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. Recently Dr Phil Radcliffe gave us a testimonial that was all about his Made For iPhone hearing aids.
The popularity of the hearing devices has caught many by surprise, we aren't really used to customers being excited by their hearing aids. However, that is what we are seeing, customers are even buying 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. 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
That pretty much covers the devices and technology levels available. In another post I will cover the power of the accompanying Smart app and the extra benefits it delivers for you.
Dr Phil Ratcliffe spoke to us recently about his new LiNX2 hearing aids and how they have changed his life. If you are interested in Made For iPhone hearing aid technology it is worth listening to what he has to say.