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GN ReSound is a world leading manufacturer of hearing aids. A Danish / American company with a UK base near Oxford, where all their custom products are made using the latest 3-D modelling and laser crafting techniques for maximum precision.
GN ReSound offer innovation with the ReSound Verso offering surround sound binaural fusion technology for true localisation and noise reduction, alongside and Bluetooth connectivity but with the added bonus that the television signal is transmitted direct into the hearing aids, removing the need for a neckloop or pocket accessory. GN ReSound are the only company offering the unique 'LEX' 'remote microphone' and the ReSound Alera TS combo hearing aid / tinnitus masker.
Please scroll down for more information and prices on GN ReSound hearing aids and hearing aid accessories.
Invisible Hearing Aids - GN ReSound have joined the race to produce the smallest custom made in-ear hearing aids with the ReSound Verso IIC. These run on the latest RANGE II chipset giving ultra-fast digital sound processing and speech recognition. More on hearing aid styles and invisible hearing aids.
Recently Superseded ReSound Hearing Aids
Alera / Essence / Dot / Azure / Xplore
ReSound Hearing Aids are water resistance with ISOLATE nano-coating technology - Enlarge Video
(Inside components are also nano-coated for maximum moisture protection)
GN ReSound have a dual level portfolio at present as they overlap the newer technology of the ReSound VERSO and the slightly older ReSound ALERA. Both run on the ReSound RANGE chipset, but the VERSO has a more advanced 2nd generation chipset that now allows ReSound to offer BINAURAL FUSION technology, which is explained below. ALERA and VERSO are wireless compatible .
We would advise you to purchase the Verso rather than the Alera if buying two hearing aids.
The Current Range:
|Styles >>>||iPhone||ITE / BTE / RIC||Remote Microphone|
|Top Range||LiNX 9||Verso 9||Lex 8|
|Upper Mid-Range||LiNX 7||Verso 7|
|Lower Mid-Range||Verso 5||Lex 4|
|Lower Level||Alera 4|
|Budget Level||Vea 1, 2 & 3|
The Styles available:
ReSound hearing aid styles available as above, in order from the left include:
INVISIBLE HEARING AIDS (IIC) - Most manufacturers are now using new 'nano' technology to make hearing aids smaller and smaller. GN ReSound have introduced the ReSound VERSO IIC to compete with the best of the rest. For more information please read our page on invisible hearing aids.
RECEIVER-IN-CANAL (RIC) - GN ReSound RIC's are subdivided into three groups; 60, 61 and 62. The 60 RIC's are the smallest behind ear hearing aids that GN ReSound offer and they are NOT wireless compatible , have no push button, volume control or remote control option. The slightly larger 61 RIC's have a push button and are wireless / remote control compatible. And the 62's are bigger still and have an onboard volume and programme control with wireless compatibility. So maximum discretion with the 60 and maximum performance and versatility with the 61 and 62. Note the Alera 4 is NOT wireless compatible.
REMOTE MICROPHONE hearing aids - See image below. This style unique to GN ReSound offers a new solution for clients who have experienced problems with wind noise and/or localisation of sounds, whilst also offering a sleek and discreet design option.
Remote microphone hearing aids can be custom made using an ear impression (see bottom left and middle), or modular / off the shelf (bottom right - now called 'ReSound LEX', detailed below). With both options the speaker and chipset sits in the device in the ear canal and is linked to the microphone via a wire in a slim-tube, and the microphone is placed in the recess in the upper part of the outer ear (image). In a series of laboratory tests this has proven to aid both wind noise reduction and localisation, thus allowing us to eradicate client specific problems. With the advent of whistle block technology the remote-mic now also offers an ideal solution for people looking for an 'open fit' without having something placed behind the ear.
The Remote Microphone hearing aid
ReSound LiNX - made for iPhone hearing aids! - The launch date for Resound LiNX is 6th March. More information on Resound LiNX to be added soon.
ReSound VERSO: The VERSO is ReSounds latest development on digital surround sound processing and includes all features of the Alera with the addition of BINAURAL FUSION technology. Binaural Fusion incorporates two new features which are now possible from the new faster RANGE II chipset which allows processing of information between the left and right hearing aids. Binaural Fusion includes binaural directional surround sound processing, for true localising and speech focus, and binaural synchronisation whereby the volume and programme button on one side changes both hearing aid settings, thus simplifying user control. Also new with VERSO is improved feedback suppression DFS Ultra 2 with music mode giving improved feedback suppression alongside distortion free music reproduction. ReSound VERSO also includes an invisible-in-canal style option.
ReSound ALERA: The ALERA hearing aid precedes the
ReSound LEX: The LEX is the revamped version of the ReSound BE. By ReSounds own admission the BE was not the most reliable hearing aid, but it serves a valuable place in the hearing aid portfolio giving the best results for wind noise reduction with a cosmetic hearing aid where open fits may be required. The weaknesses of the original BE have been ironed out and we can confidently say the ReSound LEX will provide the ideal solution for certain type of requirement. The ReSound LEX is available at technology 2 levels (LEX4 and LEX8) and can now be fit with a selection of domes as per for receiver-in-canal hearing aids, giving better fitting success. It could be the one for you - call 0800 077 8248 for a free demo.
ReSound LEX remote microphone
ReSound VEA - The ReSound VEA is the new entry level digital hearing aid and is available at three sub-levels (although to be honest we feel this is a bit unnecessary). The new VEA uses the same 'RANGE' chipset as the ALERA range and includes lower level digital noise reduction features for less demanding lifestyle needs, or lower budget range. The VEA is available in all traditional hearing aid styles (i.e excluding remote microphone and receiver-in-canal).
ReSound SPARX - A super-power digital hearing aid offering almost 90dB of useable amplification for clients with profound hearing loss seeking maximum audibility. ReSound SPARX is only available at one technology level - a 9 channel digital hearing aid with high processing power.
ReSound DOT & ReSound LIVE - These hearing aids have now been superseded.
ReSound Alera TS TINNITUS SUPPRESSOR hearing aid - This is a combination hearing aid / tinnitus masker. Available as Alera 5, 7 and 9 in selected styles. The ReSound Alera TS has the added bonus over normal tinnitus maskers in that it can shape the masking noise to suit your hearing loss, but can also be used in conjunction with the ReSound Mini-Microphone (see below) which can be plugged into an audio device so that you can choose your own therapeutic masking sound / music. More reading here.
GN ReSound have joined the race to produce the best wireless compatible hearing aids with their ReSound UNITE hearing aid accessories which work in unison with the ReSound VERSO and ALERA hearing aids, and this includes their first ever remote control. As with Starkey, the GN ReSound wireless set up is actually truly wireless in that you do not have to wear a neckloop device (Oticon / Phonak / Unitron / Bernafon) or pocket streamer (Widex / Siemens).
ReSound Unite Remote Control 2 - The ReSound remote control is lightweight and has a screen so that you can see the volume level and programme changes as they happen. You can change left and right aids individually, mute the hearing aids and turn wireless streaming on and off.
ReSound are also heavily developing mobile phone connections and have released an app called ReSound CONTROL - see image below. This app is used in conjunction with the Phone Clip+ (see below) and is available for iPhone and Android mobile phones. Call 0800 077 8248 for more information.
ReSound Unite TV Streamer 2 - ReSound were the first company to deliver a TV wireless accessory that does not require the user to wear a neckloop device or carry a remote streaming device. In other words, you plug the TV Unite into your TV audio output and press the button on your hearing aid and the TV signal is delivered direct into your hearing aids up to a distance of 7m. The system has proved a boon for those who struggle with TV clarity.
ReSound Unite Phone Clip+ - The Phone Clip+ has now superseded the original Phone Clip, having an improved signal and being a dual purpose remote control device. The Phone-Clip+ allows ReSound hearing aid wearer's to stream their mobile phone calls direct into their hearing aids, greatly improving the receiving signal. The Phone Clip+ doubles up as a remote control and includes a mute microphone button which allows the wearer to mute the microphones on their hearing aids when on the phone to cut out the surrounding noise. This feature really helps when in a noisy environment but the user must bear in mind the person they are talking to will hear the noise down the phone line.
The new Phone Clip+ is the first iPhone approved hearing aid device - this means that you can sync the Phone Clip+ to your iPhone and use the iPhone to control the hearing aids. As per the mini-mic below you can also connect to your MP3 player or mobile phone and stream music direct to your hearing aids.
ReSound Unite Remote Mini-Microphone - This mini-mic device is typically used in two ways. Firstly to assist over distance, for example by being placed at the far end of a large meeting table, and also by being worn by a third party such as a passenger in a car. The device picks up voices and sends the signal direct into the users hearing aids via 2.4gHz radio wave. The mini-microphone can stream this signal to multiple ReSound hearing aid users simultaneously. The mini-mic has a use time of 8.5 hours before recharge is needed, has a volume control, a range of 7 metres AND can be plugged into other devices using an audio cable to stream from PC's and MP3's.
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