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ReSound Nexia Now Available in VA Audiology Clinics, Expanding Hearing Aid Choices for US Veterans

ReSound Nexia builds on top-rated speech-understanding-in-noise performance while also introducing ReSound’s smallest rechargeable RIE style and the first hearing aids made for Bluetooth LE Audio and Auracast broadcast audio

Resound Nexia Line Up

The ReSound Nexia™ portfolio offers a full range of popular hearing aid styles proven for sound quality and hearing in noise.

BLOOMINGTON, MINN — GN, a global leader in hearing aid innovation, today announces that the ReSound Nexia hearing aid portfolio is now available to U.S. veterans through audiologists and technicians of the Department of Veterans Affairs at more than 400 VA audiology clinics and sites of care nationwide.

First launched in the U.S. in September 2023, ReSound Nexia quickly established itself as one of ReSound’s most successful hearing aids, building on a top-rated1 speech-understanding-in-noise performance while also introducing ReSound’s smallest rechargeable RIE (receiver-in-ear) style and the first hearing aids made for Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio and Auracast broadcast audio.

ReSound Nexia also includes a new wireless CROS/BiCROS solution developed for people with single-sided deafness who need to transmit sound to their better hearing ear. The ReSound Nexia CROS transmitter is the smallest rechargeable aid on the market, and can be used with any of the ReSound Nexia hearing aids that use a disposable battery.

Veterans have unique hearing needs, and we think the introduction of ReSound Nexia will give them and their care teams some new outstanding treatment options. Not only can they get top-rated technology for hearing speech in noisy situations, they will be able to tap into the future of public accessibility audio with Auracast.”

—John Pettus, ReSound Vice President of Government Services

Hearing Conversations in Noisy Places

A recent survey conducted by GN shows that on average, 1 in 3 hearing aid wearers make excuses not to go out because of the impact noisy environments will have on their enjoyment and would prefer to stay at home instead.3

ReSound Nexia delivers exceptional speech understanding in noise while offering industry leading access to and awareness of surrounding sounds.2

The signature combination of 4-mic binaural beamformer and omni-directional listening vastly improves access to speech from all directions and enables people to automatically hear their best across all listening situations, helping to improve how they interact with the world around them.

Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio and Auracast

ReSound Nexia is leading the way as the first hearing aid to take advantage of Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth LE. It is an improved and more power-efficient way of wirelessly transmitting audio from one device (like a smartphone) to another (ear buds, headsets, hearing aids). Bluetooth LE Audio is built with audio in mind, offering crystal clear sound and reducing latency and battery consumption for all-day streaming.

This powerful new platform also makes the highly anticipated Auracast broadcast audio a possibility—a technology that promises to revolutionize accessibility to any audio broadcast in public spaces such as schools, places of worship, airports, museums and sports bars. With Auracast broadcast audio, ReSound Nexia wearers will be able to hear important announcements through their hearing aids with a quick connection to a public transmitter. Bluetooth SIG expects more than 3 billion Auracast devices in 2.5 million places by 2030,3 offering a simple, effective alternative to existing technologies such as telecoil and FM systems.

Resound Nexia Micro Rie Size Comparison

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

The Government Services ReSound Nexia portfolio includes Receiver-In-Ear (RIE) and Micro RIE styles, Behind-the-Ear (BTE) and custom-made styles, including rechargeable models, as well as the CROS/BiCROS solution, giving more people with hearing loss access to ReSound’s most advanced hearing aid technology.

References

  1. End-user NPS rating, GN Proprietary data on file
  2. Groth et al (2023)
  3. Bluetooth SIG. Market Research Note. LE Audio: The Future of Bluetooth® Audio

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