GN Hearing Introduces New Custom-crafted Hearing Aids

August 30, 2019 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

BALLERUP, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GN Hearing, the global leader in hearing aid connectivity, today launched a suite of new custom-crafted hearing aids. The new portfolio packages the industry renowned ReSound LiNX Quattro™ technology – a brilliant experience with Layers of Sound, great speech intelligibility even in noisy situations, and excellent streaming – into discreet custom-crafted hearing aids. While taking up as little space as possible in the ear canal, users will benefit from an impressive listening experience.

Great hearing is in high demand. Not only are 466 million people around the world living with disabling hearing loss(1), ReSound LiNX Quattro has also seen a positive reception in the market, which has led to the launch of new custom hearing aids for this popular model. The new custom-crafted hearing aids can enrich people’s lives with all the qualities of hearing, such as socializing, learning, and working optimally. In addition, each hearing aid is designed to fit exactly to the ear canal of every individual user, using a 3D scanner and advanced personalized modelling. Sitting discreetly in the ear canal, the design can also bring extra confidence to the user.

ReSound LiNX Quattro is a clear number one for streaming. In an independent study, streaming music and speech from an iPhone was top-rated for ReSound LiNX Quattro compared to other hearing aids(2). Users can benefit from using the new small and discreet custom-crafted hearing aids for taking calls and streaming their favorite music and TV shows. They can also stream sound directly to the hearing aids from an iPhone with no need for intermediate devices and the hearing aids are built for direct Android™ streaming, too(3).

“ReSound LiNX Quattro has been very well received by people with hearing loss. We are dedicated to bringing the technological benefits to more users, who prefer wearing their hearing aids discreetly in the ear canal,” said Jakob Gudbrand, President and CEO of GN Hearing. “These technological wonders in miniature are truly personalized and custom-crafted to fit each person’s hearing, yet with the brilliant experience with Layers of Sound and excellent streaming that people appreciate.”

Four new options are available: the first Completely-in-Canal (CIC) 2.4 GHz wireless hearing aid for direct streaming, high-quality In-the-Canal (ITC) and In-the-Ear (ITE) models, and the industry’s only Mic-in-Helix (MIH) hearing aid. Each custom-crafted hearing aid comes in five skin-tone colors to ensure that they are personal and discreet for every user.

Browse the ReSound customs portfolio.

The new custom-crafted hearing aids are now also available in the Beltone Amaze™ collection.

About GN

The GN Group is a global leader in intelligent audio solutions that let you hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible. Our ambitious 150-year journey has taken us from telegraph cables to radio waves and intelligent audio engineering. To celebrate our anniversary, we look to our unique competences within medical, professional and consumer audio solutions to help us continue to transform lives through the power of sound.

GN was founded with a truly innovative and global mindset. Today, we honour that legacy with world-leading expertise in the human ear, sound, wireless technology, miniaturization and collaborations with leading technology partners. GN’s solutions are marketed by the brands ReSound, Beltone, Interton, Jabra and Blueparrott in 100 countries. Founded in 1869, the GN Group employs more than 6,000 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

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(1) World Health Organization: Deafness and hearing loss. Available at https://bit.ly/2EkhpiG (last accessed: August 19, 2019) Disabling hearing loss refers to hearing loss greater than 40 dB in the better ear in adults and a hearing loss greater than 30 dB in the better hearing ear in children

(2) Aranda del Toro, M and Groth J: Independent study shows that ReSound LiNX Quattro is preferred for direct audio streaming, 2019

(3) Direct Android streaming is expected to become available to ReSound LiNX Quattro and Beltone Amaze hearing aid users in a future Android release from Google. For compatibility information and devices, visit www.resound.com/compatibility

So basically what’s new here? Custom versions of Quattro and Beltone Amaze?

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Also, not so sure ReSound can make these claims about being the leader in connectivity when Phonak now has universal Bluetooth connectivity and ReSound needs an accessory to connect to non-iOS devices.

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I guess since ReSound helped create Made For iPhone hearing aid connectivity and Phonak dragged its feet until late 2018 with the issue of the Marvels (and didn’t address the “only one device pairing” issue 'til this August), ReSound came claim to have led the way, with Phonak bringing up the rear. And now, whoopee, we can connect our Marvels to all of two devices at once without having to repair. Such leading tech on connectivity never ceases to amaze! Since MFA is supposedly about to drop, whatever amazing lead in connectivity Phonak might lay claim to might be short-lived. A number of Phonak users have problems with the hands-free calling tech outdoors in the open because of the way the two ears communicate via reflected BT signals but let’s overlook that, too…

I think it’s all PR ballyhoo and maybe compared to old analog days, etc., HA OEM’s can claim they’re doing amazing things with connectivity but I don’t think anyone has a great lead in connectivity. It all comes with a ball-and-chain of shortcomings, e.g., MFI connectivity, you still have to use your phone’s mic, you can’t use a hearing aid mic to speak, etc. (for what little I know).

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What do you know that I don’t? :slight_smile:

Probably nothing! :slightly_smiling_face:

I think the more appropriate question, though, is what do Google and ReSound and any other HA OEM’s in bed with them know that we both don’t know right now.

Well, even with Android ASHA and MFi, you are still missing classic Bluetooth… which I think is desirable…

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