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ReSound

ReSound strives to create hearing technology which helps people rediscover the beauty of sound again. Headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark, ReSound is represented globally across more than 80 different countries.

This content was last reviewed on: January 25th, 2016

‚ÄčThe people at ReSound know how important hearing is to connecting with your world. That’s why for more than 70 years, ReSound has worked to offer an extensive array of hearing aids to fit a wide range of hearing losses.

Hearing aids made by ReSound

Close-up on MIH style
MIH hearing aid style

In addition to the common range of hearing aid types and styles, ReSound has a unique hearing aid style called microphone in helix (MIH), or remote microphone. This style looks like an in-the-canal hearing aid with a little arm reaching up that tucks into the fold above the opening to the ear canal. The arm is a slender extension that houses the microphone. ReSound markets this special design as a feature providing natural directionality, wind protection and sound localization.

All of ReSound’s latest hearing aids include made for iPhone (MFi) technology for easily connecting the hearing aids with mobile phones and MP3 players.

ReSound's latest hearing aid models
Model name Style Cost Technology levels
LiNX2

Behind the ear (BTE), Receiver in the ear (RITE),
In the ear (ITE), In the canal (ITC),
Invisible in the canal (IIC), Microphone in helix (MIH)

$$$-$$$$

5, 7, 9

Enya

BTE, mini-BTE, RITE, ITE, ITC, CIC

$$-$$$

Basic
(2, 3)

 

 

 

 

Enzo2

BTE

$$$-$$$$

Super power
(5, 7, 9)

 

 

 

 

LiNX2

BTE, RITE, ITE, ITC, IIC, MIH

$$$-$$$$

Tinnitus
(all levels)

LiNX TS

BTE, RITE

$$$-$$$$

Tinnitus
(7, 9)

Differences between technology levels for ReSound hearing aids

ReSound offers several technology levels for each of their hearing aid models. These are designated by the model number. For example, the LiNX2 is available in three technology levels:

  • 5 (Good): This level contains the extensive standard feature set, including a tinnitus sound generator, audio streaming for iPhone and connectivity to all external accessories. There are basic versions of ReSound’s directionality feature, noise reduction algorithm and wind reduction algorithm.
  • 7 (Better): This level contains all the standard features plus advanced versions of certain features, like the directionality, noise reduction and wind reduction algorithms.
  • 9 (Best): This level is the premium model. It contains the best versions of the entire feature set, including the directionality, noise reduction and wind reduction algorithms.

ReSound also offers an economy line of hearing aids called Enya. These basic models are available in a variety of styles and at two different technology levels.

A line up of hearing aid styles
ReSound's family of LiNX2 hearing aids.

Power hearing aids made by ReSound

ReSound offers a super power hearing aid, the Enzo2, for individuals with severe and profound hearing loss. This hearing aid is only available in a BTE style because it requires a 675 battery. It is available at three price points, depending on the level of technology selected.

Tinnitus and ReSound hearing aids

The tinnitus sound generator feature is available in all styles and technology levels for the LiNX2 hearing aid model. It is also available in the LiNX TS, which comes in two technology levels and two styles. The tinnitus feature in ReSound’s hearing aids is designed to be flexible so sound therapy can be personalized for each person to find the best relief. 

Other ReSound hearing aids

There are many ReSound hearing aids in use today! Some of ReSound’s legacy products you might encounter include the Verso, Lex, Alera, Magna, Vea, Sparx, Live, Dot2 and Azure. Talk to a hearing care professional if you want to learn more about any model of ReSound hearing aids.

ALDs and Apps

In addition to an innovative line-up of hearing aids, ReSound makes accessories and assistive listening devices (ALDs) to improve user experience. The Unite accessories include the Unite Phone Clip+ for connecting with a mobile phone, the Unite TV Streamer 2 for connecting with a television, stereo or computer, the Unite Mini Microphone for better communication in one-on-one situations and the Unite Remote Control 2 for changing hearing aid settings.

ReSound also has several smartphone apps that can connect with their wireless hearing aids. The ReSound Smart App turns the wearer’s mobile phone into a remote control. The ReSound Conrol App allows the wearer to manage streaming between the hearing aids and an iPhone or iPod. Finally, the ReSound Relief App helps the patient manage the delivery of tinnitus sound therapy files in the hearing aids.

Brief history of ReSound

ReSound was originally founded as Danavox in 1943 by Gerd Rosenstand. Known as the digital company, they built a reputation for developing cutting-edge digital hearing aid technologies. Here are a few significant milestones in the company’s 70+ years:

  • 1947 – Danavox releases its first hearing aid.
  • 1977 – Danavox is acquired by GN Store Nord, renaming it GN Danavox
  • 1989 – GN Danavox introduces Wide Dynamic Range Compression (WDRC), a ground-breaking find in sound processing.
  • 1992 – GN Danavox introduces the first commercially available hearing aids to use digital sound processing.
  • 1996 – GN Danavox forms a strategic alliance with ReSound, a small hearing aid company founded in 1984 by Rodney Perkins. Their name changes to GN ReSound
  • 1999 – GN ReSound acquires Danplex, an equipment company.
  • 2000 – American hearing aid company Beltone is acquired by GN Resound
  • 2003 – ReSound introduces the first open canal hearing aid, the ReSound Air.
  • 2008 – dot by ReSound is introduced, the world’s smallest hearing aid at the time.
  • 2014 – ReSound launches LiNX2, the first made-for-iPhone hearing aid.
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