CES is probably the most influential global technology event, which highlights and awards advanced, innovative and breakthrough technologies. It reviews all fields of technology and also gives various manufacturers a chance to showcase their designs and pioneers a platform to talk about relevant issues.
In this article, we briefly talk about the ones that matter the most to us – digital hearing aid technology. We will go through the categories, what makes these winners so special, how they are making a real difference to the hearing loss community and paving the way for a more advanced audiology industry.
The Widex Moment digital hearing aid range was chosen because of its dual artificial intelligence which serves to improve listening in real-time. It incorporates a technology called 'ZeroDelay' that is designed to decrease the standard sound delay from around 7-10 milliseconds to about 0.5 milliseconds. This gives those with hearing loss access to a more natural hearing experience every day, as well as increasing the chances of how the wearer accepts the devices themselves.
“Hearing aids have historically delivered a ‘tinny’, tube-like sound due to the delay in digital sound processing; as the leader in natural sound, Widex could not stand for this. Our engineers have worked tirelessly for five years to overcome this technical challenge, and with our breakthrough Widex Moment hearing aids we’ve now succeeded" Widex
Widex also uses an artificial intelligence-powered technology called 'SoundSense Learn' to bring more personalisation in various ways. The Moment hearing aid learns how wearers prefer to hear the sounds around them. It does this by analysing device settings and guiding the wearers through a few A-B comparisons and options. It also includes an AI algorithm that can access previously saved user settings to assist in a more bespoke hearing experience.
Oticon More won a CES 2021 Innovation Award for being the world's first hearing aid that includes Deep Neural Network technology. In the past, Oticon has won various international awards in the last five years consecutively and has been honoured by the CES Awards twelve times so far.
“Oticon prides itself on challenging the industry to progress hearing technology and with Oticon More we have completely reinvented the way a hearing aid works. Our dedication to research and development enables us to pioneer new standards and the past decade has seen us significantly advance our portfolio of hearing solutions to improve the lives of hearing aid users. Oticon life-changing technology stands out against the biggest and most respected brands in the world in terms of reinventing the core delivery, with greatly improved outcome as the result.” Oticon
This on-board Deep Neural Network technology means that, along with 12 million real-life recorded sounds, the More can deliver a more refined sound that can support how the brain naturally works. Without relying on just speech - the brain can access more meaningful sounds, so the sound remains comfortable and more natural for the wearer.
Don't forget...Watch the Widex Moment and Oticon More hearing aid videos below. Alternatively, you can call us free on 0800 567 7621 for any questions you might have about these hearing aid ranges or other hearing healthcare queries.
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When we refer to a product as 'New', we mean that the product is new to the market.
When we refer to a product as 'Superseded', we mean that there is a newer range available which replaces and improves on this product.
When we refer to a product as an 'Older Model', we mean that it is has been superseded by at least two more recent hearing aid ranges.