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I have a cochlear Baha 5 SuperPower implant on my left side and wear a ReSound hearing aid on right side. Would there be a noticeable improvement by having a second Baha installed on the right side?

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Lynn M Firestone, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Farmington

28 October 2016 - 500 Views

It would depend on the hearing loss in your right ear. That is something that you should discuss with your provider.

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 there any differences between the Resound hearing aids sold at Costco and other Resound hearing aids?

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Daniel Caleb Dowell

Hearing Healthcare Provider in New Braunfels

15 October 2016 - 9897 Views

Based on a visual comparison, the ReSound Cala is the same as ReSound LiNX2. Unfortunately, ReSound doesn't allow independent providers access to the technical specifications of their Costco line of hearing aids. In fact, Costco purchased hearing aids are software "locked" and can only be adjusted at Costco hearing aid locations. Typically, Costco hearing aids are a hyrbid level of technology (between low-to-mid or mid-to-high) and at least one generatation behind the latest technology. I am not sure if this is currently the case with ReSound. 

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.

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. 

What is ReSound Cala?

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Abram Bailey, AuD

Doctor of Audiology, Hearing Tracker Founder

14 September 2016 - 12377 Views

The Resound Cala is currently on sale at Costco, and looks to be the newest product offering from Resound (superseding the previous Costco-only Sola models). Many compared the Resound Sola to the first generation of Resound's LiNX hearing aids, which were one of the first Made-for-iPhone hearing aids to hit the market (and a hugely successful product for Resound). Resound released the LiNX2 on March 2, 2015. Going by the images and downloads available at future-resound.com, it looks like Resound has re-released the LiNX2 technology under the new... Read more

Will Oticon release a microphone like the Resound multimic for the Oticon Opn?

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Matthew Pearson

Hearing Aid Audiologist in London

06 June 2017 - 726 Views

To answer the question, at the moment: no. With regard to The Connect Clip which should be coming later in the year (will connect the Opn's to Android phones) Oticon's tech department are currently unsure if will have built in mic but it may do. You can currently use the mic on the iPhone as a remote mic. You start "live listen" it works like & phone music listening. It is best suited to 1-2-1 conversations as the iPhone would still pick up background noise but it could work in a quieter situation ie classroom. The loop equipped Opn's could work... Read more

I am considering upgrading from the Resound Verso to the Resound LiNX2 962. How much improvement can I expect in noisy situations, without using the remote mic or iPhone app?

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Margaret ("Peggy") Tomko, AuD

Audiologist in Newport News

14 November 2017 - 112 Views

I think you will notice a larger difference between the Verso and the LiNX 3D rather than the Verso and the LiNX2.

Does Resound LiNX 3D work with the Resound Relief tinnitus app?

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Matthew Pearson

Hearing Aid Audiologist in London

09 May 2017 - 508 Views

The LiNX 3D range features Tinnitus Sound Generator with nature sounds.The tinnitus feature is activated in the Resound Smart 3D app which is the latest version.You click the sound enhancer feature then hit the tinnitus manager button. You can then shape the response of the white noise to help mask your tinnitus & save this particular setting.If you desire you could have this mode activated when the aid detects it is in a particular location is the library.