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How Accessible is the ReSound Relief App?

Michael Piskosz, MS

August 19, 2019

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How accessible is the ReSound Relief app for patients with tinnitus? 

Answer

The ReSound Relief app is very accessible to patients. There are no expensive requirements. The app can be downloaded to a smartphone via the App Store or Google Play. No hearing aids are required, although you can stream the ReSound Relief app to streaming-compatible hearing aids. One thing to keep in mind if you're using ReSound hearing aids, the ReSound Relief app does not control anything in the hearing aid. It's simply a stand-alone app which streams audio to the hearing instrument. You could use the Relief app with a standard set of earbuds that you might get with your phone. You can use it with Bluetooth-compatible headphones or earbuds. A person could connect it to a Bluetooth speaker if they wanted to use it during sleep hours, for example. The fact that it's available on a mobile phone or a tablet allows the user to take it with them wherever they want to go. They're not required to have any big machinery. They simply need their phone and some way to deliver the sound.

This Ask the Expert is an excerpt from the text course, Tinnitus Management in the Digital Age: The Efficacy of ReSound Relief. For more information, please visit www.resound.com or the ReSound Partner Page on AudiologyOnline.


michael piskosz

Michael Piskosz, MS

Senior Global Audiologist

Michael started with ReSound as an Audiologist Regional Manager in New Zealand, and has been part of the organization since 2004.  His clinical experience includes working as a clinical audiologist at the University of Miami, in Miami, FL, as well as a private ENT practice in Hollywood, FL. He has a dual undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Psychology from Syracuse University, and earned his Masters of Science (MS) in audiology at the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA. Michael serves as a Senior Audiologist on the Global Medical Affairs team for GN ReSound and has a primary focus on tinnitus, sound sensitivity and mobile solutions. His responsibilities include the development of innovative and functional tinnitus products, materials and mobile solutions that help drive the industry forward for both end-users and hearing care professionals.


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