The Resound LiNX 5 was superseded in early 2015.
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This hearing aid has now been superseded.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
The LiNX 5 is a made for iPhone hearing aid produced by GN ReSound. It was brought out more recently than the Linx 9 and Linx 7, adding an entry level model to this popular range.
This is a receiver in the ear hearing aid with the tiny yet powerful processor and battery casing sitting discretely behind the ear, it is so small it can barely be seen. It is suitable for hearing losses ranging from the mild to the severe (not profound losses, see the more powerful Enzo range for that) For people with very damaged high frequencies, a special program compresses the higher, more difficult to hear frequencies and brings them within your hearing range without distorting them. The processor contains nine channels for receiving frequencies, this gives good clarity of speech.
The many new features of this hearing aid include a 2.4 GHz wireless processor which allows your hearing aids to talk to each other and synchronise effortlessly. So each hearing aid changes program and volume settings at the same time. A specially designed program called Softswitching slowly alters the hearing aids when you move from one environment to another so that a sudden increase in noise isn’t uncomfortably loud.
The hearing aids also work together whilst you are on the telephone, the Comfort Phone setting increases and clarifies the speech on the telephone side whilst reducing the background noise in the other ear.
Many feedback suppression programs have the side effect of distorting musical sounds, this is because the hearing aid gets confused between certain musical notes and the sound of the feedback. ReSounds special feedback program not only stops the feedback before you can hear it, but it can tell the difference between feedback and music with the Music Mode. This means that music lovers can listen to their favourite music without distortion.
The Linx 5 is designed to work with iPhone, iPad and iPod. You can download the Control app which gives you full control over using your hearing aids. A remote control program lets you change the volume and hearing programmes discretely simply by touching the screen. As it is the entry level Linx aid it is not however compatible with the more in depth Smart app.
The LiNX 5 is ideal for quiet to moderately noisy listening environments and contains 4 memory programs which you can tailor for your needs and lifestyle.