constant worry of battery drain, and a rechargeable custom hearing aid is a great solution for those who have difficulty changing small hearing aid batteries. Signia custom hearing aids are designed to cater to the younger demographic, merging functionality with modern earbud-style design.

We also love the Signia Assistant app that controls the Signia Insio hearing aid. The app's Signia Assistant tool functions as your personal, portable audiologist, capable of adjusting your hearing aids in real-time, according to your environment and needs. The Assistant provides users with the freedom to personalize their hearing experience in various situations, whether it's a bustling city street or a theater production. Users have praised this feature for its ease of access and ability to make necessary adjustments on the go.

Signia custom hearing aids operate on Signia’s popular AX operating system. The operating system comes with impressive feedback cancellation and speech recognition features.

Our Take on Signia Insio

The Signia Insio stands as an excellent option for those seeking a custom rechargeable hearing aid. Its versatility is showcased in the choice between the smaller In-The-Canal (ITC) or the larger In-The-Ear (ITE) device. Whether you are looking for a more subtle or a slightly larger, dexterity-friendly device, Signia's Insio line has options. We especially like the easy of use of Signia's contactless chargers, which don't require the ear pieces to line up exactly in order to charge - great for dexterity challenges.

The Signia app allows users to adjust directionality, honing in on sounds they want to focus on, while minimizing background noise. This feature proves especially useful in dynamic environments, enabling users to have clear conversations even in crowded spaces.

The app also features Signia's AI Assistant. This tool acts as a personal, portable audiologist that can adjust hearing aids in real-time, adapting to the user's environment and needs. This sophisticated AI integration is a game-changer for users, allowing them to make necessary adjustments on the go. Whether they're navigating a bustling city street, attending a wedding, or simply having a quiet dinner at home, users can leverage this feature to customize their hearing experience. The Signia hearing aid app is an embodiment of convenience and personalization, enhancing the user's auditory journey with Signia's hearing aids.

It's worth noting that Signia's latest IX technology is not yet available in the Signia Insio form factor (likely coming in 2024). This means that those who prefer to be at the cutting edge of technology may consider opting for the Signia Pure Charge&Go IX device. The Pure Charge&Go IX showcases the latest in Signia's hearing aid technology, offering spectacular sound and top-of-the-line features. Alternatively, you might choose to wait until the latest IX technology is incorporated into the Insio style. The choice ultimately depends on personal preference and hearing needs.

Pros 👍
  • Great battery life (ITE version)
  • Modern aesthetics with functionality
  • Smaller CIC or rechargeable ITE available
  • Industry-leading smartphone app
Cons 👎
  • Operating system is one generation old for this model
  • Higher cost than some over-the-counter hearing aids
  • Some users may experience occlusion when using a custom-molded device
  • No Bluetooth or rechargeable batteries for CIC version
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Soundly Scorecard
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Hearing Loss Level 🔊
Mild - Severe
  • Signia Insio Charge&Go AX hearing aids are appropriate for mild-severe hearing loss
  • Insio devices are custom-molded to fit your ear canal geometry
  • If you have profound hearing loss, you are a better fit for high-powered BTE hearing aids
Care Type 🏥
Prescription
  • Signia hearing aids are prescription devices fit and programmed by a professional
  • After an initial fitting, you can connect with your care provider remotely through the Signia app for fine-tuning and program changes
Sound Quality 🔊
Strong in Background Noise
  • Signia uses a unique multiple beam-forming technique with its split processing AX technology to reduce background noise and boost speech clarity
  • Signia's Own Voice Processing (OVP) helps take the edge off of that uncomfortable sound quality of the user's own voice that many patients experience when adjusting to hearing aids
Comfort 🦻
Comfortable For All-Day Wear
  • Signia Insio hearing aids are made to fit your ear canal and comfortable for all-day wear

Style  💫
In-The-Ear
  • Sit inside the ear
  • Available in the smaller in-the-canal (ITC) or larger in-the-ear (ITE) size
  • Choose from faceplate colors: Black, Dark Brown, Brown, Mocha, Tan, and Beige
Battery 🔋
Rechargeable Only
  • Signia Insio Charge&Go AX hearing aids have a rechargeable battery that lasts all day on a single charge
Connection 📡
Bluetooth Available
  • Signia Insio comes with Bluetooth streaming in the larger ITE size
Dexterity Level 🤏
Average
  • Signia Insio Charge&Go AX does not require battery changes and the ITE is dexterity-friendly
Waterproof Level 💦
IP68 Water Resistant
  • Signia Insio hearing aids are water resistant with an IP rating of 68. They can be submerged in water at 1 meter depth for up to 30 minutes.
App features 📱
Has An App, Telehealth Capable
  • Remote care: Included in the Signia app (not a separate app)
  • Customization: Treble/bass, volume, microphone directionality, Signia Assistant
  • Tinnitus masking: Customizable options through your hearing care professional
  • Find my hearing aid: Not available
  • Health tracking: Step tracking, activity (e.g., high intensity versus low), and wear time
Pricing and Process
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Pricing and Process

The national average for a pair of Signia Insio is $5,500, and may vary depending on location.

Signia Insio is a prescription product and will require working with an audiologist or hearing care professional in person. The hearing aids will be custom-molded to your ears. After establishing care with your provider, you may do follow-up visits via telehealth.

Our research indicates that the best pricing and care packages are currently available through ZipHearing. ZipHearing offers a pair of Signia Insio hearing aids with one year of unlimited care for $2,598 - $4,598 per pair.

Process

ZipHearing will match you with a local clinic near your zip code and pre-negotiate a lower price (typically 25% less than the national average).

Fill out the form on this page to get matched with a local clinic.

Our readers are consistently happy with ZipHearing's offering and give the company 97% 5-star ratings on Trustpilot.

How to Choose a Technology Level
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The Signia Insio comes in five technology levels. Each

What are the differences? 

The key differences between tech levels mostly come down to background noise management.

Signia Insio 7AX

  • 20 bands of customization
  • 48 background sound analysis settings
  • Includes Echo Shield

Signia Insio 5AX

  • 16 bands of customization
  • 32 background sound analysis settings
  • Does not include Echo Shield

Signia Insio 3AX

  • 12 bands of customization
  • 24 sound processing channels
  • Does not include Echo Shield

Signia Insio 2AX

  • 8 bands of customization
  • 16 sound processing channels
  • Does not include Echo Shield

Signia Insio 1AX

  • 8 bands of customization
  • 16 sound processing channels
  • Does not include Echo Shield

Review Signia's full feature matrix here.

Read our full guide to choosing a technology level here 👈

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