Posts Tagged ‘Widex’

Widex CLEAR Hearing Aid Family Now Available For Children

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Widex are the only privately owned Danish manufacturer and in mid 2010 they set up their UK base near to Chester, Cheshire in England.

Their hearing aids are built to a very high standard and now the CLEAR widex hearing aid family is also available for children.

Widex CLEAR is a completely wireless solution and is inspired by the fundamental characteristics of natural hearing. The most unique thing about Widex hearing aids is the sound and clients often comment that they have a smoother, more natural sound.

As well as the CLEAR 330 and CLEAR220 series, the hearing device is now accessible for youngsters for them to experience all the benefits of Widex technology. This includes clear speech, reduced wind noise, easier access to TV and mobiles and - most importantly - clear and natural sound.

Children can benefit hugely from hearing aids from listening situations in the classroom and playground, to developing their speech at home in front of the television; and Widex offer solutions for babies, infants, older children and adults.

For more information on hearing aid makes, models and manufacturers; speak to the experts at Hearing Aid UK.

The 2010 Worldwide Hearing Aid Market Worth $6.6 Billion

Friday, July 15th, 2011

A new report has found that the hearing aid market across the world in 2010 was worth a staggering $6.6 billion.

Research by companiesandmarkets.com revealed that the whole market for ear, nose and throat devices (ENT) was expected to reach a value of over $13 billion by the year 2017 and 86% of this is dominated by the hearing aid devices category.

The trend is said to be driven by the fact that we have an aging global population and it indicates that there will be 700 million people with moderate/severe hearing loss by 2015 compared with 300 million in 2011.

The report, which was published in July 2011, predicts that the hearing aid market will achieve $9.8 billion by 2017, a growth of six per cent per annum.  This is said to be due to technological innovation, advances in the field and a rapid growth in cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing implants.

Further results are that the companies holding the most influential positions within the ENT devices market include Cochlear Limited, Siemens, Sonova Holding AG, Starkey Laboratories Inc, GN ReSound, Rion Co. Ltd Widex and William Demant Holding.

The research covered the geographic regions of America, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, China, India and Australia.

Hearing Aid UK has a full price list that includes hearing aids from the above powerful companies such as resound hearing aid, siemens hearing aid and widex clear.

China And India Hearing Device Market Increases

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

The hearing device markets in China and India are set to double with the current valuation at over $1 billion.

Including both retail and wholesale sales, it is predicted to almost double in value by 2017 according to a new report.

Findings by research firm iData Research show that the Asia-Pacific hearing device market has the majority of its sales in Japan and the rise in purchasing power and demand and fall in price are the said to be the prime reasons for the surging market growth.

Other reasons for the development include promotion from Siemens and improved distribution by Amplifon. Furthermore, Widex and Beltone have both opened retail locations in India.

Douglas Fung, analyst manager at iData, said: “Hearing aid penetration among those with hearing loss in China and India is only 1%. Increased disposable incomes in these countries will drive these hearing aid markets to become two of the fastest growing in the world.”

Unit sales are predicted to double in volume in the next six years and the top manufacturers in the market such as GN ReSound, Starkey and Widex are placed to benefit from the progress.

Mr Fung added: “Despite this growth, the penetration rate will progress only marginally by 2017 due to limited education among consumers and underdeveloped retail networks. For this reason, companies that promote awareness will benefit the most from this lucrative industry.”

For more information on prices for a widex hearing aid, a siemens hearing aid or a resound hearing aid check out our full charge list at Hearing Aid.org.

Widex Hearing Aids Donated To Under Privileged Children In India

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Under privileged children in India are having their wishes made true by being given free hearing aids.

The Juvenile Organisation of Speech and Hearing has provided 250 hearing impaired children with Widex hearing aids such as widex clear, to assist the children develop their speech and skills.

Founded in 2004 by audiologist Devangi Dalal and her colleague Senior ENT Surgeon Dr. Jayant Gandhi, she said: “My dream is to help every Indian child with a hearing impairment grow into a strong and competent human being.”

JOSH helps to raise funds for hearing aids and education for children of less advantaged families.

Now more than 200 children from three special schools have been fitted with hearing aids offered by Widex.

The hearing aids make it possible for the children to develop at the same pace as their peers with normal hearing and would have been unaffordable for the families without the help.

Hearing impaired children face multiple challenges as many have not developed normal speech abilities.

Devangi Dalal added: “Most of the children have experienced ridicule from society due to their way of speaking. Therefore, we focus on preparing the children for public speaking once their hearing improves. We do small competitions to motivate them and it is amazing to see their confidence grow.”

Manasi Gokhale, 22, was born with a severe hearing loss. The youth explained: “When my mother discovered that I had a hearing loss she was very concerned about my future. Would I ever learn to talk? Would I be able to attend school? Would I have friends?

“With the help of hearing aids and schooling from JOSH, I have achieved my goals, and today I work as an assistant designer and lead a happy and very social life.”

Regional Hearing Services Launch Better Hearing Exhibitions In March

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Regional Hearing Services, one of the smaller national hearing aid retailers, are launching some Better Hearing Exhibitions across the country throughout March.

The exhibitions take place on;

- 01/03/2011 10.00am – 3.00pm Newport

-02/03/2011 10.00am – 3.00pm Cwmbran

-03/03/2011 10.00am – 3.00pm Ebbw Vale

You can go along and get a hearing check and if you already wear a hearing aid, get them looked over to ensure they are working at their best.

They are owned almost entirely by the Danish manufacturer Widex so don’t be surprised if they recommend widex hearing aid devices; such as widex clear.