Widex has announced that users of its MOMENT family of hearing aids can now stream music, calls and other content seamlessly from Android smartphones.
With this recent upgrade to the Widex MOMENT App, MOMENT hearing aids now support Google’s Android Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) standard, allowing the hearing aids to function like traditional Bluetooth headsets and earbuds.
Widex MOMENT hearing aids already support the ability to stream from Apple iOS devices through integration of Apple’s wireless MFi technology, and from other hardware devices through available DEX accessories.
“Supporting ASHA in our award-winning Widex MOMENT product line is a game-changer,” said Nancy Bridges, Product Manager for Widex.
“Now, our hearing care professional partners can offer their patients a more natural-sounding hearing aid while simultaneously delivering to them the convenience of direct-streaming from ASHA-compatible Android smartphones. This combination of natural sound and seamless streaming will further enhance patient use and enjoyment of Widex MOMENT hearing aids.”
To enjoy ASHA compatibility, a patient’s Android smartphone must be running Android 11 or later and Bluetooth 5.0. All new Widex MOMENT connected hearing aids will come with ASHA compatibility. Current Widex MOMENT hearing aid wearers can enjoy ASHA streaming through an upgrade to the Widex MOMENT App version 1.4, now available in the Google Play app store, or through the Widex Compass GPS fitting software.