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Hearing Aid - Resound Linx2 9

Resound Linx2 9

Resound Linx2 9 Hearing Aids

The LiNX2 9 is the flagship or premium hearing aid of ReSound's Made for iPhone hearing aid range. It supersedes the original Linx 9 and is available in multiple styles and hearing aid types for the first time. 

Linx2 Hearing Aid Review

Phil Ratciffe and Linx squared

The Chipset

It uses the newest version of ReSound’s dual-core Coyote 4.5 processing chip. Dual core means that in essence there is two seperate processors in one chipset. The device uses one processor to deal with the sound processing and the other to handle all the wireless functionality. 

This means that the LiNX2 9 has twice the processing power of the previous generation of chips but without additional battery consumption. As we said, the original LiNX Made For iPhone hearing aids were only available in behind the ear models, but this version has the full range of styles.

Let's Talk Styles

Linx2 line up

The LiNX2 9 comes in a variety of styles, as pictured above.

IIC Invisible in Canal

non-wireless (invisible-in-canal)

CIC Completely in Canal

non-wireless (completely-in-canal)

ITC In The Canal

wireless Made for iPhone (in-the-canal)

ITE In The Ear

wireless Made for iPhone (in-the-ear) with telecoil

MIH-S Microphone in Helix Small

non-wireless (small microphone-in-helix)

MIH Microphone in Helix

wireless Made for iPhone (microphone-in-helix) with telecoil

RIE 61

wireless Made for iPhone (receiver-in-ear) with push button

RIE 62

wireless Made for iPhone (receiver-in-ear) with volume control and telecoil

BTE 77

wireless Made for iPhone (sound-tube BTE or standard BTE) with push button, volume control and telecoil

BTE 88

wireless high-power Made for iPhone (standard BTE) with push button, volume control and telecoil

Let's Talk Features

17 Warp Channels

Resound has always kept to 17 channels with it's premium hearing aids. The Linx2 9 is no different. Generally the more sound processing channels your hearing aid has, the more accurately it can be programmed for your hearing loss. Resound consider 17 channels as the optimum number so having many more may not provide further improvement.

Binaural Directionality II with Spatial Sense

The feature delivers quite impressive spatial awareness which is important for seperating speech from noise, it also delivers excellent sound quality. As background noise levels rise, the hearing aids will zoom in on the sounds it considers to be more important, such as speech but without losing the sense of what is going on around you.

Binaural Environmental Optimizer II

If you have a pair, the hearing aids will communicate with each other in order that they can work together to analyze the listening environment and automatically adjust volume and noise reduction settings so that you will hear comfortably. This will allow you optimum sound quality even when moving through different sound environments.

Noise Tracker II

This noise reduction feature improves your comfort in noisy situations without making it harder to understand speech.

Sound Shaper

This frequency shifting feature allows your brain access to high frequency sounds that you can no longer hear due to cochlear dead regions. The feature shifts the sounds down the frequency spectrum to a range where you can hear. This improves the how well you hear important speech cues that would otherwise have been lost.

Music Mode

Music Mode gives you a clearer, richer, distortion-free music experience.

Tinnitus Sound Generator and Nature Sounds

Choose from tinnitus therapy sounds, new Nature Sounds, or your preferred sound streamed directly to your hearing aids. The ReSound Relief and ReSound Smart apps provide even more options for managing your tinnitus. 

Made for iPhone

The LiNX2 9 is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and the new Apple Watch, using Resound's new Smart app which you can download from the app store. This means you can stream stereo sound directly to your hearing aids as without the need for any intermediary devices. They work just like you were wearing wireless headphones. You can access voice calls, FaceTime, music, movies, spoken directions, information and any other audio from your iPhone/iPad.

Made For Android

The same app and features are available for Android smart phones. Unlike most other wireless hearing aids, this feature allows you to connect directly from your device to your hearing aids without using intermediary devices. However, Resound has made the devices compatible with the whole range of ReSound Unite wireless accessories.

The Smart App

The Smart App gives real power, allowing you to adjust the volume, bass or treble using the app whilst Geotag helps the aid to remember what settings you preferred for any particular location so that you can set the aid to work in the same way next time you visit that area. You can even use the app to help find your LiNX2 9 hearing aids if you misplace them.

Full Feature List

Four fully flexible programs, Synchronized push button, Synchronized volume control, SmartStart™, PhoneNow™, Comfort Phone™, Ear-to-Ear communication, Direct audio streaming, Made for iPhone, ReSound Unite™ TV Streamer 2, Remote Control 2, Phone Clip+, Mini Microphone, ReSound Control™ app (Phone, Clip+ required), ReSound Smart™ app, WARP compression, Environmental Classifier, Binaural Directionality™ II, Spatial Sense™, Binaural Directionality™, Directional Mix Processor, Adjustable directional mix, Natural Directionality™ II, Synchronized SoftSwitching™, Softswitching™, Autoscope Adaptive Directionality™, Multiscope Adaptive Directionality™, Adaptive Directionality™, Binaural Environmental Optimizer™ II, Environmental Optimizer, NoiseTracker™ II, Expansion, Windguard™, Sound Shaper, Low Frequency Boost, DFS Ultra™ II, Music Mode™, Auto DFS™, Synchronized Acceptance Manager, Tinnitus Sound Generator

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