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A hearing aid that's smart (and discreet, too)

The ReSound Linx is controlled by its own iPhone app.

The ReSound Linx is controlled by its own iPhone app.

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A hearing aid that's smart — and discreet, too

A new smart hearing aid from ReSound Linx is that rare piece of wearable tech that is not only practical, but immediately usable by anyone with a hearing impairment, writes Adario Strange at Mashable.com. The wireless Bluetooth device, developed by Denmark's GN ReSound, works seamlessly with the iPhone and iPad (an Android version is coming). The Linx allows the wearer to adjust the sound settings from their smartphone, an important feature that allows anyone wearing a hearing aid to be less conspicuous while adjusting their device in public settings. "What makes the Linx smarter than other hearing aids is the direct connection between Apple's devices and the hearing aid," Lasse Sorensen of GN ReSound told Strange. For instance, the Linx can remember specific sound experience settings from a particular location by tagging its GPS location and then offering the option to use that location-specific setting whenever you return to that location. Another way the GPS function comes in handy is as a locator. If you lose one of the devices, you can search for it using the ReSound Linx app, which raises the volume level on the app's display as you get closer to the lost device. The hearing aids are priced between $2,900 and $3,500, depending on features and where the devices are sold. — tbt*

A hearing aid that's smart (and discreet, too) 03/19/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 5:03pm]

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