LiNX 3D is ReSound's latest and most advanced digital hearing aid. With ReSound LiNX 3D you’ll be better at identifying speech in noise and be able to hear more sounds around you. You can use your hearing aids like wireless headphones. And you’ll get a brand new dimension of control over your hearing aids.
The LiNX 3D is the successor to the ReSound LiNX2 line of devices that have been so successful for many patients.
LiNX 3D has a better processor than ReSound's previous aids. In fact, there are several studies that have compared the ReSound premium level instruments to other manufacturer’s premium hearing instruments. Among the findings:
Of course, many factors go into how well you will hear in different listening situations. Among them are the acoustic properties of the room and the person talking to you. However, it seems the studies show an improvement in hearing when compared to other premium aids.
The LiNX 3D comes in a variety of styles. Probably the most popular is what is known as the Receiver-in-the-Ear (or RITE) device. The RITE is an aid that fits behind the ear. There is a thin, nearly invisible wire that goes from the aid and into the ear canal. At the end of the wire is a receiver (or speaker) which delivers the processed sound into the ear. These aids are popular because they are practically invisible and give a more natural sound than some custom hearing aids do.
The ReSound LiNX 3D comes in three levels of technology. The premium 9 series provides 4 programs and more adjustments that the hearing professional can do for you. The 7 is the midlevel and the 5 is the basic. All use the same processor and all have 4 programs. The biggest difference between them is the amount of settings your hearing care professional can tailor to your specific needs and more success in noise when using the premium device.
The LiNX 3D is also available in custom aids. Custom hearing devices are made for each person individually. An impression is taken of the ear and from that mold the manufacturer makes a hearing aid to fit that person’s ear. Custom aids are used when someone doesn’t want anything behind the ear or maybe something easier to put in the ear. Not all of the custom models will have all the LiNX 3D features, such as the ability to stream phone calls and music to your aids. It has to do with space limitations, but ReSound has been able to make some very small devices and still have the LiNX 3D features.
Another big breakthrough with the ReSound LiNX 3D is the ability of your hearing care professional to update settings on your hearing aids without an office visit. This is helpful for the patient who, because of distance, a busy schedule or physical limitations, is unable to come to the office. With the ReSound LiNX 3D and the ReSound Assist app, the patient contacts the hearing care professional via a secure website connection. The patient indicates what they want adjusted (more volume, more bass, etc.). The adjustments are made and sent by the hearing care professional to the smartphone of the patient. The patient places the aids next to the phone and the adjustments are downloaded into the aids from the phone.
The app that is used to make adjustments on the LiNX 3D aids is a different design than the previous app. It has many of the same features, such as the ability to adjust volume, change programs, etc. One of the more useful features is the equalizer, which offers control over more than just bass and treble. You can now adjust the mid frequencies, which might be useful in some listening situations. This gives another level of fine tuning ability for the patient.
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