ReSound LiNX hearing aid streams directly from iPhone
By Dave LeClair
February 24, 2014
The ReSound LiNX hearing aid from GN ReSound connects with a user's iPhone to allow music and phone calls to be heard directly through the device, thus allowing more comfortable smartphone use for the hearing impaired.
The LiNX connects to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using a 2.4 GHz wireless link so in effect, the tiny hearing aids double as wireless stereo headphones.
A companion application allows the user to control and personalize various functions such as setting preferred sound levels. Geotagging capability also allows the volume to be automatically adjusted based on different locations. So if, for example, one frequents a place that is very loud, it would automatically raise the volume upon arrival.
Another interesting feature promised by the ReSound LiNX is the ability to find the device should it go missing, using the help of the connected iPhone.
The hearing aid itself uses ReSound's Surround Sound integrated sound processing and according to the company, is powerful enough to aid in 90 percent of hearing loss cases.
GN ReSound is taking signups for people interested in owning the hearing aid, which you will find at the source link below. As of this writing, no final release date or pricing information was given on the device. In the meantime, however, you might also want to check out the free BioAid app, that uses your iPhone as the hearing aid.
The promo video for the ReSound LiNX can be seen below.
Product page: ReSound