In the ever-evolving world of hearing aids, the recently launched GN ReSound Nexia stands apart with its innovation. As an audiologist with extensive experience in prescribing ReSound products, I am excited to share my comprehensive review of this brand-new technology.
The Unveiling of Nexia: A Technological Marvel
GN ReSound’s Nexia claims to initiate a new era in hearing, aiming to simplify hearing in all situations. It’s available in various models, including the mini rechargeable, size 312 disposable battery and size 13 disposable battery. Here’s what sets it apart:
Micro RIC Design:
ReSound’s smallest rechargeable hearing aid.
Extending help to those with single-sided deafness or those who can’t use binaural aids.
A pioneering Bluetooth protocol that enhances stability and audio quality, revolutionizing hearing in complex environments like airports.
Professional Insight: What Makes Nexia Stand Out?
The excitement around a new hearing aid release is always palpable. Nexia, while smaller than OMNIA, shares the same processor, indicating a continuation of the renowned sound quality. The newly added Hearing in Noise program gives users unprecedented control in noisy environments, a significant step forward in auditory technology.
Battery life is commendable, with approximately 30 hours for the hearing aid and 17 hours for the CROS transmitter. However, concerns about the long-term battery life, particularly in the CROS transmitter, are noteworthy. Battery degradation could potentially affect daily usability over time.
App enhancements like Check my Fit are invaluable, especially for newcomers adapting to their hearing aids. It ensures proper fit, impacting sound quality and comfort. Additionally, ReSound’s updated fitting software offers improved control, allowing clinicians to tailor the hearing aids more precisely to user needs.
Audience Suitability and Performance Rating
Nexia’s versatility makes it suitable for a broad user base, particularly those accustomed to behind-the-ear models and CROS systems. However, the lack of new custom products for Nexia is a notable omission.
My rating for Nexia is an 8.5 out of 10. This score reflects my appreciation for the sound quality consistent with the OMNIA platform and the new features like tap control and CROS compatibility. Yet, I hoped for longer battery life in the CROS transmitter and more immediate implementation of Auracast technology, which remains on the horizon.
My Final Thoughts
ReSound has consistently been at the forefront of hearing aid innovation, notably with their Made for iPhone and Android compatible devices.
While Nexia doesn’t fundamentally change the signal processing platform, it enhances the user experience significantly. However, more substantial changes to the signal processing platform with this new release would have been a welcome development.
Who Should Consider Nexia?
Nexia is ideal for most people seeking advanced hearing solutions. This release is particularly beneficial for existing behind-the-ear and CROS users, although it currently lacks new custom product options.
Taking the Next Step: Trying Nexia
If you’re considering Nexia, I recommend scheduling a hearing test and hearing aid evaluation.
This will allow us to tailor a solution that fits your lifestyle and budget.
To discover how ReSound Nexia can transform your hearing experience, you can reach out to us at Port Credit Audiology.
Our goal is to provide personalized hearing solutions that cater to your unique requirements.