September 13, 2011 08:00 ET

ReSound Adds Mini BTE and Traditional Custom Hearing Aids to the Alera® Product Line

Leader in Hearing Technology Adds New Models to Award-Winning Alera® Hearing Aid Product Line

BLOOMINGTON, MN--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - -- ReSound, the technology leader in hearing aid solutions, has added two new models to its Alera® hearing aid product line, the Mini BTE and traditional custom models (non-wireless).

The Alera® Mini BTE is small and discreet, with all the capabilities of the ReSound Alera® family including 2.4GHz wireless connectivity options. Alera® also offers enhancements such as WindGuard dual microphone wind noise reduction and In-Situ audiometry. In addition, the open platform enables previously programmed Alera® instruments to be upgraded with the WindGuard wind noise protection.

The In-Situ feature enables clinicians and dispensers to perform audiometry testing using the hearing aid as the transducer to present the stimuli. This has the potential to add convenience and efficiency to the hearing instrument fitting procedure, as the ability to present stimuli using the hearing instrument requires less equipment, less space, and is less time consuming.

The Alera® traditional custom models provide all the benefits of Surround Sound by ReSound plus added natural wind noise protection, directivity and localization.

"With the addition of the Mini BTE and traditional custom models to the Alera® line, we have more models to fit more patients," said Laurel Christensen, Chief Audiology Officer, GN ReSound. "ReSound Alera fits 98% of all hearing losses and addresses a wide range of personal preferences, offering each user a comfortable and effective hearing solution."

To learn more about the Alera® Mini BTE and traditional custom products, visit

About ReSound
ReSound is the industry technology leader in hearing solutions. Since the company's inception in 1943, ReSound has been responsible for a number of hearing industry firsts, including Wide Dynamic Range Compression (WDRC), Digital Feedback Suppression (DFS) and the first open-standard digital chip. Headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark, GN ReSound is part of The GN ReSound Group, one of the world's largest provider of hearing instruments and diagnostic audiological instrumentation.

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