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Does the Resound LiNX2 have a hands-free capability of talking on iPhone without bringing the iPhone up to the mouth?

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Chelsea Walters, BS, BC-HIS

Hearing Healthcare Provider in Broomfield

14 October 2016 - 1082 Views

It absolutely does, but requires the Phone Clip+.  The Linx2 allows audio through the iPhone wirelessly, but still requires you to use the microphone of the iPhone.  The Phone Clip+ becomes the microphone.  It additionally allows you to make program changes, volume changes, mute functionality, and answering/rejecting an incoming phone call.

How well does the ReSound LiNX2 9 RIE 62 work with an Android smartphone? Are there any limitations compared to an iPhone?

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Dan Schwartz

Hearing Aid and Assistive Device Engineer and Dispenser

27 August 2016 - 2732 Views

ReSound LiNX, Enzo, LiNX², and Enzo², and Beltone First, Legend, Boost, & Boost+ hearing aids work well with compatible Android phones. However, with Android there is no A2DP stereo streaming. From the ReSound Smart Hearing Aid Compatibility page:ReSound Smart is compatible with the following Android devices**:Please note: Direct stereo streaming, which is available via the iOS platform, is not currently available through Android platforms at this time. Android users can stream stereo audio using the ReSound Unite Phone Clip+ which allows you to... Read more

Are LiNX2 ITE hearing aids more susceptible to moisture than Phonak Virto hearing aids?

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Rachel Magann Faivre, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Oklahoma City

17 May 2016 - 1586 Views

Custom hearing device products do not have IP (Ingress Protection) ratings, only behind-the-ear devices do. For moisture, the highest score a product can receive is an 8, which means it is waterproof. Custom devices between ReSound or Phonak are likely to be similar, with a rating of 7, which means it can be submersed in water for up to 30 min and still work. Because the battery door is not sealed, the custom device cannot be waterproof. If your custom device is submerged in water, it will likely be functional, but you'll want to be sure to throw out... Read more

I am about to get my first hearing aid having lost hearing in one ear in 1969. I don't like to rush into things. I have visited three clinics and their recommendations have been either Phonak BiCros or Resound Linx2 with a Multi Mic. Thoughts?

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Lisa Goulart, BA

Hearing Healthcare Provider in Auckland

23 January 2017 - 576 Views

Two different solutions. To give you a direct and quick answer: my preferred choice for unilateral profound losses would be Phonak Bi-CROS. Most clinics would offer you a trial period allowing you the opportunity to trial both then you choose what suits your loss, life style and personal preference better. 

Does the Linx2 61 have FM capabilities?

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Julie Norin, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Baltimore

04 April 2017 - 329 Views

The Linx 2 61 products do not have FM capability, but they are capable to connecting to a multi-mic accessory, which can be used in a similar manner (via Bluetooth). For example, in a classroom setting, the student would wear the hearing aids and hand the multi-mic to the teacher. The hearing aids must be placed in "streaming mode" for the mic, with a push of the program button on the back of the hearing aids (or via the smartphone app), and once this is done, the hearing aids will pick up sound coming from the multi-mic being worn by the teacher, in... Read more