Printed from http://www.electronista.com

iPhone-certified ReSound LiNX hearing aid launches

updated 01:33 pm EST, Mon February 24, 2014

Companion app adjusts settings to different locations

GN ReSound has officially launched the LiNX, its promised MFI-certified hearing aid. The unit connects wirelessly to an iPhone (or other iOS device), which with a companion iOS app can serve as a remote controlling volume and EQ settings, including presets. A unique feature is geofencing, which can automatically switch presets based on location, such as home or work. A Find My Hearing Aid option can help retrieve a lost LiNX.

ReSound is said to have worked closely with Apple to develop a purpose-built 2.4GHz protocol for communicating between iPhones and hearing aids, in this case supported by a new processor in the LiNX. The device also turns on and off efficiently, contributing to a battery life between five and six days.

The iOS integration not only does away with a dedicated remote but lets people listen to iOS audio as if it were a set of regular earbuds. Future aids with the technology will be available from both ReSound and sibling brand Beltone. To buy a unit, people must go through an audiologist.




By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News