Tele: 561.316.3330
Breaking Medical Device News

Monday, September 27, 2021
HomeWidexWidex-Developed Artificial Intelligence Promises to Revolutionize Hearing Aids

Widex-Developed Artificial Intelligence Promises to Revolutionize Hearing Aids

October 28, 2020

Widex is the first hearing aid company to use AI to optimize hearing aid performance in real-time.

Widex notes having transformed the performance of a broad spectrum of consumer and industrial products, artificial intelligence (AI) is now set to revolutionize the quality of a product that the U.S. National Institutes of Health says half of the consumers aged 75 and over desperately need: hearing aids.

Bringing opportunity to fruition, Widex is the first hearing aid manufacturer to utilize real-time AI to create a better, more natural and personalized sound experience for hearing aid users. “By applying artificial intelligence, a hearing solution learns how users prefer various listening environments and gives them greater control over their hearing experience,” Widex Head of Audiology Lise Henningsen said. “By being the first to embrace AI, Widex benefits from years of continuous machine learning and hearing aid optimization that other hearing aid manufacturers have not yet developed. It is a key reason Widex is able to deliver its revolutionary natural sound.”

Powered by AI, Widex SoundSense Learn processes inputs from connected hearing aids throughout the world and shares anonymized data with a cloud-based AI system. The system then continuously learns how to further optimize hearing aid settings in different situations for specific wearers.

Widex SoundSense Learn presents users with A-B comparisons to begin understanding how a person wearing compatible Widex hearing aids prefers sound in an environment. SoundSense Learn manages three acoustic parameters — low, mid, and high frequencies — which can each be set to 13 different levels, resulting in more than 2,000 possible settings.

To A-B test each setting would require more than 2 million tests, but by using the power of machine-learning algorithms, Widex SoundSense Learn requires only about a dozen comparisons to calculate the optimal settings for the individual person. The SoundSense Learn algorithms also track the user’s individual adjustments and draw from other user settings stored in the cloud to more precisely tailor the hearing aids to one’s surroundings.

When applied, the settings create a personalized hearing experience based on context, content, and intent. Users can store the settings as programs in their smartphones and activate them throughout the day, such as when they’re at work, at the supermarket, or in their kitchen. Anonymized, the programs can also be stored in a secure, cloud-based system and help enhance the hearing experience of other users.

“Our studies show that hearing aid users have a significant preference for the personalized settings achieved through artificial intelligence and machine learning, and that 80 percent would recommend the function to others,” Henningsen added.

AI-equipped hearing aids such as the WIDEX MOMENT enhance our digital lives. “With AI, they are more like new lifestyle ‘hearables,’ which are key contributors to ubiquitous computing, just as virtual assistants and smart watches are,” Henningsen concluded.

Medical Device News Magazinehttps://infomeddnews.com
Medical Device News Magazine is a division of PTM Healthcare Marketing, Inc. Pauline T. Mayer is the managing editor.

Stay Connected

spot_img

Don't Miss

ProSomnus® Sleep Technologies Adds John E. Remmers, MD, to Leadership Team

Dr. John E. Remmers will provide expert medical and strategic guidance on a range of initiatives, including research and development, regulatory clearances, company strategy, medical education, and clinical investigations.

Nanox to Announce Zebra Medical Vision Secures 8th 510K FDA Clearance for its Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) Solution as Part of Its Population Health Offering

On August 10th, 2021 Nanox announced that it had entered into an acquisition agreement via merger with Zebra Medical Vision LTD.

Christopher Joyce Joins Miach Orthopaedics as VP & CFO

Christopher Joyce has joined as vice president and chief financial officer, and Kevin Sidow has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.

NGMedical GmbH Receives FDA Clearance for Its AM Titanium Lumbar Interbody BEE® PLIF

The BEE® PLIF cage has been created to benefit from additive manufacturing features. The purposefully designed honeycomb endplate design reduces the risk of subsidence, while allowing fusion.

Recombinant Technologies is Raising Capital to Roll Out a Game Changing Alzheimer’s Treatment

Recombinant Technologies is focused on treating the root cause of Alzheimer's Disease delivering a huge improvement in the quality of life of those afflicted.

Tyber Medical Reaches Agreement to Acquire CatapultMD

Once the acquisition is complete, Tyber Medical will own and operate a combined 100,000-square feet of manufacturing space between its Pennsylvania headquarters and Florida-based facilities.

Kleiner Device Labs Receives FDA Market Clearance for KG2 Surge Flow-Thru Interbody System

The system maximizes total bone graft delivery volume, better distributes graft bilaterally into the intervertebral disc space, and streamlines the implant delivery, positioning, and grafting process for TLIF and PLIF spinal fusion procedures.

Matthew Cranfill New ExtriCARE USA Director Of Clinical Services

"Matt's impressive experience and skillset easily made him our top pick," said Peter Mason, President of ExtriCARE USA.

By using this website you agree to accept Medical Device News Magazine Privacy Policy