Price for one - £1695 | Price for a pair - £2795
LiNX2 9 is the flagship hearing aid from Resound. It is ideal for active people who's lifestyle takes them into challenging listening situations.
July 2016 update - the Resound Linx2 range has now been fully reviewed. Please scroll down to "Resound Linx2 - Reviews by audiologists" for more details.
The LiNX2 9 is ReSound's flagship aid and supersedes the LiNX 9 which makes it the world’s smartest ’Made for iPhone' hearing aid. It uses the newest version of ReSound’s dual-core Coyote 4.5 processing chip which assigns one processor to deal with the sound processing and the other to wireless functionality. The gives the LiNX2 9 twice the processing power of the previous generation of chips but without additional battery consumption. The original LiNX was available only in behind the ear models, whilst this version has the full range of styles.
17 Warp Channels
Generally the more sound processing channels your hearing aid has, the more accurately it can be programmed for your hearing loss. The idea is to replicate what your inner ear should be doing and around 17 or 18 channels is considered to be the optimum number so having many more may not provide further improvement.
Binaural Directionality II with Spatial Sense
Delivers impressive spatial awareness with top sound quality. As background noise levels rise, the hearing aids will zoom in on the sounds it considers to be more important, such as speech but without losing the sense of what is going on around you.
Binaural Environmental Optimizer II
If you have a pair, the hearing aids will work together to analyze the listening environment and automatically adjust volume and noise reduction settings so that you will hear comfortably even when moving through varying sound environments.
Noise Tracker II
This improves your comfort in noisy situations without making it harder to understand speech.
If there are high frequency sounds that you can no longer hear due to cochlear dead regions they can be shifted down the frequency spectrum to a range where you can hear. This improves the how well you hear important speech cues that would otherwise have been lost.
Music Mode gives you a clearer, richer, distortion-free music experience.
Tinnitus Sound Generator and Nature Sounds
Choose from tinnitus therapy sounds, new Nature Sounds, or your preferred sound streamed directly to your hearing aids. The ReSound Relief and ReSound Smart apps provide even more options for managing your tinnitus. This helps to break the “cycle” and provides relief from tinnitus by diverting attention away from it with a range of soothing background sounds.
Made for iPhone
The LiNX2 9 is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and the new Apple Watch, using their Smart app which you can download. This means you can stream stereo sound directly to your hearing aids as if you were wearing wireless headphones. You can access voice calls, FaceTime, music, movies, spoken directions, information and any other audio from your iPhone/iPad.
Unlike many other hearing aids, this lets you connect directly from your device to the hearing aid without using intermediary devices, although they are also compatible with the whole range of ReSound Unite wireless accessories. You can discreetly adjust the volume, bass or treble using the app whilst Geotag helps the aid to remember what settings you preferred for any particular location so that you can set the aid to work in the same way next time you visit that area. You can even use the app to help find your LiNX2 9 hearing aids if you misplace them.
The LiNX2 9 comes in a variety of styles, as pictured below.
IIC: non-wireless (invisible-in-canal)
CIC: non-wireless (completely-in-canal)
ITC: wireless Made for iPhone (in-the-canal)
ITE: wireless Made for iPhone (in-the-ear) with telecoil
MIH-S: non-wireless (small microphone-in-helix)
MIH: wireless Made for iPhone (microphone-in-helix) with telecoil
RIE 61: wireless Made for iPhone (receiver-in-ear) with push button
RIE 62: wireless Made for iPhone (receiver-in-ear) with volume control and telecoil
BTE 77: wireless Made for iPhone (sound-tube BTE or standard BTE) with push button, volume control and telecoil
BTE 88: wireless high-power Made for iPhone (standard BTE) with push button, volume control and telecoil
Author: David Roberts