There are many things to consider when purchasing hearing aids. For the new user it can be overwhelming. There are many choices regarding style, technology level, color, accessories, and manufacturer. The choice of manufacturer may be the most important decision. A safe way to start is to consider one of the top six manufacturers in the world; Widex, Phonak, ReSound, Starkey, Oticon, or Siemens. All hearing aid users want to hear the best possible sound. Achieving this is the goal of any hearing aid manufacturer. What sets these companies apart is that they have been around for quite some time and are known for quality and innovation. They are widely distributed, making adjustment or repair while away from home much easier than a lesser known brand.
Widex is a family-owned company based in Denmark. Founded in 1956 by Christian Tøpholm and Erik Westermann the company today is owned and run by the second generation of the Tøpholm and Westermann families. Widex is distributed worldwide and has dispensing affiliates in St. Petersburg. Widex dispensers receive ongoing training and support to maintain a high level of expertise with Widex products with local seminars, in office training, and online training.
Current technology offered by Widex comes in the Beyond device. Features included are
- Comfort for sudden sounds is preserved
- Natural focus on speech from the front and back
- Speech enhancement for the dominant voice in a crowd
- Enhanced identification and cancellation of feedback or hearing aid whistling
- Excellent performance when talking on the phone, listening to music or watching TV
- Multiple listening programs available
- Made for iphone technology; iphone compatible.
At Gardner Audiology, we look forward to discussing your listening difficulties and solution options.
Jodi Conter, Au.D., Audiologist
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