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Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013

Hearing Aid Manufacturer: Widex

Widex behind-the-ear hearing aid is considerably smaller than this tiny golf ball.

A global innovator and manufacturer of hearing instruments, Widex created the world’s first fully digital in-the-ear hearing aid, as well as other revolutionary wireless technology. They've not only received awards for their latest technologies, but have introduced a 3D digital process that provides a perfect fit for In-the-Ear (ITE) and their latest Invisible-in-Canal (IIC) hearing aids. So what has Widex done to earn these awards and does it translate into a better product?

Widex Innovations

Widex highly acclaimed In-the-Ear and Invisible-in-Canal (IIC) hearing aids came about because of a process they designed to make ITE and IIC hearing aids nearly invisible by matching them to a hearing aid users ear canal. This process is called CAMISHA. Widex won the 2012 European Inventor Award from the European Patent Office for this technology. CAMISHA or Computer Aided Manufacturing for Individual Shells for Hearing Aids is a process that uses 3D printers to create perfect matches to an individual's ear canal. Thereby making the hearing aid better functioning and more comfortable. This precise fit is also credited with ending whistling from hearing aids, which were caused in the past by gaps within the ear.

Widex Features

FreeFocus features lets individuals hone in on sounds from certain directions without having to turn their heads.

Wireless Communication Many of Widex's hearing aids communicate wirelessly to each other, making listening easier and more natural sounding.

Zen Programs helps the wearer manage tinnitus symptoms by giving them a choice of comforting listening tones to distract from the annoying and problematic noises of tinnitus. If you want to learn more about the Zen program, watch the video below!

SmartSpeak is a verbal messaging system that alerts the user when to subtle conditions within their hearing aid that they might need to know about or address, like changing the battery.

The Latest Widex Products

Widex Super--Is a new technology that incorporates many of Widex's most innovative hearing solutions. Not only does it eliminate whistling and provide enhanced comfort, but it compensates for poor listening environments such as the boardroom or classroom. This hearing aid also allows the user to focus in on sounds from a specific direction as well as allowing sound from a cell phone to be delivered directly into both hearing aids.

Widex Dream--This Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aid is 20 percent smaller than many traditional BTE hearing aids. This hearing aid was designed to enhance communication by preserving the organic resonance of the human voice, enabling the wearer to more clearly understand each word. See more

Widex Dex Accessories-- A system of assistive listening devices that can bridge the gap in challenging hearing environments. DEX not only makes it easier to listen in the boardroom and restaurants, these ALDs can be used for television to help with unnecessary delays and echoes. The DEX system transmits wirelessly to hearing aids without delay and with no echo. It allows up to ten hours of use without recharging.

Widex Green

As well as its devotion to clean and clear hearing aids, Widex has dedicated themselves to improving the environment. Widex is the first company to be called, "Wind Made." And, according to details taken from the manufacturer's website, "A wind turbine at Widex’ global headquarters in Denmark covers 95% of its energy needs, including production, thereby greatly exceeding the basic requirements for joining the WindMade program." In addition, not only does Widex keep all of their hearing aid processing under one roof, decreasing their global footprint, but they also rely on geothermal heating as well as thermal at their headquarters in Seattle, Washington. This devotion to the environment says as much about the manufacturer as does their award winning technology.

If you'd like to learn more about Widex and their latest hearing aids, talk to your hearing health provider. If you need help finding a hearing health provider click HERE to be connected with the largest network of trusted hearing health professionals in the nation!

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