Signia hearing aids, reviewed by audiologists

Hearing aids that combine style and function to help you hear better — and effortlessly.

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The world is a noisy place. When you have hearing loss, even simple communication can seem like a difficult task. Fortunately, finding hearing aids that can help you reconnect with our busy world is easier than ever.

Signia’s platform combines clear speech, better hearing in noise, and tools like Bluetooth connectivity and rechargeability so you can hear better no matter where you are. The prescription hearing aids’ vast product line will fit mild to profound hearing losses and includes numerous styles, colors, and other options to customize the experience.

Unlike over-the-counter hearing aids, you will first need to visit a licensed audiologist before you can purchase a Signia hearing aid. Prescription hearing aids like Signia are custom-fit to your ears, improving noise reduction and overall comfort.

Overview of Signia hearing aid models

Signia offers an expansive product portfolio of prescription hearing aids that fall under the following families: Styletto, Pure Charge, Silk, Insio, Pure, Active, Motion, and Intuis 3.

Most of their hearing aid models are available in Signia’s three primary technology platforms: Integrated Xperience (IX), Augmented Experience (AX), and Signia Xperience (X).

Our audiologists reviewed six of Signia’s best-selling hearing aids to help you find the right one for your unique hearing loss needs.

Signia Pure Charge & Go IX review

Signia Pure Charge & Go IX

The Pure Charge & Go IX is a receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aid offering rechargeability, Bluetooth connectivity, and the advanced dual processing of the IX platform.

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The Pure Charge & Go IX is the newest model, following the AX platform. The Pure Charge & Go IX is a receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aid offering rechargeability, Bluetooth connectivity, and the new Integrated Xperience technology for all levels of hearing loss.

This technology uses directional microphones to “focus” on different sounds, including your own voice, to create a more naturalized experience. These hearing instruments are lightweight and comfortable to wear and have a variety of colors to choose from.

The Pure Charge & Go IX lasts for approximately 39 hours on a single charge when used for everyday speech and lasts for 5 hours when streaming from your smart device. Unlike most rechargeable hearing aids, this model uses wireless inductive charging, which is more resilient against dust, water, and debris.

👉Rechargeable hearing aids are more cost-efficient in the long run but can impact daily activities since they have a shorter battery life than disposable batteries and take 4 hours to fully charge. 

The Pure Charge & Go IX also gives you the option to partially charge your hearing aids for 30 minutes for approximately 6 more hours of battery life. This device is also equipped with telecoil technology in case you want to loop to your landline or tune in to public information networks.

Criteria Signia Pure Charge & Go IX
Cost $1,600-$6,500/pair
Warranty Varies depending on the performance level, but typically from 1-3 years.
Rechargeable batteries? Yes
Bluetooth capabilities? Yes, for iPhone and Android phones that support ASHA (Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids).
Customization options It comes in 10 color options. There is also a choice of compatible chargers.
Technology platform IX
Hearing loss Mild to severe

 

Pros and cons of Pure Charge & Go IX hearing aids

Pros Cons
Rechargeable batteries Shorter battery life than disposable batteries
30-minute fast charge yields approximately 6 hours of battery life No disposable battery option
Bluetooth enabled for Apple and Android devices
Supports all levels of hearing loss

 

What our audiologists say about the Pure Charge & Go IX

Dr. Ruth Reisman, Aud, says, “All of Signia’s hearing aids are my favorite devices to fit. The Pure Charge and Go are the most versatile in that they are rechargeable, have a button control, can have telecoil, offer multiple solutions for tinnitus, have a very comprehensive application that includes microphone manipulation, offer telehealth solutions both live and asynchronous. Additionally, the sound quality is great!”

 

Who are Signia Pure Charge & Go IX hearing aids ideal for?

These hearing aids are ideal for anyone with mild to severe hearing loss who wants to hear clearly no matter where they are. These devices are a wonderful choice for people of all lifestyles, but those who are more active will want to choose a higher performance level to get the most out of the IX processors.

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Signia Styletto AX review

Signia Styletto AX

The Styletto AX is a stylish, sleek receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) device that is available in five performance levels. Styletto AX is thin and ultra-lightweight, making them very comfortable to wear.

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The Styletto AX is a stylish, sleek receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) device that is available in five performance levels. Styletto AX is thin and ultra-lightweight, making them very comfortable to wear. It has all of the same Bluetooth and connectivity capabilities as the Pure Charge & Go IX.

There are no ear-level buttons on these devices, so the Signia app or miniPocket is needed to make any adjustments. Styletto is charged with a small, portable charger that is easy to take on the go.

As its name elegantly implies, the Styletto AX is the most discreet hearing aid option Signia offers for their RIC models. The 19-hour battery life gives you about three days of power. A full charge takes 4 hours, but a 30-minute fast charge gives you about 5.5 more hours of battery life.

The Styletto is Signia’s best pairing of sophistication and battery life out of their rechargeable RIC styles. However, it is a little pricey for a RIC style. You can expect to spend anywhere from $2,500 to $6,000 for a pair.

Signia’s Styletto is often compared to the Slim from Phonak, another prescription device because they look very similar in style and are comparable in price.

Criteria Signia Styletto AX
Cost $2,500-$6,000/pair
Warranty Varies depending on the performance level, but typically from 1-3 years.
Rechargeable batteries? Yes
Bluetooth capabilities? Yes, for iPhone and Android phones that support ASHA (Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids).
Customization options It is available in nine, two-toned color options.
Technology platform Augmented Xperience (AX)
Hearing loss Mild to severe levels of hearing loss

 

Pros and cons of Styletto AX hearing aids

Pros Cons
Rechargeable battery lasts for about three days on a full charge All adjustments require the Signia app or miniPocket accessory
A 30-minute fast-charging option gives 5.5 more hours of usage Expensive for RIC
Discreet RIC style option

 

What our audiologists say about the Styletto AX

Dr. Ruth Reisman, AuD has positive things to say about the Styletto AX: “These are my most highly fit RIC devices. Patients love the ease of use, the transportability of the charger, the discretion, and the likeness to AirPods. They have all the advanced features of any other Signia device with discrete control via the app if needed.”

 

Who are Signia Styletto AX hearing aids ideal for?

Styletto AX is a great option for people with mild to severe hearing loss who want to take advantage of all the AX platform has to offer, but in a more stylish case. The design of the Styletto AX makes them very comfortable. Since Styletto AX is so slim, it won’t add too much bulk or take up too much space behind the ears of someone who also wears glasses.

People who may be concerned with how visible hearing aids are will appreciate these because they can be discreet without sacrificing the benefits of advanced technology.

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Signia Insio Charge & Go AX review

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Signia Insio Charge & Go AX

Insio Charge & Go AX is one of the few custom, in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids on the market that offer rechargeability and Bluetooth connectivity. They are also available in five performance levels.

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Insio Charge & Go AX is one of the few custom, in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids on the market that offer rechargeability and Bluetooth connectivity. They are also available in five performance levels to match any level of hearing loss.

The Insio Charge & Go AX is actually available as an ITC style, which is an even more discreet option that rests in your ear canal. Both style options are custom-made for your ear canal — an advantage over less expensive OTC hearing aids that might not fit.

The rechargeable battery uses contactless lithium-ion charging and lasts for about 24 hours on a single charge, depending on use. Since it’s Bluetooth-enabled and works with most Android and Apple devices, streaming your favorite TV shows and taking hands-free calls has never been easier. Streaming will significantly reduce the battery, however, and there isn’t a fast charging option.

The Insio Charge & Go AX uses the Signia app for controls since it’s an in-the-ear device. The Signia app lets you connect with audiologists with the touch of a button, reducing audiologist appointments since minor adjustments can be made remotely.

Dr. Reisman says that the Insio Charge & Go AX is very comparable to the ReSound Omnia when it comes to price, technology, and hearing loss treatment.

Criteria Signia Insio Charge & Go AX
Cost $2,500-$6,000/pair
Warranty Varies depending on the performance level, but typically from 1-3 years.
Rechargeable batteries? Yes
Bluetooth capabilities? Yes, for iPhone and Android phones that support ASHA (Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids).
Customization options They are custom-made based on impressions of the user’s ears. They can be made into an in-the-ear (ITE) or smaller in-the-canal (ITC). There are five different colors to choose from.
Technology platform Augmented Xperience (AX)
Hearing loss Mild to severe hearing loss

 

Pros and cons of Insio Charge & Go AX hearing aids

Pros Cons
Discreet ITE and ITC style options No fast charger
Signia app hosts virtual audiologist appointments No manual adjustments
Contactless charger
Works with most Apple and Android devices

 

What our audiologists say about the Insio Charge & Go AX

Dr. Ruth Reisman, AuD says, “[Insio Charge & Go AX] were one of the first rechargeable custom devices shifting the custom product industry for those patients who need a custom product and don’t have the dexterity to change batteries.”

 

Who are Signia Insio Charge & Go AX hearing aids ideal for?

Signia Insio Charge & Go AX are ideal for patients with mild to severe hearing loss who might not want to have a behind-the-ear style hearing aid, but want to hear more clearly through AX. These are great options for older adults with dexterity issues who might have trouble changing batteries and putting on a BTE-style hearing aid.

They are also ideal for active patients with more severe hearing loss. Since they are custom-made, they fit snugly and comfortably in the user’s ears — users do not have to worry about the device falling out or catching on glasses, hats, or masks throughout the day.

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Signia Motion Charge & Go X review

Signia Motion Charge & Go X

This slim BTE hearing aid is the world’s first rechargeable hearing aid — it lasts up to 61 hours on a single charge.

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The Signia Motion Charge & Go X outperforms other rechargeable hearing aids with its incredible 61-hour battery life. Equipped for severe to profound hearing loss, this powerful device uses Signia Xperience technology to provide the maximum level of aid.

In comparison, most of the other Signia devices we’ve reviewed only cover up to severe levels of hearing loss.

While the device has a few physical controls, most of the adjustments require the Signia Assistant app. The Signia Motion Charge & Go X is Bluetooth-enabled for Apple devices. While you can use it with an Android device, it may require the extra Streamline Mic accessory.

If you’re looking at other devices to compare the Motion Charge & Go X to, Dr. Reisman suggests looking at the Oticon Real or Phonak Naída Paradise, which are both comparable in price and battery life.

Criteria Signia Motion Charge & Go X
Cost $3,000 to $6,000/pair
Warranty 1 to 3 years
Rechargeable batteries? Yes
Bluetooth capabilities? Yes
Customization options 10 color options
Technology platform Signia Xperience (X)
Hearing loss Severe to profound hearing loss

 

Pros and cons of Motion Charge & Go X hearing aids

Pros Cons
Incredible 61-hour battery life Expensive
Bluetooth-enabled for Apple devices May require an extra accessory for Bluetooth calls and streaming from Android devices
Signia Assistant enables you to make adjustments on the app
Available for all levels of hearing loss

 

What our audiologists say about the Signia Motion Charge & Go X

Dr. Ruth Reisman, AuD says, “[Signia Motion X] hearing devices are Signia’s options for severe to profound losses. The rechargeable battery is unique for such a powerful device, and the basic levels are more affordable than any other hearing aid in this power category. They also come with all of the unique features of a Signia hearing aid.”

 

Who are Signia Motion Charge & Go X hearing aids ideal for?

If you’re looking for an affordable BTE device with a long rechargeable battery life, the Signia Motion X hearing aid may be ideal for you. The 61-hour battery life is longer than most rechargeable battery options, despite taking the same 4-hour time period to charge.

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Signia Active X review

Signia Active X

An ITE device designed to be used like earbuds, the Signia Active X is there when you need it and can be easily tucked away when you don’t

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Imagine having hearing aids that you can pop in and out like earbuds when you need them. Tiny and discreet, the Signia Active X is an ITE device designed to be used on the go. The portable charger is meant to be used like an AirPods case, which charges and stores your hearing aids for when you need them.

These rechargeable hearing aids fully charge in 4 hours for up to 26 hours of battery life or provide an extra 3-5 hours of power on a 30-minute fast charge. While the contactless charger is super convenient for travel and exercise, you’ll want to factor in some time to repower the charger. After providing three full charges, it takes about three hours to charge via USB-C cable.

While the Active X is Bluetooth-enabled for Apple devices, the StreamLine Mic accessory is necessary for Bluetooth streaming from Android devices or any other smart devices. The Signia Active X is perfect for people with mild to moderate hearing loss who struggle to hear conversations outdoors or in social settings. However, it might not be the best idea for someone who mostly stays at home since its connectivity is limited to certain devices.

While the Signia Active X is a prescription device, there are comfortable OTC hearing aids, like the Sony CRE-E10.

Criteria Signia Active X
Cost $3,500 to $7,000/pair
Warranty 1 to 3 years
Rechargeable batteries? Yes
Bluetooth capabilities? Yes
Customization options 3 color options
Technology platform Signia Xperience (X)
Hearing loss Mild to moderate hearing loss

 

Pros and cons of Signia Active X hearing aids

Pros Cons
Battery lasts up to 26 hours Only available for mild to severe hearing loss
Offers a 30-minute fast charge for 3-5 more hours Charging case takes 3-5 hours to charge
Portable contactless charger

 

What our audiologists say about the Signia Active X

Dr. Ruth Reisman, AuD shares, “These are my go-to devices for patients who have auditory processing disorders, hidden hearing loss, and hyperacusis. The [Signia Active X] style does not look like a hearing aid and is, therefore, more widely accepted by individuals with normal or near-normal hearing. The processing abilities are those of the highest quality Signia devices.”

 

Who are Signia Active X hearing aids ideal for?

We recommend the Signia Active X hearing aids for people with mild to moderate hearing loss. Whether you struggle to hear the yoga instructor or worry you might not hear approaching vehicles when out for a run, these ITE hearing aids have got your back.

If you are an Apple aficionado, these are definitely up your alley since they also support Bluetooth streaming and hands-free calling. However, Android users might find the extra accessories a little cumbersome.

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Signia Silk X review

Signia Silk X

The smallest of all Signia hearing aids, these devices fit completely in your ear canal.

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This completely-in-canal (CIC) option supports mild to moderate levels of hearing loss. While the Signia Silk X doesn’t offer any Bluetooth or streaming options, it does offer its strength in terms of discretion and battery life. The disposable size 10 batteries usually last 70 hours, which is at least three times longer than most rechargeable options.

Work conferences, family reunions, and parties with friends become a lot more enjoyable with the Signia Silk X because it allows you to fully engage without worrying about the batteries running out or wondering if your device is showing.

Even though the Signia Silk X doesn’t support Bluetooth connection, it can connect to your Signia app for adjustments, or you can use the miniPocket accessory.

Dr. Reisman says that one of the most comparable devices to the Signia Silk is the Phonak Lyric, another invisible hearing aid.

Criteria Signia Silk X
Cost $1,500 to $5,500 for a pair
Warranty 1 to 3 years
Rechargeable batteries? No
Bluetooth capabilities? No
Customization options Two color options
Technology platform Signia Xperience (X)
Hearing loss Mild to moderate hearing loss

 

Pros and cons of Silk X hearing aids

Pros Cons
CIC style option fits securely No Bluetooth or streaming capabilities
Designed to help you hear in everyday social environments No rechargeable options
Battery lasts around 70 hours Requires Signia app or miniPocket accessory to make adjustments

 

What our audiologists say about the Signia Silk X

Dr. Ruth Reisman, AuD shares, “The silk devices and now the rechargeable Silk X were the most innovative hearing aid solution available on the market today in prescriptive hearing aids. This device combines the acoustic and cosmetic benefits of an invisible in-the-ear device and the comfort of a ric device in that the sleeves are pliable and feel less occlusive. [It’s] my favorite in-the-ear product to fit, and the rechargeable devices are flying off the shelf!”

 

Who are Signia Silk X hearing aids ideal for?

Best for people who struggle to hear conversations, the Signia Silk X will help you navigate dinner conversations and enjoy public outings. While perfectly adequate for mild to moderate hearing loss, these CIC devices aren’t recommended for severe or profound levels of hearing loss.

These devices are the only hearing aids on our list that don’t support Bluetooth or hands-free calling, but this isn’t usually a huge problem with mild to moderate hearing loss since you can always turn up the volume — unlike people you might encounter on your morning walk.

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Comparing Signia hearing aid models

Model Style Type of hearing loss Price
Signia Pure Charge & Go IX RIC Mild to profound $1,500-$5,500/pair
Signia Styletto AX RIC Mild to severe $1,500-$5,500/pair
Signia Insio Charge & Go AX ITE and ITC Mild to profound $1,500-$5,500/pair
Signia Motion X BTE Mild to profound $1,500-$5,500/pair
Signia Active X ITE Mild to severe $3,500 to $7,500/pair
Signia Silk X CIC Mild to moderate $1,500 to $8,000/pair

 

The 3 key takeaways

  • Signia is loved by audiologists — They are a trusted brand known for their excellent speech clarity and innovative technology.
  • Signia Integrated Xperience (IX) technology helps users keep up with conversations — The platform launched in 2023 with their Pure Charge & Go models, but has since expanded to add more styles, some of which we reviewed.
  • Signia stands behind their products — They create high-quality hearing instruments, but if something goes wrong, their amazing customer service team will make it right.

What our audiologists say about Signia hearing aids

Dr. Danielle Morgan
“As an audiologist, I have to say that Signia is one of my favorite brands. Signia is a leading hearing aid manufacturer that offers the latest technology in a wide variety of styles. They make products that improve quality of life and help users better access the world around them through sound. Many Signia hearing aids are Bluetooth compatible and have different compatible accessories.

Their app is simple and user-friendly but also allows users to play around with different ways to customize their experience. Signia’s customer service is excellent, and I know that if there is an issue they will stand behind their product and find a solution that benefits the user.”

Dr. Jessica Hinson
“Signia is a great brand for those looking for a small, yet effective device with an optional user-friendly app. It is actually my favorite app on the market. Most of their devices come in rechargeable and replaceable battery models. They also have options for those with single-sided deafness (called a CROS or BiCROS hearing aid). Their sound quality isn’t too tinny, and their background noise reduction is comparable to other top-tier hearing aid manufacturers. I will say, I love the Signia color choices as well — the rose gold is my favorite!”

Dr. Ruth Reisman
“Signia is one of my favorite brands of hearing aids; in addition to their innovative styles like the Styletto, the Actives, and the Silks, they offer the most tools for the hearing impaired including two options of tinnitus treatment, own voice processing, a mask-wearing booster, and a microphone directionality manager. These devices give you the most tools for your buck.”

What customers say about Signia hearing aids

Customers say their favorite feature is…

Signia offers smaller hearing aids than many on the market, which people love because they’re more discreet. Plus, most devices now feature Bluetooth functionality for Apple and Android devices, simplifying hands-free calls and making streaming a breeze.

Customers say their least favorite feature is…

While Signia hearing aids span a considerable price range, most users agree that these devices are fairly expensive overall when compared to the competition, and some people said their devices needed frequent repairs.

Are Signia hearing aids for me?

Like any hearing aid, Signia hearing aids are only as good as their programming, but there are some pros and cons to consider when deciding if Signia is the right manufacturer for you.

The pros of Signia hearing aids

  • Signia has a variety of styles to choose from. Signia makes products ranging from the smallest invisible custom devices to larger behind-the-ear (BTE) devices. You can also choose between rechargeable or non-rechargeable for most styles.
  • Signia hearing aids can fit all types and configurations of hearing loss. From mild to profound losses, Signia has a solution. They even make a CROS instrument, which picks up sound from the deaf ear and sends it over to the better-hearing one. This is designed for people with single-sided deafness.
  • Their sound quality is excellent. Signia is often praised as having some of the best-sounding hearing aids on the market.

The cons of Signia hearing aids

  • Signia hearing aids are available by prescription only. Signia hearing aids must be fit and programmed by a licensed audiologist or another hearing care professional. This makes them more costly, as you must also pay for professional services.
  • Bluetooth connectivity is not always reliable. This is not unique to Signia; however, it is something to consider if you heavily rely on connectivity to your devices.
  • Devices might be too small for some users. Although many want the smallest devices possible, hearing aids that are too small can be hard for some patients to manipulate.

Some quick facts about Signia hearing aids

Signia’s roots date back to early 1900s Germany, where it was originally part of the now tech-conglomerate Siemens. 

  1. Siemens made its first hearing aids in 1910. Called the Phonophor, these hearing instruments were very successful. As a result, the company continued to expand.
  2. Siemens became Signia in 2015. They sold their hearing aid division to another large hearing aid company, Sivantos. Since then, Sivantos has merged into WS Audiology.
  3. The “time traveler” in Charlie Chaplin’s film ‘The Circus’ used a Siemens hearing aid. There was some speculation that an older woman in the background of the film was a time traveler using a mobile phone. Turns out it was just her hearing aid!
  4. The Aquaris was the world’s first waterproof hearing aid. Launched in 2013, it has since been discontinued. Although they do not have a waterproof hearing aid on the market now, many of their products have an IP68 rating, which is currently the highest rating for water and dust resistance available.

Why trust Audiologists.org

Three licensed audiologists contributed to this article to ensure accuracy. All of the Signia models were reviewed by Dr. Reisman, AuD a licensed audiologist who has over a decade of experience in her field. Dr. Reisman currently trains rising audiologists as a professor and specializes in studying how hearing loss intersects with other medical conditions, such as ADHD.

Frequently asked questions

What is the big deal about the Signia app? Do I need to use it?

Signia hearing aids alone are excellent products that do not require use of the app to get their full benefits, so you certainly do not need to use it if you don’t want to. Signia’s app can be really beneficial, though, especially if you want to use the remote control feature or take advantage of Signia Assistant, an artificial intelligence (AI) feature that learns your listening preferences. The app also allows for remote adjustments and helps you acclimate to the instruments.

What phones are compatible with the Signia app?

iPhones running iOS 14.0 and higher, and most Android phones running Android 9.0 and higher, will work with the app. Check out Signia’s website for more information about the app and direct streaming compatibility.

What if I don’t want rechargeable batteries?

While rechargeable batteries are becoming the norm, hearing aids that run on disposable batteries are still available! The AX platform offers the Pure AX and Pure CROS AX with a 312 battery. If you need a different style, like an in-the-ear (ITE) or traditional behind-the-ear (BTE), Signia’s X platform has a variety of non-rechargeable options available. Talk to your audiologist about what options would best suit your hearing loss and needs!

What other devices will my hearing aids work with?

All current Signia hearing aids are compatible with their StreamLine TV, StreamLine Mic, and miniPocket.

  • The StreamLine TV. Allows you to stream your TV’s sound directly into your hearing aids, allowing you to hear a clear signal and adjust the sound to your preferences without touching the TV’s volume.
  • The StreamLine Mic. It will connect non-compatible phones to Bluetooth for streaming phone calls and music and can also serve as a remote microphone.
  • The miniPocket. It’s a simple remote that adjusts volume and programs and is good for patients who cannot use the app or buttons on their hearing aids to do so.

How often do I need to charge my hearing aids?

Every night! Although you should get about 30 hours on a charge, it is best to get into the habit of charging them every night so that you never have to worry about running out of battery.