ReSound LiNX launches in global markets today 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. Users can also customize their hearing experience through the ReSound Smart App. ReSound LiNX advances a number of ReSound technologies which already lead the hearing aid industry.
Danish audiological firm GN ReSound on Monday released the LiNX, a “Made for iPhone” hearing aid that can connect to Apple’s handset via Bluetooth for enhanced audio streaming, customization and even a “Find My Hearing Aid” function. First announced in November of 2013, ReSound’s LiNX is the first MFi hearing aid capable of connecting directly to an iPhone without the need for separate “pendant” or “remote” accessory devices, the company says. The main draw is LiNX’s built-in communications suite, which leverages Bluetooth 4.0 to stream high-quality audio from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The two-way protocol also allows users to customize and control the relatively small setup via a specialized iOS app. Operating in the 2.4GHz band, ReSound’s so-called “SmartRange” chipset offers extended operating distances and fast, clear audio translation.