ReSound Hearing Aids Review & Guide
From children to grandparents, hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. It can be caused by factors such as age, childhood illness or a sudden exposure to a super loud bang. Whatever the cause, ReSound aims to make sure hearing loss doesn’t stop you from living your life to the full. The brand provides an extensive selection of inside-the-ear and outside-the-hearing hearing aids, for all levels of hearing loss.
Available in various styles, the different types of fit include Completely-in-Canal (CIC), In-the-Canal (ITC), In-the-Ear (ITE), Receiver-in-Ear (RIE) and Behind-the-Ear (BTE). People with severe hearing loss are said to be typically limited to very loud sounds – including fire truck sirens – and are typically unable to hear conversational speech. If this sounds familiar, then products like the ReSound ENZO 3D may be an ideal solution as these are claimed to help you understand speech by 60%. If you have mild hearing loss and have difficulty identifying soft sounds or conversational speech where there’s heavy background noise, wireless accessories can also be useful.
If you have severe to profound hearing loss, the ReSound ENZO 3D may be an ideal option to help everyday hearing. It features Binaural Directionality III, which is said to accurately mimic how each ear would naturally work together to localise sound. This is claimed to help you understand speech 60% better compared to omnidirectional devices, as well as improve clarity by 60%. The ReSound ENZO 3D similarly includes Spatial Sense technology so you can still stay aware of your surroundings without filtering out too much background noise.
To help you decide what’s best for you, we’ve listed some of the ReSound’s hearing aids and listed their features.
Range of ReSound Hearing Aids
Whether you want a hearing aid to help you keep up with conversations, or a device that remembers your settings based on where you are, ReSound features a range of hearing aids. Its latest collections include:
- ReSound LiNX2
- ReSound LiNX
- ReSound LiNX 3D
- ReSound ENZO 3D
- ReSound ENZO2
- ReSound Enya
There are also a number of other series, including:
- Resound Verso & ReSound Alera
- ReSound Lex
- ReSound Vea & ReSound Magna
- ReSound Sparx
- ReSound Lve
- Dot2 by Resound
- ReSound Azure
- ReSound Ziga
- ReSound Essence
- ReSound Pulse
- ReSound x-plore
- Be by ReSound
- ReSound Match
From talking with your friends in the café to listening to your favourite band on the radio, the ReSound LiNx2 aims to make sure you don’t miss out on the little details. Featuring both Binaural Directionality II and Spatial Sense, these hearing aids help you easily follow conversations while helping you stay aware of your surroundings. It is claimed to give 30% better speech clarity than other digital hearing aids.
Like some of ReSound’s other products, the settings on the ReSound LiNx2 can be controlled via your smartphone. You can even use the free app to track down your hearing aids if you ever forget where they are.
If you want to make the most of your iPhone or iPad, ReSound is said to be the first to provide the first Made for Apple hearing aid with direct stereo sound streaming. The ReSound LiNX series include RIE and BTE devices in various styles.
If you’re heading out to watch a movie or a comedy show, sometimes the sound around you isn’t always great. This is why plenty of public places like cinemas and theatres now have induction loop systems to wirelessly transmit the sound of the presenter or show to your device for a clearer and crisper sound. Take advantage of these systems by using the built-in telecoil function on your device. You might even be already using this at home when listening to the radio or watching your favourite TV show.
ReSound LiNX 3D
If you feel like you’re missing out on the fun because you’re having trouble understanding what people are saying and making sense of what’s around you, the ReSound LiNX is claimed to help you understand speech up to 50% better in different types of situations. It features Binaural Directionality III to provide 360° of sound so you can focus on what you want while still being aware of what’s around you.
The ReSound LiNX 3D is especially compatible with iPhone users because you can stream FaceTime calls as well as music and audio from television to your hearing aid. Alternatively, Android users can use the ReSound Phone Clip+ to turn your hearing aid into Bluetooth stereo head phones.
Unlike some other models, the ReSound LiNX is rechargeable so you don’t have to carry around any spare batteries wherever you go. Wireless accessories are also available to help you hear from further distances or improve your hearing in noisy situations.
ReSound ENZO 3D
If you have severe to profound hearing loss, the ReSound ENZO 3D may be an option to help everyday hearing. It features Binaural Directionality III, which is said to accurately mimic how each ear would naturally work together to localise sound. This is claimed to help you understand speech 60% better, compared to omnidirectional devices, as well as improve clarity by 60%. The ReSound ENZO 3D similarly Spatial Sense technology so you can still stay aware of what around you without your hearing aids filtering out too much background noise.
These outside the ear devices also feature wireless connectivity, so you can directly stream phone calls, video and music to your hearing aids. If you’re tired of constantly changing the settings on your hearing aids, just use the Smart 3D app to geo-tag a location so you can make your device remember to switch to a specific setting the next time you visit your favourite café.
It’s not always easy to get the same look every time you leave the hairdressers. And when it comes to your hearing aids, it’s not much different. If you have smartphone, make sure to ask your hearing care professional about ReSound Assist so you can keep in touch and even get new settings for your hearing aids via the Smart 3D app.
The ReSound ENZO2 features bite-sized hearing aids which are claimed to deliver big power. Ideal for people with severe to profound levels of hearing loss, each style is said to feature Spatial Sense to help you understand where sounds are coming from so you can decide what to focus on without filtering out too much of the environment.
Like some of ReSound’s other models, the ReSound ENZO2 includes Smart Hearing which allows you to adapt your hearing aids to suit your lifestyle. This includes the ability to stream phone calls, music, and audio from your television directly to your hearing aids or ReSound Phone Clip+. Other wireless accessories are available.
The ReSound Enya aims to help make everyday hearing easier. This is available in different types of fit: Completely-in-Canal (CIC), In-the-Canal (ITC), In-the-Ear (ITE), Receiver-in-Ear (RIE) and Behind-the-Ear (BTE).
It is said to use adaptive directionality, which is claimed to help you recognise and understand speech in different types of environments. It also features Noise Tracker II and Windguard to minimise wind noise and prevent whistling sounds. For people suffering with tinnitus, the built-in Tinnitus Sound Generator offers a range of sounds and guided exercises to help you find relief.
The ReSound Enya can be controlled via the ReSound Control app on your phone.
Does ReSound have the hearing aids for me?
ReSound provides a variety of hearing aids in a range of styles, colours and fit to suit all levels of hearing loss and preferences. Some of the latest collections include the ReSound LiNX2, ReSound LiNX, ReSound LiNX 3D, ReSound ENZO 3D, ReSound ENZO2 and ReSound Enya.
When you wear hearing aids, sound generally comes through the microphones. But if you switch on the telecoil function on devices like the ReSound LiNx or ReSound Essence, the hearing aids won’t pick up as much of the background noise because the focus is simply on the sound coming directly from the show or presenter. Some people prefer not to use this function as it might make them feel restricted as to what they’re allowed to hear. Although newer models like the ReSound LiNX2 and ReSound ENZO 3D feature Spatial Technology which help you to focus on what’s important without filtering out too much background noise, so you can stay aware of everything around you.
If you love your iPhone, the ReSound LiNX series is made especially to suit Apple users. These devices allow you to stream FaceTime calls, music and TV shows directly to your hearing aids. Android users can alternatively buy the ReSound Phone Clip+ accessory.
If you have tinnitus, a Tinnitus Sound Generator is available in products like the ReSound LiNX and the ReSound Enya to provide sufferers a range of sounds and guided exercises.
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Content Producer Luciana Lawe Davies. She writes about streaming, appliances and consumer products and services. Luciana enjoys bringing readers the best in what’s on TV and at the shops, including the best deals and latest reviews.