I noticed that my financial adviser was wearing hearing aids. I asked and he told me a little bit about it. I went from there and talked to my audiologist. I was able to try out the ReSound hearing aid. It fits comfortably and I hardly know that it’s there so it worked fine. I got the ReSound LiNX that works with the iPhone. I use the app on my phone, especially in certain instances like in a restaurant or when we go to a symphony, and I’m able to adjust the hearing aid to get a better sound quality. I also have a convertible, and if I’m getting wind noise, I can easily turn it off. The app helped me to have a little bit more control over my hearing aid. ReSound has improved my life. I can now hear my grandchildren when they’re talking to me. I missed some of that before. My wife doesn’t have to repeat stuff quite as often as well. I would highly recommend ReSound.
I went purely with what my audiologist told me to get and purchased ReSound hearing aids through Homestead Medical. The Bluetooth option is my favorite feature. If I'm talking on the phone, it's phenomenal. I can hear conversations so much clearer. However, the hearing aids and I are still having a love-hate relationship. Sometimes I can’t hear out of the devices and they're a pain and sometimes they’re working great and I forget that I have them in. I'm still new to the product so we’re working on co-existing and I’m not giving up on them. It's just that I need to learn to live with them. It's not perfect but it's good.
I spent $4200 on hearing aids that were pretty worthless. They were good, until the warranty was off them. The ReSound Alera has a plastic tube that holds the microphone. There are 2 major problems with it. 1) The microphone is half hidden by your ear and you only hear about half of what you should. 2) It cost $350 per hearing aid to get it repaired because the plastic tube with the microphone on it will break and usually one month AFTER the warranty is off it. (I spent another $1500 in repairs on the hearing aids in 3 years).
Also, Wakefield Hearing offered free batteries. I would get their batteries and most of the time half of the batteries were dead. Now this becomes a problem when you are in the field working and all you can hear is the ringing in your ear because the battery is dead. I gave up on the Wakefield batteries and ordered hearing aid batteries off the internet.
I also followed the directions given in the pamphlet in calling the factory if you had problems with your hearing aids and needed them repaired. The customer service representative was anything but helpful. He was rude and inconsiderate and told me I couldn't talk to them directly as I wasn't a doctor. After three years of trying to work with these lousy hearing aids, I went to another company, got new hearing aids, have had them a year, have had no problems, have a knowledgeable doctor, great customer service and NO DEAD BATTERIES!!
Father-in-law had this pair of ReSound units before moving from Texas (Purchased at Costco) to Oregon to live with my wife and I. He would not wear the hearing aids and complained about them being too loud. I work in the I.T. industry so I figured the remote and hearing aids needed fresh batteries and relink (pair) the remote. First I would like to say that the old batteries had long been removed and no place even online could I find a model number. The manual was generic listing NOTHING for battery type or size. Once the batteries were fresh I tried to pair the units and only one would pair.
I called ReSound support and the second person I spoke with did not appear to want to help an end-user. I told her what was done and she said it should have paired both units not just one and then advised that the units should be shipped to the Texas Costco for "Reprogramming". I asked about doing the programming myself and she said that ReSound "will not release the program to just anybody". I attempted to call multiple Costco's in my area and the hearing centers are closed permanently. As for the TWO SETS of ReSound hearing aids and the control unit they are now in the TRASH! ReSound hearing aids are not recommended for these reasons: 1 hour battery life, will not pair correctly, remote functions are slow and hard to move around (clunky interface), and worst support for the money. $3,800.00 in the TRASH! Will never call or buy another ReSound product EVER.
I have ReSound LiNX2 aids. They work great but I have this problem with them as they draw moisture into the battery compartment causing the aids to short out. I can dry out the battery and compartment and the aid works for awhile. I sent a email to the company and received one back. Was told to have the dealer send them back with a note stating the problem. I did this when it first started, the aids came back and were suppose to be fixed but within a week the aids were doing it again. I told the person that this was done before. Haven't heard anything since.
Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so sorry to hear about the problems you are experiencing. Would you please respond with a private message to let me know who your hearing care professional is? I would like to work with them to resolve the issues you are having.
Original review: Feb. 22, 2017
I have had nothing but trouble with my Resound Linx hearing aid. Initially I was sold on the iPhone capability but found the streaming to be ineffective. Most of the time, I could not hear people using this function due to background feedback and also people complained they could not hear me either. Unless you hold your phone near your mouth, the speaker does not pick up the voice well. Well the whole point of having the Bluetooth is so you don't have to carry your phone! In addition, when in the car, the streaming was weak, also due to feedback and background noise. So each time I was in my car, I would have to deactivate the streaming feature and use my car radio Bluetooth, which was a far better and clearer sound. It finally got to the point where I just asked my audiologist to turn off the iPhone connection.
After 1 year, I was not happy with my purchase as I had made so many trips back and forth for adjustments, that audiologist replaced with another Resound Linx with a more powerful amplifier/receiver. However in the last year I have had even more grief and issues with receiver (which was replaced numerous times). This has been the biggest source of frustration and grief, as most of the time it is not working properly or fails at the most inopportune time. My friends and family are just as frustrated and ask me why I still can't hear them, even with the hearing aid! Resound is pure junk, I'm sorry to say. I had a pair of Oticons, which I unfortunately lost, that never gave me these kinds of problems.
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I have not had good hearing aids before and then I was talking to my audiologist a couple of years ago and she told me to try the ReSound hearing aids. I'm horrible with technology but she said I would be able to hear on the phone and do a bunch of other things. So, I got the hearing aids and it has made a big difference to my life. Before, it was painful trying to hear without Bluetooth. But now, it is not, and it’s a big improvement over my last hearing aids. However, I wanted a fit that went into my ear a long way, but they gave me these little stubby things and we had to send them back two times. The first time wasn't even close and the second time wasn't enough. It took a third time before they figured I was serious. Other than that, it's been good. I love it and I'm very happy. I get them every two years and I'm going to get another one as soon as I'm eligible.
My husband has been wearing ReSound hearing aids for quite a number of years and so, I went to the same audiologist and she prescribed them. I had done a baseline test about two years ago. So, I've been following with the audiologist and then last year, I did another one. This past summer I asked if I'm supposed to be wearing hearing aids and she said whenever I am ready. I was volunteering in a second-grade classroom and I wasn't hearing all those little voices, even when they were just sitting next to me, reading. My granddaughter was saying, "Grammy, you have to sing." "What? Say that again." I realized that I wasn't hearing everything.
I had an appointment back a week later and each time I would go in and say, "Well, it tickles a little bit this way. I'm hearing such and such." She kept tweaking them a little bit and we changed the size of the dome. The very biggest thing ReSound has helped me is that I can hear clearer despite the fact that I thought I could before. Also, the comfort has worked out. I'd get done with my shower, put make-up on, get my hair dry and pop the hearing aids in immediately because they feel good. A little baby oil helped every couple of days and at night. I've already recommended them to my whole book club.
I am a 69 year old retired guy who is experiencing hearing aids for the first time. I had my hearing tested and evaluated. It was found that I did have a moderate hearing loss. Heredity and shooting guns for hunting without proper ear protection no doubt contributed some to my hearing loss. My grandfather and dad both wore hearing aids. My dad had them for over 55 years due to a WWII disability.
I was recently fitted for a pair of ReSound LiNX 2 aids. The experience has been very positive. A few examples: Able to hear the TV/ Home sound system better. Less complaints of having the sound turned up to high. Able to hear my young grandchildren with their high-pitched voice a whole lot better. Able to hear my wife talk clearer from another room in the house. Can have some drawbacks to that. Able to hear recorded music much better. I have access to 100K plus songs, and listen to music daily. Able to hear some sounds I didn't know my car was making. Can also be a drawback. Able to hear birds and animals in woods much better. Able to hear much better when conversing on the phone. A lot less asking what, what, what? Keeping my ears clean and doing a small amount of aid maintenance will allow me to realize the above benefits. Well worth it.
I had ReSound for many years, and this is my fourth hearing aids from them. The ability to hear and talk to someone without everybody else listening is amazing. I borrowed the TV transmitter from the audiologist and used that for a couple of weeks before taking it back. If I could afford it, that's what I would have right now. It uses their proprietary Bluetooth transmission to take the sound from the output of my television or stereo to my hearing aids, and I can adjust the volume on that. But that technology costs way too much. They could make their products cheaper.
I've worn hearing aids for many years, but this is the best pair I've ever had, and I really like it. The ability for me to adjust it a little bit in a restaurant setting has really been helpful. The only thing I would like is that it would get rid of a lot more background noise than it does, but I can be in a crowded situation now with a lot more comfort than I have in the past. I've already told some of my buddies who have hearing aids that they'd better go look at this one.
James,Thank you for your feedback. Has the sound gotten any better for you? We do have an accessory support team here that is available to help you from 8:00 am -5:00 pm CST. You can reach them at 888.735.4327, and choose option 1. Please contact this team and see if they can help you out.
Original review: Jan. 28, 2017
I just got it about 3 days ago when listening to TV. It has a different sound like 2 different people talking. I only wear one in right ear but I had a oticon and did not have that problem. I like your features like the bass and treble adjustments that oticon does not have but I like to have the same sound in both ears.
I had other family members with ReSound and they were happy with their hearing aids, so I went there, too. Then I got my second set of ReSound hearing aids, one of the best ones that they've got. The LiNX2 is a newer model and it seemed pretty good. It's got that little G-loop thing to it. I like that it has stuff go directly to my ear, like from my phone or podcast, or if I have a phone call. I use the iPhone app that they have. I go on there and adjust it for different settings, depending on what I'm doing, like I can adjust the volume control if I want to hear people better. But if I want to hear better the people all around me in the car, then I hit the outdoor setting.
I recently purchased the LiNX2 hearing aids and I love them. I had them set differently for watching TV or for playing with an XBOX. My cell phone talks to the box that I hook the TV to, and then the TV plays directly through my ears. I like the idea that I can lose my hearing aids and then find them with my phone using the ReSound app.
I like the clarity of the LiNX2. The app made it easier to control the hearing aids. Everything has been fine so far, and I would recommend ReSound.
Hi Eliane, we're so sorry you're experiencing this issue. Would you be able to send us the name of your hearing care professional in a private message? We'd like to connect to see if we can help troubleshoot!
Original review: Dec. 20, 2016
I recently purchased ReSound Smart Hearing aids and my 60 day trial is almost up. I am seriously considering returning them this week. They are expensive and I have had issues with them turning off. At first I noticed it when receiving phone calls but now it has happened multiple times. At first it was just the left hearing aid but now it has also happened to the right one. The only way I have to correct this issue is to open the door and then reclose it. The biggest disappointment is paying a large amount of money for something that is giving issues before my 60 day trial is up! I have worked tirelessly with the audiologist in trying to correct issues but I am not having any success. It does not give me a confident feeling with this going on to keep these hearing aids. The only way would be to extend the trial period and offer a full refund if the problem is not corrected.
Hi Anthony, we're sorry that you've been experiencing issues with your hearing aids. We're glad that you've been working closely with your hearing care professional as they are typically able to help resolve these types of issues. If you have any questions, please contact our Consumer Support team at 1-888-735-4327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original review: Dec. 14, 2016
I have had a pair of ReSound digital hearing aids for about 4 years. They have 3 different pre-programmed hearing 'styles'. My experience has not been good. One just quit but was replaced. My disappointment mostly has to do with feedback. I have returned several times to the audiologist about this and I have been through multiple ear bud styles and finally got the custom fit buds. It made little difference. Any high frequency noise sets up a horrible feedback screech, especially in the ear with more aid. I have had experiences of having to rip the aid out of my ear to avoid a painful event. Worst of all it is not possible to listen to music louder than low background level. Now when I listen, I do not use the aids, rather I feed the stereo via iTunes using an equalizer spectrum profile similar to that of my hearing aids. The hearing aids have been relegated to speech enhancers for watching television with another person.
Hi Louis, we’re sorry you are experiencing issues with your hearing aids. We’re glad to hear that you have scheduled a follow-up appointment with your hearing care professional.
Original review: Dec. 11, 2016
Receive these from the VA. Constant problems. Sent them back twice for repairs. These are digital and they keep going on and off. First I could not get them to balance, I thought, then I realize it was going on and off on its own. I sent it off, came back repaired. Working fine, then the left side did the same thing. Sent in for repair, was all good until this morning then it went crazy loud, then went off. Now it is back on and working fine. I've got another appointment Dec. 15 and will trade these in. They are also interfering with my glasses so I will go with inner ear kind. Model # LINX2.
Hi Tom, we’re sorry that you’re experiencing issues with your hearing aid. Hearing aid technology, similar to consumer technology, is constantly improving, which means we are unable to service devices indefinitely. We’re glad to hear that you are working with your hearing care professional to determine what will best meet your needs moving forward.
Original review: Dec. 8, 2016
I like the ReSound be hearing aid and would like to keep it but the plastic tube that protects the wire running to the microphone keeps deteriorating and breaks. This has happened multiple times and now that it is not produced anymore, the cost just to get a new plastic tube is over $400. This is usurious and needs to be addressed.
Hi William, we're sorry that you're experiencing issues with your hearing aids. We're glad you're working with your hearing care professional to resolve the issue.
Original review: Dec. 5, 2016
My Linx 2 hearing aids keep failing. Every 6 weeks or so my hearing aids break. They have been back to Resound twice and today the left hearing aid has developed a growling in it again for the third time. The software was changed settings on its own and has needed to be reset several times. My hearing aids are provided by the VA and they are great to deal with but the constant failure of the hearing aids is getting old. I will go to the VA again on Dec. 6th, 2016 to get them repaired again.
I am so sorry to hear about your experience. Can you please give us additional information as to where you were fit with hearing aids? If you can respond in a private message with their name? We would like to help resolve your issue.
Original review: Nov. 30, 2016
I purchased a pair of LiNX2 aids in 5/14. Purchase price of over $3200. I returned the right aid within a month because reception quality was poor. Unfortunately I kept the left and have had nothing but problems and frustrations since. Sound quality varies wildly. Microphone suddenly stops and starts. Cannot tell you how many times I've been to audiologist. Now a few months after warranty ran out I am being told I will need new microphone for a cost of $400. My partner got Miracle Aid (2) for 800 dollars less and has had no problems. GN Resound is crap. Being on a fixed income I now have to save money to get Miracle Aid. Do not buy ReSound for any reason.
We sincerely apologize for the experience you have had with ReSound. We appreciate your feedback, and would like to make things right. Someone from our Customer Care team will be contacting you to help assist with your resolution.
Original review: Nov. 25, 2016
When my two year old out of warranty hearing aid failed, I took it to my audiologist for repair. I was informed that in order to have the device repaired by its manufacturer (ReSound) I would be required to purchase a 6 month or 12 month warranty. I was happy to pay for the cost of the repair, but did not want to purchase a warranty. I was told that I had to pay for the warranty or the manufacturer would not accept my hearing aid for repair. I verbally confirmed this with ReSound via telephone and was told that it was an industry policy. If this is so, it is a very unattractive method of diverting consumer funds from the legitimate cost of repair to the highly lucrative net profit from product warranties. I am not displease with the product but highly disturbed by this devious and unprofessional practice.
We are sorry that you have had this experience. Could you please send us a private message with information regarding where you purchased your hearing aid? We would like to help resolve your issue.
Original review: Nov. 22, 2016
I have Resound Hearing aids and purchased the BTB-2 Bluetooth phone clip to use with my Galaxy 5 android cell phone. This Bluetooth voice transmitter is of poor quality. My customers constantly claim they can not understand me because of static or poor sound quality. Secondly the clip that holds the Bluetooth to your shirt has broken twice. First time under warranty and now it's out of warranty. The clip can not be repaired requiring complete replacement of the Bluetooth at $250. If you are active, don't waste your time with the Phone Clip, it is a waste of money. Put your $ in an iPhone as these hearing aids work directly through an iPhone eliminating the need for a separate Bluetooth.
Thank you for your feedback. I would like to resolve the issues with your right hearing aid, but will need to work together with your hearing care provider to do so. Could you please let me know where you purchased your hearing aids so we can get this resolved?
Original review: Nov. 11, 2016
I'm getting the impression that ReSound is only capable of making usable hearing aids for the left ear. Got my hearing aids in September, immediately had problems with the right aid in staying connected with the left aid, and with streaming. Sent it back, took a month. Just got it back on Monday 11/7, was told they replaced the entire aid. After 3 days of use, now the right aid is completely dead. Changed batteries, cleaned the dome, replaced dome and wax filter. Nothing. It doesn't even give a signal when I turn it on. What is the problem with hearing aids for the right ear? Now I could send it back again and wait another month, but instead I will be looking for a full refund and buying hearing aids from a different manufacturer.
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Original review: Nov. 5, 2016
I bought my ReSound LiNX2 9 half-shells in September. It's November. The right hearing aid is awful, even after working with the audiologist. It cuts out when I'm streaming a lot, and yesterday, it randomly started dropping the volume to barely noticeable levels. In my opinion, for $5,000 for the pair, ReSound can afford to put a little more effort into creating a consistent product. Never again.
Love my ReSound hearing aids. Only complaint is although the phone device works great, the clip that attaches to your clothing or string/rope that's included with the device is absolutely a joke and ReSound is very aware of the manufacturing defected design. The phone device cost $300.00 and the clip breaks way too easy and no repair is offered. The only option is you have to rebuy the whole device. If anyone does the slightest research just reading reviews you'll be able to find that this is a major complaint. The audiologist company I purchased my ReSound hearing aids from admits very poor design. ReSound NEEDS TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM.
When I began to admit that I am maybe hard of hearing, I got online and I was looking for something that’s a little more technologically advanced. I found ReSound and liked the technology associated with it so I emailed them and asked for a vendor. They sent me to McDonald’s Hearing Aid but I ended up at the one over on Douglas Boulevard. I had a terrible time with McDonald’s submitting the claim to my insurance company. I had to get crazy with them to get them to even return my calls about it. I received the product on July 22nd and I just got payment this week. I even emailed ReSound and let them know because they referred me to them. But it’s been resolved.
I had a hearing test and I ended up buying the LiNX. It’s the most advanced but not top of the line. I didn’t want all the bells and whistles. I looked at another provider, which my doctor initially referred me to, but I did not like both the product and the office. The staff was hokey and Resound's product wasn't listed so I didn't go to them.
My favorite is the ability to control the hearing aids on the phone because there are some locations that I really have to adjust to hear optimum-ly. So if I’m not hearing somebody, I can just pick up my phone and adjust whatever I need to hear them properly. It's discreet. I like the Bluetooth aspect with the call back or hands-free feature. I like the geo-mapping, but I don’t use it as frequently as I could. But I do like the fact that it adjusts automatically. However, when I reset my phone, I have to reset all my geo-mapping. I’m happy with ReSound and I'd recommend it. I didn’t realize that my ability to function socially was as impacted as it was. So I’m happy now that I can wear these and be very comfortable. I can interact socially, and so that’s a plus for me.
Thank you for your feedback! We do have a number you can call for technical assistance. The number is 888-735-4327, option #1. There is a team available to assist you with your Bluetooth functionality.Best regards,
Original review: Oct. 20, 2016
I previously had another brand and my hearing aid specialist told me that ReSound came out with a Bluetooth version, and that's what motivated me because I like the Bluetooth feature. I talk on the phone and it streams right to my hearing aids. I watch television this way, too. I don't have to turn the volume up so loud that all my neighbors get upset. You have to buy the app and the device. It's a very good feature being able to talk on the phone. It really made a difference.
My other hearing aid is also high tech but doesn't have this feature. For a long time, I was wearing those because it seemed like the sound was better. But I think I had a defective hearing aid and ReSound had to send them back. They fixed them and now they're better, but for a long time they weren't very good. What I would like is to be able to get technical assistance without having to make an appointment with the right hearing aid specialist to do it. There's no number I could call if I have questions, and that is really bad.
My ReSound LiNX2 has made my life better. I like the Apple compatibility in that it has bluetooth that connects with the iPhone. With the app, I'm able to use my cellphone via bluetooth and get 100% instead of 50% as I put the phone to my ear. However, they need to get Apple to make it a quicker shortcut to go back and forth from your car.
I love these ReSound Hearing Aids and I enjoy being able to control them with my iPhone. It's made it easier for me to converse with other people and that's just absolutely great. I use them all the time, everyday. They were provided to me by the VA on their recommendation.
My parents thought they would save a little money and purchased this brand of hearing aid. Ever since my mom has owned them, the sides continue to fall off or they quit working. Hearing Dr.'s office refuses to use the warranty to replace these lemons. Makes me wonder if there really IS a warranty. All they continue to do is try to snap them back together or glue it or such. My parent drive 100 miles round trip at least once a month to have something done to them. So frustrating for them. So much for a savings. Would NEVER recommend this brand to anyone. My own hearing aids are Starkey. Have never had a bit of trouble after 3 years.
VA provided me with ReSound LinX2 hearing aid and I had to purchase an iPhone because the app for the hearing aid is optimized for iPhone. The app has affected my hearing aid usage in a good way. I can stream everything into my hearing aid from my phone. It’s very good when I'm driving because I put my phone on the console and I can talk. It interrupts whenever I'm streaming, and the phone call comes right into my hearing aid. That's the best thing and it's more like wearing Bluetooth earbuds.
I can also tweak the settings with my phone, so if I'm in a restaurant, I set it for that kind of atmosphere. I can put that as a favorite, and the next time I walk in a restaurant, it automatically goes to that setting. And if I save this location of the restaurant, whenever I go back to that location, it goes back to that setting. Even when I drive by a restaurant and I hear ding-ding I know my hearing aid has changed setting. There are several chimes in there that let me know what's going on with them, like low battery time and anytime the settings change.
My hearing loss is not bad, but they fitted me with hearing aid because of tinnitus and the model of hearing aid I got has the tinnitus management feature, so I can stream white noise into my hearing aid anytime. I also have the Relief app from ReSound; it's for tinnitus. It has other things and different sounds that I can stream in. There's one that's called Green Woods. I can also have sounds like ocean waves, birds chirping, water bubbling, brook, and some very subtle tones like musical chords playing, around me all the time. It is very good and helpful and it gives me relief especially when I'm working alone and it's quit and no sound.
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