Widex Online Hearing Aids
Here at Factory Direct Hearing, we are proud to carry Widex hearing aids online for your convenience. Widex is a trusted brand name in the hearing health industry, and for good reason; their hearing devices work. If you are looking for hearing aids, then check out our selection for yourself (or give us a call, we’d be happy to walk you through your options). In the meantime, here are the different kinds of hearing aids Widex sells.
There are two types of hearing aids that Widex sells: behind the ear and in the ear. Which works best depends on the needs of the person in question. Widex behind the ear (BTE) aids come with a customized earmold, volume control, and program selection. Here are the behind the ear hearing devices that Widex sells.
The generic Widex behind the ear hearing aid, or BTE, is meant for people with either severe hearing loss or people who have small ear canals. All of the parts in this hearing aid sit in its housing, which rests behind the ear. A tube sends sound directly from the housing into your ear.
Receiver in Canal (RIC)
The RIC hearing aid works very similar to BTEs, except that they are smaller. This is because the receiver is meant to be placed on the ear tip, rather than in the housing of the device. Sound is sent from the housing directly to the receiver in your ear tip. The quality of the sound is outstanding, and these devices are both discrete and work automatically. They are made for people with mild to severe hearing problems.
Receiver in the Ear (RITE)
RITE hearing aids work just like RIC hearing aids, except that the receiver rests right at the edge of the ear on the concha. The concha is the hollow area located right outside the ear canal. RITE hearing aids offer a smaller housing than BTE, so are great for people whose ear shape makes it hard to shop for hearing aids. Severity of hearing loss is another factor in whether the RITE aid is appropriate for you.
In the Ear hearing aids use CAMISHA, an advanced laser technology used by Widex. They are placed directly in the ear canal, and so it is important that In the Ear hearing aids are the right shape/size so that they fit comfortably and offer the best sound quality possible.
Invisible In Canal (IIC)
IICs are great because no other hearing aid on the market is smaller. They utilize the natural shape of the ear to localize sound for the wearer. Because the hearing aid shell is so small, and fits deep into the ear canals, it is effectively invisible to anyone looking at the wearer. Many people who wear IICs actually report that they are so comfortable, the wearers often forget they are wearing them. Between the comfort and the fact that these hearing aids are fully automatic, they make for an exceptional and natural listening experience.
Completely in Canal (CIC)
CIC hearing aids are a discreet option for people with mild to moderate hearing problems. For most people, depending on the size of their ear canals, the CIC fits well inside the ear canal. This makes it effectively invisible to onlookers just like the IIC. Also, like the IIC hearing aids, CIC aids are fully automatic and require almost no fine tuning for clear and natural sound. When you want to remove a CIC hearing aid, simply use the small extension cord it comes with.
In the Ear (ITE)
ITE aids work for a wide variety of types of hearing loss, from mild to severe. Small in size, they sit on the outside area of the ear canal. For most size ears, they are pretty discreet, although not completely hidden. When you get an ITE, the hearing aid shell will be custom made to fit your ear’s shape. This shell houses all of the electronics of the hearing aid, so is great for people on the run who just want their aid to stay in place. Batteries can be inserted through the battery door on the aid, and removed easily with a magnetic wand.
Widex hearing aids are a boon to people suffering from hearing loss. If you are interested in Widex hearing products, check out our selection here. For more information about our hearing aids, please do not hesitate to give us a call at your earliest convenience. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Tinnitus is a condition where a person hears a sound that is not externally present. It is often in the form of a ringing, clicking, hiss, or roaring sound, but can rarely be heard as mumbled voices or music. Many people are able to live with their tinnitus comfortably, but for some people it can cause depression, anxiety, and loss of concentration. Luckily for them, there are treatments for tinnitus, and some of the best are offered with Widex hearing aids. Here, we go over Widex’ approach to tinnitus therapy.
What is Zen Therapy?
The Widex Zen Therapy program offers comprehensive tinnitus symptom management. It is made to ensure that your tinnitus symptoms do not impact your comfort, concentration, or happiness. It was first introduced in 2012, and since then has gained lots of traction as one of the most comprehensive ways of dealing with tinnitus.
The Widex Zen Therapy program attacks the symptoms of tinnitus from four angles. Because tinnitus is a symptom that can stem from many different causes, there is no one size fits all treatment. That is why Zen therapy approaches these symptoms in a holistic way, utilizing every opportunity to lessen or erase them to increase comfort in every way possible. Here are four of the ways that Zen Therapy attacks the symptoms of tinnitus.
The key to battling symptoms is understanding them. That is why counseling is such a major part of Zen Therapy, because it is a great chance for people to get informed about tinnitus. Unlike many medical symptoms, many of the problems of tinnitus are due to our reactions to it as much as the symptom. Merely understanding how tinnitus works and altering your view and behavior towards the system is often enough to start seeing relief.
There is a major overlap between tinnitus sufferers and those who suffer from hearing loss. Because amplification of external sounds is one of the methods used to reduce stress from tinnitus, Widex hearing aids can essentially “kill two birds with one stone”. By amplifying external sounds, the sounds of tinnitus are relegated to the back of the mind, and become less of a problem.
Fractal tones are a sound therapy tool that provides relaxation to sufferers of tinnitus. Music in general is a great stress reducer due to the neural structures that are activated when we listen. Fractal tones are designed to stimulate these structures as best as possible, putting the listener into a more general relaxed state, which is helpful for dealing with tinnitus.
As we mentioned, many of the problems of tinnitus are due in part to people’s reaction to it. By practicing and promoting relaxation exercise and sleep management, you can greatly reduce the general stress caused by tinnitus symptoms.
The Widex hearing aids that we carry online are able to stream fractal tones directly to your ear through the Widex Zen Tinnitus Management app. It is also a great tool for meditation and relaxation exercises in general. The tinnitus management app comes tools, tips, and exercises to help you manage your tinnitus.
Widex is a trusted brand in hearing devices around the world. Hearing loss affects about 360 million people around the world. It is caused by a wide range of conditions, including old age, but also affects millions of young people as well. If you suspect that you may be suffering from the beginning stages of hearing loss, or are just looking for a new hearing aid, Widex hearing aids may be the right choice for you. Feel free to check out our selection of online Widex hearing aids at your convenience. In the meantime, we would like to go over some information about hearing loss and Widex’ approach to the problem.
In the beginning, the signs of hearing loss very well may be subtle. Maybe your spouse is asking you to repeat yourself a little more often than normal. However, noticing these signs early is important in taking action to prevent hearing loss. Here are some of the common, less noticeable, signs of early stage hearing loss.
- Phone conversations are hard to keep track of
- Group conversations, especially with multiple speaking at once, are hard to understand
- You always need to turn up the volume on your television and music to high
- You have to ask people to repeat themselves often
- Inability to hear in crowded areas, like restaurants
If you notice any of these symptoms, there is no need to panic. However, it would probably be a good idea to schedule an appointment with a medical professional to assess whether these signs are hearing related, and if so to pinpoint a cause and plan for treatment. We also have an online hearing test here. If you do happen to be suffering from hearing loss, it could be from any number of causes. Some types of hearing loss can only be combatted with medicine or surgery. However, most types of hearing loss do see a reduction in severity from the use of hearing aids.
- According to the Center for Hearing & Communication, about 12% of the entire United States population suffers from serious hearing loss that affects their day to day life.
- According to the World Health Organization, that number jumps up to 33%, or one third, for people who are over the age of 65.
- According to the American Tinnitus Association, approximately 50 million people in the US experience tinnitus symptoms.
- However, of those, only about 16 million experience symptoms severe enough to negatively impact their life.
- According to the World Health Organization, there are about 32 million children under the age of 15 who are affected by a loss of hearing.
- A 12 year long study performed by the neurology department at Johns Hopkins showed that, if left untreated, hearing loss exacerbates the risk of getting dementia.
- Center for Hearing & Communication reports: the average amount of time a person with hearing loss waits to get treatment is 7 years. Complications down the line can occur.
The Widex Sound
Widex takes a comprehensive approach to hearing loss. Like everyone else, those with hearing loss are exposed to all different types and levels of sound. Widex hearing devices are tailored so that you can pick up even the softest sounds clearly, while also keeping loud sounds from becoming uncomfortable. Beyond that, Widex hearing devices are designed for both comfort and discretion. The goal is to make using them as easy as possible, so their clients will never have to be stopped in their tracks due to hearing loss.
Here at Factory Direct Hearing, we have high quality Widex hearing aids available for purchase, along with many other trusted hearing aid brands. For more information on the Widex hearing aids we carry online, give us a call at your earliest convenience. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.