Many people who wear hearing aids will tell you that even with the best technology, they still don’t hear like they used to. That’s because in the past, there hasn’t been a way to completely eliminate the “out of sync” sound for hearing aid wearers with mild to moderate hearing loss.
The “tinny” or “artificial” sound of hearing aids, which often prevents their adoption by those with hearing loss, is produced when sound processed in the hearing aid reaches the eardrum a split second later than the sound that travels directly through or around the hearing aid’s ear-tip. In fact, because of this, patients often comment, “No matter how good the sound, it still sounds like a hearing aid.”
Now, the latest generation of hearing aids from Widex, called Moment, addresses this concern. This hearing aid doesn’t just allow the wearer to hear better, it restores the sense of more natural hearing as many people remember it. This is a fundamental shift for general consumers public plagued by hearing loss at increasingly younger ages.
Widex already has the lowest time delay compared to competitors and produced the purest sound. However, the Moment hearing aid platform achieves an even better hearing experience by leveraging two distinct signal pathways. The classic signal pathway is paired with a second ultra-fast signal pathway that adds extra gearing to the platform.
Technology reduces the processing delay between microphone and receiver to below 0.5 milliseconds, enabling the two sound signals to meet at virtually the same time in the eardrum – thereby eliminating the artificial sound quality and creating a more natural sound experience.
Not only does this hearing aid break new ground in the area of sound purity, but it also features other cutting-edge technology including:
- Rechargeable—The Moment features the smallest lithium-ion rechargeable receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid on the market, ensuring that no matter what the wearer’s lifestyle, they will never miss a sound.
- Artificial Intelligence—This hearing aid also is compatible with the SoundSense Learn smartphone app, which leverages breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning to personalize the wearer’s hearing experience and create hearing programs based on a wearer’s typical environments – a daily commute, an open-office floor plan, a favorite restaurant, and more.
The app allows you to take an on-the-go, hyper-accurate test that measures data like how often you adjust the volume, which sound presets you use in various environments, and adjusts accordingly. It also shares this data directly and securely back to a hearing care professional to improve customization and tailor service.
The goal is to break down the hearing aid stigma across all generations by equipping wearers with a way to experience natural hearing, customized for any environment, while enabling connectivity with all of your favorite apps and devices.
Learn more about Moment’s features and experience the latest in hearing aid technology. Schedule an appointment with a doctoral-level audiologist at Associated Audiologists.