Hearing aids come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, with different functions to suit varying consumer needs. Both Widex and Signia are reputable names in the hearing aid world. They stay up to speed with innovative technology to provide users with the best hearing experience possible. Are you looking to purchase a new hearing aid? Let's see how Widex and Signia hearing aids compare!
|An Introduction to Widex|
|An Introduction to Signia|
Widex and Signia are both well-established names in the hearing aid industry. Each offers a plethora of hearing aid models and utilizes the latest technology to help stream sounds from devices like phones and TVs to the hearing aid. Additionally, both brands have various smartphone apps available to help consumers make the most of their hearing aids.
These two multinational companies recently merged into “WS Audiology” for business and technology-sharing purposes, but the brands remain separate for the time being.
Widex is one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. The brand prides itself on offering products made with top-grade technology for consumer comfort and ease of use. Widex is the first on the market to make hearing aid with fuel cell technology. This technology significantly reduces charging time, and you never have to worry about power outlets or batteries. All you need is a 20-second charge on their portable refill unit to get 24 hours of run time.
Signia is home to the world's first slim receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid, which can run all day when fully charged. Customers can control their hearing experience through phone apps and adjust settings without visiting a hearing aid professional. The company is known for its diverse product portfolio that offers solutions for all sorts of users.
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Widex's EVOKE hearing aid line uses an advanced automatic processing strategy to select the best volume and microphone settings for each listening environment. They also have a comprehensive catalog of wireless “DEX” accessories ranging from remote microphones to TV streamers and even landline cordless phones that stream directly to the hearing aids. For seniors with tinnitus, their “ZEN” technology and app have been very successful with my patients for controlling this annoying ringing in the ear.
There are plenty of Signia styles and models to choose from. The latest one is the Styletto, which is the newest and the sleekest as far as design goes. It's a first-of-its-kind slim RIC hearing aid. When fully charged, it can run all day! The entire NX line is “made for iPhone,” and Signia's lithium-ion rechargeable system is one of the industries best and most stable. They also offer smartphone apps and accessories, including remote microphones and TV streamers.
If one of these providers' products pique your interest, or if you're still on the fence between the two, head over to our latest Widex review and hands-on Signia review for more details on these providers.
Widex and Signia do not advertise their prices online. If you are interested in finding out the cost of a particular hearing aid model from either brand, it is best to contact a hearing aid provider near you that sells their products. A hearing aid professional will assist you further with any additional questions you may have and help you find the solution that's right for your hearing needs.
|Tinnitus Support Help||Yes||Yes|
|Customer Service||Videos, local repairs, help in-app||Videos, FAQ, online contact form|
|Warranty||Yes, only products sold by authorized distributors||12-month manufacturer's warranty with option to extend coverage|
|Free Trial||Yes, sign up to receive free trial||Yes, through authorized hearing centers|