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ReSound’s best overall model

ReSound Nexia

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7 reviews | 0 video reviews
$ 3198 - $ 4598 /pair

Next-era hearing

Released by ReSound on October 12, 2023, Nexia is ReSound's flagship line of hearing aids for mild-to-profound hearing losses. Nexia is most well-... READ MORE

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Outdated: ReSound’s best overall model from Oct ‘22 - Oct ‘23

ReSound Omnia

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19 reviews | 4 video reviews
$ 3198 - $ 4498 /pair

Love the everyday details in life

As of October 2023, OMNIA is an outdated hearing aid. If you’re interested in ReSound, we’d recommend checking out the newest ReSound Nexia. I... READ MORE

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ReSound’s most powerful model

ReSound Enzo Q

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2 reviews | 0 video reviews
$ 3198 - $ 4598 /pair

Power plus performance

Released by ReSound on February 27, 2020, Enzo Q is ReSound's flagship line of hearing aids for severe-to-profound hearing losses. Enzo Q is most w... READ MORE

Written by: Jeff Hall, Hearing Aid Specialist
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Jeff Hall

President at ZipHearing

Jeff is a California licensed hearing aid dispenser and the President of ZipHearing one of the largest hearing aid suppliers in the country. Read More
Medically reviewed by: Brad Ingrao, Doctor of Audiology
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Brad Ingrao

Editor & Doctor of Audiology

Brad Ingrao, Au.D. has been in clinical practice since 1992 in a variety of settings including academia, private practice, educational audiology, the VA, and the hearing aid industry. Read More
Updated: Nov 19, 2023
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The Inside Scoop on ReSound Hearing Aids: What You Need to Know

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Denmark-based ReSound, founded in 1943, transformed the hearing aid industry with the launch of the first Made for iPhone hearing aids in 2014, setting a new standard for convenience and desirability in hearing technology.

Key Takeaways

  • ReSound hearing aid prices range from $2000-$7,000 for the pair, and the costs vary based on the model, style, technology level, service package included (if any), and retailer.
  • There are several ways to buy hearing aids, but ReSound recommends purchasing from an in-person retailer, as ReSound believes good results with their hearing adis is best accomplished through a personal relationship with a licensed professional.
  • ReSound’s best hearing aid is the ReSound Nexia, which is the first hearing aid to support the next generation Bluetooth LE Audio protocol.
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ReSound has a long history of leading the industry in Bluetooth innovation

A Pioneer in Bluetooth Connectivity

ReSound is a key player in the hearing aid arena, making significant strides particularly in Bluetooth technology. Established as the first brand to launch a "Made for iPhone" hearing aid in 2014, ReSound continues to lead the way with its latest offering, ReSound Nexia.

This model is among a rare few that are compatible with Bluetooth LE Audio, the latest Bluetooth protocol that ensures high-quality, seamless connections. Additional features like Auracast™ further differentiate ReSound, offering users the capability to access public announcements and streamed content directly to their hearing aids.
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ReSound Relief app: Comprehensive tinnitus management with relaxation techniques, meditations, and personalized soundscapes

The Savior for Tinnitus Sufferers

ReSound hearing aids have earned a loyal following among those grappling with tinnitus. The brand takes a holistic approach to tinnitus management by offering sound therapy options that mask the distracting internal sounds.

The ReSound Relief app is another weapon in its arsenal against tinnitus, providing a comprehensive range of relaxation techniques, meditations, and customizable soundscapes. These offerings make ReSound an all-in-one solution for individuals with tinnitus, whether or not they already use hearing aids.
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ReSound's Smart app, rated 4.7 stars, elevates user experience with its easy management of hearing aid settings, distinguishing it from lower-rated competitors' apps.

A Winning App Experience

When it comes to user experience, ReSound doesn't stop at the hearing aid device itself. Their Smart app boasts a stellar 4.7-star rating, standing head and shoulders above competitors, whose apps often languish in the 2 to 2.5-star range.

The app is not just a fringe benefit but a core part of the ReSound experience, designed to make hearing aid management such as controlling the volume, program, and other settings as straightforward as possible.
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As of November 2023, ReSound, despite being an industry leader, lacks in-ear styles in its latest family, potentially steering discretion-focused customers towards other brands.

Room for Improvement

However, even industry leaders have room for improvement. ReSound's Nexia line is somewhat limited in style, available exclusively in the receiver-in-canal format. Those in search of different designs will find themselves looking at older models like the ReSound Omnia, which lack some of the newest features.

Moreover, as of November 2023, the brand falls short in providing a completely invisible-in-canal model in their latest line-up. For those who prioritize discretion in their hearing aids, this gap in offerings may direct them towards alternative brands that do provide such models.

Conclusion

ReSound has made a considerable impact in the hearing aid industry, especially in Bluetooth connectivity and tinnitus management. Their well-received smartphone app further rounds out a strong suite of features. Yet, their limited style options and absence of completely invisible models do highlight areas where the brand could expand and improve. Overall, ReSound continues to be a force to be reckoned with, offering a combination of innovative features and reliable performance that keeps it at the forefront of the hearing aid market.

What is ReSound's best hearing aid?
The best ReSound hearing aid is ReSound Nexia 9.
Does Costco sell ReSound hearing aids?
Yes! Costco's ReSound Preza is based on ReSound's best-selling hearing aid from 2019- ReSound LiNX Quattro. The Preza does not have all the same features as the standard ReSound LiNX Quattro that can be purchased from an independent ReSound retailer- but that is normal for Costco hearing aids.
What is the newest ReSound hearing aid?
The newest ReSound hearing aid is called ReSound Nexia, and it was released October 12, 2023.
Who sells ReSound hearing aids near me?
We do! Call 800-731-6794 and we'll let you know our closest location to you. You can also find a ReSound seller and service center by visiting https://www.resound.com/en-us/find-a-professional.
Are ReSound hearing aids waterproof?
No. Some ReSound hearing aids have an IP rating of 68, which makes them very water-resistant, but they are not waterproof.
How much do ReSound hearing aids cost?
ReSound hearing aids range in price from $1,000-$3,500 per hearing aid. Prices will vary based on the technology level of the hearing aid: 9 (ultimate), 7 (mid), 5 (basic). Other items included with your purchase may also affect the price, such as service plans, warranties, and accessories. Prices may vary significantly by region and retailer. At ZipHearing, our cost for ReSound Nexia is *42% less than the national average retail price.

*Based on pricing data published by HearingTracker.com
Where are ReSound hearing aids made?
ReSound hearing aids are made in Bloomington, Minnesota, Denmark, and China and Malaysia.
How to pair ReSound hearing aids to an iPhone
Recent ReSound models that can stream audio directly from iOS devices (iOS version 12 or newer):

2023: Nexia
2022: Omnia
2020: ONE, Enzo Q
2018: LiNX Quattro

Not sure which model you have? Check your user guide, or call the ReSound provider who sold the devices to you.

Pairing Instructions

1. Make sure that your phone's Bluetooth is on. Go to Settings > Bluetooth, and make sure the toggle switch is set to On.
2. Open and close the battery doors on your hearing device. Or, if you use rechargeable ReSound hearing aids, switch the hearing aids off and on again, by pressing and holding the push button for 3 seconds to turn them off, and repeating to turn them back on.
3. On your Apple device, go to Settings > Accessibility > Hearing, and select Hearing Devices.
4. Your Apple device will search for your hearing device.
5. Under MFi Hearing Devices, tap the name of your hearing device.
6. Tap Pair when you see the pairing request on the screen. If you have two hearing devices, you'll get two requests. Pairing could take up to a minute.
7. You can start using your hearing device when you see it under MFi Hearing Devices with a check mark.
How to pair ReSound hearing aids to an Android
Recent ReSound models that can stream audio directly from Android devices (requires Android 10):

2023: Nexia
2022: Omnia
2020: ONE, Enzo Q
2018: LiNX Quattro

Please note that not all Android devices can directly stream to ReSound hearing aids. Check compatibility.

Pairing Instructions

1. Go to the Android phone’s home screen and tap on the “Settings” icon.
2. In the settings menu, tap on the Bluetooth icon.
3. Tap on the slider button to turn Bluetooth on.
4. Open and close the hearing aid battery doors. Or, if you use rechargeable ReSound hearing aids, switch the hearing aids off by pressing and holding the push button for 3 seconds, then repeating to turn them back on again.
5. Open the “Settings” app on your phone
6. Tap “Connected devices”, and “Pair new device.”
7. If you have more than one hearing aid: Wait for the first hearing aid to connect, then tap the other hearing aid in the list of available devices.
8. Your Android phone is now connected to your ReSound hearing aids.
How do you program ReSound hearing aids?
ReSound hearing aids, like all digital hearing aids, are programmed by computer to match the wearer's exact hearing profile. A ReSound hearing care provider wirelessly connects to ReSound hearing aids via an industry-standard programming device called Noahlink Wireless. Once connected, the hearing aids are programmed via a proprietary programming software that is only available to hearing care providers, called Smart Fit.

ReSound hearing aid models compared

Navigating the range of ReSound hearing aid models can be daunting, especially for those new to hearing aids. To clarify, ReSound offers around five main models.

When choosing a model, a good starting point is to eliminate older, outdated models. This leaves you with three primary choices: ReSound Nexia, ReSound Enzo Q, and ReSound Omnia.

The choice of model largely depends on the degree of your hearing loss. For severe to profound hearing loss, ReSound Enzo Q is the strongest and most suitable. For mild to severe hearing loss, you can choose between ReSound Nexia and ReSound Omnia. If you're looking for the latest technology, go for ReSound Nexia. However, if you prefer an in-the-ear style, you should opt for the ReSound Omnia, as the Nexia range doesn’t include this style yet.

While the accompanying chart offers a basic comparison of these models, consulting with a local ReSound provider is highly beneficial. They can help you select the model that best fits your specific needs and preferences.

Nexia Omnia
Reviews 7 reviews • 0 video reviews 19 reviews • 4 video reviews
Sales popularity 10.7% 24.3%
Return rate 13.4% 24.6%
Released date Oct 12, 2023 Aug 25, 2022
Hearing loss Mild-Severe Mild-Severe
Styles micro RIE, RIE 61, RIE 62, CROS, Standard BTE 77, Power BTE 88, CIC, ITC, ITE RIE 61, RIE 61 Rechargeable, RIE 62, CIC, ITC, ITE, Standard BTE 77, Power BTE 88, High Power BTE 88, Mini RIE
Battery Rechargeable or disposable Rechargeable or disposable

ReSound hearing aid reviews

Finding authentic reviews for ReSound hearing aids can be challenging. The web is awash with review sites, but many fall short upon closer inspection. Often, these reviews are written by people not affiliated with the hearing aid sector, lacking in-depth knowledge. Additionally, a lot of these reviews serve more as affiliate marketing than genuine evaluations.

We're dedicated to raising the bar for online reviews, partnering with experienced ReSound professionals. These experts, with daily exposure to ReSound products, offer thorough assessments that highlight the strengths and weaknesses of ReSound hearing aids.

Our site stands out as a premier destination for genuine ReSound reviews, featuring a more comprehensive range of user experiences than any other site. To gain deeper insights into a particular model, check the model-specific page linked below. There, you will find numerous video and text reviews from actual users. We also provide a brief, AI-crafted summary at the top of each page when available, succinctly outlining the main advantages and disadvantages. This summary helps you quickly grasp the essence of the product from the perspectives of real ReSound users.

Expert reviews

Read what a few of our favorite ZipHearing providers have to say about ReSound

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John Folmar, Doctor of Audiology

What needs improving

Resound has the best custom product shell lab in the industry in my experience. Custom products fit the customer’s ear perfectly on the first fitting and I never have to send it back for a remake to fit better. However, Resound needs work on its wireless CIC’s. Currently, that style is only available with a large “antennae” that protrudes significantly out of the ear and is unsightly. Ultimately, I have to switch to another brand entirely for those customers who want a wireless CIC that is “invisible or nearly invisible”.

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Robyn Shapiro, Doctor of Audiology

What needs improving

Patients would like increased lithium rechargeable battery life, an ability to utilize multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously, and to have sustainable bilateral connectivity for Android devices.

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Mark Johnson, Hearing Instrument Specialist

What needs improving

Resound has had problems in the past with their charger box for their rechargeable RIC aids. The USB mini plug-in connection was not as durable as possible. Resound has rectified this problem recently by switching to the USB-C plug-in connector that has been more reliable. Resound could give us dispensers more program choices to give to patients, such as Television. With my 30 years of experience, I often create and program a television program for my patients. We are still anxiously awaiting Resound to come out with “Custom” in the ear aids for their highly successful Resound “ONE” product line….hopefully this fall.

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Brad Ingrao, Doctor of Audiology

What needs improving

We work with a lot of folks with severe hearing loss. I’d love it if ReSound would extend the range of their frequency lowering (Sound Shaper) down to 1500 Hz. In more than a few cases, this was a deciding factor to move the patient to another product.

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Kirk Payne, Hearing Instrument Specialist

What needs improving

While we really like the Resound ONE and the industry leading rechargeability with up to 30 hours of power from a 3 hour charge, we don't like that it's only available in the small over the ear style. Some people want a rechargeable custom design that fits only in the ear canal. In these cases we show the patients the pros and cons of that style and sometimes we have to order from a different manufacturer to get everything the patient wants.

User reviews

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ReSound hearing aid prices

The price of ReSound hearing aids varies based on several factors. Online, they can be as low as $700, while at local ReSound retailers, they might reach up to $4,000 each. This broad price range reflects different buying options. For an explanation of these widely varying prices, watch this video.

Here's a brief explanation of how the purchase method affects the price:

Direct-to-Consumer: If you have a recent hearing test, you can email the results to online ReSound retailers. They'll program your hearing aids and mail them to you. Some offer remote programming for future adjustments. This is the most affordable option, but lacks local support. ReSound encourages a more personalized (in-person) approach with professional fitting and maintenance, discouraging this method.

Local ReSound Provider: Buying from a local distributor can be more expensive. For instance, HearingTracker.com notes that the average price for a pair of the latest ReSound Nexia model is around $7,220. However, the higher price typically includes several years of follow-up service, making it a good option for those who anticipate needing regular support. You can find local providers using this tool on ReSound’s website to schedule a consultation.

Discount Network: For those familiar with hearing aids, buying through discount networks strikes a balance between price and local care. This involves contacting a service like ZipHearing, which refers you to a local ReSound affiliate offering pre-negotiated discounted ReSound Nexia prices. This approach can lead to savings of up to 50% off retail prices, combining the benefits of both direct and local purchasing methods.

Model Pair Price Available Styles % of sales
ReSound Nexia 9 $4,598 micro RIE, CROS, RIE 61, RIE 62, Standard BTE 77, Power BTE 88, CIC, ITC, ITE 80.5%
ReSound Nexia 7 $3,798 micro RIE, CROS, RIE 61, RIE 62, Standard BTE 77, Power BTE 88, CIC, ITC, ITE 17.1%
ReSound Nexia 5 $3,198 micro RIE, CROS, RIE 61, RIE 62, Standard BTE 77, Power BTE 88, CIC, ITC, ITE 2.4%
ReSound Omnia 9 $4,498 RIE 61 Rechargeable, Mini RIE, RIE 61, ITC, RIE 62, ITE, CIC, Standard BTE 77, Power BTE 88, High Power BTE 88 74.3%
ReSound Omnia 7 $3,798 RIE 61 Rechargeable, Mini RIE, RIE 61, ITC, RIE 62, ITE, CIC, Standard BTE 77, Power BTE 88, High Power BTE 88 19.3%
ReSound Omnia 5 $3,198 RIE 61 Rechargeable, Mini RIE, RIE 61, ITC, RIE 62, ITE, CIC, Standard BTE 77, Power BTE 88, High Power BTE 88 6.4%
ReSound Enzo Q 9 $4,598 BTE 98, BTE 88 47.4%
ReSound Enzo Q 7 $3,798 BTE 98, BTE 88 36.8%
ReSound Enzo Q 5 $3,198 BTE 98, BTE 88 15.8%
ReSound LiNX Quattro 9 $4,598 Rechargeable RIE 61, RIE 62 13, RIE 61 312 57.2%
ReSound LiNX Quattro 7 $3,798 Rechargeable RIE 61, RIE 62 13, RIE 61 312 31.2%
ReSound LiNX Quattro 5 $3,198 Rechargeable RIE 61, RIE 62 13, RIE 61 312 11.6%
ReSound One 9 $4,598 RIE 61 Rechargeable, RIE 61, Custom ITC, RIE 62, Custom ITE, Standard BTE 77, Power BTE 88, High Power BTE 88, CIC 62.9%
ReSound One 7 $3,798 RIE 61 Rechargeable, RIE 61, Custom ITC, RIE 62, Custom ITE, Standard BTE 77, Power BTE 88, High Power BTE 88, CIC 25.4%
ReSound One 5 $3,198 RIE 61 Rechargeable, RIE 61, Custom ITC, RIE 62, Custom ITE, Standard BTE 77, Power BTE 88, High Power BTE 88, CIC 11.7%