Resound Live 9 Hearing Aids & Reviews
This offers a wide range of models and so it would cater for almost all hearing losses. Now been replaced by the Alera 9, which has all the features available in the Live 9 plus wireless capability.
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This hearing aid has now been superseded.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 Live 9 is the top level of technology in the Live range from ReSound. It is available in a number of different models ranging from very small custom in the ear models to the larger BTE models.
- LV10 – CIC (Completely In Canal)
- LV20 - MC (Mini Canal)
- LV30 – ITC (In The Ear)
- LV40 – HS (Half Shell)
- LV50 – FS (Full Shell)
- LV70 – RIE (Receiver In Ear)
- LV61 – Mini BTE (Behind The Ear)
- LV71 – BTE (Behind The Ear)
- LV81 – Power BTE (Behind The Ear)
- 17 Channels – Each channel processes a range of frequencies so the more channels you have, the more specifically it can be programmed to suit your hearing needs.
- Four Programmes – These are settings that can be programmed for certain environments or situations i.e. Restaurants, listening to music, basic speech.
- Surround Sound Processor - This processes the different frequencies to preserve the sound quality. It also has a built in wind noise suppression system.
- DFS (Digital Feedback Suppression – Gets rid of the annoying whistling noise
- Advanced Noise Tracker II - This is a sophisticated system designed to eliminate background noise leaving speech clearer. It can be programmed for four different levels on the Alera 9.
- Onboard Analyzer II – This feature allows your audiologist to analyse the data from your hearing aid by logging the activity that takes place. The audiologist can then feed the data into a computer and review it.
- Natural directionality – Only available on the Alera 9, this means the microphones use different systems having one ear as the ‘focus’ ear and the other as the ‘monitor’ ear. The focus ear directs the microphone to the front for speech while the monitor ear will pick up sounds from other directions so you can still hear what’s going on around you as well.
- Softswitching – This feature detects levels of sound and speech then slowly adapts the microphones to ensure a continuous comfortable listening environment.
The Live 9 also has iSolate Nanotech. This is an innovative new process that involves using nanotechnology to apply a highly waterproof coating to the hearing aid. This can prolong the life of the hearing aid by protecting it from substances such as earwax or water.
In conclusion, the Live 9 offers a wide choice of hearing aid styles so it would cater for almost all hearing losses. This model has now been replaced by the Alera 9, which has all the features available in the Live but with a much faster 2.4gHz processor. You also have the additional feature of wireless compatibility with the Alera which the Live does not offer.
If you do find you are on a bit of a budget, you may want to try the Resound Live 5 or the Resound Live 7, you can view the complete range from Resound Live Hearing Aids here.