New L-shaped Widex SmartRIC now available at CNC Hearing and Balance Center

CNC Hearing and Balance Center in New Orleans and Marrero is now offering the new Widex SmartRIC hearing device that introduces new angles of hearing through an innovative L-shaped design.

CNC Hearing and Balance Center Audiologist Brittany Thomas,AU.D., CCC-A, F-AAA  says the sleek new design hugs the ear more closely, offering a more comfortable and discreet fit. “Also, the angular shape will allow the microphones to better detect speech from in front, which will give listeners an edge when listening in noisy environments,” she explained.

According to Widex, by placing the SmartRIC higher up on the ear, the angle between the device’s two microphones becomes closer to horizontal. This enables the directional microphone to align with what wearers are focusing on, resulting in an improved signal-to-noise ratio in even the most noisy environments.

Widex SmartRIC also features newly designed microphone inlets that effectively reduce wind and touch noise, often a significant nuisance for hearing aid wearers.

A rechargeable RIC hearing aid provides up to 37 hours on a single charge.

A compact case can fully charge the hearing aids in four hours, or add eight hours of continuous use through a 30-minute fast charge. The case offers five full charges and fits right into a pocket or small bag, empowering wearers with hassle-free charging, more than one week off the grid, mobility, and peace of mind.

Widex SmartRIC is built upon the company’s PureSound™ with ZeroDelay™ technology platform that has set new industry standards for natural hearing. PureSound with ZeroDelay delivers the fastest sound processing in a digital hearing aid to eliminate the tinny, artificial sound commonly associated with other hearing aids – creating a more natural, true-to-life listening experience for wearers.

CNC Hearing Audiologists are now fitting patients with the Widex SmartRIC.   To learn more or for a hearing evaluation, call 504-934-8320 or make an appointment online at