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LiNX Quattro 9 Hearing Aids

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The Latest Made For iPhone & Made For Android Hearing Aid Platform

The Resound LiNX Quattro 9 hearing aids are the latest top of the range, Made For iPhone hearing aid technology from GN Resound. They are also the one and only Made For Android range available. They are truly outstanding devices and my experience with them has been excellent. They offer the pinnacle of Resound technology and will deliver outstanding results even in very complex sound situations. More than that though, we would expect them to deliver a completely new experience in hearing care to you if you want it.

The Quattro works on a completely new chipset from Resound that delivers a huge improvement in processing power and speed. Resound has used that chipset to full effect by completely re-designing their signal processing and the hearing aid features.  While they initially introduced just Receiver In Canal hearing aids, they have now released custom hearing aids on the Quattro platform.

Are The LiNX Quattro 9s Any Good?

I would have to say they are exceptional, I have been wearing a pair for a while now and I am exceptionally happy with them. My experiences with streaming from an Android phone to the LiNX Quattro has been excellent. 

Vibrant and crystal clear sound

ReSound LiNX Quattro hearing aids come with the superior sound quality of Surround Sound by ReSound. They work together, continuously exchanging data about your sound environment for optimized performance.

LiNX Quattro Hearing Aid Comparison Chart

Hearing Aid Comparison LiNX Quattro9 LiNX Quattro7 LiNX Quattro5
Models Resound LiNX Quattro 9

Resound LiNX Quattro 7

Resound LiNX Quattro 5

Everyday situations Five-star hearing

Four-star hearing

Three-star hearing

Small groups Five-star hearing

Four-star hearing

Four-star hearing

Stream Phone Conversation Five-star hearing

Five-star hearing

Five-star hearing

TV Five-star Hearing

Four-star hearing

Three-star hearing

Car Five-star hearing

Four-star hearing

Three-star hearing

Shopping Five-star hearing Four-star hearing Three-star hearing
Larger meetings Five-star hearing

Four-star hearing

NA

Theatre Five star hearing

NA

NA

Social events Five-star hearing

NA

NA

Remote Fine Tuning of Hearing Aids Yes

Yes

Yes

Tinnitus Therapy Feature Yes

Yes

Yes

LiNX Quattro 9 Prices

We would expect the range to be sold at prices from £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA. Just to be clear, we don't set prices here and they differ from Practice to Practice across the World so our expectations aren't binding, they are just a guess and some research. Always remember, we all like to shop around, but always be clear about what is being delivered. You will need care and support, make sure you will get it. You will also need your hearing aid validated or verified to get the best experience, paying a little more to ensure your experience is good, is not wasted money. That's our price rant for the day over, let's talk about the devices. 

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LiNX Quattro 9 Feature Set

The overall feature set of the 9 technology levels is as follows, each hearing aid may not have the full range of features here

  • 17 channels
  • Environment Optimiser
  • Binaural Directionality II
  • Spatial Sense
  • Directional Mix Processor
  • Adjustable Directional Mix
  • Natural Directionality II
  • Synchronised Soft Switching
  • Autoscope Adaptive Directionality
  • Binaural Environmental Optimizer II
  • Noise Tracker II
  • Low Frequency Boost
  • Amplification Strategies (WDRC, Semi-linear, Linear)
  • 4 Flexible Programmes
  • Synchronised Push Buttons
  • Synchronised Volume Control
  • Smart Start
  • Expansion
  • Wind Guard
  • Sound Shaper
  • DFS Ultra III with Music Mode
  • Auto DFS
  • Acceptance Manager
  • Tinnitus Sound Generator
  • Ear To Ear Communication
  • Direct Audio Streaming (Made For iPhone & Made For Android)
  • Compatible with all Resound Wireless Accessories like the Micro Mic, Multi Mic etc.
  • Resound Control App (if you have a Phone Clip+)
  • Resound Smart 3D App
  • Compatible with Resound Remote Assist
  • Will take remote hearing aid updates
 

Binaural Directionality III

This is Resound's latest directionality strategy and is a further upgrade to what they have been doing. It involves continuous information exchange between the hearing aids which allows the optimal directionality in the hearing aids for the situation you are in.

What That Means

It simply allows you to focus on the sounds that are important to you, however, it also allows you to be aware of your surroundings. Something that is important so that your natural ability to hear in noise is activated.

Spatial Sense

This combines and preserves natural cues so that the brain has the optimal information for localisation of sound and spatial awareness.

What That Means

Put simply, your ability to localise sounds is hugely important because it is one of the major elements in your ability to listen to the sound you want while ignoring the sound you don't. These devices deliver amazing spatial awareness. 

Binaural Environmental Optimizer II

This feature allows the hearing aid s to work together to analyse the listening environment you are in. It then automatically adjusts the features and amplification to deliver the best experience for you. 

What That Means

Knowing what the sound situation around you accurately is really important, so this feature identifies the situation with high accuracy and then manages the feature set of the hearing aids to deliver the very best hearing for you. This feature and its accuracy is imperative for the function of the aids. Resound are quoting really high accuracy and our experience concurs. 

Noise Tracker II

This is a unique noise reduction system that works on the basis of spectral subtraction. It reduces unwanted noise without affecting the speech signal. 

What That Means

The really important bit here is that it seems to do what they are saying. It is excellent on any noise that is steady state (which means recurring similarlily) like engine noise, background hum of any kind. Steve has seen some excellent benefits in noisy situations in particular in his car. 

DFS Ultra II With Music Mode

A high precision feedback system that allows the cancellation of feedback with extreme accuracy. The Music mode is a slower acting system which allows better handling of music.

What That Means

Feedback is probably one of the most annoying things for users. The feedback system allows the amplification that you need without causing that damned irritating whistling. Having a system which also has a music mode means that your appreciation of music will be better. Sometimes music can sound like feedback, a music mode allows the system a little more time to make sure it isn't and do nothing. That means less distortion for you. 

Resound Assist

Resound Assist is the really big news for both Providers and Users. Resound Assist will allow your provider to adjust your hearing aids remotely. That means if you want adjustments on the go, they can be provided without you having to attend the clinic. The system is really easy to use and is quite intuitive. This might not be for everyone, but this feature will be a god send for the people who love it. It will allow them complete freedom over their experience, over their customer experience. 

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The App, Resound Smart 3D

The accompanying app also allows you personalise your hearing experience in a deeper way. It has been re-designed to be more intuitive and easier to use and it offers real control. Again, this might not be for everyone, but for those who want it, it will enrich their experience. Again, this has to be seen as an excellent thing.

The Receiver in Ear Models

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 LT 61 RIC (Receiver In Canal)

There is two Receiver In Canal hearing aid models in the Quattro range.

LiNX Quattro 9 LT61 RIE hearing aid

Price

From £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK. From €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. From $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

A Lithium-ion Rechargeable Made For iPhone Hearing Aid

The LiNX Quattro LT-61 is a rechargeable direct connection, Bluetooth enabled or Made For iPhone hearing aid just like all the LiNX devices before it. It is also a Made For Android device. Resound has redesigned the wireless radio though and they say that it is more powerful than ever before. That should translate into pretty stable connection to the iPhone and Android phones.

Making it a rechargeable device makes a lot of sense, although they have used the chip upgrades to improve power consumption, a rechargeable option allows you the comfort of never having to worry about hearing aid batteries. The battery life is also fantastic, they say that you will get 24 hours of life even if you are streaming for 50% of the time, that's pretty amazing.

The charger case is worth mentioning, it is an excellent design and it carries extra charges for the hearing aids which means that you can go away for a long weekend and forget your plug happily. Although the rechargeable devices don't have telecoils onboard, if you pair a multi-mic with the devices you can get access to induction loops.

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 62 RIC (Receiver In Canal)

LiNX Quattro 9 LT62 RIE hearing aidThe LT-62 is a traditional zinc-air powered device that takes a size 13 battery. It has a telecoil onboard and offers a multi-functional button which acts as volume control and programme button. The device is water-resistant. This might be the device for you if you want an on-board telecoil receiver.

Price

From £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK. From €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. From $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Resound say that the new power management system will increase the battery life of the 62 type device by 20%. We reckon that most modern 13 battery hearing aids will offer you about 5 to 7 days of use even with reasonable amounts of streaming. You will be lucky to get much more than that.

The device is also a Made For iPhone / Made For Android device and it will cover hearing losses from mild all the way through to severe to profound depending on the receiver that is fitted. While this is the only Quattro RIC with a telecoil, if you use a multi-mic with the rechargeables, the multi-mic will give you access to induction loop systems.

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 61 RIC (Receiver In Canal)

LiNX Quattro 9 LT61 RIE hearing aidThe LT-61 is a traditional zinc-air powered device that takes a size 312 battery. It doesn't have a telecoil onboard but does offer a multi-functional button which acts as volume control and programme button. The device is water-resistant. This might be the device for you if you want traditionally powered discreet RIC.

Price

From £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK. From €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. From $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Resound say that the new power management system will increase the battery life of the 61 type device by 20%. We reckon that most modern 312 battery hearing aids will offer you about 5 days of use even with reasonable amounts of streaming. You will be lucky to get much more than that.

The device is also a Made For iPhone / Made For Android device and it will cover hearing losses from mild all the way through to severe to profound depending on the receiver that is fitted. While this is the doesn't have a telecoil, if you use a multi-mic, the multi-mic will give you access to induction loop systems.

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The Behind The Ear Models

REsound Quattro BTE aidsResound have also introduced three BTE hearing aids to the Quattro range the BTE 67, the BTE 77 and the BTE 88.

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 BTE 67: This is a wireless Made for iPhone BTE that can be used with a thin-tube or standard BTE tubing and mould. This device has a push-button, volume control and telecoil. It uses a size 13 battery.

Price

From £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK. From €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. From $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 BTE 77: This is a wireless Made for iPhone BTE that can be used with a thin-tube or standard BTE tubing and mould. This device has a push-button, volume control and telecoil. It also offers Direct Audio Input, which means it will accept an audio boot. It uses a size 13 battery.

Price

From £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK. From €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. From $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 BTE 88: This is a wireless high-power Made for iPhone BTE. The device is fitted with a push-button, volume control and telecoil. It also offers Direct Audio Input, which means it will accept an audio boot. It uses a size 13 battery.

Price

From £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK. From €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. From $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

The Custom Models

Resound LiNX Quattro Custom Hearing Aid Models

Resound introduced the custom Quattro hearing aids in 2019. The Quattro is available in five custom models and it has the first ever Made For iPhone and Made For Android Completely In Canal hearing aid available. Let's take a look at what is on offer:

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 MIH (Microphone In Helix Hearing Aid)

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 LTMIHThe LTMIH is a microphone in helix custom hearing aid that is unique to GN Hearing. Because it is so small you will lose some of the benefits of the technology. However, that is always the trade-off for discretion. The device is available with four levels of receiver power, LP, MP, HP and UP which means it can cover a lot of hearing loss, in fact from mild all the way to severe to profound. Again, the size of receiver available is based on the size of your ear canal. If your canal is too small, you won't be able to avail of the higher power receivers.

Price

From £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK. From €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. From $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

The functional features of this model are as follows, it can have a push button, volume control, the devices all have smart start which gives you a couple of seconds to get it in your ear before it comes on. However, you will get the direct audio streaming from iPhones or Android phones, ear to ear communication, and wireless accessories. More importantly, you will get access to the Smart 3D app and all the benefits that it delivers to your experience. There is a telecoil on-board, however, it is only available with the MP HP and UP receiver versions. You will still lose all the directional benefits though as they only come with one mic. The battery size on these models can be 312 or size 13. 

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 CIC (Completely in Canal)

LiNX Quattro 9 LTCIC hearing aidThe LTCIC is slightly on the large side for a CIC, from what I have seen I would more call it an ITC (In The Canal). It is still a discrete device, because it is so small you will lose some of the benefits of the technology. However, that is always the trade-off for discretion. The device is available with four levels of receiver power, LP, MP, HP and UP which means it can cover a lot of hearing loss, in fact from mild all the way to severe to profound. Again, the size of receiver available is based on the size of your ear canal. If your canal is too small, you won't be able to avail of the higher power receivers.

Price

From £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK. From €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. From $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

The functional features of this model are as follows, it can have a push button, volume control, the devices all have smart start which gives you a couple of seconds to get it in your ear before it comes on. However, you will get direct audio streaming from iPhones or Android phones, ear to ear communication, and wireless accessories. More importantly, you will get access to the Smart 3D app and all the benefits that it delivers to your experience. The battery size on this aid is size 10.

By choosing discretion you do lose out on a lot of features and benefit. Firstly, there is no telecoil, something that many like. You lose all the directionality functions because you only have one mic, no Wind Guard.

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 ITC (In The Canal)

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 LTITC hearing aidThe LTITC is an in the canal hearing aid which is slightly larger than a CIC. Like it's smaller brother the CIC, because it is a smaller device, you may lose some of the benefits of the technology. The device is available with four levels of receiver power, LP, MP, HP and UP which means it can cover a lot of hearing loss, in fact from mild all the way to severe to profound. Again, the size of receiver available is based on the size of your ear canal. If your canal is too small, you won't be able to avail of the higher power receivers.

Price

From £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK. From €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. From $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

The functional features of this model are as follows, it can have a push button, volume control, the devices all have smart start which gives you a couple of seconds to get it in your ear before it comes on. You will get the direct audio streaming to iPhone and Android phones, ear to ear communication, and wireless accessories.

More importantly, you will get access to the Smart 3D app and all the benefits that it delivers to your experience. There is a telecoil on-board, however, it is only available with the MP HP and UP receiver versions. The battery size on this aid is 312.

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 ITE (In The Ear)

Resound LiNX Quattro 9 LTITE hearing aidThe LTITE is an in the ear or full shell hearing aid which is the largest Resound Custom. The device is available with four levels of receiver power, LP, MP, HP and UP which means it can cover a lot of hearing loss, in fact from mild all the way to severe to profound. Again, the size of receiver available is based on the size of your ear canal. If your canal is too small, you won't be able to avail of the higher power receivers.

Price

From £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK. From €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. From $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

The functional features of this model are as follows, it can have a push button, volume control, the devices all have smart start which gives you a couple of seconds to get it in your ear before it comes on. You will get the direct audio streaming to iPhone and Android phones, ear to ear communication, and wireless accessories. More importantly, you will get access to the Smart 3D app and all the benefits that it delivers to your experience.

There is a telecoil on-board, however, it is only available with the MP HP and UP receiver versions. These hearing aids use a size 13 battery. The battery life delivered by the 13 battery will be the best in the range. 

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