Widex Evoke Hearing Aid review
In this section, we will provide you with our review on Widex latest hearing aid, Evoke. This will give you useful information that may help you decide whether this hearing aid is something that you would like to try.
Widex Evoke comes in different technology levels Widex Evoke 440, Widex Evoke 330, Widex Evoke 220 and Widex Evoke 110) Widex Evoke benefits from a series of automatic programs that the hearing aid will switch between to give the hearing aid user the best hearing experience for the particular hearing environment that they are in. The automatic feature best suits someone who would like to just sit relax, and let the hearing aid do the job, which pretty much what our own two ears do when there is no hearing loss. A remarkable feature of this hearing aid is the sound quality especially for listening to music!
Another advantage of Evoked hearing aids is its tinnitus relief function. This feature allows the hearing aid user to experience comfort while reducing the possibility of brain being used to the tinnitus masking sound and reducing tinnitus relief effectiveness. Widex Evoke aids come in rechargeable and battery mode. The rechargeable aids are slightly bigger, but overall, Evoke hearing aids are very slim and discreet once on the ear. However, there is a downside to the rechargeable options of Widex Evoke and that has to do with the type of rechargeable battery that has been used in these hearing aids.
Evoke rechargeable aids use Z-power which overtime has shown to be less reliable compared to their lithium counterpart. We experienced the same issue with Oticon rechargeable hearing aids which used Z- power batteries in their previous rechargeable generations. Due to the same problem, Oticon actually upgraded their rechargeable batteries form Z-power to Lithium in their latest rechargeable model (OPNs-R). Another downside to Widex Evoke hearing aid is the number of channels that these hearing aids provide the audiologist with. Accurate fine tuning of hearing aids is partly reliant on the number of channels that the audiologist has. This is particularly important when hearing loss is precipitously falling and can make a significant difference in sound quality and comfort for hearing aid users. Evoke aids have less number of channels compared to other premium aids which introduces a limitation to these fantastic hearing aids. In terms of connectivity, Widex Evoke is not the best option for those using Android phone.
Widex Evoke works best only with iPhone mobile phone which is a downside, given that many people use phone other than Apple. That, compared to Phonak hearing aids which pretty much are compatible with any phone, is considered a step back. Despite these issues, overall, Widex has done a magnificent job in the realm of personalised hearing by intruding hearing aids that are truly smart and learn from the hearing aid user’s preferences. If you feel like you would like to know more about Widex Evoke, do not hesitate to contact us to help you with your decision –making for your hearing health.
Reviewed By Mahsa Bakhit Audiologist, Melbourne, Australia.