After less than two years each of my Widex Unique 440's have had to be adjusted or sent away to be rebuilt. Even when they function, the sound is less than satisfactory and i have trouble understanding some speech. Forget about crowded noisy areas, I might as well take them out. I have worn hearing aids for almost 30 years and these are the most expensive and least satisfactory pair I have ever had. One star because I can't go any lower.
Aamzing how transformative being able to hear the things you didn't know you were missing. I tried some hearing aids ten years ago and the sound was not natural. The Widex Evoke 440 have excellent sound quality as well as the ability to adjust according to situation using your phone. Love them!
The sound quality of my Evoke 440 hearing aids is excellent. They are so comfortable I forget I am wearing them. Their interface with my iPhone is a huge benefit for phone calls and audiobooks and podcasts. Best of all, the people I talk with on calls have no complaints about the quality of my voice, which they did with my previous lavalier blue tooth device that interfaced between my iPhone and Widex hearing aids. As a result of the poor voice quality, I didn’t use the old device much.
The sound of the Beyond 440 is pretty good...still have trouble discerning voices on tv shows...but much better than my previous aids. The DEX TV streamer isn't perfect, but I find it helpful watching tv in bed at night. I have the rechargeable batteries and like the charger...easy to use and it makes it clear when a connection is made and when they are fully charged. I have heard of problems with the charger, but so far so good.
The Evoke 440 are very comfortable to wear. We are stilll fine tuning them but I have confidence that we will get them dialed in and I can fine tune them with the app after that. Overall very satisfied with the aids.
Just ordered a pair after a trail demonstration. Wow! I could pick my specialists voice out clearly from crowd background noise without reading lips! She played music from her phone to the hearing aids wirelessly, and when she spoke I could hear both clearly and with ease. Check out the phone APP on Google play, or iPhone app store. The ability to quickly and easily change settings and listening profiles is awesome. I could set these to work well in a factory, auditorium, restaurant, funeral home, or concert! IT'S DYNAMIC!
I am a long time Widex hearing aid wearer and have been chomping at the bit to purchase new Widex hearing aids but the Beyond line was not unique enough from my pair of Unique 330 receiver in canal hearing aids I've worn since 2014. Eager to upgrade to the Beyond when they were first released, I held off, as I couldn't justify spending thousands on a new set JUST to get the added iphone functionality that came with Beyond. When Evoke came out a few weeks ago, I knew this was time to make the upgrade and could finally justify it, and the change has been tremendous. Now I have direct to Iphone hearing aids AND machine learning though I'm not prepared to tell you what good the latter does...maybe in time? Or maybe I'm just not smart enough :) But these hearing aids are! Birdsong on my Evoke 440s is clearer than ever, all sounds are BRIGHT, yet balance, full, I don't know how to describe it...well rounded? Natural. I am hearing better than ever at church, at restaurants, outdoors, on the golf course.I am a happy camper with these Evokes and am telling all my friends to give them a whirl. Pricey, yes, but worth their weight in gold, which also probably happens to be around what I paid for these gizmos. Highly recommend, hats off to Widex on the Evoke!!!
I am extremely satisfied with my new Widex Beyond 440 hearing aid! The sound quality is surprisingly and amazingly natural compared to what I was expecting. I hear more of what I want without annoying background noise that I don’t. I’m very pleased with how it seems to minimize unwanted background noise and adapt automatically to different environments. For example, I could hear and enjoy conversation in a crowded restaurant that always gave me trouble before. I also love that it functions as a Bluetooth headset and allows me to talk hands-free on my cell phone. I enjoy a lot that I can hear streaming music and other audio content from my phone directly to my hearing aid. I haven’t experienced anything negative with this hearing aid so far. I’m feeling very satisfied with the value and quality of it. It meets and even has exceeded some of my expectations.
Sound quality is great -- especially in noisy areas. Background noise doesn't overpower the sound(s) you really want to hear. Size of the Widex Unique Passion form factor is great for someone with small ears - great color options. Process with Zip Hearing was very easy, professional, and cost-effective.
Pro: the bass, mid range, and treble can be adjusted to provide a more full sound via the iPhone app. Additionally the accentuated direction can be chosen (front, left, right, rear).
Con: the settings are not retained when one switches from program to program.
Pro: there are up to 5 preprogramed programs that can be set up. In addition, an additional 5 user programs can be be added that are are based on one of the preprogrammed programs.
Con: the bass mid and treble settings do not seem to be retained making the user programs less useful.
Pro: the programs make discriminating speech from noise easier. Additionally a program to reject background noise while driving is useful.
Con: Some programs increase feedback to the point that there is a feedback squeal every 30-45 seconds. This is despite having run an anti-feedback program to reduce this issue on two separate occasions. It requires that the frequency ranges and the overall volume be adjusted manually. The adjustment must be done every time that the program is selected.
Pro: These hearing aids have a battery life approximately twice as long as others that were tested. Battery life appears 7-9 days.
Overall - good hearing aids with some issues that still need to be addressed during the trial period.
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