GN ReSound - LiNX QUATTRO
Product Code: 9-R
Price: $2995.00 (single aid only)
The LiNX Quattro 9 is the latest Made for iPhone hearing aid. It is manufactured by GN ReSound and incorporates their very latest processing chip which is of a dual-core platform (SmartRange). The dual-core platform dedicates one processor to wireless functionality and the other to sound processing. The benefits of this is twice the processing power than all previous processing chips manufactured by GN ReSound and quicker computing of digital algorithms without additional battery consumption.
It has 17 WARP channels which mimic and replicate the number of frequency bands in the human organ of hearing (cochlea), strong noise reduction using their latest algorithm (Noise Tracker II), strong expansion and strong wind noise reduction.
In addition, the LiNX Quattro 9 incorporates Binaural Fusion technology which allows both hearing aids to act as one system through wireless of exchange information via 2.4 GHz technology. Using this technology the two hearing aids can instinctively decide together which direction each hearing aid should focus in to best highlight speech in background noise (Binaural Directionality). Alternatively, the two hearing aids can decide together to gradually and seamlessly switch focus between picking up sounds from all around you when in quiet and in front of you when in background noise to highlight speech (Synchronised SoftSwitching). It also enables the two hearing aids as one system to analyse and classify 7 listening environment before automatically adjusting the sound level and amount of noise reduction applied based on that environment to promote better hearing and listening comfort (Binaural Environmental Optimiser II). The sound level and amount of noise reduction applied automatically per environment can be adjusted and personalised. This is assisted by Datalogging which keeps track of any manual volume changes made by the wearer in each environment.
Furthermore, Binaural Fusion supports the synchronization of volume adjustments and program changes made on one hearing aid to both hearing aids. It also allows for a feature called 'Comfort Phone'. This is when the telephone ear hearing aid automatically changes to a dedicated phone program whilst the non-telephone ear hearing aid reduces in volume slightly to help you concentrate better whilst still being aware of your environment. In addition this technology allows for a feature called Synchronized Acceptance Manager which gradually, through coordination between hearing aids, increases the sound level over a specified period of time to allow new users of hearing aids the opportunity to adjust and adapt.
The LiNX Quattro 9 additionally has AutoScope Adaptive Directionality whereby the hearing aids can automatically project both a narrow or wide focus depending on whether you are speaking to one or several people in background noise. In addition, the LiNX Quattro 9 mimics how the real-ear picks up certain frequencies of sound from all around you and others directly in front of you to provide the wearer with better sound quality, better hearing in noise and spatial (3D) awareness of your listening environment (Directional Mix). The blend of what frequencies you can hear all around you and directly in front of you can also be personalised for the wearer (Adjustable Directional Mix). Furthermore, one hearing aid can be programmed to always pick up sounds in front of you (focus ear) and the other from all around you (monitor ear) to assist the wearer concentrate on a speaker whilst still being aware of their environment (Natural Directionality II).
The LiNX Quattro 9 includes GN ReSound's first frequency compression algorithm called 'Sound Shaper'. This is designed to helps high frequency sounds to be heard and processed effectively by the wearer if they have a severe/profound high frequency hearing loss. It is accomplished by compressing high frequency sounds into a lower frequency range where the wearer's hearing loss is less severe. Importantly, Sound Shaper only performs this at the high frequencies, leaving the lower frequencies untouched. The LiNX Quattro 9 also incorporates the industry's leading feedback algorithm (DFS Ultra II with Music Mode). This not only helps to reduce annoying whistling from your hearing aids but also preserves the sound quality of music which can sometimes be affected by feedback algorithms. The LiNX Quattro 9 is also compatible with GN ReSound's unique 2.4 GHz wireless accessories such as Unite Mini Microphone, Unite TV Streamer 2, Unite Phone Clip+ and Unite Remote Control 2.
Being Made for iPhone the LiNX 9 can connect directly iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices without any intermediate devices using 2.4 GHz wireless technology. As a result, this converts the LiNX 9 into wireless stereo headphones so wearers can hear phone conversation and music directly in their hearing aids whilst also providing the wearer with endless benefits and possibilities through the use of Apple Apps and their range of devices. In addition, with a simple Triple Click of the iPhone's home button it turns the iPhone into a remote microphone, similar to the Unite Mini Microphone. Using this feature, the iPhone can be positioned next to a particular speaker when in a group, given to somebody at the back of the car, or even placed in front of the TV to allow for direct streaming of speech and sound into your hearing aids. Furthermore, the ReSound Smart App, which is available for free download from the Apple App Store, turns the iPhone into a remote control. This allows for volume adjustments, bass/treble tuning, program change and hearing aid mute function to be directly activated via your iPhone or iPad. In addition, it enables the wearer to check the battery status and even find their LiNX Quattro 9 hearing aids if they have misplaced/lost it via Geo-tag. Geo-tag also allows wearers to add and save locations when they have made sound quality adjustments and be prompted to use these settings the next time they revisit that location.
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|17 bands||Yes - Advanced||Multiple||iPhone only DIRECT or streamer||Three Years|
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