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How hearing aid users can get the most out of their mobile phones

Published03-12-2018
Last Updated19-09-2019

While phones for hearing impaired people have been around for many years, recent technology has paved the way for huge improvements in the quality of sound achieved from a mobile phone for hearing aid users, and even made it possible to control your hearing aid from your phone, changing how people with hearing loss use their phones.

While mobile phone technology has improved immensely over the past ten years, the sound coming from that tiny phone speaker remains difficult to hear for people with hearing loss – even when they use hearing aids. That’s why WIDEX have a range of options available to allow the sound from your mobile phone to be streamed directly to your hearing aids.

Mobile Apps

Nowadays, it is possible to connect your hearing aid directly to your smartphone through Bluetooth. Smartphone apps developed to work specifically with WIDEX EVOKE and BEYOND hearing aids allow users to control the volume and functions of their hearing aids from their phones for discreet and convenient hearing aid control wherever you are.
 
When your hearing aids are connected to your phone, the sound is streamed directly form the phone to the hearing aid so whether you are having a phone conversation, listening to music or using satellite navigation, you will get clear and crisp sound streamed directly into your ears.


Widex CALL-DEX – the secret mobile phone solution for hearing loss

If you own a different hearing aid or you don’t have a smartphone, you can still get great quality sound streamed from your mobile phone to you hearing aids with a nifty device from WIDEX, called CALL-DEX
 
This ultra-compact device plugs into the jack of almost any mobile phone and lets you discreetly stream calls directly to your hearing aid.

Setting up CALL-DEX is simple: Just plug it in and hold it up to your ear as you would with any telephone. Instead of sending sound out through the phone’s speaker, CALL-DEX will send it directly to your hearing aids. The battery lasts for 80 hours, so you have plenty of time to chat.

A Bluetooth Alternative

 
You may have heard about Bluetooth for hearing aids. We took a different approach with CALL-DEX. CALL-DEX has WidexLink, a unique wireless technology. Unlike Bluetooth, the most common form of wireless technology, WidexLink is designed specifically for the demands of hearing aids. 

It uses less power, is extremely fast and ensures there are no delays or drop-out of sound.

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