Hearing Aids, The ReSound Linx2 7 Range
Linx2 7 Hearing Aids
ReSound really delivered something special when they introduced their second Made For iPhone hearing aids. The new product has more styles and it seems that they ironed out many of the kinks that are typical of new technology. Last time we spoke about the top of the line flagship hearing aids. This time I would like to look at what their mid range hearing aids have to offer you.
The LiNX2 7 is ReSound's mid range Made For iPhone aid and supersedes the LiNX 7. It uses the latest version of ReSound’s dual-core Coyote 4.5 processing . A dual core chip is actually made up of two seperate processors (or computer brains).
This allows Resound to use one processor to deal with the sound processing and the other to manage the entire wireless functionality. This gives the LiNX2 7 twice the processing power of the previous generation of chips. However, they have made sure that there is no additional battery consumption. Even though this is a mid range hearing aid platform, ReSound kept many of the features that are on the flagship hearing aids.
This is probably one of the best featured mid range hearing aid family available. The original LiNX was available only in behind the ear models, but the LiNX2 is a full family with the full range of styles with custom (in the ear) hearing aids, RIC (Receiver In Canal) and BTE (Behind The Ear) hearing aids as well.
Let's Talk Styles
The LiNX2 7 comes in a variety of styles, as pictured above.
IIC Invisible in Canal
CIC Completely in Canal
ITC In The Canal
wireless Made for iPhone (in-the-canal)
ITE In The Ear
wireless Made for iPhone (in-the-ear) with telecoil
MIH-S Microphone in Helix Small
non-wireless (small microphone-in-helix)
MIH Microphone in Helix
wireless Made for iPhone (microphone-in-helix) with telecoil
wireless Made for iPhone (receiver-in-ear) with push button
wireless Made for iPhone (receiver-in-ear) with volume control and telecoil
wireless Made for iPhone (sound-tube BTE or standard BTE) with push button, volume control and telecoil
wireless high-power Made for iPhone (standard BTE) with push button, volume control and telecoil
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Made for iPhone / Made For Android
The LiNX2 7 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.
This facility means that you can access voice calls, FaceTime, music, movies, spoken direction information and any other audio from your iPhone/iPad. The Smart app is also available for some Android phones and tablets, which means that you can still enjoy the full functionality of the hearing aids if you own an Android device.
Unlike many other hearing aids, the Resound devices allow you to connect directly from your device to the hearing aid without using any 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 on the phone, whilst Geotag feature helps the hearing aids to remember what settings you preferred for any particular location. This means that you can set the aid to work in the same way next time you visit that place. You can even use the app to help find your LiNX2 7 hearing aids if you misplace them.
Hearing Aid Features
17 Warp Channels
The hearing aids have seventeen sound processing channels, the same as it's more expensive sibling the 9. This and other features makes it an outstanding mid-range hearing aid.
Binaural Directionality II
This feature 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. This allows you the best opportunity to hear speech clearly.
Binaural Environmental Optimizer II
If you are wearing a pair, the hearing aids will work together to analyze the listening environment and automatically adjust volume and noise reduction settings across both hearing aids so that you will hear comfortably even when moving through varying sound environments.
Noise Tracker II
This feature is a noise reduction strategy, it 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 todamage in your inner ear, they can be shifted down the frequency spectrum to a frequency range where you can still hear. This can improve how well you hear important speech cues that may otherwise have been lost.
Music Mode is designed to give 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 feature can help to break the so called cycle of tinnitus. It provides relief from tinnitus by diverting attention away from it with a range of soothing background sounds.
Full Feature List
The list of features on this hearing aid is exhaustive, so while we won't go through everyone, here is a full list of all of the features on the LiNX2 7 range. If you have any questions about any of the features, don't hesitate to contact us.
Four fully flexible programs, Synchronized push button, Synchronized volume control, SmartStart™, PhoneNow™, Comfort Phone™, Ear-to-Ear communication, Direct audio streaming, Made for iPhone, ReSound Unite™ TV Streamer 2, Remote Control 2, Phone Clip+, Mini Microphone, ReSound Control™ app (Phone, Clip+ required), ReSound Smart™ app, WARP compression, Environmental Classifier, Binaural Directionality™ II, Spatial Sense™, Binaural Directionality™, Directional Mix Processor, Adjustable directional mix, Natural Directionality™ II, Synchronized SoftSwitching™, Softswitching™, Autoscope Adaptive Directionality™, Multiscope Adaptive Directionality™, Adaptive Directionality™, Binaural Environmental Optimizer™ II, Environmental Optimizer, NoiseTracker™ II, Expansion, Windguard™, Sound Shaper, Low Frequency Boost, DFS Ultra™ II, Music Mode™, Auto DFS™, Synchronized Acceptance Manager, Tinnitus Sound Generator
As I said, the Linx2 range also connects to the complete Unite wireless range from ReSound. Let's take a look at wat they are and what they can do.
ReSound Unite wireless accessories
The easy-to-use ReSound Unite™ wireless hearing aid accessories deliver clear and secure audio directly to ReSound wireless hearing instruments, including their newest hearing aids, ReSound Linx2. They do it discreetly, without devices to wear around your neck. This is thanks to 2.4 GHz wireless technology, a robust and reliable standard, which gives you strong, clear and stable connections.
The Phone Clip+
The Phone Clip+ streams crystal clear phone calls and audio straight to your hearing aids. So you – and the person you’re talking to – can enjoy comfortable conversations, even in noisy places. This device doesn't necessarily make sense for Made For iPhone users as they already have a good connection to their phone, however, it is a handy hands free device for the car.
ReSound Unite Mini Microphone
The ReSound Unite™ Mini Microphone is an extraordinarily versatile device that transmits speech directly to your hearing aids. It is a discreet clip-on microphone that helps you hear speech clearly. So you can enjoy one-on-one communication in difficult listening situations.
ReSound Unite Mini Microphone also functions as a personal, portable audio streamer to help you listen to your iPod or laptop. Or as a travel companion when you’re away from home - just place it front of the speakers of the TV to stream directly to your ears. This device is worth thinking about, it can really help you hear your companion in noisy situations, it is also an ideal tool for people who attend lectures.
ReSound Unite™ TV Streamer 2
The ReSound Unite™ TV Streamer 2 transforms your hearing aids into wireless headphones. It sends stereo sound directly from your TV, stereo or computer directly into your hearing aids from up to 23 feet away.
ReSound Unite™ Remote Control 2
With the ReSound Unite™ Remote Control 2 you’ll never lose track of your hearing aid settings. You can change programs and adjust the volume on each of your hearing aids. And the easy-to-see display clearly shows settings.