Resound Hearing Aids
ReSound is a pioneering and innovative manufacturer of hearing aid solutions for both adults and children who suffer from hearing loss. ReSound have become to be viewed as one of the premium hearing aid manufacturers, delivering strong innovation and design. They focus on a full solution for hearing loss offering excellent wireless accessory solutions that can make a real difference. They were the first manufacturer to introduce Made For iPhone hearing aids.
ReSound generally offer three levels of technology in each of their hearing aids Platforms. They name each platform differently, but each platform would usually have the full range of hearing aid types available. Those levels of technology were usually numbered 9, 7 & 5, however they have recently introduced a budget range called the Enya which are numbered 4, 3 and 2. Let's take a look at what ReSound have to offer.
The LiNX2™ Hearing Aids
In 2014, ReSound released the first Made for iPhone hearing aid ever, the LiNX™. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Most users are really taken with the aids, their abilities and the experience they deliver. There really is no question that Made for iPhone hearing aids are here to stay. ReSound's release of their new line of Made for iPhone hearing aids, the ReSound LiNX2 (LiNX squared) only proves the point.
With the release of the upgraded Made For iPhone hearing aids, 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.
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.
LiNX™ was the first of the new Made For iPhone hearing aids to reach the market. It is packed with features and ReSound have really thought about how to use the iPhone for outstanding communication results. It will be interesting to see how this technology grows and changes.
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 have 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.
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.
The Enzo2™ Super Power Hearing Aids
The First Made For iPhone Super Power Hearing Aids
The Resound Enzo2™ is the newest super power family for severe to profound hearing loss, from GN Resound. ReSound Enzo2™ brings smart hearing technology to people with severe and profound hearing loss for the first time. This means you can experience sound with the clearest and most vibrant quality, even in the most challenging sound environments. It means you can connect to the sounds that matter most to you through direct stereo sound streamed from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, without any intermediary device. And it means discreetly adjusting your settings directly from your smartphone, matching your sound to your experiences without drawing attention to your hearing aids.
All of it through the world’s most powerful and advanced super power hearing aid. Enzo2 is your direct connection to people, places and experiences. ReSound Enzo2™ is the only super power Made for iPhone hearing aid, which means you can stream stereo sound directly to your hearing aids just as if you were wearing wireless headphones. The Enzo2™ delivers all the power you need for amplified, clear and comfortable sounds on the go.
With ReSound Enzo2 you can hear more of what you want, because every part of the instrument is designed to give you a better hearing experience with a rich, balanced sound in all situations. It maximizes sound quality, audibility and speech understanding, while minimising listening effort.
Enzo2 9 Hearing AIds
The Enzo’s Smart™ hearing technology takes all of the modern functionality you get from pairing the aid with your iPhone (or other compatible device) and combines it with a highest power output available. At time of writing the Enzo2 is the most powerful super power hearing aid on the market.
The Enzo2 9 is the top level of technology for ReSound’s superpower hearing aid range. It has 17 frequency channels backed up by the efficient DFS Ultra II system which provides the highest stable gain level (highest amplification) in the industry, without the hearing aid whistling. Using features such as "Autoscope Adaptive Directionality" the hearing aids keep you hearing the important speech sounds by supressing the unwanted background noises and wind noise. They do this by “Synchronised Softswitching” which means that the aid adjusts itself automatically to the environment you are in.
Despite its high power, the Enzo2 9 manages to be the smallest aid available when comparing to other superpower aids. In addition its iSolate nanotech™ coating protects every component in the aid from dust and wax and moisture.
Enzo2 7 Hearing Aids
The Enzo2 7 is the mid-level aid from ReSound’s superpower hearing aid range. Like its big brother the Enzo2 9, it has 17 frequency channels. These channels can be put to full use without the hearing aid whistling due to the same efficient "DFS Ultra II" anti-feedback system which provides the greatest amount of stable gain (that means highest level of amplification) in the hearing aid industry.
As it is the mid-level aid you miss out on some of the premium features of the Enzo2 9 such as Autoscope Adaptive Directionality, Binaural Directionality and Binaural Environmental Optimizer II. Also the Noisetracker II and Windguard features aren’t quite as strong. What this means is that whilst the aids still do a good job of supressing unwanted background noise and wind noise, they don’t do it quite as efficiently as the premium aid.
Even though it is a high power hearing aid, the Enzo2 7 still manages to be smaller and more discreet than any of the other superpower aids available. Also its "iSolate nanotech™" coating stops moisture and dust from getting into the aid and protects the components inside.
The Enzo2 7 is designed to work with the "Smart App" on most Apple devices such as iPad, iPhone and even the Apple Watch. The app streams stereo sound to your hearing aids directly, all without using any extra accessories, just as if you had wireless headphones on. This can be used to hear directions from a map, you can hear the phone in stereo without holding it to your ear, you can listed to music or films or other audio information, all direct from your iPhone or iPad.
Enzo2 5 Hearing Aids
The Enzo2 5 is the entry level superpower hearing aid in ReSound’s latest range. Although it has a lower specification and 9 channels rather than 17, it still has the same high power output as the more sophisticated models. By dropping some of the features that enable the user to hear well in noisy and complex environments, this has enabled Resound to bring you the same amplification but at a lower price point.
The aid has the same effective DFS Ultra II system, providing the highest stable gain level (highest amplification) in the industry, without the hearing aid whistling. This hearing aid is ideally suited to those with severe to profound losses who do not spend much time in noisy or windy environments.
The Enzo2 5 is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod and unlike the previous generation of Enzo 5 it uses the ReSound Smart app and therefore includes features such as Direct Audio Streaming, Geotag, and the feature that helps you to find a lost hearing aid. You can also use your iPhone as a remote control to adjust the hearing aid. The Enzo 5 is also compatible with the whole range of "ReSound Unite" wireless accessories.
The aid is tough and durable and it repels wax, moisture and dust using its special iSolate nanotech™ protective coating. Super power hearing aids are never going to be as attractive as their lower power cousins. They have to be larger to fit the higher power circuitry inside. However, compared to all other super power aids on the market, the Enzo is the smallest there is.