Page Reviewed / Updated – July 14th, 2021

Best App Connectivity

ReSound’s high-tech software solutions earn it recognition as the hearing aid company with the best app connectivity. ReSound offers a variety of free apps that make it easy for users to troubleshoot and adjust their hearing aids. Through these apps, users can control volume, enhance sounds and even find lost hearing aids. The innovative ReSound assist app allows hearing aid users to connect remotely with their audiologist to fine tune their devices.

ReSound Pros

ReSound Cons

Each unit is tailored to the user’s needs by an audiologist

Only sold in audiology centers

Designed to be connected with any Apple device and most Android devices

Not all device types are compatible

ReSound devices have a proprietary iSolate Nanotech coating to reduce risk of moisture damage

Prices aren’t available online, making cost comparisons difficult

Users can connect remotely with their audiologist for fine tuning

Devices generally more expensive than those offered by competitors

Range of high-quality accessories that extend functionality

Functionality can be hampered if mobile phone is lost or broken

Modern hearing aid solutions such as invisible and mic-in-helix designs

Limited color range in custom devices

What You Should Know About ReSound’s Hearing Aids

Recognized as a leader in technological advancement, ReSound offers a range of hearing aid styles for all levels of hearing loss. ReSound makes traditional behind-the-ear hearing aids as well as more modern options including invisible and custom-made devices. The brand also offers a proprietary mic-in-helix design that provides a more natural sound quality than some traditional options. Most of ReSound’s hearing aids are Bluetooth-enabled and can connect to apps and accessories for enhanced functionality.

LiNX Quattro

LiNX 3D

ENZO 3D

HEARING LOSS

Mild – Severe

Mild – Severe

Severe – Profound

STYLE

Variety

Completely In-canal

Behind-the-ear

COLOR OPTIONS?

Yes

Yes

Yes

BLUETOOTH / WIRELESS

Yes

Yes

Yes

SOUND CONTROL WITH APP

Yes

Yes

Yes

RECHARGEABLE

Yes

Yes

Yes

LiNX Quattro

Resound’s LiNX Quattro line comes in a range of styles. The Rechargeable RIE 61 is a standard receiver-in-canal model with a rechargeable battery and button controls for volume and programming. This rechargeable version has a battery life of up to 30 hours, or 24 hours with high streaming time, and battery life can be monitored with an app. The RIE 61 also comes with a portable charging case.

The RIE 62 has the same push-button volume and programming control but uses replaceable batteries. These long-lasting zinc air batteries mean that users don’t have to worry about charging at night. The RIE 62 also has a Telecoil, which lets users connect their hearing aids to electromagnetic sound fields at participating venues and theaters. The LiNX Quattro comes in 17 colors and users can also opt for a fully customizable version.

All models of LiNX Quattro are designed to automatically adjust to outside noise levels. These hearing aids connect to the ReSound Smart 3D app, which lets users further adjust and enhance sounds. Additionally, the app can help hearing aid wearers find lost devices. LiNX Quattro hearing aids can also connect to ReSound Assist, which lets users fine tune their devices remotely with help from their audiologist.

Because the LiNX Quattro is only sold by hearing care professionals, its prices vary by retailer. These costs can range from $1,200 to $3,000, depending on the model.

LiNX 3D

The LiNX 3D delivers the same clear and natural sound as the Quattro but provides access to more environmental sounds because of its Binaural Directionality III technology. Suitable for those with mild-to-severe hearing loss, the LiNX 3D is designed to be better at picking up and focusing on speech in noisy places compared to traditional models.

The LiNX 3D utilizes a range of specialized software to help it deliver a high-quality listening experience. ReSound’s Binaural Environmental Optimizer II allows dual hearing aids to communicate to adjust settings automatically based on the environment. The LiNX 3D’s Noise Tracker II software helps reduce background noise in loud environments. The LiNX 3D can also be used to play nature sounds to relieve ringing in the ear caused by tinnitus. Additionally, the model is equipped with Music Mode software to reduce distortion and create a rich and full sound when listening to music.

Like many of ReSound’s other hearing aids, the LiNX 3D can connect to the ReSound Smart 3D app for adjustments and troubleshooting. It can also connect wirelessly with a range of accessories that make it easier to talk on the phone or participate in group conversations. Prices for the LiNX 3D vary depending on the retailer, but can range from $1,200 to $3,000 per device.

ENZO 3D

The ENZO 3D is an ultra-powerful hearing aid line that showcases some of ReSound’s best technological innovations. These devices are touted as being the only high-powered hearing aid designed especially for use with iPhones. The ENZO 3D BTE 88 is the smallest behind-the-ear hearing aid on the market for those with severe-to-profound hearing loss.

As well as filtering feedback, the BTE 98 offers the highest sound amplification levels of any hearing aid currently sold. The device is designed to provide the same sound depth and quality experienced by those with only mild hearing loss.

ENZO 3D hearing aids have Sound Shaper technology, which moderates high frequency sounds. This technology helps wearers with high frequency hearing loss access sounds they previously couldn’t. ENZO 3D’s Spatial Sense software helps imitate the natural directionality of sound in the wearer’s environment. Both ENZO devices are Bluetooth-enabled and can connect with wireless accessories and the ReSound Smart 3D app for adjustments and audiologist-directed troubleshooting. Like other ReSound instruments, the ENZO 3D’s price varies by individual retailer. Because it’s a premium device, it’s likely to be on the higher end of the $1,200 to $3,000 range.

ReSound’s Warranties and Return Policy

Warranties

ReSound devices come with a limited manufacturer’s warranty of one to four years from the date of purchase, depending on the hearing aid. It only covers the repair of devices with manufacturing defects. ReSound’s hearing aids are also protected from loss, theft or damage for one year. This benefit requires payment of a deductible and can only be used once.

ReSound’s factory warranty is only valid if the hearing aids are purchased from an authorized retailer. Third-party tampering may also invalidate the warranty. Items such as batteries, chargers and tips aren’t covered. To use the warranty, buyers should visit the audiology center where their hearing aids were purchased.

Return Policy

ReSound doesn’t offer a trial period for any of its devices, although they can be tested at any hearing care center that sells ReSound’s products. However, buyers who are unhappy with the performance of their ReSound hearing aid can return their devices to the audiology center where they were purchased for a full refund.

These return policies and warranties are offered by ReSound. Because these hearing aids are only available at hearing care centers, individual retailers may offer additional coverage. Interested buyers should ask their audiology center about available extended warranties or modified return policies.

ReSound’s FAQs

How long does ReSound’s hearing aids charge last?

The battery life in ReSound’s hearing aids varies by device. The LiNX Quattro has a longer battery life than most rechargeable hearing aids and can last for up to 30 hours. In digital models, replaceable batteries generally last for up to a week.

Does Medicare cover ReSound’s hearing aids?

Unfortunately, Medicare doesn’t cover hearing aids in most cases. Some private insurance coverage may be available, and most hearing care centers offer payment plans.

Hoe much do ReSound’s hearing aids cost?

The cost of ReSound’s hearing aids can vary depending on the hearing care center where they’re purchased. At $1,200 to $3,000 per device, ReSound’s devices are generally more expensive than those offered by many competitors.

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