ReSound are a Danish manufacturer and part of the GN (Great Nordic) group of companies. They used to go under the name GN ReSound. Historically, ReSound were major innovators by launching the first open fitting hearing aids and the first "made for iPhone" products. Over the past few years, very little innovation has come from ReSound.
If you're struggling to understand the make and model numbers of ReSound hearing aids then here's a simple guide to help:
The higher the number, the higher the technology level and the higher the price. This is the number at the beginning of the 3 digit name. For example, The LiNX Quattro 961 is the top level of technology.
Individual model numbers can be identified by looking at the second digit of the 3 digit product code. The higher the number the larger the hearing aid. Here's the list: 8 = Power BTE, 7 = standard BTE, 6 = RIC, 5 = in the ear full shell, 4 = in the ear half-shell, 3 = canal aid, 1 = CIC/IIC. For example, a LiNX 3D 750 would be the second level of technology (the 7) and would be a full shell in the ear hearing aid (the 5). The last digit doesn't really mean anything.
ReSound develops ground-breaking, award-winning hearing solutions. They focus on offering individuals with hearing loss the most natural listening experience, leading to the best sound quality hearing experience. With that philosophy, the company has become a pioneer of hearing aid technology in more than 80 countries worldwide.
They were the first manufacturer to offer open-fit hearing aids, a cutting-edge technical achievement at the time. They also created the WDRC (Wide Dynamic Range Compression) system which generated improvements in sound processing, as well as the DFS (Digital Feedback Suppression) system which helps remove feedback.
Their latest development is already helping change common perceptions of hearing aids globally. They presented the very first ‘Made For iPhone’ hearing aids, devices that could stream content from an iPhone without the need for a separate accessory. This innovation was widely celebrated within the industry and it generated a buzz around hearing aids in the general technology industry for the very first time. Suddenly, hearing aids weren't as low-tech as some people thought they were.
ReSound is owned by the GN Group which is based in Ballerup, Denmark. The GN Group has over 147 years of experience in the fields of audiology and audio, which enables them to lead the industry in audiology technology. In addition, the GN Group's contacts and resources allow ReSound to create some of the most technologically advanced hearing aids out there.
ReSound hearing aids are all about offering the most natural listening experience for their customers. This means hearing aid users can spend more time engaged in conversations and less time worrying about understanding everything that is said.
The company is a firm believer in the idea of Smart Hearing. This is a concept based on four cornerstones of hearing: audiology, connectivity, smart apps, and design. The Smart Hearing technology from ReSound provides fantastic sound quality, connects smoothly with other appliances, has a customized user interface, and uses durable designs to improve the quality of life of the wearer.
Binaural Directionality III
This technology takes advantage of the ear-to-ear link strength to enable users of hearing aids to better balance sounds as they hear them. This makes it easier for a person to identify the direction of sounds and experience listening more naturally.
2.4 GHz Hearing Aid Technology: In 2010, ReSound began placing 2.4 GHz technology into hearing aids, and since this first innovation things have only improved. ReSound offers greater quality direct audio streaming from any compatible device with the use of 2.4 GHz without the use of an intermediary streamer. This is a much more convenient solution for those on the go.
ReSound ensure that technology is supplied to their hearing aids that decreases the effect of wind and feedback on your listening experience. This makes it easier to focus on what’s happening in front of you, rather than on background noise.
Tinnitus Treatment Technology: A large proportion of those with hearing loss also have Tinnitus symptoms alongside it. That's why ReSound often provide a bank of tinnitus sounds which help manage the symptoms more effectively.
ReSound Smart 3D app
This smartphone app allows you to adjust the volume control and even treble, middle and bass settings on your ReSound hearing aid. You can quickly and discreetly select specific environment settings, even saving a ' favourite ' and geo-tagging a particular place to change the next time you're there to the same environment.
This function enables you to save travel time and submit hearing aid adjustment information from your ReSound Smart 3D app and obtain updated settings directly from your hearing care specialist - All without a visit to the hearing practice.
The LiNX Quattro's brand new chip provides twice the memory, 100% more speed, 30% more computing power, and 20% less energy usage (compared to previous models). ReSound LiNX Quattro provides listeners with their truest, most natural sound quality. It benefits from an expanded dynamic range, enhanced frequency response and greater wireless signal strength for an improved ear-to-ear hearing experience.
The model is Made For iPhone and allows for streaming from Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPods. A rechargeable option offers more than a complete day of power, even when streaming phone calls, television and music.
ReSound LiNX 3D hearing aids come in a wide variety of performance levels and types. Advanced speech processing software provides enhanced listening experience and enhanced comprehension in noisy environments. These ReSound hearing aids are direct Made-for-iPhone hearing aids, but there are accessories that help it connect to Android and Bluetooth phones for wireless connectivity. A rechargeable option also exists. LiNX 3D users can also benefit from remote service from their hearing health professional with the ReSound Smart 3D app.
ReSound ENZO 3D is a discreet hearing aid for people with severe to profound hearing loss. It is available in two behind-the-ear styles and in a broad variety of colours. Each part of the hearing aid is covered with iSolate nanotech, an ultra-thin shield which protects it from water, dust, and earwax.
The included Binaural Directionality III and Spatial Sense technology help users hear better in noisy environments and help improve sound-spatial awareness.
This was one of the first models to feature direct connectivity to Apple devices without the need for a streamer. Sound is streamed to your hearing aid straight from your Apple device, which effectively turn your hearing aids in wireless headphones. The ReSound Phone Clip+ accessory can be used to connect to Android devices.
ReSound LiNX2 also offers wearers a natural listening experience with their proprietary Spatial Sense and Binaural Directionality II features. This goes a long way towards improving sound quality of speech in noisy environments.
The Enya is ReSound’s range of hearing technology for those who want entry level technology at an affordable price. It's an easy-to-use model with a basic feature set.
The ReSound Enya family is home to six separate models with three separate technology levels, so there's something for everyone's needs.
When we refer to a product as 'New', we mean that the product is new to the market.
When we refer to a product as 'Superseded', we mean that there is a newer range available which replaces and improves on this product.
When we refer to a product as an 'Older Model', we mean that it is has been superseded by at least two more recent hearing aid ranges.