ReSound has announced the LiNX, the world’s first Apple-certified MFi (made for iPhone) hearing aid that offers customization options through a handy iPhone app.According to its creators, “ReSound LiNX offers a superior sound experience, setting new standards for hearing aid performance. This Made for iPhone hearing aid provides direct sound streaming, personalized to your every need.”
Launching internationally today, ReSound LiNX is described as “a revolutionary hearing aid capable of streaming high-quality stereo sound from an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch without the need for an additional pendant-like device.”
Via the free app, which you can download straight away from iTunes, ReSound LiNX allows users to customize their hearing experience with options to adjust the volume settings, change manual and streamer programs, edit and personalize program names, adjust treble and bass, link a program and settings to favorite places, see battery and connection status, and even help locate a lost hearing aid.
The LiNX reportedly advances a number of ReSound technologies that are already industry leaders.
“The small, slim design lets you hide ReSound LiNX if you want to - or show it off if you'd rather. Even if you have a severe hearing loss. Regardless, you'll experience how SmartRange, the industry's fastest chip platform, allows you to hear – and understand – so well and so easily,” the company says.
GN ReSound CEO Lars Viksmoen says, “We saw an opportunity to create the world’s best hearing aid by combining the capability of GN ReSound’s life-changing technologies with the compatibility and global prevalence of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.”
“We are committed to improving people’s lives through use of innovative technology and look forward to more people correcting their hearing with this new technology – a triumph in accessibility for the hearing impaired,” adds Viksmoen.
According to the app’s iTunes page, ReSound Smart requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
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