- Top rated for hearing in noise,1 the new ReSound NexiaTM hearing aids offer an unrivaled sound experience for people with mild to profound hearing loss.
- Building on a legacy of innovating connectivity, ReSound Nexia supports Bluetooth® LE Audio including AuracastTM broadcast audio, the future of low energy connectivity, which will give people new streaming and communication opportunities in public places such as theatres, airports, restaurants and arenas.
- The miniaturized design of the powerful ReSound Nexia microRIE is 25% smaller than the standard RIE, ensuring best possible on-ear comfort while still packed with the most advanced features, all without any compromise on battery life.
BALLERUP, Denmark, Sept. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GN Hearing, the global leader in hearing aid innovation, today announces the launch of its next generation hearing aid family, ReSound Nexia, including two non-rechargeable RIE models and a new rechargeable microRIE. The microRIE is GN Hearing's smallest and most comfortable style ever, packed with advanced technology and features. In addition, ReSound Nexia connects with AuracastTM broadcast audio enabling people with hearing loss to benefit from this new and exciting advancement in connectivity.
GN Hearing understands that struggling to hear speech in noise, wearing comfort, and ease of use are the greatest pain points for hearing aid users.2 A recent survey conducted by GN shows that on average, 1 in 3 hearing aid wearers make excuses not to go out because of the impact noisy environments will have on their enjoyment and would prefer to stay at home instead.3 Helping to address this problem, ReSound Nexia, top-rated for hearing in noise,1 delivers exceptional speech understanding in noise,4 while offering industry leading access to and awareness of surrounding sounds.5
The signature combination of 4-mic binaural beamformer and omni-directional listening vastly improves users' access to speech from all directions and enables people to automatically hear their best across all listening situations, helping to improve how they interact with the world around them.
ReSound Nexia is equipped with Bluetooth® LE Audio, the new standard for connectivity. It allows multiple simultaneous connections and hands-free calls with other compatible devices, as well as higher sound quality with significantly lower battery consumption.
With Auracast TM broadcast audio, ReSound Nexia wearers will be able to hear important announcements in public spaces through their hearing aids, stream audio whenever they want, and share audio with family and friends, transforming how users experience audio in private and public spaces now and into the future.
Scott Davis, who will be leading GN's hearing business from 1st October, explains: "ReSound Nexia represents a significant leap forward in hearing aid technology. We know that 4 in 5 people change how and where they socialize to accommodate changes to their hearing. We want people to feel confident in noisy environments again. By delivering top-rated hearing in noise and supporting the incredible streaming capabilities of AuracastTM broadcast audio, ReSound Nexia will redefine the hearing aid experience and empower users to fully engage with the world around them."
Chief Marketing Officer for the Bluetooth SIG, Ken Kolderup, describes: "During all stages of life, communication and good hearing health connect us to each other, our communities, and our world. We are thrilled to see GN Hearing, a Bluetooth SIG member company, introduce innovative hearing solutions that leverage LE Audio and Auracast broadcast audio to help increase accessibility and promote better living through better hearing for everyone."
This latest innovation from GN includes its smallest rechargeable RIE yet, 25% smaller than its standard RIE.6 It is expertly crafted to ensure the best possible ergonomics and mechanics, optimizing microphone performance and on-ear comfort, while still containing all the technology and features of a standard RIE, plus additional benefits. These include; the new accelerometer built into the microRIE, enabling users to double-tap their ear to conveniently answer calls and a new wireless CROS/BiCROS (contralateral and bi-contralateral routing of sound) system developed for people with single-sided deafness.
Created for mild to profound hearing levels, the microRIE is an easy-to-use solution, top rated by users for hearing in noise1 all within a powerful miniaturized design and without any compromise on features, functions or battery life.
For the ultimate TV experience, GN Hearing is also launching the new TV-Streamer+. Giving people with hearing loss immediate speech clarity at their preferred volume, the TV-Streamer+ supports Auracast TM broadcast audio and can send the clearest streamed sound to users.
The new ReSound Nexia hearing aids will be rolled out globally starting with the US on October 12th, 2023, along with the equivalent Beltone Serene line-up.
For more information, visit the ReSoundand Beltonewebsites.
1 Compared to legacy technology. End-user NPS rating, data on file
2 MarkeTrak 22 (2022)
3 GN Hearing international survey (n=14,000) (2023), more information available on request
4 Jespersen & Groth (2022)
5 Groth et al (2023)
6 Technical data on file
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GN brings people closer through our leading intelligent hearing, audio, video, and gaming solutions. Inspired by people and driven by innovation, we deliver technology that enhances the senses of hearing and sight. We help people with hearing loss overcome real-life challenges, improve communication and collaboration for businesses, and provide great experiences for audio and gaming enthusiasts.
GN was founded more than 150 years ago with a vision to connect the world. Today, inspired by our strong heritage, GN touches more lives than ever with our unique expertise and the broadest portfolio of products and services in our history - bringing people closer to what is important to them. We market our solutions with the brands Jabra, ReSound, SteelSeries, Beltone, Interton, BlueParrott, Danavox, and FalCom in 100 countries. Founded in 1869, GN Group employs more than 7,500 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen, Facebook, and X.
ReSound is a recognized pioneer and innovator in hearing aids, which continues to set new standards to make life sound better for more people. Part of the GN Group, ReSound has unique access to cutting-edge competences from the audio world which enriches its medical-grade solutions with a deep understanding of user-centric design and lifestyle needs. By placing people at the center of innovation, ReSound consistently introduces game-changing experiences such as direct audio streaming from iPhone to hearing aids and remote care from hearing professionals via the user's smartphone app. ReSound is a committed and trusted partner to leading hearing care professionals in over 100 countries around the world helping people hear more, do more and be more than they ever thought possible.