ReSound Hearing Aids

Models, Features, Prices, and Reviews

ReSound is the flagship brand of GN Hearing, the world's fourth-largest manufacturer of premium hearing aids. Headquartered in Denmark, GN Hearing is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord AS (GN Group), a holding company founded in 1869 as a telegraph company.

Today, GN is now one of the "Big-Five" manufacturers that control more than 80% of the global market for hearing aids. Another division, GN Audio, markets the popular Jabra consumer earbuds and other headsets. GN recently announced it will be merging these two groups into one unified company which, in addition to ReSound and Jabra, includes Beltone, Interton, Danavox, and e-gaming giant SteelSeries.

Resound Nexia Line Up

ReSound's flagship hearing aid, Nexia, is offered in all styles, including (l to r): Completely-in-Canal (CIC), In-the-Canal (ITC), mini Receiver-in-Ear (RIE), standard RIE, and Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aid models.

ReSound hearing aid technologies

ReSound started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1986 and pioneered analog programmable hearing aids with technology purchased from AT&T Bell Labs. It was one of the first to develop thin-tube Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids and the first to offer a commercially successful open-fit hearing aid, ReSoundAIR, in 2003. This paved the way for a revolution that led to much more natural sound in hearing aids, including the popular Receiver-in-Canal (RIE) devices (also known as Receiver-in-Canal or “RIC” hearing aids).

The company is also an acknowledged innovator in wireless streaming technology. ReSound was the first to pioneer 2.4 GHz wireless streaming solutions in hearing aids. Among other things, ReSound wireless accessories eliminated cumbersome "neck loops" that had been required to transmit audio signals to hearing aids. ReSound was also first to deliver Made-for-iPhone hearing aids. Their wireless solutions hastened the transformation of hearing aids from devices used mainly for amplification to consumer electronic products used for phone calls, music streaming, and other forms of connectivity, communication, and entertainment.

Its latest Nexia hearing aid, released in 2023, is the world's first hearing aid to deliver Auracast broadcast technology, as well as a “150% improvement in speech understanding” versus legacy products. As with its previous OMNIA family, these new hearing aids offer beamforming directionality, improving speech understanding in background noise, and exceptional sound quality for conversations.

ReSound hearing aid prices

ReSound hearing aids range in price from $1,806 to $4,523 per device, depending on the model. Popular models include the LiNX Quattro, Enzo Q, One, Key, and OMNIA.

About Our Pricing Data

Average retail prices are calculated based on data from HearingTracker’s advertising platform. Consumers save an average of $760 per device on ReSound hearing aids when using Hearing Tracker’s hearing aid discounts platform.

ReSound hearing aid models

ReSound makes premium hearing aids that are programmed by an audiologist or other hearing providers based on the results of your hearing test. ReSound’s broad line of hearing aids serves all levels of hearing loss. Model styles range from custom invisible-in-canal (IIC) to powerful behind-the-ear (BTE) solutions, with multiple levels of technology and features to accommodate users' individual needs. New ReSound hearing aids also offer multiple options utilizing lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. And ReSound control apps make it easy to change program settings on the fly.

ReSound Nexia hearing aids

GN surprised everyone in September 2023 when they introduced ReSound Nexia, their newest flagship family, which in February 2024 was expanded to a full line of Receiver-in-Ear (RIE), Behind-the-Ear (BTE), and in-ear custom hearing aids. ReSound launched Nexia just a little over a year after introducing the ReSound OMNIA hearing aid family—a very successful premium product enjoying strong sales.

Why? Because Nexia was ready for the market and, as a long-time hearing industry leader in wireless audio streaming technology, ReSound wanted to seize the opportunity and make another "first."

HearingTracker Audiologist Matthew Allsop provides an overview of the new ReSound Nexia hearing aids, while reminding viewers that—as great as Auracast broadcast technology is expected to be—it is not in widespread use at the moment. Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions clicking on the gear icon.

ReSound Nexia marks a significant advancement in hearing aid technology as the world's first hearing aid to use the new Bluetooth LE standard with Auracast broadcast audio technology—thus “future-proofing” this product family. Nexia can receive Auracast broadcasts that, in the next few years, are widely expected to be used in places like theaters, houses of worship, airports, arenas, bars, and restaurants. However, as HearingTracker's Matthew Allsop points out in the above video, very few venues have implemented Auracast yet, so you may not experience the full benefits of this technology for a while.

ReSound Nexia incorporates Bluetooth LE and Auracast while retaining and building upon all the best features of the company's previous flagship OMNIA hearing aid (see below), which is still considered among the most high-tech hearing devices available. Nexia shares a similar chipset to OMNIA but with added features like an accelerometer for tap controls in the Micro RIE and enhanced speech-in-noise benefits.

Except for the CIC, all Nexia models feature Bluetooth connectivity for both Apple iOS and Android ASHA with “hands-free” calling for iPhones, meaning you can conduct phone calls while your smartphone is in your pocket or purse, with the hearing aids both receiving and transmitting the signals to/from the phone. For Android phones, the Phone Clip+ accessory can provide this same hands-free utility; without it, you can simply speak into the phone while listening to the person’s voice which is streamed wirelessly to both your hearing aids.

All models include ReSound's signature 360 All-Around Directionality and the ReSound Smart 3D App—one of the highest-rated apps in the hearing industry. A newer feature not found in other hearing aid brands is the Check My Fit function, which helps ensure you’re wearing the devices correctly, as recently detailed in a video by HearingTracker’s Matthew Allsop. The Check My Fit function is also available for custom products and the OMNIA line.

Nexia RIEs also offer the unique Microphone & Receiver-in-Ear (M&RIE) option that adds a third microphone in the ear to the traditional, external, two-mic hearing aid system for better localization, improved spatial hearing, enhanced sound quality, and reduced wind noise.

Resound Nexia Micro Rie Size Comparison

The Nexia Micro RIE (Receiver-in-Canal) hearing aid is 25% smaller than ReSound's standard RIE.

Nexia is now available in all hearing aid styles. The most popular, the Micro RIE, is 25% smaller than the standard RIE and features an accelerometer for tap-based, hands-free audio streaming compatibility with iPhones and iPads. It is user-friendly, designed specifically to address speech in noise, and has all the capabilities of OMNIA but in a tinier package without compromising features, functions, or battery longevity.

The other two RIE models come with different battery options (sizes 312 and 13). These are also compatible with both Auracast, and the size 13 model offers a telecoil for listening with induction loop technology. There is also a CROS / BiCROS version of the Micro RIE for individuals with unilateral (one-sided) hearing loss—representing the only available ReSound model for this important user group.

For those hearing losses that may require more power, Nexia offers two rechargeable BTEs: a power aid with slim-tube options and an ultra-power aid for severe to profound hearing losses.

And, for people who want a discreet in-ear hearing solution, the Nexia chip has now been placed inside what had formerly been called Custom by ReSound, the company's In-the-Ear (ITE), In-the-Canal (ITC), and Completely-in-Canal (CIC) hearing solutions. These aids are crafted for the unique shape of your ear canal and have a stylish look that resembles a high-tech hearable with a single, prominent, multifunction button. Except for the CIC, all Nexia custom aids feature Bluetooth audio streaming, can be controlled by the ReSound 3D app, and are rechargeable (the CIC uses a size 10A disposable battery and is non-wireless).

Nexia is available in three technology tiers (levels 5, 7, and 9), with each higher tier offering more features for noise reduction and improved speech understanding.

ReSound Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

ReSound OMNIA lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids, and charger.

ReSound OMNIA hearing aids

ReSound OMNIA was launched in September 2022 and expanded to a full lineup of behind-ear and custom in-ear styles in February 2023. OMNIA is designed to provide better speech understanding in background noise while improving how people interact with the world around them.

Almost identical in outward appearance to the previous ReSound One receiver-in-ear (RIE) hearing aids, the OMNIA family is now made up of four RIC-style aids, two BTEs, as well as In-the-Ear (half-shell and full-shell ITE), In-the-Canal (ITC), and Completely-in-Canal (CIC) models. All these hearing aids use the OMNIA chip and, like Nexia, have been notably enhanced to provide a 150% improvement in noise compared to older models, according to ReSound.

HearingTracker Audiologist Matthew Allsop provides his review of the ReSound Omnia hearing aid. Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions clicking on the gear icon.

OMNIA widens listening to 360° and offers speedier processing and faster detection of sound environments—narrowing or widening the beamforming on its microphones so you hear better in noise. Like Nexia and ReSound One, OMNIA RIEs also provide the unique Microphone & Receiver-in-Ear (M&RIE) option that adds a third microphone in the ear for better localization, sound quality, and reduction of wind noise.

ReSound OMNIA

4.5 stars stars
6 reviews

Listed prices are for a pair of hearing aids in US dollars unless otherwise specified. Prices may change over time, and may vary by region.

OMNIA RIEs come in both lithium-ion rechargeable and zinc-air non-rechargeable models in eight colors. The RIE 61 and miniRIE 60 rechargeable models provide a full day of battery life on a single charge, while the RIE 61 and the slightly larger RIE 62 (which includes a telecoil) use a size 312 and 13 disposable battery, respectively—with both designed to last about a week before changing the battery. There are three options for recharging stations/cases from which to choose.

OMNIA's rechargeable BTEs come in two different power levels, with one offering the option for a slim-tube, which makes it more cosmetically discreet, and the other providing better power options for more severe hearing losses. Their four-microphone (in a binaural fitting) beamformers with the OMNIA technology are designed for better hearing in noise while having a wide fitting range. Both BTEs have a telecoil and use ReSound's Desktop Charger.

As with Nexia, OMNIA in-ear custom products also resemble the previous Customs by ReSound, including the large button on the ITEs and ITC for user control, and a recharging case that features matching custom inserts to ensure reliable charging. However, the technology inside the shell is OMNIA, promising a boost in processing power and hearing-in-noise capabilities. All are rechargeable and use the Customs Charger case, except the CIC, which uses a size 10A disposable battery and is non-wireless (i.e., it does not stream audio or use the Smart3D app).

All Omnia hearing aids come in three technology levels and have the industry-standard IP68 rating for withstanding water and dust/dirt.

Resound Omnia Line Extended 0223

The OMNIA family. Top row: Mini RIE 60 and RIE 61 Rechargeables, RIE 62 and RIE 61 (which take size 13 and 312 batteries), and the BTE 77 and BTE 88 Power Rechargeables. Bottom row: CIC (non-wireless with 10A battery), ITC/Half Shell ITE and full-shell ITE Rechargeables.

As with Nexia, Bluetooth connectivity for both Apple iOS and Android ASHA is offered on all OMNIA models (except the CIC), with “hands-free” calling for iPhones. Likewise, these same Nexia and OMNIA models all use the ReSound Smart 3D App to control the devices and also have push-button or a multi-function button for manual control. Additionally, remote fine tuning is provided via ReSound Assist Live, which lets you supplement clinic visits with real-time video appointments with your hearing care provider.

Resound Smart App

The ReSound Smart 3D App

ReSound LiNX Quattro hearing aids

Of its 2018 flagship, ReSound said LiNX Quattro delivered its “most clear, natural, sound quality yet” (of course, Nexia holds the current title). They provide audio streaming from Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Powered by ReSound's “Smart Hearing” sound processing platform technology, the hearing aids have an extended dynamic range and improved frequency response.

ReSound LiNX Quattro

4 stars stars
41 reviews

Listed prices are for a pair of hearing aids in US dollars unless otherwise specified. Prices may change over time, and may vary by region.

They also utilize a wireless radio featuring less lag time in streaming and stronger wireless signal strength for enhanced ear-to-ear performance and localization of sound (when compared to previous LiNX generations). A rechargeable option provides more than a full day of power, even when streaming phone calls, TV and music, with a portable charging case small enough to fit into a handbag or pocket.

ReSound Hearing Aids

The lineup of ReSound models introduced before Nexia, including (from left) ENZO Q, OMNIA, and Custom by ReSound which look the same but have now been replaced by the Nexia custom hearing aids.

Resound Enzo Q hearing aids

ReSound ENZO Q hearing aids are based on the same technology platform as the LiNX Quattro, and provide the same sophisticated sound processing. The ENZO line is specifically made for consumers with severe-to-profound hearing loss. ENZO utilizes Binaural Directionality III to improve spatial sense by helping users locate sound. It also provides very high levels of amplification without feedback.

ReSound Enzo Q

1.5 stars stars
3 reviews

Listed prices are for a pair of hearing aids in US dollars unless otherwise specified. Prices may change over time, and may vary by region.

ReSound Key hearing aids

For those looking for a less-expensive alternative, Key is a good "essential category" choice. Available for almost all hearing losses and in all styles—from rechargeable Behind-the-Ear and Receiver-in-Ear to battery-powered custom in-ear models—this hearing aid performs as a more basic version of LiNX Quattro, which preceded the ReSound One, OMNIA, and Nexia product lines. Although it does lack many of the advanced binaural features and some of the directional microphone technology found in the newer products, you'll get good sound quality and all the essentials you need for better hearing in Key.

ReSound Key

4 stars stars
1 review

Listed prices are for a pair of hearing aids in US dollars unless otherwise specified. Prices may change over time, and may vary by region.

In general, HearingTracker is very bullish on "basic" technology hearing aids from the major hearing aid manufacturers. They should serve you very well as long as they're fitted by a skilled hearing provider who uses best practices. The one thing you'll want to note with Key, however, is that only the two highest technology levels (levels 3 and 4) provide for Bluetooth audio streaming for phone calls, music, podcasts, etc. Audio streaming is not available in the more basic tech levels of Key (levels 1 and 2).

ReSound legacy hearing aid models

ReSound continues to support earlier hearing-aid models based on previous generations of its sound-processing technology. Because these hearing aids still provide high-performance sound processing and functionality, some hearing providers may still sell them at lower price points than the latest models.

Legacy models include Custom by ReSound, ReSound One, LiNX 3D, LiNX 2, LiNX, Vea, Enya, Verso, Alera, Lex, Vea, Magna, Live, Dot2, Ziga, Essence, Pulse, x-plore, Be, and Match hearing aids.

ReSound hearing aid apps and accessories

ReSound hearing aid wireless accessories transmit audio from your phone and TV directly to your hearing aids. And its smartphone apps let you control your hearing aid programs and Bluetooth settings. Following are accessories for the most recent popular ReSound hearing aid models. Make sure to check with your provider to see which accessories will work with your hearing aid model.

ReSound Hearing Aid Accessories

ReSound Smart 3D app

ReSound Smart 3D is an app for Apple iOS and Android devices and works with the latest ReSound hearing aids, including Nexia, OMNIA, Key, One, Enzo Q, LiNX Quattro, LiNX 3D, and ENZO 3D. You can use the app to adjust the volume and programs, manage tinnitus settings, and monitor your battery use. ReSound Smart 3D features a "Find My Hearing Aid" feature, a unique "Check My Fit" function to ensure you're wearing the aids correctly, and can even automatically switch to your preferred program selection for your favorite coffee shops, restaurants, etc. The Smart 3D app also allows your provider to make remote adjustments to your hearing aid programs.

ReSound Smart 3D app

ReSound Smart 3D app

Adjusts sound, volume and balance settings, tinnitus settings, and allows your provider to make remote adjustments to your hearing aid programs.

ReSound Phone Clip+

The ReSound Phone Clip+ (formerly called Unite Phone Clip+) streams phone calls and audio straight to your hearing aids from any Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone or smartphone. It’s a wireless device small enough to clip onto your shirt collar. Phone Clip+ also connects your hearing aids to two separate Bluetooth devices at the same time.

Unite Phone Clip+

Unite Phone Clip+

Small enough to clip onto your shirt collar, it streams phone calls and audio to your hearing aids from any Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone or smartphone.

When the ReSound Phone Clip+ is used in conjunction with the ReSound TV Streamer 2, your phone's ringtone will override the audio streamed from the TV and allow you to decide whether to answer or reject a phone call.

TV Streamer+

Introduced with Nexia, TV-Streamer+ supports Bluetooth® Auracast™, streaming high-quality sound from your TV directly into your hearing aids at the volume you prefer. It is compatible with Nexia and other Auracast-enabled audio devices.

ReSound TV Streamer+

ReSound TV Streamer+

The ReSound TV-Streamer+, which supports Bluetooth Auracast, streams high-quality sound with speech clarity directly to your hearing aids at the volume you prefer.

Functions

  • TV Streamer

Compatible Aids

TV Streamer 2

The ReSound Unite TV Streamer 2 streams stereo sound from the television directly to your hearing aids from up to 22 feet away. (The hearing aids have to be in a clear line of sight from the TV Streamer). All ReSound Smart Hearing aids and TV models are compatible with TV Streamer 2. And with standard cable connections, it can be used with your stereo system or computer as well.

Micro Mic remote microphone

The ReSound Micro Mic remote microphone lets you hear from a distance up to 80 feet away (with a clear line of sight). A matchbox-sized wireless accessory, the Micro Mic can clip onto the wearer’s clothing and and transmit their voice directly to your hearing aids.

Micro Mic

Micro Mic

A matchbook-sized remote wireless microphone that lets you hear from a distance up to 80 feet away.

Multi Mic remote microphone

The ReSound Multi Mic is a flexible remote microphone that can be clipped to an individual’s clothing or set on a conference table to help you hear better in group meetings. It also connects with induction hearing loop and FM systems and has a standard 3.5 mm mini-jack input for streaming audio from a music player to your hearing aids or other device.

Multi Mic

Multi Mic

A flexible remote microphone that can either be clipped to clothes or used as a tabletop mic for meetings. Use the mini-jack input for streaming audio from a music player to your hearing aids.

Remote Control 2

ReSound Unite Remote Control 2 is a wireless handheld accessory that gives you simple control of the volume and program settings of your hearing aids. It also enables you to manage your streaming accessories. For instance, with a single touch it will activate the TV Streamer 2. A backlit display makes it easy to navigate your choices.

Unite Remote Control 2

Unite Remote Control 2

Gives you push-button control of volume and program settings on your hearing aids and lets you manage streaming accessories.

Smartphone Control+ app

The ReSound Control+ app lets you control your hearing aid when used with the Phone Clip+. You can use adjust volume, change hearing-aid programs, and manage your streaming devices.

Control+

Control+

The Control+ app is available for the Apple iPhone, iPod, or iPod touch running iOS 7 or later. It is also available for Android smartphones running version 2.3.5 or later.

ReSound tinnitus solutions

ReSound hearing aids come with a built-in Tinnitus Sound Generator (TSG) to mask annoying ringing, humming and buzzing tinnitus sounds in your head and ears. Its NatureSounds feature offers soothing water-inspired sounds like “ocean”, “beach surf” and “calming waves.” It also lets you select sounds or music from Apple devices. And a ReSound Relief smartphone app offers dynamic sounds, tinnitus management guidance and a variety of exercises.