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How Does Widex Provide the Perfection of Natural Sound with Moment Sheer™

Dana Helmink, AuD

December 15, 2022

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How Does Widex Provide the Perfection of Natural Sound with Moment Sheer™

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Widex strives to provide the most natural sound in the industry through our Unique Technology. For instance, the choice to design to process time through time-domain filters.

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Time-domain filter banks allow for the flexibility to set different bandwidths, matching the critical hearing bands and allowing for low-delay processing of sound. Low-delay processing is better for the patient because it provides a preserved sound signal for improved sound quality, more robust neural tracking of speech, and increased spatial awareness. This preserves the signal as complete as possible leading to a sound quality that matches natural sound.

These time-domain filters provide sound processing with the lowest delay in the industry. We achieved an industry-leading delay of 2.5 msec with our classic Universal signal processing and now we’ve shattered our own standards with a 0.5 msec delay with PureSound signal processing. 

Widex product sitting on a wooden table

 To recap, PureSound proven benefits include:

  • Eliminating delay-based distortion as shown by a more robust neural representation of speech compared to other hearing aids with longer delay.
  • Substantial advantages, not only in the increased natural qualities of the sound, but also in other preferences for own voice, clarity, and hearing in noise.
  • Increasing spatial awareness for wearers (the wearer hears sounds coming from where they expect)

These elements help Widex Moment wearers experience a sound so natural, they might forget they’re wearing a hearing aid at all – allowing the patient to be completely present, no matter where they are. Every sound is where they expect it to be.


dana helmink

Dana Helmink, AuD

Sr. Director, Audiology/Clinical Education, Widex

Dana earned her Master of Arts in Audiology from Northern Illinois University and her Doctor of Audiology degree from Salus University. She worked in clinical audiology in Illinois, where she also served more than 10 years on the board of directors of the Illinois Academy of Audiology. With more than 15 years in global product management, Dana applies her experience in user-centered design and usability testing to develop innovative training programs. She loves creating educational experiences that make it easy for professionals to embrace new technology and provide patients with access to the best hearing care solutions. She is a proud Chicago native and currently resides in the northwest suburbs with her family.  In her spare time she attempts to train her Boston Terrier to do cute tricks.


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