BALLERUP, DENMARK — GN Hearing today announces the launch of its next generation hearing aid family, ReSound Nexia. This new range includes two non-rechargeable RIE (Receiver-In-Ear) models and a compact 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 Auracast™ broadcast audio enabling people with hearing loss to benefit from this new and exciting advancement in connectivity.
ReSound Nexia: Improving Speech Understanding in Noise
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 improved speech understanding in noise,4 while offering industry leading access to and awareness of surrounding sounds.5
This impressive performance is achieved through a combination of a 4-microphone binaural beamformer and omni-directional listening, allowing users to hear speech from all directions automatically. ReSound Nexia also features Bluetooth® LE Audio, the new connectivity standard, enabling multiple simultaneous connections, hands-free calls with compatible devices, and improved sound quality with lower battery consumption.
One standout feature of ReSound Nexia is its compatibility with Auracast™ broadcast audio, allowing wearers to receive important announcements through their hearing aids, stream audio, and share audio with others. This capability transforms the hearing aid experience in both private and public spaces.
Scott Davis, who will lead GN’s hearing business, commented: “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 Auracast™ broadcast audio, ReSound Nexia will redefine the hearing aid experience and empower users to fully engage with the world around them.”
“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.”
–Ken Kolderup, Chief Marketing Officer for Bluetooth SIG
Smaller Rechargeable Hearing Aid and CROS Option
GN’s latest innovation also includes its smallest rechargeable RIE, which is 25% smaller than the standard RIE. This design prioritizes comfort, microphone performance, and convenience. The microRIE includes features like an accelerometer for answering calls with a double tap and a wireless CROS/BiCROS system for those with single-sided deafness.
Designed for a range of hearing levels from mild to profound, the microRIE offers top-rated performance in noisy environments without compromising on size, features, functions, or battery life. For an enhanced TV experience, GN Hearing is launching the TV-Streamer+ alongside the ReSound Nexia hearing aids.
The rollout of the new ReSound Nexia hearing aids will begin globally, starting with the US on October 12th, 2023, along with the equivalent Beltone Serene line-up.
For more information, visit the ReSound website.
- Compared to legacy technology. End-user NPS rating, data on file
- MarkeTrak 22 (2022)
- GN Hearing international survey (n=14,000) (2023), more information available on request
- Jespersen & Groth (2022)
- Groth et al (2023)
- Technical data on file
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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.
About GN Group
GN Group facilitates communication between people through its intelligent hearing, audio, video, and gaming technology. Inspired by people and driven by our innovation leadership, we leverage technological synergies to deliver unique and increasingly individualized user experiences in our products and solutions. 150 years ago, GN was founded with a truly innovative and global mindset. Today, we honor that legacy with world-leading expertise in the human ear, audio, video and speech, wireless technologies, miniaturization, and collaborations with leading technology partners. GN’s solutions are marketed by the brands ReSound, SteelSeries, Jabra, Beltone, Interton, BlueParrott, Danavox and FalCom in around 100 countries. Founded in 1869, the GN Group employs 7,000 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).
Source: GN Hearing