- Published on 16 August 2022
From August 25, roll-out beginning in the US and Canada will bring the newly launched ReSound OMNIA platform to practices worldwide, its manufacturer promising it will deliver "significantly better hearing in noisy environments than any previous ReSound hearing aid".
The emphasis of OMNIA is very much on hearing speech in noisy environments, which the MarkeTrak survey on hearing health records as a key concern for 80% of people who wear hearing aids. ReSound says it has engineered its new platform to "sound natural while still delivering 150% improvement in speech understanding compared to current hearing aids".1,*
Own voice perception improvement
In addition, ReSound OMNIA also addresses this challenge by enhancing the user’s perception of ‘own voice’, "so it sounds natural which contributes to higher satisfaction, leading to improved retention of hearing aids".
New selfie guidance: Check My Fit
ReSound introduces Check My Fit, a new, first-of- its-kind feature in the ReSound Smart3D App. It gives users guidance to wear their hearing aids correctly via a quick ear selfie. Wearing hearing aids incorrectly can result in up to 11dB of sound escaping the ear, reducing the ability to hear considerably, underlines the maker in reference to another study2 And Check My Fit also works with other ReSound hearing aids to help people enjoy sound fully without unnecessary trips to the audiologist.
“At GN Hearing, we know that hearing in noise and hearing aid comfort are both critically important to hearing aid users”, says GN Hearing CEO, Gitte Aabo. “The new ReSound OMNIA hearing aids show what we can achieve when we put the needs of each individual user at the center of our design process. We address the difficult challenges such as speech understanding in noise so that they can enjoy every conversational nuance.”
As with all modern hearing aids, connectivity for streaming phone calls or music is another key OMNIA consideration, which offers hands-free, phone calls at the touch of a button with iPhone and iPad*, and direct streaming from Android smartphones.ReSound OMNIA hearing aids are available in eight colors and in both rechargeable and non-rechargeable models. For more information, click here.
2, Jespersen et al (2022)
4 Yang et al (2022)
*compatible with iPhone 11 or later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation), iPad Air (4th generation), and iPad mini (6th generation) or later, with software updates iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 or later .
Source: GN Hearing