“Revolutionary” hearing aids recognised at coveted CES 2021 Innovation Awards
Widex has been named a CES® 2021 Innovation Awards Honouree for its pioneering WIDEX MOMENT™ natural-sounding hearing aids, which aim to transform how people with hearing loss experience the word.
CES 2021 will run from January 11-14 and will be the first digital show. Taking place annually, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the largest global stages for companies to showcase their latest and greatest technology innovations. The show covers a wide variety of sectors including accessibility innovations and wearable healthcare devices.
For this year’s digital event, WIDEX MOMENT has been selected as an honouree in the CES 2021 Health & Wellness and Wearable Technologies categories for its “ground-breaking solution”, which is the first digital hearing aid to incorporate dual artificial intelligence (AI) engines to improve real-time listening.
The innovative hearing aids leverage ZeroDelay technology to reduce the standard sound delay from 7-10 milliseconds seconds to 0.5 milliseconds, creating natural sound that the company says transforms how people with hearing loss experience the world.
Søren Hvidberg Nielsen, President of Widex US, commented: “Widex engineers have worked tirelessly over five years to create a unique, natural hearing platform like WIDEX MOMENT.
“Hearing aids aren’t only used to amplify speech. For people who benefit from them, they open a far wider aural window onto the lives they want to experience. We are grateful the CES Innovation Awards judges recognized the incredible potential of WIDEX MOMENT as a wearable and wellness device.”
The device’s SoundSense Learn technology adjusts hearing aid settings in two ways using AI. First, WIDEX MOMENT learns how users prefer to hear their surroundings by analysing settings and guiding them through a series of A-B comparisons. Next, they draw from millions of user settings stored in the cloud to help personalize the listening experience.
WIDEX MOMENT hearing aids also include Widex PureSound ZeroDelay technology – a parallel processing path that all but eliminates latency, resulting in a more natural sound without the “tinny” distortions associated with other hearing aids, the company explains. By reducing processing latency to 0.5 milliseconds, Widex ZeroDelay provides users with a new level of clear, natural sound.