ReSound: “Rediscover hearing”:
The company Danavox was founded in Denmark in 1943 by Gerd Rosenstand, with its first hearing aids produced in 1947. ReSound Corporation was founded by Rodney Perkins in 1984, and merged with GN Danavox in 1996 to develop the first software-based digital hearing aids. ReSound produced the first open-fit hearing aids in 2003 and the first remote-microphone technology hearing aids in 2008, and currently offers a wide variety of hearing aid options for different listening needs.
ReSound is a true leader in innovation in the hearing aid marketplace. They revolutionized the industry with the first ever Open Fit Hearing Aid back in 2003. Personally, this made our job as Audiologists much more rewarding because there was finally a hearing aid that would fit people who had noise induced hearing loss. ReSound went on to pioneer the 2.4 GHz frequency band way of connecting their hearing aids wirelessly to a TV and ultimately it was this technology that interested Apple and made Apple choose ReSound to partner with to develop the direct connectivity to the iPhone. They are currently in their second version, the Linx2 hearing aid that connects to the iPhone.
It should also be noted here that Resound is owned by a parent company called GN. GN has two divisions, the Resound brand, and the Beltone brand. The basic differences between Resound and Beltone are hardware (for example the hearing aid shell; its look and feel) and the proprietary fitting targets. Features work the same with some minor variations and the names are different. The specs are the same between the Resound and Beltone branded products.
On a fun side note, there are also 3 new camouflage colours available, which is always fun for the adventurer in us all. They also make a hearing aid in my favourite colour, Monza Red, which looks amazing with blonde hair.