Unitron's Moxi Kiss Wins 2014 Red Dot Product Design Award Intelligent, refined hearing instrument gains further international recognition for product design excellence

KITCHENER, Ontario, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitron, a global innovator of advanced hearing solutions, today celebrated the news that its intelligent, refined Moxi™ Kiss hearing instrument has earned a "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014", an internationally recognized distinction celebrating excellence in product design.

With origins dating back to 1954, the Red Dot Product Design Award ranks among the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world today, spanning a spectrum of 23 product categories from interior design, to consumer electronics, to healthcare.  

Moxi Kiss was recognized for outstanding product design out of a field of 4,815 applications from 1,816 companies representing 53 countries. An international jury of 40 distinguished design experts evaluated each submission against criteria including innovation, functionality, emotional content and ecological aspects  -- to name a few. 

The intelligent design and luxurious finish of Moxi Kiss realizes Unitron's design goal to create a product that wearers would rate as stylish, discreet and comfortable, and hearing healthcare providers would be proud to represent. The hearing instrument's outer shell was meticulously designed, including precision of the tooling to the micron level to get the smallest form possible, and a G2 curvature to ensure a luxurious finish. Advances in mechanical design ensure Moxi Kiss' internal functionality upholds Unitron's commitment to high fidelity natural sound, providing wearers a high degree of listening comfort even in the most difficult noise environments.

This is Moxi Kiss' second international recognition for outstanding design this year. In February 2014 the hearing instrument claimed the 2014 iF product design award.

"We are honoured to have Moxi Kiss recognized yet again by the world's leaders in product design.  Moxi Kiss represents the first step in a new design evolution for Unitron's hearing instruments that will continue for years to come.  This Red Dot award provides further validation that we are absolutely on the right path," says Jan Metzdorff, President, Unitron.  "In creating Moxi Kiss, our team studied the best in the world, pushed through design barriers and ultimately created an outstanding product design that is intelligent, beautiful, and truly worthy of international recognition."

About Unitron

Unitron is a global company that understands the hearing healthcare business is built on strong, personal relationships.  We work closely with hearing healthcare professionals to improve the lives of people with hearing loss.  A member of the Sonova Group, Unitron has a proven track record of developing hearing innovations that provide natural sound with exceptional speech understanding. Headquartered in Canada, Unitron distributes its full line of hearing instruments to customers in over 60 countries. For more information, please visit us on the web at unitron.com.

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