PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY — Signia’s Styletto Connect hearing aids have been awarded a prestigious Red Dot Design Award for design excellence. The announcement comes just weeks after the company received an iF Design Award 2019 for the Styletto.
The Styletto Connect is Signia’s latest iteration of the company’s SLIM-RIC form factor, which includes Bluetooth® connectivity. The uniquely designed slim form factor is preferred by 8 out of 10 people, according to a company consumer study in 2018.1
The Styletto Connect offers fully featured connectivity to the wearer’s smartphone for streaming calls, music and TV via Bluetooth. Additionally, with the use of its rechargeable case, it provides charging-on-the-go for up to four days’ use, free from plugs or cables.
According to the Red Dot’s jury of 40 international experts: “The stylish design of Styletto Connect skillfully stands out from other hearing aids and thus encourages wearer acceptance to a high degree.”
“We are thrilled to have been presented with such a prestigious honor for our latest iconic innovation, Styletto, now for the second time in a row, as we just received the iF Design Award. This international recognition for top design in hearing aids is important to us, as we strongly believe that combining the most advanced hearing aid technology with the most desirable design helps to fight the stigma surrounding hearing aids that still exists today.”
–Maarten Barmentlo, WS Audiology Chief Marketing Officer
About Red Dot Design Award
The Red Dot Design award, which dates back to 1955, recognizes the best products every year across 48 categories, including healthcare . The Red Dot jury’s motto is “in search of good design and innovation.” The judging criteria include, among others: degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, durability, symbolic and emotional content, product periphery, self-explanatory quality, and ecological compatibility.