In 2013 Widex launched its new range of power hearing aids the 440 being the top of the range. Good features and clear sound for those requiring more power.
In 2013 Widex launched a new option for people with a more severe or profound hearing loss. Known as the Widex Super, this hearing aid has an impressive 143 dB output and an 87dB maximum gain. It can also reduce wind noise by up to 18dB
Despite having this extra power, the Widex Super 440 comes as a small RITE (Receiver In The Ear) or RIC (Receiver In Canal) giving you that extra boost, and a long battery life in a more discreet device.
Widex have also made these hearing aids highly weatherproof so you can continue to wear them no matter what the conditions may be
The Widex Super is available in 2 levels of technology, with the Super 440 being the high-end model in the range. It also comes with a selection of colours to choose from.
Along with this, Widex have added some new and improved features to even further enhance the listening experience for those with a severe or profound loss.
15 Channels – These channels allow the hearing aids to be more precisely tuned for your personal hearing loss.
5 Programmes – Programmes can be set to manage loss in a range of different listening environments.
Zen – The Widex Super range are the only super powered hearing aids to offer a programme that helps to ease the symptoms of tinnitus
Audibility Extender – This help with the higher frequency sounds.
Output Extender – This boosts the bass sounds below 1 kHz
Classic Program – Allows the wearer to slowly acclimatise to a super power instrument
TruSound Softener - Softens any loud unexpected noises
Feedback Cancelling - Eliminates the whistling sounds
Speech Enhancer SII – This feature can focus on a certain voice in a crowd and make the speech clearer.
Noise Reduction - Helps to suppress any unwanted background noise.
Digital Pinna – Gives a clear and natural sound by simulating the ears natural acoustics.
The Widex Super 440 is also compatible with the DEX range of wireless accessories allowing you to connect to 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 440 is the top of this new range of RIC/RITE super powered hearing aids from Widex. They have a sleek design, long battery life and many excellent features that give a comfortable but powerful solution to hearing loss. If you have a severe or profound hearing loss and are interested in this type of hearing aid but would prefer a lower cost option, you may like to try the Widex Super 220.