Widex BEYOND hearing aids are based on the UNIQUE platform, and include 2.4 GHz made-for-iPhone Bluetooth connectivity. This makes it possible to stream audio from phone call and other media directly from Apple mobile devices to the hearing aids. The hearing aids function like a wireless headset. During calls, the hearing aid microphones will pick up your voice for the other caller to hear. No additional accessories are required for streaming from Apple devices. To stream from Android-based devices you will need an intermediary streaming device. Widex offers several varieties in the DEXTM line. The CALL-DEX, for example, is an ultra-compact device, about the size of a pack of gum, that plugs into the phone's audio jack. It's a convenient and more discreet option than using a neckloop. DEX accessories connect to the hearing aids via telecoil, not through Bluetooth.
accessories connect to the hearing aids via telecoil, not through Bluetooth.
BEYOND hearing aids can be controlled directly from compatible Apple or Android devices, using the BEYOND app. The app includes independent control of left and right volume, an equalizer for adjusting the tone of the hearing aids, a sound mixer for adjusting the balance between audio streaming and other sounds, and control of the hearing aids' directional microphones. Widex has recently added geotagging to the app, allowing the hearing aids to automatically activate your favorite listening settings based on your location. The app also has location services to help you find your hearing aids if you misplace them. Another interesting feature of the app is that it can be used to update BEYOND hearing aids with performance enhancements or improved functionality. This will allow minor adjustments without requiring a visit to your hearing care professional. It also means the hearing aids have the potential to improve long after the initial purchase.
have the potential to improve long after the initial purchase.
Whether you choose the 220, 330, or 440 performance level, all BEYOND hearing aids include direct audio streaming from compatible Apple devices, a telecoil, and ear-to-ear connectivity that enhances directional noise reduction. All performance levels include automatic adjustments for effortless switching between listening programs as your listening situation changes. All include directional microphones for improved speech understanding in noise as well as noise cancellation technology. If wind noise reduction is a priority, you will need to choose the most advanced performance level (440) as this feature is only included at that level. To finish the package, BEYOND hearing aids have a smooth, comfortable design with a classy modern appearance. They are available in 15 stylish two-tone colors from "midnight black" to "shocking pink". Last, but least, there is also a rechargeable version called BEYOND Z.
- Sound quality is your top priority, especially for wireless streaming, music, soft speech, or windy situations.
- You want made-for-iPhone hearing aids that also include ear-to-ear streaming and a telecoil. Ideal for movie lovers, world travelers and anyone who frequently uses hearing loop systems in theaters, train stations, churches, meeting rooms, and other venues.