Widex

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Widex A/S
Type Family-owned Aktieselskab
Industry Health care
Founded 1956
Headquarters Lynge, Denmark
Key people Jørgen Jensen(CEO)
Products Hearing aids
Employees 3,800 (2014)[1]
Website widex.com

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 aids, including the world's first 100% digital in-the-ear hearing aid in 1995.

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.

See also[edit]

Hearing aid
Hearing impairment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts=English". Widex. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 

(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/

External links[edit]

Official website: www.widex.com