A hearing aid with an app? Where are we going with this, now?
We live in a world where ‘there’s an app for it’ is the nu-age mantra. Makes sense then to have a hearing aid that has an app to bring a whole new dimension to the world of standard hearing aids. And thus, we have the LiNX2, launched recently by ReSound. It’s designed on its predecessor, the LiNX, which ReSound claimed to be the world’s smartest hearing aid. The LiNX2 ups the ante as far as features are concerned. It is the fourth from GN ReSound’s family of premium hearing aids and works on its proprietary 2.4GHz wireless platform.
Okay, I’m all ears. Get it?
(Sigh) While there aren’t any features to filter out terrible humour yet, the LiNX2 definitely packs some interesting features:
Spatial Sense, which gives the wearer a clear idea of where sounds are originating from and thus provides a fighting chance to know where bad jokes are inbound and subsequently initiate evasive procedures. ReSound’s surround sound feature claims to use advanced technologies to emulate the human ear and thus produce a true-to-life sound imaging.
Binaural Directionality II allows for better processing of speech by offering increased clarity. This can be particularly helpful in a noisy environment or counter-productive with a bad stand-up who just froze or doesn’t know when to stop.
The ReSound App is a one-stop solution for blowing the top off as far as features and customisation options are concerned for the device. Adjust volume discreetly (don’t forget to nod when you can’t hear the jokes anymore), including treble and bass parameters, store setting for places visited to recall them when you visit the place again, audio enhancement features that personalise listening situations involving speech, noise and even wind, a ‘Find My Hearing Aid’ feature that helps pin-point misplaced device(s) and more can be availed. The app is available on iOS and Android platforms. Currently, LiNX is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Samsung S5 and above models.
Stream music, watch videos, listen to your playlists, make calls and even facetime directly from your connected device with LiNX2’s high-quality stereo headphone-grade performance.
In-built tinnitus therapy sound generator, with a new ‘Nature Sounds’ option, uses calming sounds of water to help alleviate the discomfort caused from the constant ‘ringing-in-the-ear’ feeling. There’s even a ReSound Relief App (for iOS and Android) that offers soothing sounds and relaxing exercises to help people, both with and without hearing loss, find relief from tinnitus. Still no cure for mind-numbing humour. Sorry.
The LiNX2 sure drops the pin in a room where it’s audible - the dropping pin, we mean. But it doesn’t stop there. It also offers customisable options for better fit, wear with wear-and-tear-resistant materials employed for good measure. For more information, go ahead and lend your ears to the good guys at ReSound.