The Widex EVOKE™ Fusion 2 is a Made-for-iPhone, receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aid that comes in four performance levels. Widex has received positive reviews for its use of machine learning in the hearing aid, with a “SoundSense Learn” feature that personalizes and optimizes sound settings in any listening environment, in real time.
Constant improvement through machine learning
SoundSense Learn lets you make on-the-fly choices that serve to constantly improve the performance of the EVOKE Fusion 2 hearing aids. First, you listen and compare two A/B sound profiles, then choose one you like best using the Widex smartphone app. Based on your choices, the hearing aid learns what settings you like and deploys them when you experience similar listening environments in the future.
Hearing Tracker recognized Widex’s machine learning breakthrough when we named the EVOKE Fusion 2 one of the “Best Hearing Aids in 2019”:
By giving the user a very straightforward task (choose A or B) that adjusts multiple hearing aid settings in a meaningful way (to provide sound optimization), Widex has hit a home run for users who wish to have more control over their individualized sound settings. And it gets better. Over time, EVOKE gets to know your listening preferences, and through machine-learning, can predict the right sound settings without you needing to do anything at all.
- Hearing Tracker, “Best Hearing Aids in 2019”
By recording all your choices, SoundSense Learn also gives the hearing care professional insights into your sound preferences, making it easier to provide programming updates when needed.
EVOKE smartphone app
In addition to SoundSense Learn, the Widex EVOKE smartphone app offers a variety of control options, including advanced control for streaming, volume and programs, directional focus, and more. With it, you can create and name your own personalized programs and save the settings.
It also lets you make individual volume adjustments on each hearing aid, adjust the directionality of microphones, and set location-based programs to switch on automatically. The app also downloads automatic updates from Widex with new features and product enhancements.
DEX wireless audio streaming accessories
In addition to Made-for-iPhone capability, the EVOKE Fusion 2 offers additional 2.4 GHz Bluetooth connectivity, utilizing an accessory streamer for non-iPhone Bluetooth devices. It is compatible with Widex DEX assistive listening devices, including the COM-DEX Remote Mic and the and the TV Play audio transmitter.
Rechargeable battery option
EVOKE Fusion 2 hearing aids use size 312 disposable batteries and also have a rechargeable option. You can ask your audiologist to retrofit them with a new battery door to accommodate the ZPower rechargeable batteries.
Widex was a pioneer in developing tinnitus relief solutions for people with hearing loss. The EVOKE Fusion 2 hearing aids include Widex’s Zen Fractal Technology for tinnitus relief. The technology generates soothing sounds that mask the often-distracting buzzing, humming, hissing and other noises created by tinnitus.