ReSound Hearing Aids
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 OMNIA lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids, and charger.
2022: ReSound Custom Made by ReSound, ReSound OMNIA
2021: ReSound Key
2020: ReSound One
2019: ReSound Enzo Q
2018: ReSound LiNX Quattro
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 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 BTE-type 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 hearing aids 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 $2,126 to $4,523 per device, depending on the model. Popular models include the LiNX Quattro, Enzo Q, One, Key, and OMNIA.
|ReSound OMNIA 9||$3,750|
|ReSound OMNIA 7||$3,439|
|ReSound OMNIA 5||$2,946|
|ReSound Key 4||$2,126|
|ReSound One 9||$3,927|
|ReSound One 7||$3,771|
|ReSound One 5||$2,862|
|ReSound One 4||$4,106|
|ReSound Enzo Q 9||$4,523|
|ReSound Enzo Q 5||$2,914|
|ReSound Enzo Q 7||$3,722|
|ReSound LiNX Quattro 9||$3,869|
|ReSound LiNX Quattro 5||$2,813|
|ReSound LiNX Quattro 7||$3,735|
About Our Pricing Data
Average retail prices are calculated based on data from HearingTracker’s advertising platform. Consumers save an average of $854 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 currently consists of 4 Receiver-in-Ear (RIE) hearing aids. Nexia was launched only a little over a year after the introduction of the very successful ReSound OMNIA hearing aid product family. Why? Because Nexia was ready for the market and, as a long-time hearing industry leader in wireless audio streaming technology, ReSound was ready to make another "first."
HearingTracker Audiologist Matthew Allsop provides an overview of the new ReSound Nexia hearing aids. 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 become prevalent in venues such as theaters, places of worship, airports, arenas, bars, and restaurants. Nexia is also designed to address mild-to-profound hearing losses and excel in speech clarity even in noisy environments.
Even better, ReSound Nexia accomplishes this 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 and has enjoyed exceptional commercial success. Nexia shares a similar chipset to OMNIA but with added features like an accelerometer for tap controls in the Micro RIE and enhanced listening in noisy environments. All models retain OMNIA's trademark technologies, including 360 All-Around Directionality, the Check My Fit app feature, and the ReSound Smart 3D App—consistently among the highest-rated apps in the hearing industry.
Like OMNIA RIEs, Nexia also offers 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.
The Nexia Micro RIE (Receiver-in-Canal) hearing aid is 25% smaller than ReSound's standard RIE.
Nexia is available in 4 Receiver-in-Ear (RIE) models, including the Micro RIE which 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.
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.
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. 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.
The rechargeable Micro RIE, in particular, delivers a 150% improvement in speech understanding in noisy environments over legacy products. Additionally, Nexia introduces several new features, including enhanced processing for hearing in noise, Auracast compatibility, tap controls for hands-free calls, and a user-friendly "First Time User Onboarding" fitting tool to enhance the initial user experience.
As a newly launched product, Nexia is currently only available in the RIE style. We expect more behind-ear and in-ear options to become available soon.
Lineup of ReSound models introduced before Nexia, including (from left) ENZO Q, OMNIA, and Custom made by ReSound.
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.
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 changing the battery. There are three options for recharging stations/cases to choose from.
The newer BTE 77 and BTE 88 Rechargeable models come in two different power levels, with the former 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.
Turning to the new OMNIA in-ear products, the outside of these devices resembles the Customs by ReSound, including the large button on the ITEs and ITC for user control and the custom inserts recharging case 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.
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.
Bluetooth connectivity for both Apple iOS and Android ASHA are offered on all OMNIA models (except the CIC), 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.
With the exception of the CIC, all models 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. A new feature not found in other hearing aid brands is the Check My Fit function which helps ensure you’re wearing wearing the devices correctly, as recently detailed in a video by HearingTracker’s Matthew Allsop. The Check My Fit function has also been recently added for the custom products.
The ReSound Smart 3D App
ReSound One hearing aids
ReSound One was released in August 2020 and shares many hardware and software features with the LiNX Quattro, including the same smartphone app (ReSound Smart 3D™) as previous generations of LiNX hearing aids. One signals the end of the line for the long-running LiNX series, which all started with the world's first Made-For-iPhone hearing aid back in 2013.
One inherited a very strong foundation from LiNX, representing a radically new generation of hearing aids for ReSound, with the introduction of “Microphone & Receiver-In-Ear (M&RIE),” a pioneering technology that places a microphone in the ear to improve sound quality, localization, and wind noise. ReSound also introduced binaural beamforming directionality ("Ultra Focus") in One which has now been enhanced in the Omnia line.
All models in the One family are receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids. Two of the available models (61 an 62 DRW) rely on disposable batteries, with a telecoil included in the 62 model. The 61-DRWC comes with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, but lacks a telecoil. ReSound states that One will run for up to 30 hours on a single 3-hour charge.
All One models offer direct wireless audio streaming from iOS and Android devices, and offer hands-free calling via the Phone Clip+ accessory. They also offer best-in-class moisture and dust protection with IP68 ingress protection ratings. Remote programming is also available.
Customs by Resound
Custom Made by Resound is a fully-custom rechargeable hearing aid that offers 24-hour battery life and wireless streaming from iOS and Android. Based on the same technology platform as Resound One, Custom delivers a 30% improvement in speech understanding versus ReSound’s previous custom hearing aids.
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Custom is available in a choice of 6 colors and will initially be available on a limited basis, with ramp-up of supply increasing through July and the rest of summer.
ReSound LiNX Quattro hearing aids
Of its 2018 flagship, ReSound said LiNX Quattro delivered its “most clear, natural, sound quality yet” (Of course, One 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.
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 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 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.
Legacy models include 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 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 One, LiNX Quattro, LiNX 3D, and ENZO 3D. 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.