ReSound Hearing Aids
Models, Features, Prices, and Reviews
Updated 24 September 2019
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. GN is now one of the "Big-Five" manufacturers that control more than 80 percent of the global market for hearing aids. Another division, GN Audio, markets the popular Jabra consumer earbuds and other headsets. GN Group currently has more than 5,500 employees and sells its hearing aids through a global network of hearing professionals in more than 100 countries worldwide.
ReSound Made-for-iPhone hearing aids also connect to the Apple Watch
2017: ReSound LiNX 3D
2016: ReSound ENZO2
2015: ReSound LiNX2
2014: ReSound ENZO
2013: ReSound LiNX
2012: ReSound Vea, ReSound Verso
2010: ReSound Alera
2008: ReSound Sparx
ReSound hearing aid technologies
ReSound was the first to deliver Made-for-iPhone hearing aids. The wireless hearing aids hastened the transformation 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. Prior to its iPhone hearing aids, ReSound was a pioneer in 2.4 GHz wireless technology streaming solutions. Among other things, ReSound wireless accessories were the first to eliminate cumbersome "neck loops" that had been required to transmit audio signals to hearing aids.
Its latest chip platform, released in 2018, powers the high-end sound processing software in ReSound's premium Quattro hearing aid family. Compared with ReSound's previous technology platform, the chipset has twice the memory, 100% more speed, 30% more computing power and a new wireless radio that requires 20% less power to stream sound. The platform enables advanced speech processing that dramatically improves speech understanding in background noise.
ReSound hearing aid models
ReSound makes premium hearing aids that are programmed by an audiologist or other hearing health professional based on the results of your hearing test. ReSound’s broad line of hearing aids serve all levels of hearing loss. Model styles range from custom invisible in-the-ear (ITE) 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 LiNX Quattro hearing aids
ReSound says its Made-for-iPhone LiNX Quattro hearing aids "deliver our most clear, natural, sound quality yet." They provide audio streaming from Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Powered by ReSound's latest “Smart Hearing” sound processing platform technology, the hearing aids have an extended dynamic range and improved frequency response.
They also utilize a new radio featuring less lag time in streaming and stronger wireless signal strength for enhanced ear-to-ear performance and localization of sound. 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.
Made-for-iPhone LiNX Quattro hearing aids deliver ReSound's "most clear, natural, sound quality yet." Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions by clicking on the three small dots.
ReSound LiNX 3D hearing aids
ReSound LiNX 3D hearing aids are premium models that come in a full range of form factors and performance levels. Speech processing “Surround Sound” software offers improved hearing experience and better understanding of speech in noise. They are Made-for-iPhone hearing aids that also feature accessory options for wireless connectivity to Android and Bluetooth devices. There is also a rechargeable option. And with the ReSound Smart 3D app, hearing-aid wearers can get remote service from their hearing-care providers.
Resound Enzo hearing aids
ReSound ENZO hearing aids are based on an earlier technology platform but continue to provide sophisticated sound processing. And the ReSound ENZO 3D model for people with severe-to-profound hearing loss utilizes its Binaural Directionality III feature to improve spatial sense by helping users locate sound. It also provides very high levels of amplification without feedback.
ReSound legacy hearing aid models
ReSound continues to support earlier hearing-aid models based on previous generations of its sound-processing technology. Because these models still provide high-performance sound processing and functionality, some audiologist may still sell them at lower price points than the latest models. Models include ReSound LiNX 2 hearing aids, LiNX hearing aids, and 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 Unite Phone Clip+
The ReSound 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Smart 3D and Smart apps
ReSound Smart 3d and ReSound Smart are apps for iOS and Android devices. ReSound Smart 3d works with the latest ReSound hearing aids, including all LiNX Quattro, LiNX 3D, and ENZO 3D models. The Smart app works with earlier hearing aid models. You can use the apps to adjust the sound settings, manage tinnitus settings, and monitor your battery use, among other things. And you can use Smart 3d to have your provider make remote adjustments to your hearing aid programs.
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.
Check out these recent reviews for ReSound-brand hearing aids. Click on the model name to see more reviews!
My new LINX Quattro (replacing my old Resound Linx 7) are absolutely perfect, so far. My hearing loss has become more profound in the last year or so. I now must wear them all day from getting up 'till bed time. I have the rechargeable aids now, I'm not sure that was the right choice, however. I am not getting the "30 projected hours" from them. Once in a while the battery on one dies at 10:00PM or so (12 hours). I do drive them hard, using them while listening to streaming music with headphones and the telephone. Speech and music is greatly enhanced with the needed additional high frequencies they provide. With my somewhat severe hearing loss, they're driven hard. I am less than thrilled with my actual hearing local provider. Only thrilled with the aids.
Stay away from Resound. The tech support is absolutely horrible. I should have listened to my hearing aid provider and purchased a different brand. I've wasted hours with their tech support and got nothing but a run-around. Seriously, the worst tech support of anything I've ever experienced. I'm not that thrilled with the HAs themselves. For example, they asked me for the SN which is supposed to be under a clear window on the device, but the plastic is so clouded that I had to get the number from the original packaging. I don't expect that from a multi-thousand dollar product.
The volume always goes off on one hearing aid, while the other is fine. I have taken it back several times, and he usually cleans it and then it is good for a week, and the same issue. Sometimes, at no specific times, I hear this rush of sound, and then it turns off. Nothing but problems. Very dissatisfied with it.
For me iPhone integration remains first rate years after these aids were introduced; for iPhone users, the ReSound iOS app is a big improvement over carrying a remote. ReSound's TV Streamer2 is working great with these aids, and that's the only accessory I need or use, also an improvement over my previous Aleras. Also strongly prefer the 13 batteries of the 962 Linx2 over the more compact aid size and 312 batteries of the 961.
Just left the VA and I am very happy thus far. The noise that I was so accustomed to is gone. They fit nicely on my ear and so far I am pleased. It was, at first, hard to accept I needed hearing aids but after wearing them, I am glad that I do have them. The doctor at the VA was extremely helpful and did an amazing job adjusting them and teaching me. Thank you!