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ReSound® Leads in the Evolution of Smart Hearing Aids

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We live in a day and age where technology must constantly evolve and adapt to suit the needs and lifestyle of the generation. ReSound has consistently been a leader through the significant advances in the hearing industry by effectively introducing hearing instrument technologies and designs that dutifully address the changing needs of individuals with hearing impairment.

The launch of ReSound LiNXTM in 2014 was an industry marvel that combined research validated top rated sound quality and 3rd generation 2.4 GHz wireless technology with the global prevalence of Apple products, making it the world’s first Made for iPhone® (MFi) hearing instrument. The soon to follow ReSound ENZOTM super power hearing instrument presently continues to be a triumph, giving individuals with severe and profound hearing loss seamless access to wireless connectivity and MFi, all technologies previously inaccessible to this population.

RS linx2The new ReSound LiNX²™ represents the next generation and latest benchmark in smart hearing instruments. In every aspect of its audiology, design, wireless connectivity, and smart apps, ReSound LiNX2 builds on existing technologies that easily adapt to your patients’ needs and lifestyles.

ReSound LiNX2 comprises a full product family (BTE, RIE and select custom) with wireless functionality, MFi, ear-to-ear, and smartphone applications. Encompassing the most advanced version of Surround Sound by ReSoundTM, ReSound LiNX2 showcases a sound processing strategy founded on research based algorithms that emulate the human ear and support binaural auditory processing. BinauralReSound LiNX2Full Family Line UpLSBTERIECustomMFiE2E DirectionalityTM II with Spatial SenseTM, a standout feature of the ReSound LiNX2, uses pinna restoration and bilateral compression to enhance localization and overall sound quality. The result is that hearing instrument wearers can more naturally shift their attention and orient themselves to sounds of interest while being fully aware of their environment. Direct streaming from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch or the ReSound UniteTM accessory line without wires or a device hanging around the neck is simply icing on the cake for an already first rate hearing instrument.

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A tinnitus sound generator (TSG) is available in all ReSound LiNX2 devices with highly customizable broadband as well as Nature SoundsTM. Direct audio streaming capability from a smartphone gives patient’s access to the ReSound ReliefTM app, a multi-sensory app with customizable soundscapes and guided relaxation exercises. The availability of this feature in all technology levels and form factors makes it an accessible, flexible, and clinically relevant option.

RS_Apple_Watch_linx2_Email_shot_BTB_281px_pictureFinally, the ReSound SmartTM app now features the Sound Enhancer, which allows the ReSound LiNX2 wearer to reduce noise levels, change the beam width for hearing in noise, and activate the wind filter on a windy day all with the push of a button on their smartphone or directly from their Apple WatchTM.

Imagine a hearing instrument that is flexible enough to help a person with hearing impairment hear optimally in a technologically advanced and dynamically changing world. ReSound LiNX2 clearly stands as the industry leader in smart hearing instrument technology for an evolving population.

About the author

Samidha Joglekar, ReSound In-House Audiologist

Samidha Joglekar, M.Cl.Sc., Aud (C), Reg. CASLPO received her degree in Audiology from the University of Western Ontario and has worked in various capacities, including as a clinical Audiologist with the hearing aid and vestibular unit, as well as research Audiologist with the cochlear implant program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  She currently is the In-House Audiologist with GN ReSound Canada, providing audiology/technical support and remote training.   She has previously contributed to the Science Matters column in the Canadian Hearing Report and is the co-author on several research publications.