Why ReSound Nexia is a Great Choice for Future-proof Hearing

ReSound Nexia: Revamps Hearing Aids with Bluetooth LE Audio and Auracast

This is our third article about the ReSound Nexia. We thought we'd revisit it after over 6 months of hands-on experience with the product. There are some additional model form factor updates to the line-up. And we thought you'd like to know more about the built-in Bluetooth LE audio and Auracast compatibility features of this hearing aid.

 

Previous articles:

Unveiling the Future of Hearing: The ReSound Nexia Revolution

A Comprehensive Deep Dive into the Future of rechargeable Hearing Aids with Auracast

 

Today, we're taking a deeper dive into the ReSound Nexia range of hearing aids with a real-world review of this rechargeable Auracast Bluetooth hearing technology.

 

If you would prefer to learn more about ReSound Nexia by experiencing them for yourself, then come to Liverpool Hearing Centre. We always hold a few demonstration pairs for such purposes.

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ReSound Nexia™ is a highly-rated hearing aid, particularly for its performance in noisy environments. It represents a new era in hearing technology, combining proven performance with advanced features. This hearing aid is designed to be smaller than ever without compromising on quality. Users have praised ReSound Nexia for its sound quality and effectiveness in noise.
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ReSound Nexia 2024 Update

In this blog, we are giving you a July 2024 update for ReSound Nexia range of hearing aids. Just over 6 months have passed since the ReSound Nexia hearing aids were introduced, and the company has since added rechargeable power BTEs and various sizes of in-ear models, all taking advantage of the new Nexia platform. It's perfectly normal to debut a new model of hearing aid in just the receiver-in-ear form factor(s) and then drip-feed the other versions later on. Let's first remind ourselves of all the key features of the ReSound Nexia:

Key Features Details
Bluetooth LE Audio Provides enhanced stability and reduced battery drain, offering seamless audio sharing and receiving.
Auracast Compatibility Enables high-quality audio streaming and sharing with compatible devices, enhancing public settings experience.
Compact Design The Micro RIE is 25% smaller than previous models, ensuring discreet and comfortable wear and 2024 has introduced ITE, ITC, CIC and rechargeable power BTEversions.
Advanced Noise Management Features like M&RIE, 360 All-Around and Front Focus improve speech clarity amidst background noise.
Rechargeable Batteries Provides up to 30 hours of use, with various charger options available.
Smart 3D App Allows users to adjust settings, switch programs, and conduct remote care sessions.
Tinnitus Relief Integrated sound therapy options customisable through the hearing aids and ReSound Relief app.
New Offering New CROS transmitter for single-sided deafness, first for ReSound
Technology Levels Available in tech levels 9 (premium), 7 (mid), and 5 (basic)
Water Resistance IP68 rating for moisture and debris resistance

Introduction

 

ReSound Nexia has launched new power behind-the-ear and in-ear hearing aid models, revolutionising the market with cutting-edge technology. This article looks into the benefits of these models, particularly focusing on Bluetooth LE Audio and Auracast compatibility. These advancements promise to significantly enhance the hearing experience for users.

 

Benefits of In-Ear Models

The newly introduced in-ear models of ReSound Nexia hearing aids offer several advantages:

  • Enhanced Comfort and Discretion: These models are designed to fit snugly within the ear, making them less noticeable and more comfortable for prolonged use.
  • Custom Fit: Each device is tailored to the individual’s ear shape, ensuring optimal sound delivery and comfort.

 

Bluetooth LE Audio: A Leap Forward

Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio is a game-changer in the hearing aid industry:

  • Superior Sound Quality: Offers clearer and more natural sound.
  • Energy Efficiency: Enhances battery life by reducing the frequency of recharges.
  • Multi-Device Connectivity: Allows connection to multiple devices simultaneously, providing a seamless listening experience. 

 

Auracast: The Future of Audio Streaming

 

Auracast is an innovative audio broadcasting feature that further elevates the user experience:

  • Seamless Streaming: Facilitates direct streaming from TVs, smartphones, and other devices.
  • Enhanced Public Accessibility: Useful in public spaces such as theatres and lecture halls, where audio can be broadcast directly to hearing aids.
  • Versatility: Supports a wide range of audio sources, making it highly versatile for everyday use.

 

RESOUND NEXIA PERFORMANCE LEVELS

 

The ReSound Nexia has technology levels 9, 7, and 5. Seven is the mid-tier, five is the lowest, and nine is the best. It's hard to know which technological level is best for you until you try it. In general, as the technology level decreases, hearing care specialists have fewer functions and the ability to maximise device functionality for you.

It does not guarantee that performance would be lost if you dropped from level 9 to level 7 or 7 to level 5. It simply means that you may miss out on something. Therefore, we always recommend that, if you can afford it, you choose the highest technology. If not, downgrade. Your hearing care specialist will always maximise the technology's benefits.

Front Focus is only accessible on Nexia Premium Level 9. The ability disappears when you switch from the 9 to the 7 or 5s, so use Ultra Focus instead. Front Focus boosts the signal-to-noise ratio by 4 dB in background noise.

Front Focus surpasses the Ultra Focus function on level 7 and level 5 devices. For those unfamiliar with signal-to-noise ratio, a one-decibel increase improves speech understanding in background noise by 10%. Therefore, a 40% rise in background noise speech understanding is a four-decibel gain in SNR.

Remember that the ReSound Nexia level 9 hearing aids' directionality works best when you can shut off your ear canal more. How you gain this benefit depends on whether you use a dome or a bespoke ear mould to fit your hearing aid.

The cost depends on your area, the technology you choose, the services you get, and their quality. Due to this, hearing aid prices might vary by hundreds of pounds depending on each of these criteria. Value matters, and Liverpool Hearing Centre believes you won't find better care elsewhere. Simply check our Google reviews!

 

Conclusion

 

ReSound Nexia’s in-ear models, equipped with Bluetooth LE Audio and Auracast, represent a significant advancement in hearing aid technology. These features not only improve sound quality and battery efficiency but also offer a seamless audio experience across various devices, greatly benefiting the hearing impaired in the modern world. Book a hearing test and ask for a free demonstration and trial of ReSound Nexia today!

Frequently Asked Questions about ReSound Nexia Hearing Aids


What are the benefits of ReSound Nexia's in-ear models?

ReSound Nexia's in-ear models offer enhanced comfort, discretion, and a custom fit, ensuring optimal sound delivery and prolonged comfort for users.

How does Bluetooth LE Audio improve hearing aids?

Bluetooth LE Audio provides superior sound quality, improved battery efficiency, and the ability to connect to multiple devices simultaneously, offering a seamless listening experience.

What is Auracast and how does it benefit hearing aid users?

Auracast is an audio broadcasting feature that enables direct streaming from various devices to hearing aids, enhancing audio accessibility in public spaces and providing versatile everyday use.

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Author: Paul Nand

Paul is a registered hearing aid audiologist and proud co-founder of Liverpool Hearing Centre. With years of experience in the field and an innovative and committed approach to the audiology industry has also led him to co-founding The Hearing Lab Store, the UK's leading supplier of microsuction and audiology essentials.

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