ReSound

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GN ReSound
Publicly traded
Traded as Nasdaq CopenhagenGN
Headquarters Ballerup, Denmark
Key people
Anders Hedegaard (President and CEO), Per Wold-Olsen(Chairman)
Website http://www.gnresound.com

GN ReSound is a providers of hearing aids and diagnostic audiological instrumentation, represented in more than 80 countries. Headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark, GN ReSound is part of GN Store Nord. ReSound was founded by Dr. Rodney Perkins of Stanford University.

Technology[edit]

iSolate Nanotech
iSolate Nanotech technology adds a protective nano-scale polymer coating to hearing aids to protect them from moisture, humidity and perspiration that can affect the functionality of the device. iSolate nanotech works by coating all elements of the instrument with a thin protective layer that bonds at a molecular level with the internal and external components, shielding them without affecting their performance. Whenever moisture comes in contact with any element of the hearing aid, including internal electrical components, it simply beads up and rolls off without being absorbed.[1]

Remote Microphone
The remote microphone design is engineered to use the natural shape of the ear to improve directivity, wind noise protection, and sound localization.[2][3] Remote microphone hearing instruments help maintain natural and directional localization cues through microphone placement in the concha cymba area of the pinna. Because behind-the-ear (BTE) and some traditional custom hearing instruments have less-than-ideal microphone placement, distortions can occur if sound collection from the pinna is not utilized. Taking advantage of the pinna effect helps to preserve natural localization and directional cues.[4]

See also[edit]

Hearing aid
Hearing impairment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manufacturer News". Retrieved July 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Manufacturer News". Retrieved April 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "World's Best Ear Plugs". Steve Maust. 
  4. ^ Van den Bogaert, T., Carette, E. and Wouters, J. (1009). The effect of using a microphone behind-the-ear, in-the-ear or in-the-pinna on sound source localization by hearing aid users. 

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