I have had a set of Resound Linx 761’s for a couple of weeks now and overall I am very pleased with how I can now hear the world as compared to my other set of hearing aids.
I have my hearing aids paired with an iPhone 5s
Like all new things, they have a few quirks that I am sure will be sorted out over the next little while. Battery life on the Linx needs a little work but I have found that if you disable location services on the phone for the app the battery life seems to be much better on the aids and the phone.
When I am at home I just turn off location services and turn it back on before going out.
The app for the Linx in my opinion needs to be more like the Halo app. It is very difficult to compare the two except to say that what the Halo app does, the Linx app should do. Sorry Resound!
The Car mode is very nice on the Halo and not present on the Linx.
The user selectable SoundSpace (bass,treble, volume) on the Halo is very nice but ancient on the Linx.
Storing a locations settings is similar on both but the Linx does not store the bass and treble settings.
The Linx asks you if you want to switch to a stored program. Isn’t that why I stored it?
The location maps and pictures are also quite nice on the Halo but not available on the Linx.
Both companies need to have a serious conversation with Mr. & Mrs. Apple.
Making a cell phone call with the hearing aids is nice but you need to talk to the phone to be heard.
If I understand the guy at the Apple store right, if I want to use my phone while driving, and be legal, I need to use my old Bluetooth headset and not use my new hearing aids, at least in one ear while making a phone call.
That makes allot of sense!
Some sort of indication of an incoming call in the hearing aids would also be a bonus.
On a side note, I talked with a couple of people that do software development and they have expressed an interest in making an app that could potentially work with either hearing aid.
So maybe in the future, if Resound, Starkey and others will permit it we can have a more flexible app.