In 2013 Widex launched a new range of hearing aids for people with a severe or profound hearing loss. Known as the Widex Super, they have an impressive 143 dB output and an 87dB maximum gain. It also reduces wind noise by up to 18dB
Despite having this extra power, the Widex Super 220 still comes as a small RITE (Receiver In The Ear) or RIC (Receiver In Canal). This gives you the extra power and longer battery life you need but with a smaller, more discreet design.
Widex have also added a highly weatherproof coating to this new range so you can wear these hearing aids no matter what the weather. You also have a selection of different colours to choose from to personalise the hearing aids.
The Widex Super is available in 2 levels of technology, with the Super 220 being the lower level in the range. It has fewer features and sound processing channels than the Super 440 but is an excellent option for people looking for a super powered but lower cost alternative.
5 Channels –Channels allow your hearing aids to be tuned for your personal hearing loss.
3 Programmes – Programmes can be set to manage your hearing loss in a range of different listening environments.
Audibility Extender – This feature helps with the higher frequency sounds.
Output Extender – This feature boosts the bass sounds below 1 kHz
Feedback Cancelling - Eliminates any whistling sounds
Noise Reduction - Helps to suppress the unwanted background noise.
The Widex Super 220 is still compatible with the DEX range of wireless accessories allowing you to connect to devices such as your TV or mobile phone
RC-DEX - Remote Control
TV – DEX – Wireless TV Streamer
Phone – DEX – Landline Accessory
M – DEX - Mobile Phone Accessory
In conclusion, the Super 220 is the lower level of technology in the new RIC/RITE super power range from Widex. It offers a range of colours and longer battery life along with the extra power needed for severe or profound hearing loss. These hearing aids do have significantly fewer features and sound processing channels than the more advanced in the range but still offer an excellent hearing solution. If you are interested in this type of hearing aid but would like to take full advantage of the new features available then you may want to try the Widex Super 440.
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