Resound LiNX Quattro 961

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ReSound LiNX Quattro

provides effortless hearing in the most true-to-life way. Spatial Sense™ gives you a natural sense of where sounds are coming from and helps you form a detailed sound picture of your surroundings. And, in a noisy listening situation, Binaural Directionality™ II makes sure you can still understand every word of the conversation”

 


RESOUND LiNX Quattro 9 (Premium hearing aid – RIC style)

Our Verdict: An amazing product IF you own an iPhone, enjoy gadgets and value the idea of streaming music and audio. Limited functionality via Android phones.
In today’s competitive market, you should be able to negotiate a free trial on all hearing aids. Just ask.

Alternative: The Resound LiNX Quattro 5 is almost as good for a much lower price tag.

 

PRICE TO PAY: Around £3000 for a pair of LiNX Quattro 9 RICs and £1800 for a pair of 5’s

 


APPEARANCE AND FEEL:

(the weight, size, shape, how well it fits ergonomically to the ear; the thickness and flexibility of the wire; the shell construction, quality, finish, IP properties, construction of buttons / switches / battery compartment)

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3 STARS

Attractive design, well put together. Not a bad size considering the wireless properties and its ability to work directly via an app.

 


SOUND PRODUCTION:

(tested for how natural sounds are; how owner’s voice sounds; quality of classical and popular amplified music; naturalness of everyday quiet sounds such as indicator click, and loud sounds such as toilet flush, wind)

3 STARS

The LiNX Quattro sounds ok. It is rather harsh on loud high notes.

 


BACKGROUND NOISE PERFORMANCE:

(how well the instrument appears to cope with the suppression of background noises, such as party speech babble, traffic noise, loud wind noise, car engine sound)

4 STARS

The LiNX Quattro seems to adjust very evenly to background noises. Very competent when compared with most rivals.

 


EASE OF PROGRAMMING:

(from the audiologist perspective – how easy and user-friendly the programming software is: this can affect the quality of the results for the end-user)

3 STARS

Wireless connection is superb via Airlink2. Occasional unwanted feedback sound when connecting or if aids are removed mid-programming, Fitting advice section is squashed.

 


MAINTENANCE & RUNNING COSTS:

(cost of out-of-warranty repairs, cost of shell repairs, spare parts, ease of procuring replacement parts, consumables such as domes, wax guards, receiver wires; shell integrity when put under stress)

2 STARS

Parts are rather expensive.

 


OTHER COMMENT:

The app (fully functional on iPhone) is what has made this hearing aid so popular. You can stream phone calls and music straight into the aids, and the remote control features are wide and varied. Recent price drops will make the product even more appealing. A good choice if you own an iPhone.

 


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Overall score in class

By MR (Oct 2018)

 

 

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Where to get Free Trials

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These audiologists allow you to try one or more models at home before you commit to buying.

We’ll be adding to this list in the future:

 

NOTTINGHAM, EAST MIDLANDS

The Nottingham Hearing Practice


YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE

The York Hearing Practice


CLECKHEATON, YORKSHIRE

R J D Hearing Care


OSWALDTWISTLE, LANCASHIRE

Trust Hearing


DURHAM, NORTH EAST

Response Hearing

 

 

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Oticon Alta2 Pro

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Alta2 Pro Design RITE – for active communication:  A great hearing solution is one that will give you clear speech understanding, ensure you don’t feel tired at the end of the day and deliver sound that sounds natural to you. Alta2 will give you all this in the most discreet devices possible. Alta2 comes with every one of Oticon’s BrainHearing™ technologies. These technologies work together to give you excellent sound quality – in all types of situations.

Everything shaped for you:  Alta2 is more than just excellent sound quality. It is also the most customisable hearing aid we have ever made. Your hearing is a personal as your DNA, and together with your hearing care professional, the sound can be shaped to match your personal listening preferences in order to provide you with the most satisfying and natural listening experience”

 


ALTA 2 Pro Design RITE (Premium hearing aid – RIC style, also available in RIC with button & IIC invisible)

Our Verdict:

The best hearing aid you can buy: IF you like mellower sound production AND an extremely discrete instrument. Will be preferred by music-lovers and musicians. In today’s competitive market, you should be able to negotiate a free trial on all hearing aids. Just ask.

Alternative: The Alta2 Pro mini RITE is slightly larger with an ear-to-ear button (less attractive and not as comfy on the ear)

 


PRICE TO PAY: Around £2800 to £3600 for a pair

APPEARANCE AND FEEL:

(the weight, size, shape, how well it fits ergonomically to the ear; the thickness and flexibility of the wire; the shell construction, quality, finish, IP properties, construction of buttons / switches / battery compartment)

5 STARS

Undoubtedly the best looking hearing aid right now – Furthermore, the microphone array covered by the back section means no hair-rustling and hardly any wind noise. Aesthetically beautiful design, with back panel locking down the receiver wire. Extremely small for an aid with wireless ear-to-ear connection. A tiny critisism is a lack of any button (no room for it).

 


SOUND PRODUCTION:

(tested for how natural sounds are; how owner’s voice sounds; quality of classical and popular amplified music; naturalness of everyday quiet sounds such as indicator click, and loud sounds such as toilet flush, wind)

5 STARS

The Alta2 Pro has a pleasing ‘mellow’ sound which contrasts when compared to PHONAK VENTURE, GN RESOUND LiNX2, SIEMENS PRIMAX.

 


BACKGROUND NOISE PERFORMANCE:

(how well the instrument appears to cope with the suppression of background noises, such as party speech babble, traffic noise, loud wind noise, car engine sound)

5 STARS

This surprised me. The suppression of noise seems to be almost perfect.

 


EASE OF PROGRAMMING:

(from the audiologist perspective – how easy and user-friendly the programming software is: this can affect the quality of the results for the end-user)

3 STARS

Wireless connection is excellent via FittingLink. The feedback controller still seems unsteady causing the product to whistle a little more readily than others – but much improved. Programming is sometimes slow and uncertain, perhaps a little complicated.

 


MAINTENANCE & RUNNING COSTS:

(cost of out-of-warranty repairs, cost of shell repairs, spare parts, ease of procuring replacement parts, consumables such as domes, wax guards, receiver wires; shell integrity when put under stress)

2 STARS

Parts are too expensive, domes are still a clear colour which is a bad idea if one ever comes off loose in your ear, receiver wires are fitted by pushing in to place – rather imprecise.

 


OTHER COMMENT:

The point of this hearing aid is that its a bit more natural sounding than some others I’ve tried AND it’s very small with almost no hair-rustle. The Streamer is a lovely piece of kit, if you are willing to wear a neck-worn accessory. The additional TV Connectline is great as is the Remote Mic.

 

 

4 STARS

Overall Score – in Premium range

By AP (March 2017)