ReSound LiNX Quattro ranked a clear number one in study with more than 700 hearing care professionals

• ReSound LiNX Quattro™ named as the clear winner for key user satisfaction parameters - sound quality and speech in noise - when tested by over 700 hearing care professionals, compared to other premium hearing aids

• GN Hearing presents the world’s first direct streaming from Android™ devices to hearing aids using Bluetooth® Low Energy and the world’s first Completely-in-Canal 2.4 GHz wireless hearing aid at EUHA 2019

Ballerup, Demark, October 16, 2019 – GN Hearing, the global leader in hearing aid technology and connectivity, presents powerful proof of the performance of ReSound LiNX Quattro at the 64th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) in Nuremberg. 

ReSound LiNX Quattro is placed as a clear winner for sound quality in a new survey of over 700 hearing care professionals. When comparing ReSound LiNX Quattro with other brands of premium hearing aids selected by the hearing care professionals, ReSound ranked as the preferred technology for sound quality, understanding speech in a noisy background, and localizing soundsi.  These continue to be the major drivers of satisfaction for hearing aid usersii.  Moreover, ReSound LiNX Quattro is also ranked number one for speech in noise and music listening when streaming from an iPhone, compared to other hearing aids in a new independent studyiii.   

Most recently, ReSound LiNX Quattro became the world’s first hearing aid to stream audio directly from Android devices using Bluetooth Low Energy to make all-day streaming effortless for people with hearing loss. For the first time, hearing aid users can stream music, phone calls, and other sound directly from their compatible Android smartphone to their ReSound LiNX Quattro hearing aidsiv,  while preserving battery life.

As people are increasingly streaming sound from smartphones, any technology must be designed for streaming all day, while preserving battery life. This is exactly what our direct streaming technology offers,” explains Brian Dam Pedersen, Chief Technology Officer at GN Hearing. “We are proud to once again deliver true innovation with the user at heart.

Devoted to creating user-centric innovations, the company is also presenting the world’s first Completely-in-Canal (CIC) 2.4 GHz wireless hearing aid for direct streaming to iOS and Android devices. A new portfolio of custom-crafted ReSound LiNX Quattro hearing aids, which sit subtly in the ear canal, offers the industry-renowned ReSound LiNX Quattro technology featuring a brilliant experience with Layers of Sound, great speech intelligibility even in noisy situations, and excellent connectivity.

The feedback on ReSound LiNX Quattro from users and their caregivers has been excellent, and we’re responding to this by bringing these technological advancements to even more people with hearing loss, who prefer a highly discreet way to hear better,” says Marcus Desimoni, CFO of GN Store Nord.

Visit ReSound at Hall 3A, Stand 206, where the company will demonstrate new streaming from Android devices and the unmatched sound quality of ReSound LiNX Quattro. The 150-year success story of GN Store Nord, including the company’s legacy of engineering sound for everyday life to support people with hearing loss, is also on display. Finally, a program packed with inspiring lectures about news, trends, and innovations within audiology and hearing health is ready for visitors and journalists.

 

Interview slots are available with:

Gitte Aabo, CEO and President, GN Hearing
Marcus Desimoni, CFO, GN Store Nord
Laurel Christensen, Chief Audiology Officer, GN Hearing
Brian Dam Pedersen, Chief Technology Officer, GN Hearing

For further information, please contact:

Press and the media
Marie Schleimann Nordlund
Head of PR, Media and Communication
Tel: +45 31 26 37 34

Lars Otto Andersen-Lange
Head of Media Relations & Corporate Public Affairs
Tel: +45 45 75 02 55

Investors and analysts
Morten Toft
VP – Investor Relations & Treasury
Tel: +45 45 75 46 07

Rune Sandager
Senior Manager – Investor Relations
Tel: +45 45 75 92 57


NOTES TO EDITORS

About ReSound
ReSound hearing aids, available from leading hearing care professionals, have set worldwide standards for quality and intuitive technology. ReSound was the first hearing aid brand to be Made for iPhone and pioneered the development of 2.4 GHz wireless technology. The introduction of the sixth generation of this technology with ReSound LiNX Quattro™, our latest hearing aid model, demonstrates that ReSound is the absolute leader in the industry.

About GN 
The GN Group is a global leader in intelligent audio solutions that let you hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible. Our ambitious 150-year journey has taken us from telegraph cables to radio waves and intelligent audio engineering. To celebrate our anniversary, we look to our unique competences within medical, professional and consumer audio solutions to help us continue to transform lives through the power of sound. 

GN was founded with a truly innovative and global mindset. Today, we honour that legacy with world-leading expertise in the human ear, sound, wireless technology, miniaturization and collaborations with leading technology partners. GN's solutions are marketed by the brands ReSound, Beltone, Interton, Jabra and BlueParrott in 100 countries. Founded in 1869, the GN Group employs more than 6,000 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).

Visit our homepage GN.com, get to know our innovation and leadership, and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

© 2019 GN Hearing A/S. All rights reserved. ReSound and Interton are trademarks of GN Hearing A/S. Beltone is a trademark of GN Hearing Care Corporation. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google LLC. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. 

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Schumacher et al: The Power of the Demo: An Innovative Field Study Offers a New Perspective, 2019
ii Hearing Industries Association: MT10: MarkeTrak, March 27, 2019
iii Aranda del Toro, M and Groth J: Independent study shows that ReSound LiNX Quattro is preferred for direct audio streaming, 2019
iv For compatibility information and devices visit www.resound.com/compatibility. Full streaming compatibility with Android devices requires minimum Android version 10 and Bluetooth 5.0 and that functionality has been enabled by the phone manufacturer and service carrier. Accordingly, the compatibility information provided should be used for reference only. Although GN strive to achieve seamless device compatibilities, GN cannot guarantee full compatibility with all Android devices