ReSound: Company Overview
Founded in 1943, ReSound is a Danish manufacturer of hearing aids. ReSound was founded with the mission to help people rediscover hearing so they may continue to live rich, active, and fulfilling lives. In the past seven decades, ReSound has produced important industry firsts: an open-standard digital chip, Wide Dynamic Range Compression (WDRC) sound processing, and Digital Feedback Suppression (DFS). Currently, ReSound’s research and development is derived from worldwide research and collection of real-life data.
LiNX2 – Made for iPhone
LiNX2 is the “world’s smartest hearing aid,” with the compatibility to connect to the iPhone for improved accessibility. The LiNX2 offers wearers exceptional sound quality, speech understanding, and spatial awareness.
With wireless connectivity, wearers of the LiNX2 are able to stream phone conversations, FaceTime, music, and other media directly from the iPhone to the LiNX2 hearing aids. Using the iPhone’s GPS, wearer preferences are geo-tagged and stored. When wearers return to archived locations, LINX2 automatically adjusts to wearer preferences. This provides wearers with a truly seamless and natural listening experience.For wearers who need an extra boost in especially challenging noise environments, the ReSound Smart App activates the iPhone to become an assistive listening device. Wearers simply activate the Live Listen feature and place the iPhone near the sound source they wish to amplify. A clear stream of amplified sound will be delivered directly to the LiNX2 hearing aids.
In addition to its wireless technological advancements, the LiNX2 also addresses many listening experiences for those with hearing loss. Surround Sound gives wearers a fuller picture of sound, scanning 360 degrees of the environment, while New Binaural Directionality II simulates a natural binaural listening experience to support the brain in the auditory process.
Speech recognition is improved with the LiNX2, as well as the brain’s ability to process and locate sounds with Spatial Sense. LiNX2 also boasts two of ReSound’s signature features, WDRC and DFS, which provides a full spectrum of sound without the distractions of feedback noise. LiNX2 hearing aids are coated in iSolate nanotech, to provide water and dust resistance. The SureFit design of the LiNX2 ensures a comfortable and customizable fit. LiNX2 also offers tinnitus therapy with a Nature Sounds feature. The LiNX2 treats hearing loss in degrees from mild to profound, and it is available in a number of styles: invisible-in-canal, in-the-ear, receiver-in-canal, and behind-the-ear.
ENZO2 is specifically designed for people who experience severe to profound hearing loss. This is Phonak’s super power hearing aid, packed with enhanced speech recognition and spatial awareness.
ENZO2 provides wearers with heightened features of New Binaural Directionality II, Surround Sound, Spatial Sense and Speech Focus. These features, which in normal powered hearing aids already give wearers great enhancement of sound and listening experience, are boosted for those who experience higher levels of hearing loss.
ENZO2 eliminates background noise, providing wearers a comfortable listening experience, with an extra boost to speech recognition. ENZO2 is also a wireless hearing aid with connectivity to smartphones, through the ReSound Smart App. Through this app, ENZO2 wearers may adjust their preferences and features, personalizing their listening experience. Like the LiNX2, ENZO2 wearers may use their smartphones as an ALD, using the Live Listen function on the Smart to amplify and stream sound directly to the ENZO2.
The ENZO2 is a behind-the-ear hearing aid, available in three power levels: Power, High Power, and Super Power, depending on the wearer’s needs. ENZO2 also offers tinnitus therapy.
Other Styles & Features
ReSound’s Up Smart line of hearing aids is designed specifically to treat pediatric hearing loss. The Up Smart hearing aid is worn behind-the-ear, giving children room to grow, and is designed to be durable and tamperproof.
To further enhance listening experiences, ReSound offers accessories for various situations, such as the TV Streamer to connect to home entertainment systems, as well as a Phone Clip to stream calls directly to ReSound hearing aids.