HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Backed by mounting evidence of high user satisfaction with the natural sound quality of its Widex MOMENT hearing aid platform, Widex USA Inc. today announced its first-ever rechargeable behind-the-ear hearing aid offering PureSound™, along with direct streaming to iPhone and Android devices. With the new Widex MOMENT BTE R D, people with hearing loss from minimal up to severe-to-profound can now benefit from Widex’s unique natural sound processing.
"With 91 percent of users reporting satisfaction with Widex MOMENT sound quality, we’ve applied this patented technology to our first rechargeable BTE solution," said Dana Helmink, Senior Director of Audiology and Clinical Education at Widex. "Featuring sound like no other, the Widex MOMENT BTE R D is designed to give wearers greater control over their hearing experience while offering direct streaming across popular devices like iPhone and Android."
The rechargeable Widex MOMENT BTE R D hearing aid is fully Android compatible, which allows wearers to stream music and calls directly to their hearing aids without requiring a separate accessory. It also supports direct wireless connections to iPhones, Widex TV Play, and WidexLink devices. Developed to meet the needs of even the most demanding hearing aid wearers, Widex MOMENT BTE R D runs for up to 37 hours on a single charge and 24 hours total when used for roughly 8 hours of streaming — more than enough battery life for users who spend much of their day taking calls, listening to music and podcasts, or streaming TV.
The Widex MOMENT BTE R D has the option of using a standard ear hook and two thin tubes for a better fit regardless of ear size and shape. Either can be used to take full advantage of PureSound with ZeroDelay™ processing, which eliminates delay-based distortion in Widex MOMENT hearing aids and improves sound perception. Recent Widex studies have shown that 90 percent of users found the sound of their own voice to be natural when wearing Widex hearing aids featuring PureSound, compared to their current hearing aids.
"Delay impacts many levels of sound perception," Helmink continued. "With PureSound, we’re finding users overwhelmingly prefer the naturalness, clarity, and localization of the sound they experience from Widex MOMENT hearing aids to what they get from other devices."
Widex MOMENT BTE R D hearing aids come standard with telecoil and a new audiologist-programmable LED indicator. The LED indicator can be programmed to flash different colors and patterns to communicate status to the wearer, such as on/off, low battery, or a successful Bluetooth connection or accessory pairing. As a result, the hearing aid wearer – or their caregiver – can easily understand the status of the hearing aids through a visual indicator, thus removing the guesswork.
The Widex MOMENT BTE R D is available in a range of colors, similar to other Widex MOMENT hearing aids. It comes with a standard charger and will soon be available with the Widex Charge n Clean charger, featuring a UV-C LED treatment to eliminate bacteria and viruses and temperature stabilization to ensure optimal battery performance.
At Widex we believe in a world where there are no barriers to communication; a world where people interact freely, effortlessly and confidently. With sixty years’ experience developing state-of-the-art technology, we provide hearing solutions that are easy to use, seamlessly integrated in daily life and enable people to hear naturally. As one of the world’s leading hearing aid producers, our products are sold in more than one hundred countries, and we employ 4,000 people worldwide.
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