The world’s smallest hearing aid is about to be launched. It is a collaboration between the Danish hearing aid firm and Apple the makers of the iPhone and other gadgets.
We are excited about this digital hearing device that uses the new MFi operating system to allow wearers to control how they hear and do so on the fly. This page will tell you what we currently know about the device and explain who it is designed for.
One of the nicest things about this advanced hearing aid is that it is tiny. It is the smallest wireless receiver in ear hearing aid that Resound has ever made.
Size is a big issue for hearing aid wearers. The more discrete a hearing aid is the better it is for the wearer.
Many people feel very self-conscious about wearing a hearing aid. The LiNX is small enough to be completely hidden by a short lock of hair.
It is so small and light that you will never know you are wearing it. This fact means that it is extremely comfortable.
On top of that, the fact that it is made by Apple means that it is also likely to be the coolest hearing device. They make great looking devices that are sought after and their hearing aid is no different.
How did Apple help develop the resound Linx?
The best thing about this hearing aid is not its size it is what it is capable of . This product really is a collaboration between two companies that are at the top of their game.
Together ReSound and Apple have found a way to overcome the biggest problem hearing aid wearers have, which is getting the settings on their hearing device just right for them.
Settings that work well when watching TV are not necessarily any good in a crowded restaurant. However, to adjust the settings on an ordinary hearing aid you have to take the hearing aid out and fiddle with little knobs. This is awkward, impractical and time consuming.
The fact the settings are adjusted manually limits the degree to which you can change the settings. This tiny yet powerful hearing aid has overcome this problem, and many more. You can find out more about its other capabilities further down the article.
Key features and benefits
Full Bluetooth capabilities – This hearing aid can be paired with any Bluetooth device. This allows the wearer to wirelessly listen to their music, as well as make and take phone calls including video chats. The sound goes directly into the ear making it so much easier to hear clearly.
Additional Bluetooth capabilities – users who pair it with their iPhone or iPad in GPS mode can listen to directions sent direct to their hearing aid.
Ability to change hearing aid settings remotely - Apple has come up with a way to allow you to do this from your iPhone, iPad or other Apple device. For example, users can just boost the bass at a concert or while listening to music.
Live listen – the users of an iOS device can be turned into a microphone. In an environment where there is a lot of background noise this feature is invaluable. It means that the conversation can be sent direct to the hearing aid, allowing the wearer to hear conversation even in busy restaurants. Another common problem solved.
Save your settings programs – the acoustics of every building is different, which means a hearing aid that works well in one movie theatre may not work so well in another. This is no problem for a LiNX wearer.
They can remotely adjust the settings on their hearing aid. Once they have got the set up just right they can save those settings. When they visit that movie theatre again to set their hearing aid up all they have to do is to push a button, because their phone saves the settings using its GPS capabilities.
Resound Linx review
Currently there are no actual user reviews for the GN Resound LiNX hearing aid. Although it has been featured in the mainstream media, See this CNN feature. The hearing aid is still being tested by a select group, which includes hearing professionals and audiologists.
However, there is great excitement about the release of this new hearing device. It has already won an award. This year it was featured in the Consumer Electronics Show Design and Engineering Award honoree.
How do you buy one?
Currently the LiNX is not available in the US. However, as soon as it does become available and we will provide a link out to allow you to buy the LiNX wireless in ear hearing device at the best price. For more information, you can also check out the official website.