Signia (Siemens) Hearing Aids
Founded in 1847 in Berlin, Siemens is one of the world’s oldest manufacturers of hearing aids. As early as 1911, Siemens had begun development of electrical hearing aids. Now renowned as an innovator of hearing instruments, Siemens was the first to introduce the behind-the-ear hearing aid in 1959 and the in-the-ear hearing aid in 1966. In 2014, Siemens introduced the binax, the first hearing aid to outperform normal hearing. For this innovation, Siemens was awarded the Gold Edison Award in 2015.
In 2015, Siemens was transferred under the umbrella of Sivantos Group, a leader in the hearing aid industry. Signia is a new venture that will be co-branded with Siemens on hearing aids going forward. Signia incorporates the ground-breaking technology of micon and binax platforms introduced with Siemens, as well as the values of innovation and quality. For this dual brand, Sivantos Group says, “With Signia, we want to create a brand that is more human and personal, while building on the Siemens values of technological innovation and quality.