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My hearing loss was moderate to severe and I liked that ReSound was a pioneer with the connection to the iPhone. I’m a big proponent of iPhone and I like the way that they connect. I'm able to control the volume and the different settings I'm in. I can also adjust my hearing aids to make changes to the environment that I found myself in and very easily by using the iPhone.
I assumed that all ReSound hearing aids would take rechargeable batteries and someone purchased a ReSound for me as a gift. They call them doors that come with zinc batteries. However, when I took them to my audiologist, they gave me the bad news that rechargeable batteries couldn't be used with my hearing aids. Still, I wouldn’t reject ReSound since I should done more research myself to understand that not every ReSound hearing aid is the same. Their current model, Quattro, uses rechargeable batteries but only some of them do with the one that I purchased. No one made me aware of it, so it was not ReSound's fault. You gotta shop around and investigate as to what’s available for your hearing loss. Another factor to consider is having a good audiologist and I’m very happy with where I’m serviced which is at the Audiology Department at Hackensack Costco.
I have had several sets of ReSound aids. They have been great. I have ReSound LiNX 3D aids that were great until I upgraded Apple phone to XS. Now connectivity to aids and car are very bad. ReSound said there is a problem connecting to IOS 11. There is no fix and none in sight.
I've had a gradual hearing loss for years and I'm 72 years old now. I worked about 26 years in heavy industry around gas carbons so it was a natural hearing loss. I lived in Little Rock, Arkansas at the time and I had an annual hearing test after I retired about four years ago. The clinic there recommended the ReSound hearing aids and I got that one.
The customer service was great. They had a no-interest financing program so I was able to pay them out then. Even though that I did then, and I still think they're outrageously expensive but it is what it is. They've been very helpful as well. I had some difficulty with one of the hearing aids a short time after I bought them and it basically just quit working all together. They fooled around with it some at their lab, but then they ended up sending it in to the factory where they replaced it or rebuilt it and sent it back. There's actually a clinic here in Norman, Oklahoma where we live now. I had the little wire that goes from the speaker to the hearing part that goes in the ear and the clinic replaced that little wire for me at $95. Aside from that, the hearing aids work well and it improved my quality of life.
I hear well and I can function without hearing aids but I really have trouble with background noises and if I'm in a big room with a lot of people, I miss an awful lot of that sort of thing. The aids are helpful in group settings. I usually put them on if I'm going anywhere or in the evenings. When my wife and I watch TV, I always wear them. We bought the ZVOX of SoundBars to go with the TV. It has an auto audio function that accentuates the narrative and takes all the background noise out and that's when the hearing aids help me quite a lot. My wife is a bit hard of hearing as well, and she has ReSounds too. Without that, we have the closed captioning and we have to read lots on there across the room.
My hearing aids are tied to my iPhone as well, so I can manipulate the volumes and then kinda improve the settings depending on where I am with that and that's very useful. I've been perfectly satisfied with ReSound. It's a good product and I have no complaints at all. I seriously wish the market in general was a little more affordable but I wouldn't have any reason to go anywhere else. They've done well by me.
I had Siemens for about four years when we were in Arizona. We moved to South Carolina and my hearing was getting worse, so I went to an ENT doctor and then the audiologist in his office talked about ReSound and I ended up getting that. I dealt with the local office here in Bluffton, South Carolina who got the hearing aids from ReSound. I had a problem with my hearing aids and ReSound replaced it. The company through which I bought it had a 45-day trial period, which I'm still in that. If I don't like them, I can return them to get my money back. I've just had a little bit of a problem with crackling sounds in one of them which is sometimes annoying. I also told the technician where I'm going that the hearing aids didn't seem as sturdy as the Siemens that I had. When I grab and put the dome in my ear, the whole unit doesn't seem all that solid although it seems to be functioning okay. For the most part, the hearing aids have been fairly good.
My ReSound Linx2 hearing aids come from Veterans Affairs, and were a distinct improvement over my older Siemens hearing aids. I've worn them for 2 years, but just recently I've had problems with other phones taking over the bluetooth connection to my hearing aids. There doesn't appear to be any way I have discovered to prevent it. I've emailed ReSound, but of course was ignored. It's happening more frequently lately; I was even hacked on the NJ Turnpike in a moving car. With this happening many (10 or more) times a day, I've stopped wearing the hearing aids rather than put up with the changing programs and constant dinging. I'm asking the VA for another manufacturer, these are not working for me.
I sent the below email to ReSound on May 30th 2018 and still I've heard nothing from them. I've even stayed on hold for hours trying to contact them by phone with no results as well. It seems that all they are interested in is sales not customer satisfaction. "I bought my ReSound LiNX hearing aids at Audio ** in Oklahoma City a little over 2 years ago. I’ve had nothing but problems with them from the beginning. After about a year in and having so many problems I asked for my money back and Dr. ** said he could change them out for a more robust model, and I agreed. (I shouldn’t have.) They were NOT more robust and I continue to have the same problems with them.
I no longer live in the area so getting them in to be fixed is a real pain in the rear. I paid a premium over $6000.00 for these pieces of junk and would really like to get my money back or at least most of it so I can go elsewhere and get a set that will work. I bought these to be able to hear and these pieces of junk continue to turn themselves off every time I try to have a conversation or walk by a running car or any time I’m somewhere where it’s louder than a whisper. These have never been right from the beginning and I’ll never purchase this brand again, nor will I promote them.
I’m sure an attorney could get me my money back under the Oklahoma Lemon law but I don’t have the funds to obtain such services. I’ve searched the forums and have exhausted all suggestions and remedy’s to correct the issues such as trying different brands of batteries, cleaning suggestions, and so forth with no positive results." An unhappy customer.
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My father was visiting from India and all of a sudden, he could listen very less with his hearing aids. We got in touch with one of the ReSound dealers here and we went to them. We got an appointment and the rep had a look at the device but there was no testing mechanism. Some cables were missing because this model was like two and a half years old, so he did not have those instrument or some set-up that needs to be connected to the device. The rep cleaned the device and tried to remove the moisture that was there. It was improved for one week but the issue was still persistent. My father is going back to India and show that device to the agent over there and see what can be done after that.
My wife has around 80% hearing loss and I got the Verso 9 from ReSound. There was a good salesman here in our town that sold it to us. My experience with ReSound has been terrible though. They lost one store that sold their product here in Bakersfield and I was trying to get some help because my wife’s hearing aid needed adjustment and needed to be fixed but ReSound said that I would have to drive to Los Angeles to get it done. I asked if I can send the hearing aids and they said no.
We spent $6,000 on hearing aids that we can fix if we wanna drive two hours one way and then leave them there and send them in and drive another two hours. Also, it took me a long time to get somebody from ReSound customer service to respond to me. When they did respond to me, it was like “too bad, you choose that.” I wasn’t very pleased with their customer service at all and we would never purchase another one of their products.
I could get by with a lot of, “What? Whats?” without hearing aids, but I certainly needed one as I had to have things loud and I was missing out on some conversations and things. I have a set of hearing aids that I got from an insurance company, but they were not working really well for me. They were not comfortable and the sound quality was not very good, so I ended up not wearing them.
I went into an eyeglass store and a guy was there. He had a ReSound hearing aids and he told me a couple of things about it that had me very interested. He said that it is connected to his iPhone. He can adjust the volume and change the treble and the base. He can also change to different kinds of settings on his iPhone, which seems pretty cool. He also said that there are speakers in the part that goes in the ear, as opposed to some hearing aids that create a sound in the hearing aid itself and transmit it to a tube. That seemed to make a lot more sense to me in terms of being like almost an earbud, where it has the speaker right in your ear.
I ended up getting the ReSound and they were actually as I thought. They are very comfortable and I have no trouble wearing them. The two things that I like the most are the design of it with the speaker and the telephone connection capability to adjust it. It’s pretty cool. The quality of the sound is much better, so they are working out really well. I get what I pay for and it’s certainly worth it. The other ones were rather inexpensive, but they didn’t work so well. I’m really happy I have it and it has improved the quality of my life. I’m very satisfied, overall, with everything. People around me are much happier. I don’t have the TV so loud and I don’t say “what” so much.
I’ve had my Resound hearing aids for a year and couldn’t be happier. I’m so sad for those who bought theirs from an audiologist rather than from Costco. I cringe when I see that people have paid $5-7000. My pair from Costco cost $2800. That includes a 60 day no questions asked return policy, a three year warranty, free replacement for each if lost, no cost cleaning and adjustments. There have been some issues with coordinating with iPhone iOS upgrades, but each has been resolved with time. I love controlling them with my phone or Apple Watch. I can think of no reason to buy hearing aids any place other than Costco. If you don’t have a membership, you’ll save the cost in a minute.
This is my first set of hearing aids. Three months now and working flawlessly. The iPhone app is amazing! I can clean up the sound or I can focus on conversations. Worked wonders in a restaurant with echoing noise. I wear these 14 hours a day. Took a little accommodating at first, now I don't notice them. I've noticed other users appear to be having quality issues, but this is not (yet?) my experience. I'm over 60 y.o. and the phone app is not a challenge to use. Battery life is about 5 days. My quality of life has increased and I regret not looking into a hearing aid sooner.
I was having trouble making my previous hearing aids work with my phone. I did some research to find out which one would work with my iPhone and ReSound seemed to be one who was the best. There wasn't any that paired right up with the iPhone as smooth and seamlessly as ReSound did. I got the behind-the-ear hearing aids from them and there's an app that goes on my phone that lets me control the volume and have some specialized programs that I can link right directly to the hearing aids.
I bought the hearing aids in Lake Havasu. When I got to Idaho, I was having some problems, so I found the local people that work on them. They did the job and they fixed them. The hearing aids allowed me to be able to do business and talk on the phone, where before I had trouble hearing and understanding what people were saying. But because of the way the ReSound is set up, it goes not through the speaker on the phone, but directly into my hearing aids, so I hear much better. I've told several people about ReSound.
I've had ReSound hearing aids for several years now. They're behind the ear and I also use the iPhone app with the phone clip. The app does the job but it could be more robust. If I have my Bluetooth turned on, anything that comes into my phone that makes a normal noise like a text message or email, the hearing aids cut out. I hear the tone and then they come back on and there's no way to silence that without actually turning it off on my phone itself. So, I'd have to turn off all notifications all the time on my phone in order to not hear that.
I like ReSound's hearing aids, the phone clip, and the app. But it's the whole gotta pay a couple hundred dollars every time you go in to get any adjustment made, and if the doctor doesn't get them right, they're gonna charge you again to come back. Though it seems it's the industry standard. The hearing aid is a really expensive product and really expensive to maintain.
I got these for my son as they were recommended. I completely regret it. He couldn’t hear well with them from day one. He was told to wear them for two weeks to get used to them. The only time he heard well was when he was streaming media through them, but normal conversation was too low to hear without the use of the microphone. These have been broken since we got them. We are now trying to get them replaced for the second time. This is extremely hard since I am a single mom and miss work each time this happens. My son has been unaided unable to hear this entire school year due to all the squealing and issues he has had. These are junk and I regret ever switching from Phonak. Even if these do get replaced, this company can’t replace my time, money lost, or my son’s 8th grade year!!
After numerous trips to have my ReSound hearing aids looked at, replaced I am at the end. Very expensive pieces of junk. They have given me new ones only to have the new ones do what the old ones did. I continually get a static noise in my left hearing aid. It’s a pain to have to go in every three weeks. If I could give these a fraction of a star I would. Buyer Beware. Save your money and get something better. Resound is crappy distorted sound.
I have 40% to 50% hearing loss in both ears. My doctor referred me to Resound and got me hearing aids from them. I'm currently using the model that goes inside and around the back of my ear and they've been working fine. Additionally, I've been using the iPhone app for my Bluetooth. I like the app for as long as it's not messed with.
At times, iPhone does a upgrade and then I have to download something. One time, that messed up my hearing aids but then my doctor was able to hook them up again. Also, they're pretty expensive and it cost me $3,000 for both. On top of that, I've ended up having to fix them once. I didn't have insurance for them so I had to pay $280 out of pocket to get them fixed. Nevertheless, I can hear better now and I don't have to turn the TV up so much. My wife loves my hearing aids because she said I used to yell a lot and now I don't.
My ReSound hearing aids have gone through batteries like I wouldn't believe. In less than a month, I went over 20 batteries and that was all I got done. It was driving me nuts. I thought maybe they would be able to change them to rechargeable batteries, so I called their people. The interesting thing was that the lady I talked to didn't seem to know very much about hearing aids. She didn't know whether they could or couldn't be converted, or if they did or didn't have a rechargeable battery hearing aid. They need to get someone who knows about their hearing aids. Other than that, they're good aids. I've had hearing aids since 1981 and these ones are probably the best hearing aids I've ever had.
I've got total hearing loss in the right ear and more than significant loss in the left. ReSound was the one that the audiologist said was the best. It was quite expensive back when I got it, but I am so thankful to be able to hear again. My aids are fixed in my ear and it's got a little microphone that goes into the canal, and it works well.
I purchased a ReSound hearing aid a couple years ago and have had nothing but trouble with it. It's been back and back for tune-ups and cleaning and repair and it still just quite about every other time I try to use it. I put it in my ear, it quits. I take it out and I can hear it squealing, put it back in my ear and it quits. I've had it back numerous times and it is always returned to me the same as when I took it in.
I am retired now and it may be only gets used a couple hours a week and is worthless for even that small amount of time. I'm not trying to use it with any cell phone of any kind, or with any electronic devices. I just want to be able to hear normal conversation. And if the acoustics are not perfect, as in a crowded room, forget it, it is worthless. My recommendation is to find another brand.
I originally purchased my ReSound hearing aids on the premise to link with my android phone. My previous review in 2016 chronicles the poor performing phone clip. In May of 2017 I purchased an iPhone 7 which ReSound claimed would link directly to my hearing aids. From day one I have a persistent problem of the sound not connecting on phone calls, also with streaming sound from apps, with delays from 10-45 seconds. The caller can hear me but I cannot hear the caller.
Apple is working on this problem and acknowledges that there are hundreds of ReSound hearing aid users that are having the same problem. I have installed new update software versions but nothing works. ReSound just says, “Sorry this is a phone problem not our problem.” My audiologist just told me I should consider buying new hearing aids as my 3 1/2 yr old hearing aids were the first models to have connectivity with iPhones and would probably never work right. Right, $4,700 in 2016 + $7,500 in 2018 = $11,000. I think not.
I bought the ReSound hearing aids in February of 2017. At first, they seemed like a godsend. After a couple of months, I had to start going back to have them turned up. Afterwards it didn’t even seem like they had been turned up. I went back in within a few months of purchase numerous times. The audiologist finally changed the wiring to one that she said was more powerful but the problem with not hearing clearly still existed. The audiologist also changed the tips several times. Still the issue existed so she finally molded my ear and made me a pair of new earpieces which I was charged $100 for.
Now I continue to still have issues with the Bluetooth not staying connected, it not picking up phone calls, it turning up or down on its own, and when connecting to the TV it continually kicks out or only one hearing aid will work, and the list just goes on. I gave $5500 for the hearing aids and $400 for the TV connector. I have had these hearing aids for about 18 months and continue to have problems with them. Right now I have one of the hearing aids going out constantly and not working at all along with all the other problems listed.
My previous hearing aids costed $3000 and lasted for five years before I had any issues what so ever. At the cost of the ReSound hearing aids, I expected to get at the very least the same amount of trouble-free wear as my previous hearing aids. ReSound is Definitely not a quality hearing aid and not worth the high price. I will never buy another product from them again.
I purchased my first hearing aids which the dealer recommended should be Resound. From the first month I had them there was nothing but problems with them. The mic had to be replaced constantly. I would say every 6 weeks one side or the other would go down. I also would like to say that my Audiologist was not a very good one or helpful. He also tried to recommend that I buy the new improved Resound Aids. I went to another Audiologist, got a pair of Phonak hearing aids and never looked back. She explained everything thoroughly that the other fellow couldn't be bothered!
I've had moderate hearing loss on both ears but with my ReSound LiNX 3D, I can hear again. And I love the app, too! The only thing I've had problems with is the technology; ReSound is, maybe, a little ahead of the iPhone. It went on demo mode and I couldn't get it off. Then, all of a sudden, it went on by itself a day later. I was at ReSound's office yesterday and there were three people that have gone through the same thing. But Christie was marvelous! She took time. She knew what she was doing. She has been doing it long enough that you know when she gets done, it is gonna be correct. I'm just concerned that I still have not received the batteries that they were supposed to send me about four weeks ago.
I purchased me ReSound hearing aids from my audiologist in November 2017. She carries several brands and allowed me to try them for 2 weeks at a time. I chose the ReSound because they worked the best of the three I tried. These replaced my Starkey that lasted 7 years. Well let me tell you. Every month, I had speakers replaced, sent in for replacement once and still have issues with the speakers. I am going again tomorrow for another speaker replacement in the left ear. These are not a good investment at all as this is costing me time and money.
I have partial hearing loss and it was bad. The guy who got me the insurance told me to go to Resound and I got a behind-the-ear hearing aid from them. I use it all the time except for when I'm in bed and in the morning hours. Everything has been great. I can hear and since having it, my life has been better. People should get themselves a hearing aid from ReSound.
I have had the ReSound LiNX 3D hearing aids for about 7 months. After 5 months I sent one in as the front microphone was not working. Now, 2 months later the other device has been sent off. I am being told a week later that it will next week before I get it back. My audiologist has been great but for $7,000 this product should have far better quality. I have sent an email to the manufacturer requesting a conversation, and I am quite positive that they will be able to hear me quite clearly when we speak.
I purchased my ReSound hearing aids in July 2016. Right off the bat every time I’d work outside and sweat my hearing aids would first signal low battery then go dead. New batteries did not help. I’d have to leave them out overnight for them to dry out and then they would work until I’d sweet again. I’m an outdoor person so I do work up a sweat. The audiologist would say ReSound is having an issue with these but won’t admit it. Finally a year ReSound supposedly fix the problem and I got a new set never mind I had them set in 6 times already. The new set works better but I still have to send them in on an average of every 6 weeks.
I just got them back again Friday and within 30 hours the left one quit because of sweat just like the old ones. Here it is 4 days later and they have quit 3 times. Back to the audiologist again to have one set in. I’m hoping they are still under warranty. I will NEVER buy another ReSound product and I do everything I can to discourage anyone from buying them. They do not honor the products. I can’t afford close to 6,000.00 every 2 year. I’ve had other issues with them cutting in and out on phone calls and listening to internet audio sounds. Buyer beware!
Purchased in June 2017. By March 2018, one hearing aid had been "rebuilt" twice and replaced once. It still has the same problem, after 1-2 weeks it periodically lowers the volume to where I cannot hear it under normal conditions/background noise. Turning it off and then back on will sometimes correct the problem, most times it will not. My audiologist has witnessed the problem while the hearing aid was connected to her computer for checking the programming. Now ReSound says it will not repair or replace the hearing aid! I'm stuck with one new ReSound hearing aid and one old (2004) ReSound hearing aid.
My ReSound hearing aids were purchased in early 2018 (still under warranty). Both have been returned to the factory for replacement twice. In addition, they have gone to the local repairs shop for times 2 for each instrument. Each time, they've been unavailable for use 7-15 days. Very unsatisfactory. I now carry my old hearing aids with me when I travel -- just in case.
I've used Starkey hearing aids (issued by the VA) for 19 years. This year the VA issued me ReSound with a 3D App for my iPhone. First - you don't need to own an iPhone to use these hearing aids. If you have an iPhone it provides a graphic interface that makes it easier to use and it links to the iPhone for music and phone calls, apps, etc. (don't know about Androids). The audiologist also pre-programmed my hearing aids so I can do single, double or triple taps on the hearing aids to change the settings. I've only had these hearing aids for 24 hours, and so far I'm impressed with the capabilities and the ability to tailor for my hearing and environment. I plan to update this in a week or so.
Resound has decided not to continue to support the iPhone 5S I have and trying to force patients to upgrade to the new iPhone 10. Well I just received these and going to take them back for exchange with VA. They had issues when I first received and when Apple upgraded they went to crap. Audiologist are in the dark regarding APP fees Apple has and the decision Resound made to make them inop in bluetooth. Bad decision, don't issue troops something and not support it in the following months.
ReSound Hearing Aids expert review by Shelley Webb
Founded in 1943, ReSound is an international hearing aid company headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark. ReSound is one of the largest suppliers of hearing aids in the world with distributors in more than 80 countries and more than 4,100 employees worldwide.
Heritage: The company was one of the world’s first makers of hearing aids and has an impressive pedigree. ReSound was responsible for many industry firsts, like the innovation of Wide Dynamic Range Compression, Digital Feedback Suppression and 2.4 GHz wireless technology. Because they continually innovate, their products tend to feature the latest in cutting edge technology.
Worldwide locations: ReSound distributors are located around the world, including throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, with locations in South America, Central America and Africa.
Smart Hearing technology: ReSound is on the forefront of technological innovation. Most of their hearing aids are compatible with mobile apps that allow you to adjust settings on your hearing aids from your phone or Apple Watch. You can even stream music or make phone calls directly to the hearing aid from an iPod, iPad or iPod touch.
Options for people with profound loss: Many hearing aid brands do not make products that work for people with profound hearing loss, but ReSound ENZO² is the most powerful Made for iPhone® hearing aid on the market. It is ideal for those with severe to profound hearing loss.
ReSound Up Smart for kids: ReSound hearing aids come in styles for all ages. ReSound Up Smart behind-the-ear aids for babies and children feature a unique surround sound technology to deliver clear sound and optimize language acquisition. ReSound Up Smart also offers other features specifically for young users, such as a battery lock and LED battery life indicator.
Best for: youth, aging listeners, people with acquired or progressive hearing loss and those with profound hearing loss.
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