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User instructions
FM+DEX
Package Contents
FM+DEX
Charger
Jack-to-jack cable
Neck loop antenna
(two lengths)
Clip
Click-on module
User instructions
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Contents
symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Your new FM+DEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Intended use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Description of device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
FM+DEX OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
OPERATING RANGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
GETTING STARTED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Charging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Preparing for Telecoil, FM or Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
TURNING ON THE device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Acoustic indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Selecting input source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Volume adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Room off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
TURNING OFF THE device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Tamper switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
In case of malfunction.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
CARING FOR YOUR FM+DEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Safety Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Regulatory information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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symbols
The following symbols will be used throughout the
manual:
WARNING
Messages with this heading indicate adverse reactions, potential
safety hazards or inadequate device performance.
CAUTION
Messages with this heading indicate/include information regarding any special care to be exercised.
Not for general waste.
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Your new FM+DEX
Your FM+DEX is part of the DEX™ family of assistive
listening devices. These user instructions explain how
the FM+DEX should be operated.
WARNING
This booklet contains important information and instructions.
Please read this booklet care­fully before you start using the
device.
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Intended use
The FM+DEX is a battery-powered device intended to
transmit (or stream) signals to Widex hearing aids using
the wireless WidexLink technology; i.e. signals are
received, altered and transmitted to the hearing aid.
Description of device
The FM+DEX is offered in order to support Widex hearing aids without DAI (direct audio input) or a telecoil.
When the FM module is attached, the user is able to
receive FM signals.
In the same way, the device can substitute for a telecoil
in hearing aids not fitted with a telecoil. The third input
possibility is the line in, which can be used to stream
music, etc., by connecting a computer or portable unit
to the device.
The FM+DEX is worn on a neck loop antenna or attached
directly to clothing using the included clip.
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FM+DEX OVERVIEW
 1. On/Off
 2. Input toggle key/Room off
 3. Volume up/down
 4. FM input LED
 5. Audio input LED
 6. T (telecoil) LED
 7. Battery level indicator
 8. Tamper switch
 9. FM switch
10. FM connector (Europlug)
11. FM connector (SCOLA FLEX receiver)
12. Charge (mini USB socket)
13. Audio (line-in)
14. Cover
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LEDs
Input indicators
Green light in any of the three input LEDs indicates that
this input source has been chosen.
Battery indicator
Battery indicator
Battery low
red
Battery charging
orange
Battery fully charged, charging unit still
connected
green
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OPERATING RANGES
From FM+DEX to hearing aids
Up to 40 cm
From FM transmitter to FM+DEX
Up to 30 metres
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GETTING STARTED
Charging the battery
The device uses a rechargeable battery that is charged
through the mini USB connector. When fully charged,
the battery has a capacity of approx. 10 hours of continuous use. The charger is available in four country
versions. The version you have may therefore not look
exactly as illustrated in this booklet.
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1.Connect the charger to the mini USB connector at
the bottom of the FM+DEX.
2. Plug the charger into a wall socket.
It takes approximately 4 hours to charge the battery
the first time. Recharging takes approx. 2 hours. The
device cannot stream while recharging.
WARNING
Do not attempt to change the battery yourself. Contact your
hearing care professional if the battery needs replacement.
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Preparing for Telecoil, FM or Audio
The toggle key allows you to choose between three
input sources, depending on whether you wish to
receive Telecoil, FM or Audio signals. If you wish to use
the Telecoil function, you just need to press the toggle
key until the T LED is green. However, to prepare for FM
or Audio reception, you need to do the following:
Toggle key
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FM
If you wish to listen to an FM source, you will first need
to connect the appropriate FM receiver module.
1. Remove the cover at the bottom of the device by
pressing the sides of the cover.
2a. If you have a Widex SCOLA FLEX receiver, slide it
into place as shown. Set the receiver’s mode switch
in position 2 “FM+M”.
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2b. O
ther compatible modules are connected to the
device via a Europlug. Please be sure to turn and
position the Europlug correctly, i.e. according to
the thickness of the pins.
3. T
urn the receiver module on.
4. S
lide the FM switch to the right if you are using a
­SCOLA FLEX interface or to the left if you are using
a Europlug.
4.
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5. Attach the cover again.
Pressing the “button” indicated by the arrow allows you
to activate the scan button of the receiver module.
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Audio
If you wish to listen to an audio source, plug the jackto-jack cable provided into the Audio (line-in) socket.
Connect the other end to the audio source.
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Antenna
The FM+DEX can be used with or without an external
neck loop antenna.
Attaching the neck loop antenna
Assemble the two neck loop wires (if not already
assembled) by connecting the male jack on the short
wire to the female jack on the long wire. Then connect
the jack connectors at the end of the neck loop wires to
the holes in the click-on module.
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Then attach the assembled module to the device as
illustrated.
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An alternative way of using the device is by attaching
it to your clothes using the detachable clip. These first
two illustrations show how to attach the clip to the
device.
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Pushing the clip upwards with two fingers allows you to
turn the clip as required. Push it backwards to fix it in
the desired position.
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To open the clip, click the lock open, place it on your
clothes and click it closed.
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caution: For pacemaker users
(Risks) The use of wireless Widex hearing aids/DEX should not
interfere with other devices such as a pacemaker. However, to
be extra ­cautious, Widex follows the guidelines recommended
by the manufacturers of implantable defibrillators and pacemakers for their patients when using mobile phones. Specifically, hearing aid wearers who also use a pacemaker should
•Keep the hearing aids (and/or any of the DEX accessories) at
a distance of at least 15 cm/½ foot away from the pacemaker
and
•Do not carry the hearing aids (and/or any of the DEX accessories) in a shirt pocket or close to the chest.
•If any interference is observed, do not use the hearing aids
(and/or DEX) and contact your pacemaker manufacturer and
hearing care professional immediately.
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TURNING ON THE device
Push the slide button on the right side upwards.
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Acoustic indicators
When using any button/switch, a corresponding acoustic indicator will be presented in the hearing aids.
Turning the device on
Tone
Change of input source
Tone
Room on (start-up setting: On)
Tone
Volume adjustment
Tones
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Selecting input source
The device starts up in the FM input setting. Using the
toggle key you can change between the three input
options: FM, AUDIO or T (telecoil). The current input
source is indicated by a green light in the corresponding LED. Make sure that the desired source has been
chosen.
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Volume adjustment
The device starts up at the default volume level.
Use the volume control on the left side to adjust the
volume up or down.
volume up
volume down
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Room off
If you wish to listen to the input signal only, push the
input toggle key and hold it in for more than one second. This will disable the hearing aid microphones. To
deactivate this function again, push the input toggle
key and hold it in again for more than one second.
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TURNING OFF THE device
To turn the device off, push the slide button on the right
side of the device downward.
When you turn the device off, it stops streaming and
the hearing aids return to program 1 (usually the Master
program).
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Tamper switch
The input toggle/room off key and volume control can
be locked using the tamper switch. Slide the switch to
the left to lock the functions, and to the right to unlock
them. When the device is turned off and on again, it will
start up in FM. The input toggle key will still be locked.
AUDIO
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CHARGE
In case of malfunction....
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Your FM+DEX does
not work
The device is not
turned on
Turn it on
The device is out of
range
Move the device
within range. See
page 9.
FM+DEX is not
within range of the
hearing aids
Move the device
within range
Temporary suspen- FM+DEX is not
sion of communica- within range of the
tion between hear- hearing aids
ing aids. Message:
“Partner check”
Move the device
within range
Streaming is interrupted
Interference with
another device
Move one of the
devices out of range
of the other (2 m)
The FM+DEX is out
of range
Move the device
within range. See
page 9.
No sound when listening to audio
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The input toggle
key does not work
The FM+DEX is not
turned on
Turn the FM+DEX on
The battery is low
Charge the battery
using the included
charger
The battery does not Contact your hearing
work
care professional to
have the battery
replaced
The charger is connected to the
FM+DEX
Disconnect the
charger when the
FM+DEX has been
charged
Functions have been Unlock
locked with tamper
switch
The charger is con- The power supply to
nected but does not the FM+DEX has
charge (LEDs are
been interrupted
not green)
No streamed audio
sound even though
the audio input LED
is green.
Check that the
charger is properly
connected to the
FM+DEX mini USB
socket and a wall
socket, and that the
wall socket is
switched on
The cable between
Connect the sound
the sound source
source to the
and the FM+DEX has FM+DEX
been disconnected.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
No streamed signals even though
the telecoil (T) LED
is green.
No teleloop signal
Place the FM+DEX in
an area with teleloop
signals
No streamed FM
No FM module is
signals even though attached
the FM input LED is
The FM module or
green
the FM transmitter is
switched off
Check that an FM
module is attached
Battery level indica- The battery is low
tor is red
Charge the battery
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Check that the FM
module and the FM
transmitter are
switched on and are
set to the same
channel
CARING FOR YOUR FM+DEX
The device is a valuable object and should be treated
with care. Here are some things you can do to prolong
the life of your device:
CAUTION
•Do not expose the device to extreme temperatures or high
humidity.
•Do not immerse in water or other liquids.
•Clean the device with a dry, soft cloth. Never wash it with
water, cleaning solutions or other liquids.
•Avoid dropping the device.
•When the device is not in use, keep it in its case in a cool, dry
location out of reach of children and pets.
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Warnings
WARNING
•Keep the FM+DEX and its parts and accessories out of reach
of children and anyone else who might swallow parts of the
device, or otherwise cause i­njury to themselves with these
items. In case of i­ngestion, contact a physician immediately.
•Do not carry your FM+DEX with you during X-rays, MRIs, CT
or other medical treatments and scans. The emissions from
these procedures as well as from other types of radiation,
such as that in a microwave oven, can damage the device.
Radiation from, for example, room surveillance equipment,
burglar alarms and mobile phones is weaker and will not damage the device, but may create audible interference.
•Do not use the device on aircraft or in hospitals without
permission.
•Do not use the device in mines or other areas with explosive
gases.
CAUTION
•Never try to open or repair the device yourself. (This should
only be done by authorized personnel.)
•Although the device has been designed to comply with the
most stringent international electromagnetic compatibility
standards, the possibility cannot be excluded that it may
cause interference with other equipment, such as medical
devices.
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Safety Warning
This device is charged by an external power charger.
• Only connect a charger that is compatible with the
FM+DEX.
• The charger must have an output rating of 5VDC,
500mA, and a mini USB connector.
• The charger input rating voltage and wall plug must
be compatible with the AC wall outlet in your region.
• The charger must have the certification marks showing certification by a safety agency acceptable in
your region.
Widex strongly recommends that you always use a
charger unit that is supplied by your Widex Distributor
to ensure safe and efficient use of your FM+DEX.
When the FM+DEX is connected to external mainsoperated equipment like a PC, audio source or similar,
this equipment must comply with IEC 60065, IEC
60950, IEC 60601-1 or equivalent safety standards.
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Regulatory information
FCC ID: TTY-FMD
IC: 5676B-FMD
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
—C
onsult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
NOTE:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure
limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
transmitter must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Changes or modifications to the equipment not expressly
approved by Widex could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Industry Canada Statement /
Déclaration d’industrie Canada
Under Industry Canada regulations, this radio transmitter
may only operate using an antenna of a type and
maximum (or lesser) gain approved for the transmitter by
Industry Canada.
To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the
antenna type and its gain should be so chosen that the
equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is not
more than that necessary for successful communication.
This device complies with Industry Canada licenceexempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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(1) this device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device.
Conformément à la réglementation d’Industrie Canada,
le présent émetteur radio peut fonctionner avec une
antenne d’un type et d’un gain maximal (ou inférieur)
approuvé pour l’émetteur par Industrie Canada.
Dans le but de réduire les risques de brouillage
radioélectrique à l’intention des autres utilisateurs, il
faut choisir le type d’antenne et son gain de sorte que
la puissance isotrope rayonnée équivalente (p.i.r.e.) ne
dépasse pas l’intensité nécessaire à l’établissement d’une
communication satisfaisante.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie
Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de
licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions
suivantes:
(1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et
(2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage
radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible
d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
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Hereby, Widex A/S declares that this FM+DEX is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
A copy of the Declaration of Conformity can be found
at: http://www.widex.com
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Hearing aids, accessories and batteries
should not be disposed of with normal
household waste. Please consult your
national Widex distributor for advice on
how to dispose of these items.
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