GN Hearing today unveiled ReSound LiNX Quattro™, the world’s first Premium-Plus hearing aid solution. Powered by new technology, it offers a brilliant sound experience with unprecedented Layers of Sound™, unrivalled streaming capabilities, a unique cloud-based feature that allows remote device fine-tuning and the world’s most advanced rechargeable battery. According to the National Institute of Health, an estimated 28.8 million U.S. adults with mild to severe hearing loss could benefit from hearing aids.
ReSound LiNX Quattro™ defines a new category in hearing aids: Premium-Plus
ReSound LiNX Quattro™, which will be available September 1 from leading hearing care professionals in the U.S. and Canada, represents a combination of benefits that no other hearing aids offer, including:
- Sound quality: The most dynamic range available provides clearer, fuller and richer layers of sound, helping people understand more speech and hear the finer details in any social or professional setting. Studies show that ReSound LiNX Quattro™ is preferred 95 percent of the time for music listening, compared to other premium hearing aids.
- Rechargeability: The built-in lithium-ion battery eliminates the need to change batteries, and provides the longest battery life available– 24 hours of use when streaming 50 percent of the time and 30 hours of use without streaming.
- Remote fine-tuning: a user-friendly app enables Hearing Care Professionals (HCPs) to adjust users’ hearing aids from afar, without the need for a clinic visit.
“ReSound LiNX Quattro is the perfect choice for people who want to upgrade to a new class of hearing aids that deliver unprecedented layers of sounds and the longest battery life available in stylish, discreet designs,” said Laurel Christensen, Chief Audiology Officer, GN Hearing. “Most importantly, the richer sound quality helps people hear better and be more present in their daily lives. Whether at a loud dinner party or business meeting in a quiet café, people can hear a fuller, clearer range of sounds, allowing them to focus on the conversation while still hearing the sounds around them.”
Access to clearer, fuller and richer Layers of Sound™
Compared to previous generations, the ReSound LiNX Quattro™ provides 100 percent faster processing, double the memory and a 35 percent increase in frequency bandwidth. With a completely rewritten sound processing package, ReSound LiNX Quattro™ generates finer and more complex Layers of Sound™ in real time with fewer distortions, designed to inspire confidence in people with hearing loss, so that they can enjoy the moments that matter most.
ReSound Assist™ feature extends reach of hearing care professionals, reduces office visits for users
The ReSound Assist™ feature connects hearing aid users with their HCPs via the ReSound Smart 3D™ app. ReSound Assist™ allows remote adjustment of hearing aids without having to visit the clinic. This is especially beneficial for people who have limited mobility, live in rural areas, have active lives and busy careers, or need to travel long distances to visit their HCP.
“I use ReSound Assist regularly,” said Ron Turner, former NFL coach, collegiate head coach and ReSound user. “On one occasion, my audiologist noticed that I kept turning up the volume, so she reached out to me and adjusted my hearing aid immediately. Whether I’m at the football stadium, out to dinner in the city, or visiting with my grandchildren, I know that my hearing can be monitored and adjusted easily and efficiently.”
In a study to examine the impact of remote fine-tuning on HCPs and users, results showed that 100 percent of HCPs using the feature said they would recommend remote fine-tuning to peers, and 94 percent said it helps them provide users with a better hearing experience. The same study showed that 77 percent of users think their new settings improve their hearing, while 89 percent said they would recommend remote fine-tuning to other hearing aid users.
ReSound hearing aids, available from leading Hearing Care Professionals, have set worldwide standards for quality and intuitive technology. ReSound wasthe first hearing aid brand to be Made for Apple and pioneered the development of 2.4 GHz wireless technology. The introduction of the sixth generation of this technology with ReSound LiNX Quattro™ demonstrates that ReSound is the absolute leader in the industry.
About GN/GN Hearing
GN is a global leader in intelligent audio solutions, superior sound quality and connectivity. Founded in 1869, GN is dedicated to making life sound better and developing meaningful solutions that transform lives through the power of sound. GN was among the first companies to develop digital hearing aids, Made for Apple hearing aids and, more recently, cloud-based remote fine-tuning, which enables adjustments of hearing aids across continents and time zones. GN is the only company in the world with innovative and intelligent medical and consumer audio solutions, which are marketed by the ReSound, Interton, Beltone, Jabra and BlueParrott brands in 100 countries. GN employs more than 5,500 people worldwide and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).