New Technology for Hearing Devices
The world’s first of its kind setting that enhances audio when communicating with someone wearing a mask
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
October 2, 2020
Beyond the threat to public health, the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged nearly all aspects of our lives, including one of the most basic – how we communicate. That’s why Signia developed the world’s first of its kind setting for a hearing device called Face Mask Mode. It specifically improves audibility when communicating with someone wearing a face covering.
According to studies, even if you have normal hearing, the use of face masks reduce hearing ability by about 30%. If you’re one of the 48 million Americans with hearing loss, understanding people when they’re wearing masks can be nearly impossible.
It’s not just about muffled voices – masks obscure our ability to read lips and facial cues, while social distancing means you can’t get closer to hear better.
Face Mask Mode works by tapping a button within the Signia app – and it doesn’t require a visit to a hearing care professional.