Product – ReSound LiNX 7 Hearing Aids.
Price – £1395.00
Guarantee – Full 60-day money back.
Where to buy – Hearing Direct.
Rating – 9 out of 10.
The future of hearing aid technology is here. Imagine having a hearing aid that can be controlled directly from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch?
Well, you are looking at it. The manufacturers have teamed up with Apple to produce what they call, the first “made for iPhone” hearing aid.
This latest technology promises to bring a whole new level of hearing experience to hearing aid users. With its smart App connection, you can control your aids with your Apple devices.
Is the ReSound LiNX 7 suitable for you?
The aim of this device is to bring a very high quality, personal level of sound experience to people with a mild to severe hearing loss. It is designed specifically to work with Apple devices to enhance the user experience. It comes as a small, almost invisible receiver in the ear (RITE). The battery and processor sit behind the ear.
I would say that these hearing aids will be particularly appealing to a younger generation. To have them integrated with their Apple devices will have a massive bearing on people’s decision making.
If they sound impressive so far, then read the key features.
SmartApp – You will find this in the Apple Store. It gives maximum connectivity between your Apple device and your hearing aid, and will provide the following functions:
- Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset – if you want to listen to some music, your hearing aids can be turned into a surround sound stereo headset at a click of a button.
- Audio Streaming Program – enables sound to be streamed directly to your iPhone or alternative Apple device, making listening to music or taking part in a telephone conversation a simple and rewarding experience.
- Remote Microphone –This will turn your Apple device into a microphone. Very useful when you find yourself in hard to hear environments.
- Remote Control for your hearing aids – can be conducted via your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. You are in control and can change the settings to suit your needs.
- Geo Tag your favorite places – This one is particularly ingenious. With the settings to match that particular environment. Upon your return to the same area, your hearing aids will adjust automatically.
- User Guide and Help Section – Full user guide on how best to maintain and utilize your hearing aid.
Now for a little bit of the additional technology available.
SmartRange Dual Core Platform – facilitates access to FaceTime, Skype, TV, films, and music by processing high-quality sound wirelessly to your hearing aid.
Sound Shaper – helps to improve the clarity of speech.
Binaural Fusion – with 2.4 GHz of wireless capability, your hearing aids are designed to communicate with each other to produce the very best sound.
Environmental Optimizer – reduces wind interference and background noise, to enable your hearing aid to produce excellent clarity even in more challenging listening environments.
Natural Directionality Program – creates a natural and equalized sound by enabling the microphone settings to be adjusted according to the direction of the speech you wish to focus on.
iSolate Nanotech coating – offers dust and moisture resistant protection, prolonging the life of your hearing device.
17 Sound Frequency Channels – provides greater choice when programming your hearing aid to suit your personal requirements.
Surround Sound Technology – provides an organic, natural listening experience.
Synchronized Soft Switching – means that your hearing aids can adapt automatically to compensate for loud or unexpected noise, reducing levels to a more comfortable level when required.
Comfort Phone Program – allows your ‘phone ear’ to receive enhanced volume so that speech is highlighted, while the other hearing aid reduces the background noise around you. This provides focus and clarity to your telephone conversation.
Three memory programs – allow you to adjust your hearing aids according to your personal requirements.
For more of the technical information, you can go to Hearing Direct. These hearing aids come with a full manufacturers warranty and a 60-day money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. You also have free aftercare and tuning throughout the life of the aids.
They also come in a variety of different colors and are water resistant.
The ReSound LiNX 7 is not for those who need a fairly basic hearing aid.
In my opinion, these hearing aids will be extremely popular with people who love their gadgets. We all know how popular the Apple brand is and anything associated with it is generally quality assured. If this is you and you want the very best that technology has to offer in your hearing aids then go for it.
If these are for you then don’t be put off by the price. Your hearing aids are an investment in both your hearing health and in your quality of life and you can’t put a price on that.
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