WIDEX UNIQUE - WIDE HORIZONS IN HEARING
WIDEX UNIQUE hearing aids let you hear more sounds, no matter where you are, or what you're doing.
LIVE LIFE LARGE
What makes UNIQUE better than other similar hearing aids?
A wider sound picture - so you can hear both soft and loud sounds in comfort.
The best wind noise reduction system available, so even in windy environments you can still hear speech.
It detects your listening situation automatically and makes sure you hear the right sound at the right time in the right place.
CAPTURES MORE SOUND
WIDEX UNIQUE hearing aids capture all the sounds you need, from the highs to the lows, from the loud to the very quiet. No other hearing aid can provide you with such a wide range of comfortable, audible sounds.
PURE, CLEAN SOUND
Only UNIQUE can reduce unwanted soft sounds and maintain useful soft sounds (such as quiet speech). And when you’re outdoors, Unique significantly reduces wind noise, no matter what the conditions.
WIDEX UNIQUE hearing aids cleverly and quickly adapt to any situation you find yourself in. So you can easily separate speech from noise. And enjoy supreme sound in any environment. Our COM-DEX communication device streams high-quality sound from your smartphone to your UNIQUE hearing aids. Because it hangs around your neck and connects wirelessly to your hearing aids, COM-DEX is a truly hands-free solution. Meaning more convenience for you. And of course, great sound.
ENJOY AN INCREDIBLE 108dB DYNAMIC RANGE
When we say that UNIQUE captures more sound than any other hearing aid, that’s exactly what we mean. UNIQUE is documented to deliver a dynamic range from 5dB SPL up to 113dB SPL.
A complete overall listening experience
A supreme sound experience requires a high dynamic range to have as few artefacts as possible. In UNIQUE, we have increased the input dynamic range so that it can deliver up to 113dB SPL linearly and lowered the noise floor to 5dB SPL- so users can hear important soft sounds but also louder sounds without distortion. The key to this are the four A/D converters in UNIQUE.
An extended soundscape
With four A/D converters, UNIQUE can handle a very wide range of sounds without any corruption of the incoming signal. This means it works as a transparent entry level in noisy environments where it is always difficult to hear and in quieter situations with soft sounds. Always delivering clean and untainted sound quality – quiet is more quiet, loud is more pleasant.
Features and benefits
113 dB SPL upper limit - means fewer artifacts in noisy environments.
5 dB SPL lower limit - gives access to more soft level sounds.
4 dedicated A/D converters - deliver full feature functionality with all input types.
Linear throughout the range - means a full soundscape across the whole frequency range.
INDUSTRY - LEADING NOISE REDUCTION
For many clients, hearing in windy conditions is one of the biggest challenges they face. UNIQUE solves this with the Wind Noise Attenuation system, proven to provide better performance.
And our powerful Soft Level Noise Reduction system ensures that important soft sounds are maintained for users, while unwanted soft sounds are removed.Distinct sound classes based on real-life measurementsWe have devised a precise processing system to give users significantly improved sound in every sound environment. WIDEX UNIQUE™ Sound Class technology divides listening environments into distinct sound classes.
It searches for specific characteristics in the incoming sound and determines whether prominent speech is present. When prominent speech is present, the system targets audibility; when there is no prominent speech, it targets comfort. An improved hearing experience - automatically WIDEX UNIQUE gives hearing aid users an improved hearing experience across lots of different sound environments - without having to manually change programs.
In each sound class, WIDEX UNIQUE continuously monitors whether or not there is prominent speech. The internal controller then optimizes the feature setting. So the individual sound classes are sufficient to deal with any sound environment that users may encounter.
More satisfied users
In a survey, 100% of participants using UNIQUE rated that they were either satisfied (35%) or very satisfied (65%) with the improvement in their hearing. This differs significantly from the data for MarkeTrak VIII*, in which 86% rated themselves satisfied.
Features and benefits. Sound class technology – means less need for changing programs Supreme sound quality in any environment. Hearing soft sounds is particularly important for users but even more important is determining which are useful and which are not. UNIQUE is the only hearing aid that ensures important soft sounds are maintained and unwanted soft noises are removed. We have developed the powerful Soft Level Noise Reduction system to reduce the soft noises users do not want to hear while retaining the audibility of other soft sounds, such as speech. It determines the difference between modulated and unmodulated sounds without any compromise in speech intelligibility or comfort.
The benefit of soft level noise reduction Providing more gain for soft sounds (low compression thresholds) is good for amplifying soft speech but it can also mean soft unwanted sounds - such as the noise from fans, refrigerators, or even hearing aid microphone noises, are audible even when in quiet environments. The Soft Level Noise Reduction Algorithm in UNIQUE differentiates unmodulated soft sounds from modulated soft sounds and reduces their amplification. This results in an enhanced sound quality for the user.
The best wind noise reduction in the industry. For users to truly enjoy being outdoors, it is essential that that they can hear clearly no matter the conditions. The Wind Noise Attenuation system in UNIQUE provides users with documented improvement in hearing speech and environmental sounds in the presence of wind noise. The wind noise reduction algorithm in UNIQUE cleverly detects, separates and subtracts wind noise.
8.4 dB signal-to-noise ratio improvement
The Wind Noise Attenuation system in UNIQUE can handle wind from all directions, even from the front. The system analyses the incoming signal from each of the microphones in the hearing aid and then determines if wind noise is dominant .As this analysis takes place in each hearing aid, wind noise can be substantially reduced for both binaural and monaural fittings. The Wind Noise algorithm able to keep up with the fluctuations of the wind noise and is therefore truly adaptive; applying only what is necessary when it is necessary.
Benefits of the Wind Noise Attenuator (WNA):
Improved speech understanding in wind
Better sound quality in windy conditions. Less chance users will need to remove their hearing aids when outdoors
Distinct sound classes – automatically classifies the sound environment
Speech detector - determines whether prominent speech is present
Intelligent internal controller - assures optimal audibility or comfort in each sound class
Smooth transitioning between controller settings - ensures that users aren’t disturbed when the hearing aid changes between listening environments
Smooth and personalised sound in all environments – quiet, loud, challenging and enjoyable.
Natural front/back localization.
Sudden sounds at all input levels are more comfortable to hear.
Speech Enhancer RT
Reduces noise and enhances speech in real time in response to individual sound situations and hearing loss.