The sounds that connect you to your life are important. Even the slightest loss of hearing may have a huge impact on your experience of the world – distancing you from the people, connections and experiences you love.
For more than 65 years, Widex™ have been passionately committed to developing hearing solutions that bring sounds to life – with a sound like no other.
Widex™ believe that, once you put a hearing aid on, you shouldn’t have to think about it until you take it off again at night. All you should experience is a life lived, enjoyed and heard in the most natural way, while in the background, your hearing aids employ the most advanced sound engine, AI powered personalisation, and seamless integration to make it happen.
Widex™ introduced the Moment™ platform worldwide in early 2020 and Covid-19 intervened. They are now in the process of re-launching the new hearing aid range. The Moment™, is the first ever hearing aid with zero signal processing delay.
That’s really big news and 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.
As previously mentioned, Moment™, is the first hearing aid that offers no delay in signal processing. That is a game-changer in hearing aid sound which basically means a more natural delivery of processed sound at the eardrum. That will 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, 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 the perception of an intolerable echo. Under 11 milliseconds the echo is still there but is tolerable and eventually, the brain will blend it out.
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. On the left is a graph presented by Widex™ detailing sound delays, the sound delay of some competitors, their own Evoke range and the new Moment range.
Widex Moment™ rechargeable hearing aid is ultra-small and discreet and very hard to spot when sitting behind your ear, especially when you choose a colour to match your skin or hair.
You won’t have to worry about moisture when you exercise or get caught in the rain as Widex Moment™ features an advanced water-resistant nano coating to help protect from moisture ingression.
Widex UNIQUE lets your hear more sounds, no matter where you are, or what you’re doing. One of the world’s smallest behind-ear hearing aids, UNIQUE PASSION is the ultimate in discretion and elegance. It is virtually invisible.
One of the world’s smallest behind-ear hearing aids, UNIQUE PASSION is the ultimate in discretion and elegance. It is virtually invisible.
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