UNIQUE PUSHES THE LIMITS

ACCESSORIES

DISCLAIMER: Not all accessories are available for all product variants. Please consult your local hearing aid professional for more information. 

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.

The input/output curve shows the dynamic range of the UNIQUE A/D converters from 5 dB SPL to 113 dB SPL - a dynamic range of 108dB linear. Source: Widex Global Development department.

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.

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.

This delivers an 8.4 dB signal-to-noise ratio improvement.

The graph shows the difference in phoneme identification scores on the ORCA nonsense syllable test as a function of speech levels between Wind Noise Attenuator (WNA) On and Off. Speech was presented from the left at a wind speed of 5 m/s from the front. The difference in performance is equivalent to an 8.4 dB improvement in signal-to-noise ratio at the 50% correct criterion. Source: Office of Research in Clinical Amplification.

(ORCA – Chicago, USA)

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

SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED SOUND IN ANY ENVIRONMENT

A sophisticated sound classification system in UNIQUE divides listening environments into distinct sound classes to better suit each user’s own sound situation.

DISTINCT SOUND CLASSES BASED ON REAL-LIFE MEASUREMENTS

We 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. * *

* Worded “satisfaction with benefit” in MarkeTrak VIII
* * Source: Office of Research in Clinical Amplification (ORCA – Chicago, USA)

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Sound class technology – means less need for changing programs
  • 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

 

UNIQUE440

UNIQUE330

UNIQUE220

UNIQUE110

Wind Noise Attenuation

 

 

 

High-Frequency Boost

 

 

 

Wind noise control

Sound class technology

9 InterEar

5 InterEar

3

1

Processing channels

15

10

6

4

Listening programs

5

4

3

3

High Definition Locator (Automatic Adaptive Directionality)

15 ch

10 ch

6 ch

Broadband

Speech Enhancer

Real Time InterEar

InterEar

 

 

Digital Pinna

 

 

Phone+

 

 

TruSound Softener

 

Preference Control

Reverse focus program

 

FreeFocus (via COM-DEX app)

Multi-directional Active Feedback Cancelling

InterEar

InterEar

InterEar

Zen/Zen+

InterEar

InterEar

InterEar

Variable Speed Compression

InterEar

InterEar

InterEar

True-Input Technology

Soft Level Noise Reduction

Audibility Extender

Hammer Detector

SmartSpeak/SmartTone

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? 

Visit our online support area

Business support

REQUEST UNIQUE™ PRODUCT TRAINING

Clinic information

Contact information

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Go to the top