- 15 channels
- Size 10 battery
- Smallest Widex RIC
- Dual microphone technology for improved hearing in speech in noise
The Widex Passion was the first receiver-in-the-canal product from Widex. When it was launched, it was one of the very smallest on the market, and enabled very discreet fittings to be done. The Passion design has been incorporated into the more recent product ranges, and it is now considered one of the core Widex styles. The Passion 115 has therefore been superseded by the Widex Clear440 and Widex Dream440.
Passion hearing aids introduced Integrated Signal Processing™ (ISP) technology, which has been improved on and integrated into Widex products launched subsequently. It was a way in which all functions in the hearing instrument can be co-ordinated automatically in response to changes in the sound environment.
Three features are central to the ISP:
- Multi-channel Locator: a twin microphone system that focuses on the sounds you want to hear – no matter where they come from.
- Speech Enhancer: a noise reduction system that automatically detects and separates speech from noise so that speech can be best understood.
- Active Feedback Canceller: a way to reduce whistling from occurring during use.
The Passion115 can cover mild to moderate-severe hearing loss, and has up to 3 programmes that can be customised for the needs of the wearer. The Passion115 also has an optional remote control (RC3) which can be purchased separately.