Widex are a privately owned hearing aid company based in Denmark. They are currently ranked in the top 6 of all hearing aid manufacturers and are constantly improving their technology. They were the last of the big hearing aid manufacturers to set up a UK base which is currently in Cheshire. Widex also have shares in Bloom Hearing.
In 2015, Widex introduced their latest and most advanced platform technology. It led to a number of new features as well as the creation of their brand new Unique range of hearing aids.
First let’s take a look at the models that are currently available from Widex.
Unique – Available as:
- BTE/Micro BTE (Behind The Ear)
- RIC (Receiver In Canal)
- RITE (Receiver In The Ear)
- ITE (In The Ear)
- CIC (Completely In Canal)
The Unique is currently the most advanced hearing aids available from Widex. They are available in 4 technology levels, Unique 440, Unique 330, Unique 220 and Unique 110. They are available in a number of styles and colours to suit every taste and requirement. They have directly replaced the previous Dream range of hearing aids.
The Unique range also features the smallest ‘open fit’ hearing aid available known as the Unique Passion and a power RIC known as the Unique Fusion.
Widex IIC – Available as an IIC (Invisible In Canal)
This is the smallest hearing aid available in the Widex range. As its name suggests, this hearing aid sits deep inside the ear canal making it ‘invisible’ to everyone else. It is available in 3 technology levels IIC 10, IIC 5 and IIC 3+. Please note that not all ear canals are suitable for IIC hearing aids but this can be determined by your audiologist.
Widex Super – Available as RIC (Receiver In Canal)
This is a super power hearing instrument that is suitable for severe to profound hearing loss. It offers that extra boost of power but in a small, sleek design. It is available in 2 technology levels, Super 440 and Super 220.
Widex Menu – Available as:
- BTE/Micro BTE/Power BTE (Behind the Ear)
- IIC (Invisible in Canal)
- CIC (Completely in Canal)
- ITE (In the Ear)
The Widex Menu is a bit different in terms of the way features are included. Although they come in 3 set technology levels, Menu 10, Menu 5 and Menu 3, you can adjust the number of features you require. This is essentially a basic range of hearing aids.
Some companies will still try to sell older hearing aid models so for your reference, here is a list of some Widex models that have been superseded.
- Widex Dream range
- Widex Clear range
- Widex Mind range
- Widex Passion 440, 115, 100 and 105
- Widex Real
- Widex Inteo
- Widex Aikia
- Widex Flash
- Widex Senso
- Widex Diva
- Widex Bravo
- Widex Bravissimo
Widex’s new platform has allowed Widex not only to improve the features that their customers know and love, but introduce some new ones designed to make the whole listening experience more personal.
Please note that not all features listed below are available on all models. For more specific feature information, please refer to our individual product pages.
In keeping with their ‘more personal’ approach, Widex have introduced 3 new features to help achieve this. Personal Acclimatisation allows the wearer to control pace and level, Personal Audibility Extender helps manage the higher frequency sounds and Personal Zen is designed to ease the symptoms of tinnitus using harmonic tones that work for you.
These hearing aids also offer up to 15 sound processing channels and up to 5 Programmes to further improve your hearing.
Digital Pinna recreates the ear’s acoustics to retain a natural sound quality and the Speech Enhancer SII detects the voice you are trying to hear and suppresses the unwanted background noise.
For comfort and clarity, these hearing aids also feature the TruSound Softener which softens unexpected loud noises, Feedback Cancelling and Noise Reduction.
Widex have also developed a range of accessories known as the DEX range which are compatible with any of Widex’s wireless hearing aid models. This allows you to connect with devices such as your TV, Music player or phone. The accessories currently available include RC-DEX, TV-DEX and Phone-DEX.
If you would like more information about Widex’s full range of wireless accessories please visit our sister site here.
If you are interested in a particular model of Widex hearing aid, just hover your mouse over the ‘Products’ tab above, you will see a drop down menu appear, hover your mouse over ‘Widex Hearing Aids’ and you will see the whole current range to choose from. Just select your choice from there!