ReSound is back from a week in Las Vegas exhibiting at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). And, what a week we had, generating buzz around ReSound LiNX™, the industry’s very first Made for iPhone hearing aid! If you weren’t at CES and you haven’t watched our video on YouTube, learn more about LiNX by watching the video below.
We had a great start to CES with both WIRED Magazine and MensXP including ReSound LiNX in their “Coolest Gadgets at CES” articles. 9to5Mac followed it up with a “First Look at LiNX”. Author, Jordan Kahn, wrote: “Imagine using your ReSound Smart™ app to fine-tune the treble/bass of a concert – or a dinner conversation. Or geo-tag places so your hearing aid goes into your preferred program for work… the gym… or your favorite café. With a swipe and a tap you can unlock new reasons to love your ReSound LiNX hearing aids.”
- “I wonder if @gnresoundus needs beta testers?”
- “Wicked Cool~!!!!”
- “Unbelievable technology – looking forward to introducing it to my patients”
- “We are really excited to see this product in our medical clinics. We would like to thank your team for all the hard work it took to bring this product to market. We are looking forward to a great 2014. Cheers!”
TechHive was impressed with the technology on show. In their article, “CES proved that the Internet of Things is more than a catchprase”, Caitlin McGarry commented that “ReSound LiNX could truly improve lives.” Zip Hearing was in agreement: “From all vantage points, it looks like this hearing aid is really a game changer. This hearing aid does a lot of things that I think a lot of the more ‘tech-savvy’ hearing aid wearers have been wanting for a while, and perhaps some things that they couldn’t have imagined.”
This week, The New York Times Well Blog published a lengthy article on Bluetooth-based hearing options available to the hearing impaired. The article included an entire paragraph on ReSound LiNX, noting the hearing aids do not require an intermediary device and enable users to “switch between already-programmed environments (such as hearing in a restaurant, for instance, or listening to music)”.
The Huffington Post included ReSound LiNX in its “Best New Gadgets for the Elderly” article also published this week. “Imagine hearing aids that adjust automatically for a concert or a yoga class by remembering your settings from the last time you were there,” wrote Jeh Kazimi.
Yep, 2014 is going to be an exciting year here at ReSound – and we can’t wait!