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Widex are a premium hearing device manufacturer. They are famous for delivering high quality hearing aids with outstanding sound. The Widex sound is famous across the hearing aid profession and it is said that an experienced Widex hearing aid user will never be happy with any other hearing aid.  If you are looking for fantastic sound quality, astonishing reliability and the most natural hearing available, then Widex may be the devices for you. They are one of the very few privately held hearing aid companies, and the business is still owned by the two families of the founders. Based in Denmark they are ranked in the top 6 of the world’s hearing device manufacturers. Widex have always been at the forefront of development of hearing aid technology. They were the first company to deliver a fully digital in the ear aid to the market in 1995. They also won the European Inventor award in 2012 for their CAMISHA technology (Computer Aided Manufacturing of Individual Shells for Hearing Aids) which is now used by every hearing aid manufacturer. This involves using 3D laser modeling to create an accurate model of a person’s ear to ensure a perfect fitting.

They are also well known for the quality and reliability of their hearing aids, their hearing devices are famously built to last. Widex hearing aid platforms usually come with four levels of technology. They tend to identify their hearing device platforms with a name and a number, the number designates the technology level of the hearing aids. In that context, the 440 is the flagship hearing aid range and the 110 is the basic hearing aid range. Widex is one of the primary hearing aid brands we provide at our hearing aid centre in Worcester and our hearing aid centre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Let’s take an overview look at their latest technology.

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Featured Technology: MOMENT

Introducing the Widex Moment

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Enjoy music & movies for longer

The streaming functionality means that you can listen to music or enjoy the sounds of a movie through your MOMENT™ hearing aids, among others.

Many MOMENT devices supports wireless streaming in high quality stereo directly from your iPhone – or from your TV via the TV-DEX assistive device. With the lowest power consumption of any hearing aid, MOMENTcan stream for hours on end.

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Always connected with Dex communication solutions

The MOMENT™ hearing aid doesn’t just keep you connected to your iPhone, but also to telecoils and to phones, televisions and more with the DEX range of communication solutions.

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Made for iPhone, made for you

Make the MOMENT™ hearing aid your own with the personalized app.

You can adjust sound settings and listening preferences, use personal pictures and even create sound templates for specific listening situations – such as being at a restaurant or with family and friends.

The MOMENT App also works if you have an Android phone.

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Easy adjustments with the MOMENT™ App

Adjust volume on two hearing aids individually. Choose between clarity of speech and comfort. Select directionality of microphones.

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Widex Moment Hearing Aids

Widex introduced the Moment platform worldwide in 2020 and it is the first time ever that the signal processing on a hearing aid will have zero delay. It should translate to the most natural sound experience ever for any hearing aid user. It should also make hearing aids easier to wear for both new and existing hearing aid users. The Moment platform will come in six hearing aid types across the usual four levels of technology from Widex, the premium 440, upper mid 330, lower mid 220 and the entry-level 110.  Initially, there will be no Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids available, however, that will change later this year.

Widex Moment Range

No Delay

The Moment is the first hearing aid that offers no delay in signal processing. Something that is quite astonishing, to be honest. That really is a game-changer and without doubt, it is a paradigm shift in hearing aid sound. The Moment offers zero delay, which basically means natural delivery of processed sound at the eardrum which should translate to very natural sound experience. Widex say that the Moment is the most natural-sounding hearing aid ever produced, and technically it should be.

Every hearing aid suffers a delay in signal processing, in essence, it takes time to process sound and present it at the eardrum. While sound that enters the ear canal normally doesn’t, leading to an out of sync signal. If the signal delay is 11 milliseconds or over, it produces an intolerable echo. Under 11 milliseconds the echo is still there but is tolerable and eventually, the brain will blend it out.

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That signal delay ensures that hearing aids sound like hearing aids. The brain perceives the delay and the sound is perceived as abnormal. Over time, the brain normalises the sound to a large extent, but it is never what you would call natural. Below is a graph presented by Widex detailing sound delays, the sound delay of some competitors, their own Evoke range and the new Moment range.

Zero signal delay, Widex Moment

The Moment offers zero delays, which basically means natural delivery of processed sound at the eardrum which should translate to very natural sound experience. Widex say that the Moment is the most natural-sounding hearing aid ever produced, and technically it should be.

The Hearing Aid Models

As I said, six hearing aid models, three Receiver In Canal hearing aid models and three In The Ear hearing aid models. The Receiver In Canal models are the RIC-10, which is the updated replacement for the Passion. The RIC 312D which replaces both the Fusion and the Fusion 2 and the new mRIC-R D which is a lithium-ion powered Mini Receiver In Canal hearing aid.

The RIC-10 (runs on a size 10 battery) is a very discreet device and the Passion it is based on was amazingly popular. The device is very small, so it doesn’t have a telecoil onboard nor is it Bluetooth enabled. Although they are wireless and can access loop systems and streaming audio from other sources via a Dex.

The RIC-312D (runs on a size 312 battery) is the same size and shape as the Fusion and Fusion 2 which it replaces. It is a hugely versatile RIC that will cover hearing losses down to severe to profound. It has a telecoil onboard and the new upgraded Bluetooth radio that is Made For iPhone compatible and ready for Made For Android.

Widex Moment rechargeable hearing aids

The new mRIC R D is a very discreet lithium-ion powered rechargeable RIC. It is a very versatile RIC which will cover hearing losses down to severe to profound in nature. It offers a telecoil and the new Bluetooth radio which offers a direct connection to iPhones and other Apple products and ready for Made For Android. Widex say that it is the smallest rechargeable RIC available on the market. The device looks about the same length of the RIC 10 but wider at the bottom.

Widex Moment rechargeable in charger

The device offers twenty hours of use with one charge and sixteen hours of use with streaming. I really like the rechargeable devices, but I think I will reserve judgement on the charger. I can’t say for sure, but it looks more like a desk type charger like the system Oticon uses rather than a multi-functional on the go charger like the one ReSound uses for the Quattro. That is a pity to be honest with you, apart from Signia with the charger for the Styletto Connect, no one else is really innovating on the charger unit for their rechargeable devices.

The three In The Ear hearing aids are the IM, the XP and the CIC. None of them have a telecoil, although they can access loop systems via a Dex. None of them are Bluetooth enabled although they are wireless and can connect to the Widex Dex accessories for streaming audio.

The IM is powered by a 312 battery and has a programme button as an option. It will cover moderate to severe hearing losses. The XP is powered by a 312 battery, it will not offer a programme button option and again it will cover moderate to severe hearing losses. The CIC is powered by a size 10 battery, it will not offer a programme button and again will cover pretty much the same hearing losses.

The absence of a programme button means that you will not be able to access any extra programmes unless you have a Remote Dex or use the Tonelink app on your smartphone.

The Apps

I really liked the Widex Evoke app and I have to say I was blown away by the machine learning element and the difference it made for people. Widex have used it as the foundation for their new Moment app. They have also updated the Touch app to work with the non-Bluetooth hearing aids on the Moment platform.

Widex apps for Moment

The app has been re-built to be even more intuitive and easy to use. They have tried to keep as much as possible on one screen so that you have a lot of power when you open it.  The same can be said for the Tonelink app. The SoundSense Learn, which is the machine learning system has been continually updated in the background since the introduction of the Evoke hearing aids. Widex say “To date, SoundSense Learn has created almost one million personal sound solutions for users around the world – each one making our AI-engine more efficient than ever and leading to better fitting in the clinic.”

Levels of technology

The Moment will be available in the usual four levels of technology, the 440 at the top and the 110 at the entry-level. It is my best advice that you buy the highest level of technology that you can afford. Even the 110, is a splendid entry-level device that will produce pretty good results although it will not have access to the SoundSense machine learning feature.

Widex hearing aid tech levels

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More Widex Hearing Aids

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Widex Unique Hearing Aids

What makes UNIQUE better than other similar hearing aids?

A wider sound picture – so you can hear both soft and loud sounds in comfort.

The best wind noise reduction system available, so even in windy environments you can still hear speech.

It detects your listening situation automatically and makes sure you hear the right sound at the right time in the right place

Widex Dream hearing aids

Widex Dream Hearing Aids

Any hearing aid can improve your hearing. A special one aims to give you true-to-life sound. WIDEX DREAM™ does exactly that.

If you’re an experienced hearing aid user, you’ll hear the difference straight away. Sounds will seem richer, and more detailed and well-rounded. You’ll start to take more pleasure in the world of sound around you.

If DREAM is your first hearing aid, you can look forward to hearing many of the sounds you’ve been missing.

Widex Evoke Fusion 2 with iPhone

Widex Evoke Smart Hearing Aid

This hearing aid evolves in real life to keep getting smarter. Interactive options help you intuitively shape your listening experience, putting you in full control if you want to be.

And if you want to lean back? EVOKE automatically makes hearing aid adjustments suited to your needs and your environment. Ensuring great sound for a busy life has never been easier.

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