Widex: “The Natural Choice for you”
Widex was founded in Denmark in 1956 by Christian Topholm and Erik Westermann. Widex developed the first digitally programmable hearing aid with a remote control in 1988, and the first fully digital in-the-ear hearing aid in 1995. Widex values finding ‘green’ solutions to hearing loss and is the first CO2 neutral hearing aid manufacturer with their environmentally-friendly headquarters in Denmark, where research, development, and production take place.
What we like about Widex:
Widex has great sound quality that often results in the 'WOW' factor in our clinic. Their most recent hearing aid platform is the “Evoke,” which has four different technology levels. The premium technology of the Evoke line has one of the strongest wind noise reduction algorithms on the market, which is apparent in their marketing materials where everyone is on a boat or a ski hill. Outside of best in class wind noise management, the Evoke has an excellent ability to pick up soft sound in the environment. We often find that people who have used Unitron or Phonak hearing aids in the past will really notice a huge difference when listening through a Widex hearing aid because of the soft sound enhancement.
Because of their great sound quality, Widex has long been thought to be the choice product for musicians, and we have had a lot of positive feedback around the way these hearing aids process and amplify music.
Widex is generally our go-to product for people who have tinnitus. The Widex Zen Therapy option gives many tinnitus masking sounds to choose from, including their patented fractal tones, which we have found to be very effective for tinnitus habituation.
We love the Widex Evoke app for the iPhone. It allows a lot of flexibility for the user in terms of setting the microphone directionality and the ability to independently change low, mid and high frequency amplification. The Widex Evoke app also has a feature called Soundsense Learn, which uses machine learning to allow the hearing aid user to create personal programs in real time. We have attached a guide HERE for iOS Bluetooth Connectivity for those who have questions about connection with their iPhones.
The product line ranges from the Evoke 110 at $1,850 per device to the Evoke 440 at a cost of $2,950 per hearing aid. The 440 has their most advanced features for making automatic adjustments and processing a signal in a complex environment such as a restaurant.
The Evoke product line is an iPhone compatible product that can be upgraded to the Z Power rechargeable battery system for $250.