BALLERUP, DENMARK — January 22, 2020 — ReSound today announced it has been named a winner in the 2020 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group.
ReSound is committed to developing ground-breaking connectivity, streaming technology, and pioneering innovation for people with hearing loss. The Award recognises and celebrates ReSound’s landmark creation of the world’s first hearing aids capable of directly streaming audio with Bluetooth Low Energy( from millions of smartphones and devices that run on the Android operating system*.
The streaming solution brings Bluetooth Low Energy streaming to Android iOS users who wear Bluetooth hearing aids, such as ReSound LiNX Quattro. With 75% of the world’s mobile users relying on Android phones and devices, ReSound’s innovation has made it easier for people with hearing loss to access technology that can improve their quality of life, as well as make it easier to connect with others.
“We are incredibly proud to be recognised for our innovation by the BIG Innovation Awards. At the heart of ReSound’s innovation is a vision that hearing aid users experience as close to natural hearing as possible,” said Christina Molt-Wengel, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at GN Hearing. “We want people with hearing loss to live their lives to the fullest and feel confident. We’re relentlessly striving to drive innovation forward by developing new solutions that benefit people around the world.”
“Innovation has become a major theme for organisations across virtually all industries and this year’s winners are a testament to the creativity, passion and perseverance of individuals worldwide,” said Maria Jimenez, chief operating officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honoring ReSound as they are leading by example and making real progress on improving the daily lives of so many.”
Organisations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions.
*From Android version 10 with Bluetooth version 5.0.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
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 demonstrates that ReSound is the absolute leader in the industry. Featuring award winning technology, ReSound has been trusted for decades by people with hearing loss and their caregivers around the world.
About GN Group
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 honor 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 6,000 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).
About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognising true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organisation’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.