Widex announced the release of Real-Life Insights, a feature of the EVOKE family of hearing aids, which the company says helps to provide hearing healthcare professionals with access to data from their patients’ use of personal hearing aid programs.
Building upon Widex’ data logging capabilities, Real-Life Insights is said to gather data on when patients create and use personal programs, how they’ve customized their EVOKE hearing aids’ settings, and how often they use each personal program. This data is then presented to hearing care professionals in the Compass GPS fitting platform, according to Widex.
Powered by the EVOKE smartphone application and the Widex Cloud, it gathers data from personal programs that EVOKE wearers either create themselves or create using help from SoundSense Learn, Widex’ real-time machine learning application that uses simple A/B listening comparisons to identify which of the EVOKE hearing aids’ over 2,000,000 setting configurations best meets the patient’s needs in a given moment.
Patients who use the EVOKE app have the option to share their personal program use data with the Widex Cloud. If they consent, their data will then be provided to their hearing healthcare professional, who can access it in a special dashboard inside Widex’ Compass GPS fitting software.