In 2009, ReSound launched the Essence hearing aid. It was designed especially for those who needed a good quality hearing aid but with a lower cost.
Update - New information
This hearing aid has now been superseded. The aids available in Resound's newest range are the LiNX2 9, the LiNX2 7 and the LiNX2 5. If you are working to a budget and are looking for a more basic hearing aid you may want to look at the Enya 4, Enya 3 or Enya 2
Although it does not have as many styles as some of the other ReSound products there is still a good range to choose from.
It is available in two BTE (Behind the Ear) styles and four Custom ITE (In the Ear) styles.
In conclusion, the essence is a basic model launched for the more cost conscious customer but still has a good range of features. It only has 6 channels but still offers noise reduction and feedback suppression. It is available in a range of colours.