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    Just got the new COM-DEX device from Widex for my Unique Passion 440 RICs.

    One word, "Wow!". Two words, "freaking wow!".

    Listening to music from my iPhone 6 as I type this. Super impressed by the sound quality. Love how I can switch between listening to audio from my phone with surrounding sound, or with surrounding sound muted.

    The small device (about the size of a USB stick) hangs around your neck and connects via Bluetooth to your phone. I tried wearing below my clothes and it works fine (so invisible). You can stream music to your hearing aids and take phone calls. For calls, you do need to talk into the microphone on the neck device though.

    Connecting to an iPhone is easy (only tested iPhone 6) but I do suggest turning Bluetooth on the phone first, then connect the neck loop cord to start the device.

    There is also an app to adjust the hearing aid (volume and program switching) as well as change the directionality (front, back, sides). The app seems a bit flakey though as I've found it sometimes doesn't work after listening to music. The UI of the app is not that great either...so needs some work.

    Will provide additional feedback after some more use, so far really impressed and exceeds my expectations (I've listened to "Made for iPhone" hearing aids and *really* did not like the sound quality or size of those devices. Yep, it would be nice to not need the neck loop...but it will still be a while before we can get there technically in the Passion form factor.

    Thank you Widex! Please work on the app though

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    How do you like the AIDS themselves? How does live or recorded music sound through them? How is speech---warm? A bit tinny?
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    I will do a full review in a couple of weeks. Basically I am quite satisfied with how they sound with music (via Bluetooth) but more importantly, speech. I like the "Widex sound" (more natural) whereas other brands sound "tinny" to me.

    As stated above, I am very impressed with the sound quality of recorded music (via a Bluetooth source relayed directly to the hearing aids). I haven't tested live music enough "over the air" to give a considered opinion yet.

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    Well, I have COM-Dex now too, someone can be interested about my findings:

    - music transmission is quite good as for hearing aids, but only in mono
    - you can switch off hearing aid microphone during sound transmission trought this device, but only during call or music play, not possible to do it when COM-Dex is connected only
    - neck cable looks quite good, it's braided cable, not just rubby cable as for example UNI-Dex have
    - if you have RC-Dex, it's not working during using sound transsion from COM-Dex, but it work if you have this device connected on neck and not using it

    What I'm missing is option to change volume and switch programms on COM-Dex. So it will fully replace RC-Dex. You can do it only on phone in Widex app (android or ios) when COM-Dex is connected to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HA-User View Post
    Just got the new COM-DEX device from Widex for my Unique Passion 440 RICs.

    One word, "Wow!". Two words, "freaking wow!".

    Listening to music from my iPhone 6 as I type this. Super impressed by the sound quality. Love how I can switch between listening to audio from my phone with surrounding sound, or with surrounding sound muted.

    The small device (about the size of a USB stick) hangs around your neck and connects via Bluetooth to your phone. I tried wearing below my clothes and it works fine (so invisible). You can stream music to your hearing aids and take phone calls. For calls, you do need to talk into the microphone on the neck device though.

    Connecting to an iPhone is easy (only tested iPhone 6) but I do suggest turning Bluetooth on the phone first, then connect the neck loop cord to start the device.

    There is also an app to adjust the hearing aid (volume and program switching) as well as change the directionality (front, back, sides). The app seems a bit flakey though as I've found it sometimes doesn't work after listening to music. The UI of the app is not that great either...so needs some work.

    Will provide additional feedback after some more use, so far really impressed and exceeds my expectations (I've listened to "Made for iPhone" hearing aids and *really* did not like the sound quality or size of those devices. Yep, it would be nice to not need the neck loop...but it will still be a while before we can get there technically in the Passion form factor.

    Thank you Widex! Please work on the app though
    Glad to hear all this because I just ordered my COM-Dex today.
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    - Word Rec. unaided: (L 12% at 75 dBHL) (R 40% at 75 dBHL)
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    My hearing aid specialist lent me a Com-Dex to try for a few weeks with my demo Widex Unique 440s. I have since purchased the hearing aids but passed on the Com-Dex. My hope was that I could use the Com-Dex to deliver sound from my hi-def tv directly into the hearing aid. But the TV doesn't have Bluetooth so that I purchased a small Bluetooth transmitter to connect to the TV with the hope that then the Com-Dex would be able to deliver the sound to my hearing aids. The Com-Dex would not connect/pair to the Bluetooth transmitter.

    Other than using a room teleloop system (which I may end up trying) does anyone know how to deliver TV sound to the hearing aid using either a Com-Dex or some other resource. I could use the wired headset jack with extensions but hesitate to do that as someone entering the TV room could inadvertently cause the TV to crash to the floor. So a wireless system would be preferable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drLPS4 View Post
    My hearing aid specialist lent me a Com-Dex to try for a few weeks with my demo Widex Unique 440s. I have since purchased the hearing aids but passed on the Com-Dex. My hope was that I could use the Com-Dex to deliver sound from my hi-def tv directly into the hearing aid. But the TV doesn't have Bluetooth so that I purchased a small Bluetooth transmitter to connect to the TV with the hope that then the Com-Dex would be able to deliver the sound to my hearing aids. The Com-Dex would not connect/pair to the Bluetooth transmitter.

    Other than using a room teleloop system (which I may end up trying) does anyone know how to deliver TV sound to the hearing aid using either a Com-Dex or some other resource. I could use the wired headset jack with extensions but hesitate to do that as someone entering the TV room could inadvertently cause the TV to crash to the floor. So a wireless system would be preferable.
    It should pair to a Bluetooth transmitter. I would try again but make sure everything else in range is turned off (cell phones, TV wifi, laptops or tablets with bluetooth).

    Widex also has a TV transmitter which would probably give you better performance anyway.

    Is it a pairing problem or a connect problem (they are different problems). Are you sure that TV sound is on for the port the transmitter is connected to?

    http://www.widex.pro/en/products/acc...istive-devices


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    500 .. 20/25 .. 30/40 . . . SRT L/R = 35/65 , WRS @ 35/85 L/R = 64/56%
    1000 .30/40 .. 35/60 . . Kirkland 5.0 Costco (December 2014)
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    Got mine and it's good but the COM-DEX app will not work on Android phones with operating systems higher than 5.0 and above. No fix yet in sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drLPS4 View Post
    My hearing aid specialist lent me a Com-Dex to try for a few weeks with my demo Widex Unique 440s. I have since purchased the hearing aids but passed on the Com-Dex. My hope was that I could use the Com-Dex to deliver sound from my hi-def tv directly into the hearing aid. But the TV doesn't have Bluetooth so that I purchased a small Bluetooth transmitter to connect to the TV with the hope that then the Com-Dex would be able to deliver the sound to my hearing aids. The Com-Dex would not connect/pair to the Bluetooth transmitter.

    Other than using a room teleloop system (which I may end up trying) does anyone know how to deliver TV sound to the hearing aid using either a Com-Dex or some other resource. I could use the wired headset jack with extensions but hesitate to do that as someone entering the TV room could inadvertently cause the TV to crash to the floor. So a wireless system would be preferable.
    The TX-DEX is wonderful. Unit that plugs into an outlet for power and also has an RCA cable that goes from the back of the DEX into the outlets on your TV. Another device goes around your neck and streams audio straight into your hearing aids. My wife loves it since she can control the volume of the TV without having it cranked to an obnoxious volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drLPS4 View Post
    My hearing aid specialist lent me a Com-Dex to try for a few weeks with my demo Widex Unique 440s. I have since purchased the hearing aids but passed on the Com-Dex. My hope was that I could use the Com-Dex to deliver sound from my hi-def tv directly into the hearing aid. But the TV doesn't have Bluetooth so that I purchased a small Bluetooth transmitter to connect to the TV with the hope that then the Com-Dex would be able to deliver the sound to my hearing aids. The Com-Dex would not connect/pair to the Bluetooth transmitter.

    Other than using a room teleloop system (which I may end up trying) does anyone know how to deliver TV sound to the hearing aid using either a Com-Dex or some other resource. I could use the wired headset jack with extensions but hesitate to do that as someone entering the TV room could inadvertently cause the TV to crash to the floor. So a wireless system would be preferable.
    Thought I would chime in on this - I have just picked up the COM-DEX along with my new Widex Unique 220s, with one of my goals being to get TV audio into the aids. Like others have reported, there doesn't seem to be a solution for getting the audio via Bluetooth directly to the COM-DEX/aids. I have found what I think may end up being a suitable solution: the Blipcast. http://www.blipcast.co/ This device streams audio via wifi from your TV to your phone. This means a few things: You can listen with headphones if you want, (including any set of your choice, Bluetooth, wired, etc), or, via the COM-DEX direct to the aids. Another perk is that multiple users can connect to the same audio stream. It also significantly reduces the latency inherent in Bluetooth audio transmission. Now for the bad news: The product launched on Kickstarter in January and failed to raise the goal set. It is not currently available for purchase, though a few weeks ago they were reportedly still actively working towards production. I've reached out for more information, and hopefully there will be good news soon. You can sign up at the link above for updates about the product.

    On a separate note, I have a question: When I enable the phone via COM-DEX, the audio is very clear, with no interfering noise. However, when I start playing music over the Bluetooth, a background 'white noise' appears underneath the music. Is this by design, and if so, can it be disabled? Would definitely be interested in other's experience with this.

    Thanks!

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