Last September, world-renowned hearing aids manufacturer ReSound launched their much-anticipated new hearing technology, the ReSound ONE.

Though the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, as an independent supplier of hearing aids here at Scottsdale ENT, it’s important we review any new devices ourselves before recommending them to our valued patients.

So, to ensure a completely non-biased evaluation, we invited 7 patients to be fit with the ReSound ONE and asked them to put it through the test over a 14-day period,

In this article, we’re going to share their feedback, plus what each of our audiologists thinks about it.

But first, let me share why the ReSound One has is a newsworthy piece of technology!

Why Is The Resound ONE Different To Other Hearing Aids?

In a similar way that spectacles technology only marginally increases with each innovation, it’s no secret that hearing aid technology is exactly the same, however, we can clearly see now that the ReSound One is different.

The ReSound one appears to have “gone back to the drawing board” and created something that looks, feels and performs significantly better than anything else that has come before it.

What Exactly Is The Innovation That Makes It Better From The Rest? 

According to ReSound, the answer is the advanced speech recognition capabilities, which improves wearers’ hearing when there is a lot of background noise.

A microphone that sits inside the ear canal makes this possible, which is a huge leap from the traditional behind-the-ear design that for many, is what has given hearing aids that infamous “way too visible” stigma.

This one massive design change is revolutionary, as it offers a whole new sound experience, utilizing the ear’s unique shape to deliver the most natural sound in all environments.

As a result, if you’re in a restaurant, a coffee shop, or in a meeting, you can hear frequencies that would have otherwise been inaudible.

In addition, whereas most hearing devices amplify all noises, the ReSound ONE picks out only those that you’re focusing on directly in front of you.

Sounds behind and around you are audible but don’t interfere with what is going on right in front of you, giving you a new level of clarity in group settings and offering the best one-to-one hearing experience on the market.

Naturally, it also comes with a range of developments that you would expect from a new release such as:

  • Improved rechargeable battery life
  • Sleeker, more discreet design
  • Advanced connectivity options for remote care and support
  • Ability to seamlessly stream music and calls from your smartphone, computer, or television directly into your ears

So, What Was The Feedback From Our Trusted Patients?

Firstly, I must note that, in order to give you the most honest, non-partial and above all, all-rounded review of the ReSound ONE, it was important for us to select a wide range of patients who all currently wear hearing aids, but have different hearing challenges, including those who needed hearing technology in a working environment, through to those who are retired and are looking to improve their hearing in more social surroundings, such as restaurants or churches.

By doing this, we could test the ReSound ONE’s versatility, as, you know as well as I do that everyone’s hearing is different.

Following 14 days of wearing the ReSound ONE in their everyday lives…

Here’s What They Had To Say:

Nancy said that from the moment she put them on, she was amazed, as the sound was both louder and clearer. Because of this, she rated them 10 out of 10.

Bill said that the biggest difference for him was the much-improved sound that he experienced, and he liked that they didn’t have any batteries compared to his existing hearing aids, leading him to rate them 8 out of 10, and he would definitely recommend them to others.

Midge was impressed by the sound quality, which he says improved by 100% compared to his existing hearing aids. He also said that we was able to hear and follow conversations much better in the restaurant, as well as having a better experience at the movies. Midge rated them 10 out of 10.

 

 

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Dr. Debra L. Hamila, Au.D., CCC/A

Debra Hamila received her master’s degree in audiology from Cleveland State University and her Au.D. from Arizona School of Health Sciences and has been a practicing audiologist for more than 33 years. She has worked in a variety of ENT offices, hospital, and clinical settings.
    You don’t realise you’re walking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again – Regina’s Story

    Regina has suffered from hearing problems since she was an infant, recognized as regular chronic ear infections. And, as with unfortunate events, she has experienced a multitude of audiology catastrophes.

    It was many years before Regina crossed paths with Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat; where her lifetime of hearing problems was addressed effectively and treated with the delicate care that she desperately required.

    Regina’s journey began when she was taken to a regular paediatrician by her mother from a young age. Her ears were, what we describe as an audiologists recipe for disaster, ‘flushed out’.

    This dangerous procedure caused a nasty infection, which spread to her mastoid bone and, at the age of 15, she underwent a tympanoplasty mastoidectomy to stop the infection spreading. This only forbade her future struggles with hearing loss. 

    As with poor diagnosis, Regina was faced with another canaloplasty which didn’t work. Soon after, she received a BAHA, which is a cochlear implant in her skull that acts as a sound processor that detects sound and transforms it into vibrations. 

    However, suffering from a history of poor hearing care, she was unaware of the former issues her ear presented.

    By now, this would be described as any audiologists nightmare. But, we’re proud to have helped Regina on her road to optimum hearing and reconnect her to her loved ones.

    When she arrived at Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat it was evident that she was losing hearing on her right side. At this point, she was fitted with a ReSound hearing device, which provided the catalyst to a new and improved hearing.

    The first thing Regina noticed was the indefinite sound she had been making whilst emptying the dishwasher, completely unaware of the noise she was making!

    “I mean, the detail that I can hear now it’s like, Whoa, I didn’t realize I was making that much noise. I need to be quieter!”

    Treated with professional care, Regina received a comprehensive hearing assessment with Dr. Debra Hamila.

    “I just love, love, love Dr. Hamila, she is such a professional and loving person. I was so impressed with the office and what she did with the ReSound, I just love her.”

    Like many others, it takes years for people to realize they have a hearing problem. Regina described this moment as life-changing.

    “You don’t realise you’re walking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again. Especially now I’m a full-time Grammy Nanny, I can hear so much more and it has enriched my life incredibly.”

    What advice would you give to someone who is deliberating on taking the first step towards better hearing?

    “My advice to them would be to have a hearing test. Especially as we age our hearing goes down. It’s really unfortunate that people carry their pride and are not willing to learn to walk with the rock in their shoe. You don’t realise you’re waking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again.”

    Regina is one of many patients who has been impacted by our audiological services and we are proud to have been able to provide the tool towards better hearing and a lifetime of many more memories.