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March 2017 - Some Tips for Demonstrating Widex BEYOND to Your Patients

Tips for Demonstrating Widex BEYOND™ Hearing Instruments to Your Patients

The BEYOND440 makes for the best demonstration experience possible for you and your patients both in the office and in their natural environments. This is why we always recommend the BEYOND440 for patient demonstrations.

In Compass™ GPS 2.4, clinicians can now transfer BEYOND settings between levels. No matter what level of technology you demonstrate (BEYOND 440, 330, or 220), you can easily transfer those settings into the level of technology the patient ultimately chooses. This provides the best clinical experience, and allows you to efficiently and effectively demonstrate BEYOND technology.


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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Don't forget to show your patients how versatile and user-friendly the BEYOND app is! Recently, Apple released iOS 10.3. After initial testing and observation, there are no known compatibility concerns with the new iOS 10.3 with Widex BEYOND and BEYOND app.


LEARN MORE:

For more information, contact your Widex Professional Education Manager, visit www.widexpro.com or call Customer Care at 1-800-221-0188.





January 2017 - What is Widex BEYOND's Tri-Link Technology?

The new WIDEX BEYOND made-for-iPhone hearing aid allows three connectivity options to your patients.

Widex BEYOND™ is the only made-for-iPhone hearing aid with triple connectivity, called TRI-LINK Technology

  • Pure-link - 2.4 GHz Bluetooth low energy technology for the cleanest direct to iPhone wireless connectivity
  • WIDEX-LINK - proprietary wireless technology designed specifically for hearing aids allowing BEYOND hearing instruments to communicate between ears and to connect to the full line of DEX accessories
  • TELECOIL - easy connection to induction loops for easy phone and loop system accessibility





October 2016 - A NEW and POWERFUL Addition to our UNIQUE Product Line

Widex has added the FASHION POWER BTE to the UNIQUE product line. Your patients will continue to benefit from UNIQUE's ability to capture everything, purify all, and process seamlessly; while also meeting the power needs of those with more advanced hearing losses.


UNIQUE FASHION POWER BTE
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  • Available in all performance levels: 440/330/220/110
  • Increased fitting range 20-110 dB
  • Size 13 battery for 260 hours (16 days) of life
  • Preference control, program button and telecom are standard
  • DEX wireless accessories compatability via WidexLink™
Learn more about Widex UNIQUE FASHION POWER:

DDS246 - UNIQUE FASHION POWER Spec Sheet
DRM253 - UNIQUE Feature & Product Guide
DBR109 - UNIQUE Dispenser Brochure


SOFTWARE UPDATE:
The new Compass GPS version 2.2 fitting software is now available and required for programming the UNIQUE FASHION POWER BTE. Three ways to update your software:

  1. Compass GPS Updater if activated on your computer
  2. Click Here to download COMPASS GPS 2.2
  3. Contact Customer Care at 1.800.221.0188 to order a USB stick or CD

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September 2016- What's New with WIDEX CROS?

WIDEX CROS The Solution for Single-sided Un-aidable Hearing Loss

WIDEX CROS, the ultimate solution for single sided deafness or an un-aidable hearing loss, is now compatible with both UNIQUE and DREAM hearing instruments at 440, 330, 220 and 110 technology levels.

WIDEX CROS can be configured either as a CROS or BiCROS option. Both solutions make use of Widex' discreet FUSION or FASHION model in the wearer's deaf or un-aided ear, while their better ear can be fitted with any hearing aid in the UNIQUE or DREAM range. CROS sound is transmitted wirelessly using WidexLink technology, which ensures superior sound quality.

Features
  • Longest battery life in the industry
  • Low battery drain (<1.2 mA) = Longer battery life
  • RIC or slim BTE models for CROS and BiCROS solutions
  • CROS Transmission Volume Control (FASHION only)
  • CROS Transmission on/off function
  • WidexLink™ technology


CROS Fitting Made Easy
  1. Select receiving hearing aid
  2. Connect receiving hearing aid to COMPASS GPS
  3. Fit receiving hearing aid if BiCROS option
  4. Match Widex CROS to the receiving hearing aid

Matching CROS in COMPASS GPS

1. Go To HANDLING - Select CROS/BiCROS - Start Matching

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2. Select Type of Fitting - Select Microphone Mode

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3. Matching Begins

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4. Start Demonstration Mode to turn on CROS/BiCROS

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Discover more about Widex CROS/BiCROS:

Recorded courses:
We CROS Our Hearts - You and Your Patients Will Love the Widex CROS-BiCROS

Download article:
Widex Press No. 33 - Improving Speech Intelligibility with Widex CROS
Widex CROS Evidence

COMPASS GPS Tutorial:
Pairing WIDEX CROS and the hearing aid in COMPASS GPS is simple and easy after fitting the hearing aid on the patient's better ear. See how it is done in this video.

*except CIC MICRO

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July 2016 - Fine-Tuning Techniques You Should Know for UNIQUE


Three Techniques for Fine-Tuning UNIQUE Hearing Aids

Widex has introduced three fine-tuning techniques for programming UNIQUE hearing aids in Compass GPS 2.1.

  1. Establish the user's Gain and Compression settings as a baseline
  2. Adjust the Feature Settings to the patient's needs
  3. Modify Sound Class Settings to provide more Audibility or more Comfort for the specific environments the patient experiences.

To understand the best technique to adjust each Sound Class,click here.


SOUND CLASS TECHNOLOGY

With the introduction of UNIQUE - Widex is breaking sound barriers. Sound Class Technology allows for one UNIVERSAL program that automatically classifies the acoustic environments of the hearing aid wearer. Each environment triggers independent and precise changes to gain and feature settings to optimize the hearing aid response. The wearer's listening preferences and intentions are easily accommodated.

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To learn more about UNIQUE hearing instruments, click here.

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July 2016 - Widex Welcomes A New Member to Our UNIQUE Product Family

FASHION MINI, The Newest Addition to our UNIQUE Product Family

Widex has added the FASHION MINI BTE to our UNIQUE line of hearing technology. The UNIQUE sound processing platform offers Sound Class Technology which allows for automated classification of sound environments and optimal sound processing.

FASHION MINI BTE

The FASHION MINI BTE utilizes a 312 battery and is packed with all of the advanced benefits of UNIQUE technology. It may be small -- but it can fit up to a 95dB hearing loss!

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There are 3 tubing choices for the FASHION MINI:

  1. Classic tubing with an ear hook
  2. EASYWEAR Thin Tube with 0.9mm diameter
  3. EASYWEAR Thin Tube with 1.4mm diameter

EASYWEAR Thin Tubes have been redesigned to allow for a wax guard and will now use the same instant tips that our RICs use.

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Total connectivity: Compatible with all DEX wireless accessories
Available at all technology levels: 440/330/220/110

COMPASS GPS 2.1
COMPASS GPS 2.1 is now available and allows for the FASHION MINI FUSION RIC onboard push button to be configured to meet your patient's needs (Program Change, Preference Control, Preference Control Mute, Preference Control Program Change, or Disabled).

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Learn more about UNIQUE FASHION MINI:
View the recorded course, Continuing the UNIQUE Journey
Download the Widex Earpiece Overview
Download technical specifications
Download EASYWEAR thin tubes brochure

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September 2015 - Introducing CALL-DEX

For discreet streaming from mobile phones.

Widex is excited to introduce CALL-DEX

  • Streams from mobile phone to DREAM hearing aids
  • Plugs directly into a 3.5mm headphone jack and is ready to use
  • Discreet: no wires, no cords, no neckloops
  • Streams for up to 80 hours
  • WidexLink™ technology ensures high quality binaural sound with no delay or dropout
  • Fully automatic device with no buttons
  • CALL-DEX is compatible with all DREAM hearing aids
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    For phone compatibility guide, click here
    For consumer guide, click here
    For spec sheet, click here
    For technical tips, click here

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    *not for MICRO

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July 2015 - UPDATES FROM WIDEX


UPDATES FROM WIDEX

Solutions for the Client with Cosmetic Priorities
Ultra-small and ultra-discreet, the Widex DREAM CIC MICRO offers a great cosmetic solution without giving up natural sound quality and speech clarity. With a broad fitting range of up to 90dB HL, and advanced features like Audibility Extender, DREAM CIC MICRO can't be seen but can be heard!

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More Sound, More Words, and now More Power
Our new FASHION POWER BTE has all the advanced benefits of DREAM technology. Enhanced Dynamic Range Compression of up to 113 dB SPL, easy to use design, complete connectivity with DEX accessories and Widex CROS - FASHION POWER BTE has it all!

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Expanded Widex Wireless CROS/BICROS Solutions
Widex CROS/BICROS is now available in both DREAM FUSION and DREAM FASHION styles, providing both discreet style and full control options for your CROS and BICROS fittings. Simple and flexible fitting parameters and extended battery life make FUSION and FASHION CROS/BICROS a win-win solution for you and your patients.

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Compass™ GPS 1.5 - Enhanced Feedback Control
In May, Widex released GPS 1.5 with enhanced control for challenging feedback. The Feedback Manager allows discreet targeted adjustments with minimized effect on gain.

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Summary of Guides and Articles

To learn more, click the links below for convenient Widex Quick Guides:

WidexPress No. 34: DREAM CIC MICRO Sounds Good, Looks Even Better Click here
 
Widex D-CIC / D-CIC-M Specification Guide Click here

Widex D-FA P Click here

Widex CROS Dispenser Brochure Click here

WidexPress No. 33 Improving Speech Intelligibility with Widex CROS Click here

Widex Q&A - The Revised Feedback Test and Feedback Manager in GPS 1.5 Click here

Widex New Feedback Test and Feedback Manager GPS 1.5 Screen shots Click here


Recent Audiology Online Courses General Widex Courses

The Impact of Cognition on Hearing Aid Use - Robert Sweetow, Ph.D. 25759

Improving Aided Hearing at High Input Levels - Francis Kuk, Ph.D. 25955

The CROS is a DREAM for Everyone: Introducing the New CROS FUSION  25778

DREAM FASHION POWER - The Power to Make a Difference 25944

Getting the YES! 26133 

Beyond Aqua: Fine Tuning ZEN for Tinnitus Management 25349 

Strengthen Your Business with Social Media 25687 

Tips and Tricks for the DREAM Products and DEX Devices: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions  26164 

A DREAM Come True Solution for Everyone


View our entire schedule of Audiology Online courses... Click here

Not Sure Where to Update Your Software?

Compass™ GPS Updater
To install from your computer, go to the bottom right corner your screen and select the Compass™ GPS Symbol. The Compass™ GPS Updater Menu will appear. Select "Check for Update". Another window will pop up to check for the update and then ask you if you want to install. Follow the prompts until the installation is complete. This option is only available if Compass™ GPS Updater is installed on your computer.

Visit www.widexpro.com and select "Download Software".

Call Widex Audiology at 1-800-221-0188 with any installation questions.




June 2015 - FEEDBACK SYSTEMS ARE NOT ALL THE SAME

FEEDBACK SYSTEMS ARE NOT ALL THE SAME

New Feedback Management System available in Compass™ GPS 1.5

  • Widex Feedback Manager maximizes gain and minimizes feedback
  • Continually anticipates potential changes in feedback
  • New Feedback Manager allows easy access to targeted gain adjustment
  • Available in all DREAM hearing aids (automatically updates previous fittings)

Need more information about Widex Feedback Manager?
For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here
For making adjustments in Compass™ GPS 1.5, click here

Need more information about Widex Feedback Manager?
Compass™ GPS Updater - To install from your computer, go to the bottom right corner of your screen and select the Compass™ GPS symbol. The Compass™ GPS Updater Menu will appear. Select Check for Update. Another window will pop up to check for the update and then ask you if you want to install. Follow the prompts until the installation is complete. This option is only available if Compass™ GPS Updater is installed on your computer.

Visit www.widexpro.com and select "Download Software".

Call Widex Audiology at 1-800-221-0188 with any installation questions.



May 2015 - You asked for it and WIDEX listened!

You asked for it and WIDEX listened!

For cosmetically-minded patients with single-sided deafness, you now have the discreet FUSION RIC option for your CROS fittings.

  • Same great battery life - three times longer than comparable CROS/BICROS solutions
  • Broad bandwidth and artifact-free transmission for superior sound quality
  • Adaptive directionality is active during CROS transmission

Learn more about Widex CROS/BiCROS:
Read the CROS dispenser brochure, Click Here

Read the full Widex Press article:
Widex Press, No. 33 - Improving Speech Intelligibility with Widex CROS

Watch an Audiology Online course: We CROS Our Hearts - You and Your Patients Will Love the Widex CROS-BiCROS


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April 2015 - The power you need with the sound quality your patients demand

The power you need with the sound quality your patients demand
  • Introducing FASHION POWER, a classic Power BTE with all the
    advanced benefits of DREAM technology
  • 113 dB SPL linear input range to preserve clarity in high level environments
  • Total connectivity: Compatible with all DEX Wireless Accessories
    and WIDEX CROS
  • Affordability: Available at all technology levels: 440/330/220/110
  • Easy to operate: onboard program and volume controls

Learn more about DREAM FASHION POWER:

To download spec sheet: Click Here

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March 2015 - Do You have a patient in need of a discreet premium CIC?

Do you have a patient in need of a discreet premium CIC?

DREAM CIC MICRO, the ultra-small and ultra-discreet CIC, is here.

  • Excellent power output and broad fitting range up to 90 dB without user adjustment
  • NEW! WidexLink™ Connector for use with USBLink or nEARcom and standard CIC cables
  • Perfect upgrade from MIND or MENU CICs and for small ears
  • Audibility Extender fitting option

Learn more about the DREAM CIC MICRO:

To download article: Click Here

To download spec sheet: Click Here

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