Widex

Widex A/S is the world’s sixth largest hearing aid manufacturer. In close collaboration with international audiological researchers and specialists, the company has developed a wide range of digital hearing aid. They introduced the world's first commercially available 100% digital in-the-ear hearing aid in 1995 based on the research model developed by Oticon that same year.[2]

Widex A/S
Family-owned Aktieselskab
IndustryHealth care
Founded1956
HeadquartersLynge, Denmark
Key people
Jørgen Jensen(CEO)
ProductsHearing aids
Number of employees
3,800 (2014)[1]
Websitewidex.com

The Danish company was founded in 1956 by the Tøpholm and Westermann families and is still owned by the relatives of the company’s original founders. The president and CEO of Widex is Jørgen Jensen, who was appointed in 2013. Widex hearing aids are sold in almost 100 countries and the company employs approximately 3,800 people around the world.

Widex’ new headquarters are located in Allerød Municipality, Denmark, north of Copenhagen. The new headquarters use groundwater for cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. Widex also placed an energy-generating wind turbine beside the building.

In 2018, Widex and Sivantos (which owns Signia, Rexton, TruHearing, Audibene, HearUSA and Hear.com) announced an $8B merger, creating the 3rd largest hearing conglomerate in the world.[3] Widex also launched its newest product, Widex Evoke, which is the first hearing aid to incorporate machine learning technology.[4]

Since March 1, 2019 Widex has been part of WS Audiology, a company formed that day through the combination of Singapore-headquartered Sivantos with Lynge/Denmark-based Widex. [5]

See also

Hearing aid
Hearing impairment

References

  1. "Facts=English". Widex. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  2. "Hearing Device Timeline". beckerexhibits.wustl.edu. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  3. Jacobsen, Stine. "Sivantos and Widex in $8 billion merger to create No.3 in hearing aids". U.S. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  4. "Widex launches the world's first machine learning hearing aid: Widex EVOKE". Hearing Aid Forum - Active Hearing Loss Community. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  5. http://www.sivantos.com/about-us

(1) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/6320799.stm
(2) http://www.airah.org.au/Ecolibrium/AM/ContentManagerNet/ContentDisplay.aspx?Section=Ecolibrium&ContentID=8082
(3) http://www.widex.com/en/aboutwidex/aboutwidex/ourheadquarters/

Official website: www.widex.com


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