- Value for money
- Wireless connectivity
- InterEar communication
- 5 channels
- Full line up of product styles
Clear220 is the lowest featured product range within the Clear family. However, it still offers wireless connectivity via the WidexLink radio transmission. This allows connection to the DEX range of assistive listening devices, as well as for InterEar communication to take place between two Clear220 models.
InterEar means that when the hearing aid user is wearing a Clear220 model on each ear, there can be extremely fast data transfer taking place between the two hearing aids. Even in a so-called entry-level product, this means that many of the sound processing features can be further enhanced for better binaural (using two ears) processing. One example of this is the way in which data can be shared between hearing aids to improve feedback cancellation. Data can be compared between the hearing aids to ensure feedback is identified as quickly as possible; and only feedback sounds are cancelled, not other high pitched sounds accidentally.
The Widex Clear range was the first range to introduce the ‘Fusion’ receiver-in-the-ear. Following on from the popular Passion design, the Fusion addressed some of the wish-list for a bigger battery (312) and telecoil option within a Widex RIE. The three different receiver power levels, as well as the various ear-tip and custom earmould options, mean that Fusion suits most types of hearing loss, from minimal to severe-to-profound. The Fusion model also features a nano-coated microphone cover that significantly reduces wind noise (up to 16 dB SPL compared to traditional hearing aids).
Apart from the Fusion RIC, Widex Clear220 is also available in BTE and ITE styles.