GN Hearing introduces ReSound LiNX Quattro

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GN Hearing Announces Unprecedented Layers of Sound™ and the World’s Most Advanced Rechargeable Hearing Aid Solution

August 13, 2018 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

BALLERUP, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GN Hearing today unveils the world’s first Premium-Plus hearing aid: ReSound LiNX Quattro™, designed for people who want the very best that technology has to offer and desire a brilliant sound experience with great speech intelligibility even in noisy situations.

ReSound LiNX Quattro™ offers a new category of hearing solution and expands GN Hearing’s product portfolio, which already includes the premium ReSound LiNX 3D™ product family. Powered by new technology, including a new chip platform, ReSound LiNX Quattro™ offers a combination of unmatched sound quality and rechargeability, while further expanding GN Hearing’s leadership within 2.4 GHz connectivity and remote fine-tuning:

• Sound quality: A brilliant sound experience, with clearer, fuller and richer Layers of Sound™. With the highest input dynamic range available and extended high frequencies, sounds are processed in increased detail at all input levels, leading to superior sound quality where softer sounds are clearer and louder sounds are fuller and distortion-free.

• Rechargeability: Longest rechargeable battery life available. Users benefit from an integrated Li-ion battery with 24 hours of use even when streaming 50% of the time.

Clearer, fuller and richer Layers of Sound™

With a new chip platform, a completely rewritten sound processing package, a redesigned wireless radio with extra signal strength and a unique utilization of microphones, sounds are passed to the amplifier without being altered. The result is a brilliant experience with Layers of Sound™ that is designed to inspire confidence in people with hearing loss, so they can enjoy the moments that matter most. Compared to ReSound LiNX 3D™, the new chip enables 100% faster processing, 100% additional memory, 35% increase in frequency bandwidth, and the highest input dynamic range in the industry.

ReSound LiNX Quattro™ introduces a new category of Premium-Plus hearing solution for people who, in social and professional settings, desire great speech intelligibility even in noisy situations and demand a brilliant sound experience with access to Layers of Sound™. While the primary goal of hearing aids is to hear and communicate with others, the hearing aid’s ability to faithfully reproduce music is the ultimate test of sound quality: 95% of users prefer ReSound LiNX Quattro™ for music listening compared to other premium hearing aids (Jespersen et al., 2018).

With its 6th generation of 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, GN Hearing further expands its technology leadership within connectivity. ReSound LiNX Quattro™ is the only solution to offer direct full streaming to smartphones.

The world’s most advanced rechargeable solution

ReSound LiNX Quattro™ is the smallest and longest lasting 2.4 GHz integrated Li-ion rechargeable hearing aid on the market. It comes with a compact portable charger that holds three extra charges and offers quick charge. With 25% less power consumption when streaming, ReSound LiNX Quattro™ is the only hearing aid that offers 24 hours of use even when streaming 50% of the time and 30 hours of use on a fully charged battery without streaming.

In addition to unparalleled sound quality and rechargeable technology, ReSound LiNX Quattro™ features GN Hearing’s unique remote fine-tuning capabilities. GN Hearing continues to be the pioneer in the development of remote fine-tuning for hearing aids, which features unique, cloud-based technology. ReSound Assist™ connects hearing aid users with their hearing care professionals via the ReSound Smart 3D™ app, allowing remote adjustment of their hearing aids based on individual needs and preferences leading to even better sound quality.

“ReSound LiNX Quattro™ is designed for people who want the best of the best and want a brilliant sound experience with great speech intelligibility even in noisy situations. The combination of unprecedented sound quality with Layers of Sound™ and the longest rechargeable battery life available puts ReSound LiNX Quattro™ in a league of its own, transforming the hearing experience for people around the world”, says Anders Hedegaard, CEO, GN Hearing.

ReSound LiNX Quattro™, and Beltone Amaze™, will be rolled out starting end of August 2018. The hearing aid will be launched in the RIE (Receiver in the Ear) form factor, with both a rechargeable and replaceable battery solution, and will be offered in a new Premium-Plus price point only.

The ReSound LiNX 3D™ product family, which was first launched in May 2017, continues to be available as a premium choice, with excellent sound quality, efficient and convenient fitting as well as groundbreaking remote fine-tuning. ReSound LiNX 3D™ is available in virtually all major countries and will be launched in China later in 2018.

For further information, please visit gn.com and resound.com/quattro.

About GN Group

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. With our unique competencies within medical, professional and consumer audio solutions, we transform lives through the power of sound: Hearing aids that enhance the lives of people with hearing loss; integrated headset and communications solutions that assist professionals in all types of businesses to be more productive; wireless headsets and earbuds designed to support calls, music and media consumption.

With world leading expertise in the human ear, sound, wireless technology and miniaturization, GN’s innovative and intelligent audio solutions are marketed by the brands ReSound, Beltone, Interton, Jabra and BlueParrott in 100 countries across the world. Founded in 1869, the GN Group today has more than 5,500 employees and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

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Very interesting! Looks like the new processor uses far less power which finally enables a rechargeable solution that is competitive with Phonak.

There are a number of references to improved speech in noise and music. Would love to understand how much of an improvement the sound processing capabilities are over Linx3D.

Jordan


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Yes, this is going places with the full handsfree option too. You can see the Jabra/Parrott influence in the BLe iteration.

Lets hope it isn’t too massive in the RIC form.


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So it’s not MFi, and I read this to mean that (ReSound LiNX Quattro/Beltone Amaze) will offer direct full streaming to Android and iPhone!


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I can’t see why they would go backwards with it and lose Mfi?

My guess would be that they’ve cracked the cross platform issue and can offer the full stereo headset across all phones. Not sure if that includes the return Mic signal though.


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Trademarking Layers of Sound…how ridiculous. Anyway.
Reading the link shows iphones everywhere. The wording is sometimes a little ambiguous. But it seems to me to be leaning towards being still all about iphones. No real deep down specs that I could find either.
But hey if they’ve “cracked the cross platform issue” then sounds great.


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I am thinking/guessing that MFi was an interim solution. It did have it’s bugs/problems and perhaps they are moving on to a common protocol that includes Android.

I am also guessing that using the Mic signal will live and die along with the (Phonak B Direct, Unitron Moxi ALL, Phonak Brio 3 R-C) because it has the deficiency of allowing the person you are talking with to hear surrounding noise/chatter instead of hearing you.

Though I could be very wrong, because this is just guesswork :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Let’s hope that with Android version 9 (Pie) released and statements that it will support direct support for hearing aids, then this is the first HA that works with Android as well as MFI. Just a W.A.G.

I have Android 9 on my Pixel 2 XL, but no HA support. The rumor mill says that featue will be turned on in October when Google introduces new products at their annual event. :roll_eyes:

As a beginner at getting my first HA, now add one more to the list of “wait to buy” since something better will be out soon. Computers, TVs, smartphones, coffee makers, home stereo speakers, on and on. Gah! :rofl:


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Regarding Android Pie, here’s a good breakdown of what phone to purchase in anticipation (if you’re feeling optimistic) Will my phone get Android Pie? | Android Central … I just bought the 2 for one LG G7 for my wife and I, and loving it. Still on Oreo for now, but looks like we’re getting the Pie upgrade…


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I should be getting new Resound Lynx 3D HA’s next week thru the VA unless it makes sense to hold off until these news ones are available. I am not sure if I appreciate rechargeable batteries but increased dynamic sensitivity and processing power seems very worthwhile.

I also need to get a new cellphone as my Samsung S7 is dying. I was thinking of waiting till Aug 24th and getting the new Note 9 but I was also thinking of getting the Pixel 2 or 2 XL if I can get a deal when the new Pixel 3 comes out in October.

What HA support is the Pixel 2 lacking that may be added in an October update?


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I have the Pixel 2 XL that is supposed to have direct HA support with Android 9 / Pie version. It actually released a week ago, but no HA support is showing.

Google often included code but then hides it until a server side change makes it available to the users. Maybe October, who knows. I’m a long time Android enthusiast, but will look hard at an iPhone for MFI support in September or October if this Android support does not materialize.

Maybe this new LINX Quattro has direct Android support? We have been speculating what if anything needs to change in HAs with the new Android direct HA support.

I have ReSound Forte 8 that will deliver in just over a week now, and I will test with the Phone Clip+ for a couple months with my Pixel 2 XL.


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I have a HA appointment on September 5. My Audi didn’t know about this during my hearing test yesterday, but she did mention Resound 3D. By September 5th, I should be able to talk about this with her, don’t you think? Or should I move my appointment back? Thanks!


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I’m wondering about pushing mine back also. I know the VA has a generous trial period, but I do not want to trial something I am pretty sure I ultimately will not want.


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I asked my Audi about it yesterday. He said that his practice was made aware of the new devices yesterday as well, and that there has not been any info from his rep yet about when the Quattros will be made available (but press releases say Sept 1). He also said they are being marketed as “premium plus” devices, which means the prices will be pretty high–just in case price matters for anyone. :slight_smile:


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No doubt the Costco version will be following shortly behind :man_shrugging:


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No doubt. LOL. :wink:


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man one side solution cant work some of HA support android 5.0 or higher except signia that require android 7.1.1 or higher so api level should be raised in ha firmware also or buy new one with it. hehe


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site say selling starts on august end but for premium range so source


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https://seekingalpha.com/article/4199466-gn-store-nord-gnndy-introduces-resound-linx-quattro-slideshow

from slide just increased bandwith from 6k to 9.5k hz and raio strength??? for bluetooth probably no for only ear to ear binurial processing 5db increase no groundbraking


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resound quickly responded my old comment that resound do not have impulse noise reduction and they added to this new model hehe