- Published on 03 October 2023
GN has launched a new hearing aid range, ReSound Nexia, a "next era" portfolio of solutions that centres on listening in noise and providing streaming options well into the future.
Responses to the group's own 2023 international survey1 suggests that on average, one in three 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
To improve users' access to speech from all directions, Nexia devices combine a 4-mic binaural beamformer and omni-directional listening.
Connectivity ready for the future
In connectivity, ReSound Nexia is equipped with the new standard Bluetooth LE Audio, to allow multiple simultaneous connections and hands-free calls with other compatible devices, as well as higher sound quality with significantly lower battery consumption.
But devices also boast Auracast broadcast audio, equipping Nexia wearers with what they will need in the future to hear important announcements in public spaces through their hearing aids, stream audio, and share audio with family and friends.
Scott Davis, since October 1, 2023 President GN Hearing North America, underlined Nexia's streaming prowess: "We know that four in five people change how and where they socialise 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 TM broadcast audio, ReSound Nexia will redefine the hearing aid experience and empower users to fully engage with the world around them.”
The Nexia family
Smaller than ever Rechargeable microRIE:
8 modern colour options; Rechargeable Lithium-ion with all-day battery;Easy call pick-up with TapControl; Push button functionality; Premium, Standard or Desktop charger; Connects to wireless accessories; Streams calls from mobile devices.
Classic RIE 61 (battery):
8 modern colour options; 312 Zinc-Air battery; Push button functionality; Connects to wireless accessories; Streams calls from mobile devices.
Classic RIE 62 (battery & telecoil):
8 modern colour options; 13 Zinc-Air battery; Multi-function button; Telecoil; Connects to wireless accessories; Streams calls from mobile devices.
For single-sided deafness:
Great choice of domes; 8 modern colour options; Rechargeable Lithium-ion with all-day battery; Push button functionality; Premium, Standard or Desktop charger.
Nexia also includes GN's smallest rechargeable RIE yet, 25% smaller than its standard RIE. The group claims this tot optimises microphone performance and on-ear comfort while still containing all the technology and features of a standard RIE, plus additional benefits, such as a 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.
For full info, visit the website here.
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.
1 GN Hearing international survey (n=14,000) (2023).
Source: GN Hearing