On August 24th Resound was the latest big hearing aid brand to announce the introduction of a rechargeable hearing aid. The device is in fact a new Receiver in Canal (RIC) hearing aid model from them. They say that the new model is similar in size to their existing RICs. It will also be one of very few rechargeable Made For iPhone hearing aids on the market.
The device is a completely new design. However, it is similar in size (if a little differently shaped) from their existing small RIC, the LT61. The new device is called the LT61-DRWZ, and it will run on a 312 rechargeable battery system supplied by Zpower. That means there should be plenty of power for a full day of use even if you are streaming audio and taking phone calls. You can see the device below (although this is an official picture from Resound, we are unsure if the battery doors will be transparent when released to the market).
Rechargeable Made For iPhone Hearing Aid
The devices will be one of very few rechargeable MFI hearing aids available. The Silver Zinc rechargeable system should offer more than enough output and battery life to meet the needs of this technology, which historically can be a bit power hungry.
Three Levels of Technology
The rechargeable model will be available in the three levels of technology in the LiNX 3D product line, the 9, 7 and 5. They will also be loaded with all of the features of this tech and the ability to be remotely fine tuned. The devices are expected to be available in September.
Latest Solution For Severe To Profound Hearing Loss
In a press announcement today in Copenhagen, Resound announced the launch of a new super power line. the Enzo 3D. Let’s take a look at the announcement:
“Based on GN Hearing’s 5th generation 2.4 GHz wireless technology and GN Hearing’s 3rd generation binaural directionality, ReSound ENZO 3D has been proven to allow users to experience 60% more clarity of the sounds around them and 60% better speech understanding in noise“.
users to experience 60% more clarity of the sounds around them and 60% better speech understanding in noise
Available Now in The US
The statement said that the Enzo 3D is now available in North America and that availability across world markets would quickly follow. This will mean that the same sound quality and the groundbreaking comprehensive remote fine-tuning feature will now be available to people with severe to profound hearing loss.
All The Features, Improved Clarity, Excellent Localisation
The new ENZO 3D will have their 3rd generation binaural directionality, giving hearing aid users with severe to profound hearing loss good sound quality, good spatial awareness and improved clarity in even difficult sound environments.
Remote Fine Tuning With Resound Assist
This was a really ground breaking feature when Resound introduced it. It offers in-depth and comprehensive fine tuning remotely through the accompanying SmartPhone app. Enabled by ReSound Assist, this feature allows Enzo 3D users to stay in touch with their hearing care professional wherever they are. It will allow them to receive on-the-go hearing care and new settings securely via the cloud without having to schedule and travel for a clinic appointment.
ReSound Smart 3D™ App
ReSound Assist is accessed via the ReSound Smart 3D™ app, (available on the App Store and Google Play), which was launched with the LiNX 3D. The app allows users to easily personalize and control their sound at any time on-the-go directly from a smartphone.
Made For iPhone
Users can also stream phone calls and music directly from their Apple smartphone or iPad to their ReSound ENZO 3D hearing aids. They can stream from android devices but they will need a streamer to do so. ReSound says that the ENZO 3D is the smallest and most powerful super power hearing aid available. One woman who has being using the new devices for a while during the R&D period had this to say:
Tara Svensson: “I can hear the waves, I can hear the breeze. It’s a fantastic balance of sound. Everything has a lot more layers now to what I’m hearing. I’m not just hearing traffic – I am hearing layers of traffic. I’m hearing the difference between small cars, trucks and motorcycles, and I can hear things coming from different angles so I have got a lot of directionality,”
We are pretty excited about these hearing aids, if you have any questions about hearing aids, hearing loss or hearing care, don’t hesitate to call us at 440-248-4790 or book an appointment online now.