A jury of 67 independent experts from around the world selected the winners of the iF Design Award 2019 in January. The best entries, from a total of 6,402 and 54 countries, received the award in mid-March.
“[The Styletto] is an important and empowering device [with] a strong bold design. The appearance of this hearing aid communicates a strikingly positive and confident identity. The clarity of execution and the outstanding combination of materials for each element is overtly impressive. The flat proportions communicate a strong sense of precision and value.”
–iF jury panel comments
According to the company, Signia’s unique SLIM-RIC form factor and design “has proven to be especially convincing to first-time hearing aid users who often think that wearing a hearing aid is tied to old age”.
Additionally, the company says a recent study found 65% of the 500 participants preferred Styletto when presented with four form factor options.
“Besides being the most technologically advanced hearing aid, Styletto was developed to help consumers adopt hearing solutions with a revolutionary design. We wanted to develop a hearing aid that could actually be a beautiful, desirable design object. Wearing Styletto makes people feel comfortable and positive about their self-image. The fact that we’ve been given this award proves us right”
–Maarten Barmentlo, WS Audiology Chief Marketing Officer
Source: WS Audiology