- 10 channels
- Wireless connectivity
- Full line up of product styles
- 2 RICs options
- TruSound compression
- High Definition Locator directional system
Widex Clear330 is the mid-range option within the Widex Clear family. The underlying processing of sound occurs in 10 channels, as opposed to the 15 channels used in the top of the range Clear440. However, many of the other features are still shared with the Clear440.
One of these is the TruSound Softener part of the TruSound compression system. The TruSound Softener has been developed to minimise the irritation caused by impulse sounds, or transient sounds as they are also referred to. Impulse sounds can be at all sound levels. Examples include soft sounds like computer key strokes or a ticking clock; medium-level sounds such as clattering cutlery, and loud sounds such as fireworks bursts. All these examples are characterised by being very short (< 1 second) and can be difficult for hearing aid processors to react to in time. What can happen if these types of sounds are not dealt with effectively is that loud sudden sounds can be very uncomfortable, and soft volume sudden sounds can be given far too much amplification. The TruSound softener works to ensure that the compression system reacts quickly enough so that users experience a comfortable, yet realistic rendition of their sound environment.
The Phone+ feature is another feature shared with the Clear440 but not the Clear220. The Phone+ processes and transmits phone signals from one hearing aid to the other without delay. Users can hear mobile and landline phone calls in real time directly in both hearing aids without the use of extra devices.
The Clear330 family consists of a wide range of product styles. For those wearers wanting the smallest products available, there are micro receiver-in-the-ear or behind-the-ear styles; and of course the more standard range of ITEs and BTEs still apply.