We looked at the other two levels of technology in the Resound Made For iPhone range the LiNX2. As you may know by now, we are fans of the technology and we have had really fantastic results with it. In this post I want to look at the entry level devices in the range. Entry level is probably a misnomer, even though it is the lowest level of the iPhone range, it is still a well featured hearing aid. It is more than capable for some noisy situations, especially if it is paired with a Mini Mic or you are using your iPhone as a remote mic. So let's look at the 5, the types, the features and what you can expect.
The LiNX2 5 is ReSound's entry level Made For iPhone aid and supersedes the LiNX 5. Like the others in the range, It uses the latest version of ReSound’s dual-core Coyote 4.5 processor . Resound use the dual processor wisely, dedicating one to deal with the sound processing and the other to manage the entire wireless functionality. This gives the LiNX2 5 twice the processing power of the previous generation of chips.
However, Resound have made sure that there is no additional battery consumption. The original LiNX was available only in behind the ear models, the LiNX2 range is a full family with the full range of styles that Resound produce.
The LiNX2 5 comes in a variety of styles, as pictured above.
non-wireless (invisible-in-canal) completely discreet but you lose the wireless functions. We think that this is a bad trade as the wireless function is fantastic.
non-wireless (completely-in-canal), more discreet option though with no wireless, see above for what we think about that.
wireless Made for iPhone (in-the-canal), this device is slightly less discreet but it is by no means huge or really obvious.
wireless Made for iPhone (in-the-ear) with telecoil, good size device, easy to grasp and manipulate.
non-wireless (small microphone-in-helix), this type of device is specific to Resound, again non wireless and you know what we think about that.
wireless Made for iPhone (microphone-in-helix) with telecoil, this device might well be a little more discreet than the ITC, but it does depend on the ear canal.
wireless Made for iPhone (receiver-in-ear) with push button
wireless Made for iPhone (receiver-in-ear) with volume control and telecoil
wireless Made for iPhone (sound-tube BTE or standard BTE) with push button, volume control and telecoil
wireless high-power Made for iPhone (standard BTE) with push button, volume control and telecoil
The LiNX2 5 is compatible with all IOS devices including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and the new Apple Watch. Resound has their own Smart app which you can download from the app store. You can access voice calls, FaceTime, music, movies, spoken directions, information and any other audio from your iPhone/iPad. The Smart app is also available for some Android phones and tablets via Google Play, so you can still enjoy the full functionality of the hearing aids with an Android device.
Unlike many other hearing aids, this lets you connect directly from your device to the hearing aid without using intermediary devices, although they are also compatible with the whole range of ReSound Unite wireless accessories. You can discreetly 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 5 hearing aids if you misplace them.
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Generally the more sound processing channels your hearing aid has, the more accurately it can be programmed for your hearing loss. The 5 has nine seperate sound processing channels.
Delivers impressive spatial awareness with top 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.
This improves your comfort in noisy situations without making it harder to understand speech.
If there are high frequency sounds that you can no longer hear due to cochlear dead regions they can be shifted 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 gives you a clearer, richer, distortion-free music experience.
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. This helps to break the “cycle” and provides relief from tinnitus by diverting attention away from it with a range of soothing background sounds.?
The Linx2 range also connects to the complete Unite wireless range from ReSound?
The easy-to-use ReSound Unite™ wireless hearing aid accessories deliver clear and secure audio directly to ReSound wireless hearing instruments, including our newest hearing aids, ReSound LiNX™. And they do it discreetly, without devices to wear around your neck. This is thanks to 2.4 GHz wireless technology, a robust and reliable standard, which gives you strong, clear and stable connections.
The Phone Clip+ streams crystal clear phone calls and audio straight to your hearing aids. So you – and the person you’re talking to – can enjoy comfortable conversations, even in noisy places.
The ReSound Unite™ Mini Microphone is an extraordinarily versatile device that transmits speech directly to your hearing aids. It is a discreet clip-on microphone that helps you hear speech clearly. So you can enjoy one-on-one communication in difficult listening situations.
ReSound Unite Mini Microphone also functions as a personal, portable audio streamer to help you listen to your iPod or laptop. Or as a travel companion when you’re away from home - just place it front of the speakers of the TV to stream directly to your ears.
The ReSound Unite™ TV Streamer 2 transforms your hearing aids into wireless headphones. It sends stereo sound directly from your TV, stereo or computer directly into your hearing aids from up to 23 feet away.
With the ReSound Unite™ Remote Control 2 you’ll never lose track of your hearing aid settings. You can change programs and adjust the volume on each of your hearing aids. And the easy-to-see display clearly shows settings.
We are really happy with the outcomes we have achieved with the Linx2 range. More importantly so are our customers.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about hearing aids in Glasgow, call us on 0141 954 6030 or book an appointment online now!