March 14, 2016
ReSound Smart Hearing aids are designed to help people engage in even the most challenging listening environments, and hear sounds as nature intended. The behind-the-ear (BTE) and receiver-in-ear (RIE) models for ReSound LiNX2 and ReSound ENZO2 will be offered in three camouflage-inspired patterns: Desert Camo, Forest Camo and Ocean Camo. The new designs are available through hearing healthcare professionals, and will be available through Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense on May 1.
In celebration of this, ReSound will donate $25,000 to Fisher House Foundation, an organisation that provides ‘a home away from home’ for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes provide temporary free lodging so military and Veterans’ families can be close to their loved ones during a medical crisis.
“Fisher House Foundation is excited to partner with ReSound to support our military, Veterans and their families,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation. “Not all battles are fought on the battlefield. A medical crisis, the most personal battle of all, can attack a loved one unexpectedly at any time. That’s where Fisher Houses have an impact—a home away from home, free of charge, near their loved one’s bedside. ReSound’s efforts will help us to achieve that mission.”
“At ReSound, we are always designing with the wearer in mind. In the same way that the technologies in ReSound’s Smart Hearing aids adapt to the wearer’s lifestyle and changing listening environments, we are expanding the range of designs to support even more preferences,” said Kim Lody, President, ReSound North America. “We are thrilled to introduce these camouflage options for people to wear with pride. Through our partnership with Fisher House Foundation, we are honored to support an organisation that does so much for our Veterans and military.”
According to VA, hearing loss and tinnitus, a buzzing or ringing in the ears, are the most common service-related injuries among America’s 21.8 million Veterans today. The Hearing Health Foundation estimates that they affect sixty percent of American veterans and at least one in every 10 American adults, both veterans and civilians.
The JDVAC Conference is the largest annual gathering of military and VA audiologists, held this year in St. Louis from February 22-24, and helps maintain the highest quality of patient care, training, and research in support of Veterans and military worldwide.
ReSound’s revolutionary hearing aid technology is available through a global network of hearing care professionals and to Veterans through VA or active military through the Department of Defense. People can find more information about ReSound’s portfolio of Smart Hearing aids by visiting www.resound.com.
GN ReSound is a leading international developer and manufacturer of innovative hearing healthcare solutions committed to let people hear more, do more and be more than they ever thought possible. The company has reinvented the hearing system with its revolutionary ReSound Smart™ Hearing aids that give impressive sound and personal freedom to hearing aid users through wireless smartphone and tablet connectivity. GN ReSound is part of GN Group comprising a unique portfolio of medical, professional & consumer sound solutions that make life sound better through its research, insights, and expertise in sound.
About Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation is a network of comfort homes where military and Veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. Since inception, the program has saved military and Veterans' families an estimated $310 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation. Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members, as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled Veterans. For more information, please visit www.fisherhouse.org.