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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 and slightly older Resound Alera both offering 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 device. GN Resound are the only company offering the unique '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 - 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Recently Superseded Resound Hearing Aids
Essence / Dot / Azure / Xplore / Ziga / Metrix / Plus 5 / Pixel / Pulse
Resound VERSO - water resistance using ISOLATE nano-coating - Enlarge Video
(Inside components are also nano-coated for maximum moisture protection)
GN Resound have a dual level portoflio 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. All ALERA and VERSO use wireless connectivity .
The Current Range:
|ITE / BTE||Super Power BTE||RIC|
|Top Range||Verso / Alera 9||Verso / Alera 9|
|Upper Mid-Range||Verso / Alera 7||Verso / Alera 7|
|Lower Mid-Range||Verso / Alera 5||Sparx||Verso / Alera 5|
|Lower Level||Alera 4||Alera 4|
|Budget Level||Vea 1, 2 & 3|
The Styles available:
Resound offer the complete range of traditional hearing aid styles (BTE and ITE) alongside slim-tube BTE's and receiver-in-canal options. But RESOUND also exclusively offer the 'remote microphone' technology (centre & below).
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INVISIBLE HEARING AIDS - 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 hearing aids - These are classified as 60 or 61 and are available as 960, 760, 560, 961, 761 & 561 as per the table above. The choice here is dependent on whether you want high quality sound with maximum discretion and no extra controls (60), or opting for a slightly larger hearing aid but getting extra features including wireless technology , remote control option and a programme button (the 61).
REMOTE MICROPHONE hearing aids - This revolutionary style 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. The remote-microphone comprises of a custom hearing aid component which sits in the ear canal, and a thin-tube/wire connecting to a small microphone which is discreetly tucked into the helix of the 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 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 syncronisation 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 VERSO but still offers a multitude of advanced features including a 17-channel high speed processor capable of precision frequency shaping, Feedback Stabiliser, Noise Tracker™ II, Environmental Learner, Multi-scope Adaptive Directionality™ and laser made custom shells. New features now also include WhistleControl™ (which almost completely cuts out nuisance whistling on all open-fittings) and 'surround sound digital signal processing'. The RESOUND ALERA also incorporates impulse sound smoother and an improved wind noise reduction algorithm.
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. Available only 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 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.
Resound TV Unite - 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. The system has proved a boon for those who struggle with TV clarity.
Resound 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 users 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 Remote 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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