The UNIQUE 110 is the basic, entry-level hearing aid manufactured by Widex. Launched in October 2015, the UNIQUE 110 is the direct replacement for the previous Widex DREAM 110. Incorporating their newest processing chip (U-Platform), this new hearing aid from Widex pushes the performance barrier and takes digital processing to a whole new level.
Packed with all new features, the Widex UNIQUE captures more sound by including 4 A/D converters for an incredibly wide input, a sound classifier for intelligent listening and a Wind Noise Attenuation system that dramatically reduces wind noise.
To learn more about what all these new features mean for the Widex UNIQUE, please watch the video below.
The Widex UNIQUE 220 is available in 6 different styles; 3 ‘behind-the-ear’ and 3 ‘in-the-ear’. Excluding the Unique 220 CIC-M (Widex’s equivalent of an IIC or ‘invisible-in-canal’ hearing aid) which has no wireless capability, all styles of hearing aid contain the same technological features; just wrapped up in different packages to suit your lifestyle, hearing loss and personal preference.
UNIQUE 110 ‘in-the-ear’ styles:
UNIQUE 110 ‘behind-the-ear’ styles:
The Widex UNIQUE 110 processes sound across 4 frequency channels, vs. 15 in the UNIQUE 440, 10 in the UNIQUE 330 and 6 in the UNIQUE 220. More frequency channels results in more accurate processing, precise sound and better speech intelligibility. With 4 fine-tuning channels, the options for personalised sound adjustments for user preference and hearing needs are limited.
The Widex UNIQUE 110 uses their latest algorithm for noise reduction (Noise Reduction), including a low-level background noise reduction system (Soft Level Noise Reduction) and adaptive directionality (Locator). The powerful ‘Soft Level Noise Reduction’ feature reduces the soft sounds users do not want to hear whilst retaining the audibility of soft speech. Hearing soft sounds is particularly important for hearing aid users but even more important than this is determining which sounds are useful and which are not. The UNIQUE hearing aid ensures important soft sounds are maintained and unwanted sounds are removed.
Using ‘Inter-Ear’ technology, the Widex UNIQUE 110 allows both hearing aids to act simultaneously as one system. Using this wireless exchange of information, the UNIQUE 110 hearing aids work as a pair to detect and adapt in 1 listening situation for clarity, comfort and audibility. This feature is known as ‘Sound Class Technology’. The ‘Inter-Ear’ feature also supports the synchronization of program and volume adjustments made on one hearing aid, automatically transferring the changes to the other hearing aid.
Click on the video below to learn more about the 'Sound Class Technology' feature in the WIDEX UNIQUE 110.
The UNIQUE 110 also has a ‘Personal Audibility Extender’ allowing the hearing aid user to hear and process high frequency sound more effectively. It does this by converting high frequency sounds in to a lower frequency range where the wearer’s hearing is less affected and damaged; a great feature for those individuals with a severe to profound high frequency hearing loss.
Furthermore, the Widex Unique 110 can be programmed to gradually increase in sound level over a pre-specified period of time. This feature is known as ‘Personal Acclimatisation’ and allows a new hearing aid user the opportunity to adapt to the hearing aid at their own pace. Through the ‘Sound Diary’ feature, the hearing aids can also keep track of manual volume changes, allowing the default level of sound to be adjusted to the user’s preferred level in up to 3 different sound environments.
The Widex UNIQUE 110 also incorporates a personal tinnitus management tool called ‘Zen’. For tinnitus sufferers, ‘Zen’ includes a library of Zen melodies for tinnitus management and relaxation. Zen attempts to reduce the effects of tinnitus by using soothing tones to mask the tinnitus. The Widex UNIQUE 110 also has ‘Zen+’ which allows the user to select their personal preference from a library of soothing tones and sounds as well as ‘Personal Zen’ that allows the sound to be frequency matched to the user’s individual tinnitus.
The Widex UNIQUE 110 allows for full connectivity and compatibility with the Widex DEX range of communication accessories: COM-DEX, TV-DEX, RC-DEX, PHONE-DEX, T-DEX, CALL-DEX, UNI-DEX and FM+DEX. These accessories provide full connectivity to mobile phones, remote controls, TVs and more.