Hearing aid users are subjected to constantly changing listening environments. UNIQUE hearing aids can instantly assess the sound environment to suit each individual’s unique sound situation and hearing loss.

Distinct sound classes based on real-life measurements
We have devised a completely new, 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