The LiNX2™ Hearing Aids
The newest line of made for iPhone hearing aids from GN Resound
GN ReSound were the first to market with the Made For iPhone hearing aids just over a year and a half ago. they didn't rest on their laurels though. They have recently introduced the new upgraded Made For iPhone range of hearing aids. They expanded the range and the form factors. Now there pretty much is a Made For iPhone digital hearing aid that suits everyone's taste.
The popularity of the hearing devices has been almost unbelievable, customers are actually excited by their hearing aids. We have some customers who bought iPhones in order that they can access the full power of the hearing aids. The hearing aids themselves have proved to be very effective.
We hear little but good things about the devices and how people are getting on with them. While Made for iPhone hearing aids are relatively new within the hearing aid world, the overwhelming majority of user reviews are really positive. Most users are really taken with the aids, their abilities and the experience they deliver. They are also blown away by being able to connect to their iPads, iPhones or iPods in such an easy manner. There really is no question that Made for iPhone hearing aids are here to stay.
So let's have a look at what all the fuss is about.
LiNX2™ Hearing Aids
With this release, ReSound is once again leading the pack in the Made for iPhone hearing aid space. The LiNX2 is available in the same 3 technology levels as the previous generation, that being the top of the range 9, the 7 and the 5, but they are offering an expanded range of new styles with this release.
The ReSound LiNX2™in The Ear Hearing Aids
Up to now, Made for iPhone hearing aids have only been available in the behind-the-ear styles. ReSound had been hinting that custom styles were in the pipeline, and now they have arrived! Along with the popular BTE and RIE styles, the LiNX2 is available in the following additional custom styles: IIC, CIC, ITC, ITE and MIH.
However, only the ITC, ITE, and MIH styles are wireless capable and compatible with the ReSound Smart™ App and can support direct audio streaming. In addition, the RIE and BTE styles have also had an updated redesign, with new casing and user controls.
The LiNX2 is also ReSound’s 5th generation tinnitus solution. All technology levels and styles of the LiNX2 have built-in sound generators and six different Nature Sounds to find the settings that bring them the most relief. Using the Smart app, you can control control the pitch and modulation of the sound and create the sound therapy that works best for you. If you’d like to gain even more control, you can of course download the ReSound Relief app and introduce sounds beyond those made available through the hearing aids.
ReSound LiNX2 9 Hearing Aids
ReSound LiNX2 9 is the flagship premium hearing aid, ideal for people with an active lifestyle which takes them into challenging listening environments. ReSound LiNX2 9 includes every 2.4 GHz ear-to-ear technology, Made for iPhone connectivity, access to advanced sound enhancement features on the ReSound Smart™ app, and all the latest smart spatial features that deliver the effortless Surround Sound by ReSound™ hearing experience.
ReSound LiNX2 7 Hearing Aids
ReSound LiNX2 7 is a premium hearing aid for people who spend significant amounts of time in moderate listening environments. It delivers comprehensive ear-to-ear communication benefits, Made for iPhone connectivity, and smart ReSound technologies for spatial awareness and effortless speech recognition in complex listening situations.
ReSound LiNX2 5 Hearing Aids
ReSound LiNX2 5 is an advanced hearing aid ideal for people who are sociable, but are mostly active in less noisy environments. ReSound LiNX2 5 includes essential 2.4 GHz wireless benefits such as ear-to-ear communication and Made for iPhone connectivity alongside smart ReSound technologies for effortless hearing.
ReSound LiNX2 uses 3rd generation 2.4 GHz wireless technology to stream sound and data. This means that you can enjoy advanced binaural audiological features, stream stereo sound directly to their hearing aids and personalise your hearing experience with ReSound apps.
Improved Surround Sound
Surround Sound by ReSound has been around for a while. Surround Sound is ReSound’s system for processing sound which helps users determine the direction sound is coming from, and automatically alters the output of the hearing aids to match the acoustic environment. In the LiNX2, ReSound have introduced a new improved Surround Sound system. The feature has been greatly improved with the introduction of Binaural Directionality™ II, and an all new feature, Spatial Sense™. Binaural Directionality™ was utilised in previous ReSound products, like the Verso, and the original LiNX, but its second generation is now available in the LiNX2. Spatial Sense is a brand new feature focused entirely on helping you as a wearer localise sound and have a better spatial awareness. In order to take full advantage of the new Surround Sound system , you’ll have to invest in the LiNX2 9 in the BTE or RIE style.
Updates to the Smart app
One of the biggest problems for individuals with hearing loss is hearing speech in noise and wind. New personalization options within the app that are only for ReSound LiNX2 users includes sound enhancement features to better personalise these difficult listening situations.
Personalize your hearing experience with the Resound Smart app
If you own a ReSound smart hearing aid like the Linx, The Enzo or Linx2, the ReSound Smart™ app will enable you to discreetly fine-tune your hearing aids to your own taste. The app works with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It also now works with the Samsung Galaxy S5. Support for other Android devices will improve this year with more and more devices being added.
ReSound Smart app
The ReSound Smart app is available for free download from the App StoreSM for iOS devices and Google Play™ for the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Discreet control of volume
Adjust volume, treble and bass on the go discretely and easily from your phone screen.
Change program on the go
Create favourite programmes and have your hearing aids switch to them in particular places – or activate them yourself wherever you are.
Easy-to-learn tips and tricks
Look up information about your hearing aid such as what each ‘beep’ means.
Find mislaid hearing aids
If you misplace your hearing aids, you can quickly track them down with the ReSound Smart app’s ‘Finder’ function. No more lost hearing aids with the easy to use interface
Balance your sounds
When you are streaming audio from your TV, music system or computer, you have separate volume controls for the audio and your surroundings. So you can bring complete balance.
Save your favourite settings
You can save your favourite program settings in ‘Favourites’ so you can activate them when you want, and show them to your hearing care professional next time you meet.
Enhance listening comfort on the go
For ReSound LiNX2 9 wearers: you can further enhance your listening comfort with Sound Enhancer. (Coming soon for Android users)
Comfort in noise
Reduce noise levels in loud environments so listening is more comfortable and speech easier to understand. The simple interface on your phone allows you greater control over the noise in whatever situation you are in.
Choose exactly what you want to listen to. Imagine the focus of your attention as a beam that you project forwards. Speech focus enables you to adjust the width of this beam, so the speaker’s words sound clearer even in tough listening situations
Comfort in wind
Activate the wind filter to reduce the amount of intrusive wind noise on a windy day for maximum listening comfort – with minimum effort. Golfing or walking in the park will become a pleasure as you can converse with your partner even in wind.