Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids
Do you hear reasonably well but feel you might be experiencing early signs of hearing loss? If you’re curious about hearing aid technology but are not ready to make the jump to prescription hearing aids, an over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid might be an excellent option for you.
What Are OTC Hearing Aids?
OTC hearing aids are designed for adults with self-perceived mild-to-moderate hearing loss symptoms. Consumers can purchase OTC hearing aids in drugstores or online directly without an exam or prescription from a hearing professional, such as an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist. OTC hearing aids provide an “entry-level” and more budget-friendly option for those interested in hearing technology and how it can benefit their life.
OTC hearing aids are categorized as “medical devices,” which means manufacturers must adhere to strict quality standards set by the FDA. This means consumers can shop confidently knowing OTC devices on the market are safe and accurately labeled.
OTC hearing aids are not the same as personal sound amplification products (PSAPs). While you can purchase PSAPs without a prescription, these devices are not regulated by the FDA. They are intended for people who require sound amplification in certain situations (such as hearing sounds at a distance). PSAPs cannot treat symptoms of hearing loss.
What is the Difference Between OTC and Prescription Hearing Aids?
OTC hearing aids are simplistic in design and offer a one-size-fits-most solution to mild hearing loss. They are a great introduction to hearing technology, and wearing an OTC device may help consumers better understand their own hearing needs. OTC hearing aids typically allow the consumer to adjust the physical fit of the device as well as make minor changes to the frequency and sound amplification settings. As mentioned above, consumers can purchase OTC hearing aids in-store or online, which is not the case for prescription devices.
Prescription hearing aids are more technologically advanced than OTC devices and are designed to treat various types of hearing loss, from mild to the most severe cases. A hearing evaluation from a healthcare professional is required, which allows for a highly personalized selection process. After a hearing aid is selected, your provider will fit your hearing aid to your ear anatomy and program the amplification and frequency settings to your unique needs.
OTC or Prescription Hearing Aids: Which Device is Best for Me?
Hearing loss is unique to the individual, and understanding how it impacts your life and communication is essential when making healthcare decisions. As previously mentioned, those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss symptoms are the best candidates for an OTC hearing aid.
Mild hearing loss has a low impact on quality of life. Individuals with mild symptoms typically struggle to hear sounds within the 26-40 decibel range. They usually hear speech well but might strain to hear whispering or softer sounds.
Moderate hearing loss falls within the 41-55 decibel range. People with moderate hearing loss may strain to hear speech at normal conversation levels, especially with significant background noise.
Moderate-to-severe hearing loss occurs between 56-70 decibels. Those with hearing loss within this range will likely not hear conversations at normal volume, and will often ask others to repeat what they said or raise their voices.
Severe hearing loss occurs between 71-90 decibels, and those within this range cannot hear speech at normal conversation levels. They will likely need to turn the TV up to a volume that disturbs others in the room and may not hear the doorbell or phone ringing.
Profound hearing loss occurs at 91+ decibels. People with profound hearing loss can only hear loud sounds and will not hear speech at normal conversation levels. Even during loud conversations, speech may be difficult to understand without a hearing aid.
OTC hearing aids are not approved for use in children, as they are self-programmed and the risk of having incorrect amplification could result in irreversible damage to hearing. Additionally, adults with moderate-to-profound, unilateral or sudden hearing loss or conditions like tinnitus, should seek care from a licensed healthcare provider to receive the testing and customization needed to improve their listening experience.
The Bottom Line
Untreated hearing loss is not only a nuisance: it can seriously impact cognitive function later in life. Since they are more widely available, OTC hearing aids allow individuals with mild symptoms to get an early start on treatment. They also help people understand how drastically hearing loss affects their life. After seeing what an OTC hearing aid can do, individuals with hearing loss may be more inclined to seek a prescription should their symptoms progress.
Hearing Aid Styles
A wide range of technology and a host of features are available in each hearing aid style. The cost of hearing aids generally depends on the technology and the number of features the instrument has and not necessarily on the style selected. Today’s digital hearing aids are typically offered in various technology levels, such as basic, entry, advanced or premium level.
Basic digital hearing aids generally require the wearer to make some manual adjustments in certain listening environments, such as turning a volume control up or down, or pushing a button to change listening programs. In contrast, a premium or more advanced hearing aid responds automatically to changes in the listener’s environment, making changes based on the signals being detected by the hearing aid. The hearing aid wearer is not required to make any manual changes. As the level of the technology increases in hearing aids, so does the availability of advanced features. Examples of some of the advanced features found in today’s digital hearing aids are shown below.
When selecting a style the following is considered:
- The degree of the hearing loss (power requirements)
- Manual dexterity and visual abilities
- Patient budget
- Skin sensitivities
- Anatomical/medical considerations
- Lifestyle and listening needs
Styles of hearing aids
Hearing aids are available in many different sizes and styles thanks to advancements in digital technology and miniaturization of the internal components. Many of today’s hearing aids are considered sleek, compact and innovative – offering solutions to a wide range of hearing aid wearers.
In the ear (ITE)
Hearing aids worn in the ear are usually custom-fit, based on a cast or impression of the ear. They’re available in different skin tones to camouflage with the outer ear. There are several styles – each is listed below, ranging from smallest to largest.
Invisible in canal (IIC)
The smallest custom style, IIC instruments, sit invisibly in or past the second bend of the ear canal. IIC devices are specifically designed for mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
Completely in canal (CIC)
One of the smallest custom styles, CIC instruments, fit deeply and entirely within the ear canal. They fit mild-to-moderate hearing losses and offer high cosmetic appeal, as they’re nearly invisible when worn.
In the canal (ITC)
ITC instruments sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, making them comfortable and easy to use. Because they’re slightly larger than CIC models, they have a longer battery life, and can host additional features such as directional microphones for better understanding in noisy environments, and controls such as volume controls. They fit mild and moderate hearing losses.
Full shell in the ear (ITE)
Full shell models sit flush within the entire ear bowl. Their size allows the maximum number of additional controls and features such as directional microphones, which require space on the outer portion of the instrument. They use a larger battery size than the smaller styles and can fit a larger receiver with enough power for even some severe hearing losses. Because of their flexibility, they’re widely recommended for mild-to-severe hearing loss.
Behind the ear
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) models sit behind or on top of the outer ear, with tubing/wiring that routes sounds down into the ear that connects to an ear tip or earmold to secure them in the ear canal. BTEs come in a variety colors to blend with hair or skin tones, and even chrome colors, leopard print and other funky designs to suit personal styles. Different BTE sizes accommodate different features, controls, battery types and degrees of power (larger instruments generally have more power than smaller ones). While many people choose discreet BTEs that are unnoticeable when worn, others are tempted to show off the cool designs. There are several styles – each is listed below.
Mini BTE with slim tube and tip
Mini BTEs are designed to hide behind the outer ear and have ultra-thin tubing/wiring to discreetly route sound into the ear. The tubing/wiring connects to a soft tip that sits in the ear canal but doesn’t occlude it. The result is a natural, open feeling as airflow and sound enter the ear naturally around the tip, while amplified sound enters through the tip. This is known as “open fitting” and is recommended for mild-to-moderate high frequency losses.
Receiver in ear (RIC)
RIC models are mini BTEs that have the speaker of the instrument incorporated in the ear tip, instead of in the main body of the instrument. RIC instruments fit mild-to-severe hearing losses. This hearing aid style looks similar to the Mini BTE when worn on the ear.
BTE with Earmold
BTEs with earmolds fit mild through severe hearing losses. Their longer shape follows the contour behind the outer ear and can house many features, including a program button and volume control. The earmold color and style, as well as the wearer’s hairstyle, determine exactly how they’ll look on each person.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I know I have hearing loss?
- What causes hearing loss?
- How is hearing loss diagnosed?
- What are the different degrees of hearing loss?
- What are the different types of hearing loss?
- What are the signs of hearing loss in children?
- What style of hearing aid do I need?
- What are assistive listening devices (ALDs)?
- What is tinnitus?
- What causes tinnitus?
- How is tinnitus treated?
- What is the difference between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist (HIS)?
How do I know if I have hearing loss?
If you’re concerned you or a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss, you are not alone. Because hearing loss can come on gradually, it’s often the people around you who notice your hearing problems before you do. Typically, it takes people an average of seven years to seek treatment. If you exhibit the following symptoms, consider visiting an audiologist:
- You hear mumbling when people are speaking to you
- You have to ask people to repeat what they said
- You laugh at jokes even though you may not have heard the details
- You frequently complain that people mumble
- You need to ask others about the details of a meeting you just attended
- You play the TV or radio louder than your friends, spouse or relatives
- You cannot hear the doorbell or the telephone
- You find that looking at people when they speak to you makes it easier to understand
- You miss environmental sounds, such as birds chirping or leaves blowing
- You find yourself avoiding certain restaurants because they are too noisy
- You hear a ringing sound in your ears, especially when it is quiet.
What causes hearing loss?
Hearing loss can be due to several factors such as the aging process, exposure to loud noise, medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital (birth) or genetic factors, diseases, as well as a number of other causes. It is estimated that nearly 20 percent of adults in the United States (48 million) report some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss often occurs gradually throughout a lifetime.
How is hearing loss diagnosed?
If you exhibit symptoms of hearing loss, you should see an audiologist to have a formal hearing evaluation. This hearing test, or audiologic evaluation, is diagnostic and allows the audiologist to determine the type and degree of your hearing loss. There will also be a hearing test that evaluates your sensitivity, acuity and accuracy to speech understanding. Your audiologist may also test for speech understanding at different volume levels and conditions – like noise – to help the professional recommend the best hearing aids for your particular needs.
The hearing evaluation will also include a thorough case history and a visual inspection of the ear canal and eardrum. Additional tests of middle ear function may also be performed depending on your symptoms. The results of the evaluation can be useful to a physician, if the audiologist believes your hearing loss may benefit from medical intervention.
Results of the hearing evaluation are plotted on a graph called an audiogram. The audiogram provides a visual view of your hearing test results across various pitches or frequencies, especially the ones necessary for understanding speech. The audiogram and results from your speech understanding tests are used to create a prescription by which hearing aids are programmed, if necessary.
What are the different degrees of hearing loss?
The results of your hearing test are plotted on a chart called an audiogram. Loudness is plotted from top to bottom. The top of the graph is very quiet and the bottom of the graph is very loud. Frequency, or pitch, from low to high, is plotted from left to right. Hearing level (HL) is measured in decibels (dB) and is described in general categories. The general hearing loss categories used by most hearing professionals are as follows:
- Normal hearing (0-25 dB HL)
- Mild hearing loss (26-40 dB HL)
- Moderate hearing loss (41-70dB HL)
- Severe hearing loss (71-90 dB HL)
- Profound hearing loss (greater than 91 dB HL)
What are the different types of hearing loss?
There are three main types of hearing loss and each can be caused by different factors and require different hearing aid technology and features to have the best listening experience. The three types of hearing loss include:
- Sensorineural hearing loss: When the problem is in the inner ear or a problem with the auditory nerve, a sensorineural hearing loss is the result. This commonly occurs from damage to the small hair cells, or nerve fibers, in the auditory system. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss in adults and accounts for more than 90 percent of hearing loss in all hearing aid wearers. The most common causes of this hearing loss are age-related changes and noise exposure. Loss may also result from disturbance of inner ear circulation, increased inner ear fluid pressure or from disturbances of nerve transmission. There are many excellent options for the patient with sensorineural hearing loss.
- Conductive hearing loss: When there is a problem in the external or middle ear, a conductive hearing loss occurs. Conductive hearing loss develops when sound is not conducted efficiently through the ear canal, eardrum or tiny bones of the middle ear, resulting in a reduction of the loudness of sound that is heard. Conductive losses may result from earwax blocking the ear canal, fluid in the middle ear, middle ear infection, obstruction of the ear canal, perforation (hole) in the eardrum membrane or disease of any of the three middle ear bones. Individuals with conductive hearing loss can benefit from hearing aids, medical implants, medication or surgical options.
- Mixed hearing loss: When there are problems in the middle and inner ear, a mixed hearing impairment is the result. Because mixed hearing loss involves both sensorineural and conductive hearing loss, treatment options from hearing aids to surgery depends on the nature of the impairment and the symptoms experienced.
What are the signs of hearing loss in children?
Hearing loss in children can occur at any time in life from acquired factors such as ear infections, head trauma, certain medications and genetic factors. You may suspect your child has a hearing loss if you observe any of the following:
- Failed newborn hearing screening
- Delays in speech and language acquisition, including baby babbling
- Frequent ear infections
- Not startled by loud sounds
- Not turning to the location of sounds after six months of age
- Difficulty following verbal directions
- Daydreaming in many situations
- Concerns by school teachers or failed school hearing screening
- Loud volume on the TV or radio
- Complaints from the child that they cannot hear
A pediatric audiologist is trained to test children of all ages. Any symptom of hearing loss in children should be addressed promptly so that speech, language and academic development are not delayed or negatively impacted.
What style of hearing aid do I need?
There are many types of hearing aids today and the style or device depends on your lifestyle, budget and hearing loss needs. There are in-the-ear styles as well as behind-the-ear styles. In addition to selecting the right style of device, it’s also important to consider what features would be most beneficial to you. From directional microphones to waterproof options, there are numerous varieties to meet everyone’s personal needs. Today’s hearing aids are even equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to work with wireless technology like a cell phone or television.
Hearing aids are available in many different sizes and styles, thanks to advancements in digital technology and miniaturization of the internal components. Many of today’s hearing aids are considered sleek, compact and innovative – offering solutions to a wide range of hearing aid users. When selecting a style of hearing aid, the following should be considered:
- The type/degree of the hearing loss
- Power requirements
- Manual dexterity and visual abilities
- Cosmetics and aesthetics
- Anatomical and medical considerations
- Lifestyle requirements
What are assistive listening devices (ALDs)?
People with all types and degrees of hearing loss can benefit from an assistive listening device (ALD). Since the microphone of a typical hearing aid is worn on or behind your ear, its ability to enhance the talker-to-background-noise ratio can be limited. However, ALDs are designed to increase the loudness of a desired sound, such as a radio, television or a public speaker, without increasing the background noise. This is because the microphone of the assistive listening device is placed close to the talker or device being used, while the microphone of the hearing aid is always close to the listener.
ALDs include alarm clocks, TV listening systems, telephone amplifying devices and auditorium-type assistive listening systems. Many newer devices are small, wireless and compatible with a person’s digital hearing aids. Alarms and other home ALDs may be small devices that are placed discreetly on tables, next to the TV or on the wall.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a common disorder affecting over 50 million people in the United States. It is often referred to as “ringing in the ears,” although some people hear hissing, roaring, whistling, buzzing or clicking. Tinnitus is not actually a disease, but a symptom of another underlying condition of the ear, auditory nerve or other influencing factor. Tinnitus can be intermittent or constant, with single or multiple tones. The perceived volume can range from very soft to extremely loud and may be recurrent or constant.
What causes tinnitus?
The exact cause of tinnitus is not known in every case. However, there are several likely factors that may worsen tinnitus. These include:
- Noise-induced hearing loss
- Wax build-up in the ear canal
- Certain medications
- Ear or sinus infections
- Age-related hearing loss
- Ear diseases and disorders
- Jaw misalignment
- Cardiovascular disease
- Certain types of tumors
- Thyroid disorders
- Head and neck trauma
How is tinnitus treated?
Depending on the severity and underlying condition causing the tinnitus, there are several treatments available to improve the perception of unwanted noise. The most common treatments for tinnitus include:
- Hearing aids with tinnitus-masking features
- Tinnitus retraining therapy
- Sound therapy
- Avoidance measures
- Avoidance of certain medications
- Behavioral therapy
What is the difference between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist (HIS)?
There are a number of different hearing healthcare professionals available, but each has different education and training requirements. An audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist (HIS) are two of the most common professionals when seeking treatment for hearing loss. To better understand which professional is best for you, it’s important to distinguish the differences between the two.
Audiologist: An audiologist is trained to diagnose, treat and monitor disorders of the hearing and balance system. They are trained in anatomy and physiology, amplification devices, cochlear implants, electrophysiology, acoustics, psychophysics and auditory rehabilitation. Doctors of Audiology complete, at a minimum, an undergraduate and doctoral level degree in audiology, as well as a supervised externship prior to state licensure and national certification. This usually requires eight years of post-secondary education (four years of college and four years of graduate school). The graduate school years focus on the medical, diagnostic and rehabilitative aspects of hearing loss, hearing aids and the vestibular system. Upon completion of training, audiologists must also pass a national standardized examination in order to be eligible for state licensure. Continuing education requirements must be met in order for an audiologist to maintain state licensure. For individuals with hearing loss, auditory issues or balance problems, an audiologist is the most qualified professional to assist with diagnosis and treatment.
Hearing instrument specialist (HIS): A hearing instrument specialist is licensed to perform audiometric testing to sell and fit hearing aids. In order to obtain a license, a HIS generally has to take a certification program in hearing aids, complete in-the-field training hours and pass an exam. Hearing instrument specialists are able to fit and repair hearing aids, however, they cannot diagnose a hearing loss.
Guide to Hearing Aids
Widex Hearing Aids
Even a great hearing aid has always sounded like a hearing aid – until now.
The revolutionary WIDEX MOMENT™ has changed the game to deliver a more pure, natural sound. Typically, sound processed in a hearing aid reaches the eardrum later than sound heard directly. And when these two ‘out of sync’ signals mix, they create an artificial sound.
But now, Widex MOMENT™ powered by ZeroDelay™ technology provides industry-leading processing time to help you hear the moments that matter.
PEOPLE LOVE THE SOUND
Are you tired of hearing aid ‘revolutions’ that no one can hear? We are. That’s why WIDEX MOMENT™ makes a real difference to your hearing in real life.
Tests show that a large majority of both new and experienced users prefer the Widex PureSound™ program in WIDEX MOMENT™ across different sound scenarios.*
Hear the Difference.
Recharging your Widex MOMENT™ is both easy and discreet.
Although the mRIC model is the market’s smallest rechargeable receiver-in-canal hearing aid, you can rest easy knowing you’ll have all the power you need to hear every moment.
No struggling with hearing aid batteries. Just a slim, simple charger that fits your life.
BUILT TO LAST
WIDEX MOMENT™ is designed to reduce the risk of moisture damage.
You’ll welcome advanced water-resistant nano coating, durable microphones, and smart engineering.
Since there’s no battery door, there are also fewer gaps for moisture to sneak into, resulting in our most durable hearing aid yet.
EXPLORE THE WIDEX MOMENT™ HEARING AID MODELS
WIDEX MOMENT™ is available in three receiver-in-canal models and three In-the-ear models. Your hearing healthcare professional can help you choose the ideal model for your specific hearing loss and lifestyle.
* Balling, Laura W., PhD; Townend, Oliver; Steifenhofer, Georg, MSc; Switalksi,Wendy, AuD, MBA. (April 2020) Reducing Hearing Aid Delay for Optimal Sound Quality: A New Paradigm in Processing. Hearing Review, Vol. 27, No. 4: 20-26.
– THE WORLD’S FIRST SMART HEARING AID
Widex EVOKE hearing devices evolve in real life to keep getting smarter. It learns from your hearing preferences in the moment and over time. With just a few taps on a smartphone, you can choose the sounds you want to hear, putting you in full control if you want to be.
And if you want to lean back? EVOKE automatically adjusts to your needs and the environment around you – smoothly and in real-time.
EVOKE learns from your experiences and from the experiences of other wearers all over the world. Widex uses that anonymous data to create a better listening experience for everyone. So the great hearing device you buy today evolves to be even better tomorrow!
Whether you prefer discreet or power, there’s an EVOKE style for you. Widex EVOKE family of hearing instruments is available in four technology levels and in a variety of colors, offering different options to suit your lifestyle, hearing loss and budget. Ask your hearing healthcare professional which EVOKE model is best for you.
– Get Connected. Stay Connected.
With the Widex BEYOND™ made-for-iPhone hearing aid, you can enjoy the best that life has to offer. BEYOND brings you superior sound technology, Bluetooth connectivity and control of your hearing via your iPhone® and Android™ so you stay connected to your world. The customizable BEYOND app lets you design your own hearing, and it offers you connectivity anywhere and anytime.
- Easy swipe technology, with an intuitive app that can be customized for sound settings and listening programs.
- Instant connection to your iPhone, T-Coils, and Widex assistive listening devices.
- 30 percent better speech understanding in wind, and a comfortable, natural sound in all listening situations.
- Brilliant streaming sound when listening to music, taking calls, or watching TV.
- Fewer battery changes, with the longest battery life in the industry.
Widex BEYOND is available in three technology levels and fifteen popular colors, offering a variety of options to suit your lifestyle, hearing loss, and budget. Ask your hearing health professional the BEYOND technology that’s best for you.
WIDEX UNIQUE hearing aids cleverly and quickly adapt to any situation you find yourself in, so you can easily separate speech from noise. You can also enjoy supreme sound in any environment.
WIDEX UNIQUE hearing aids push the boundaries of what you can hear with hearing aids. Louder and softer sounds. More conversation. All the important sound details around you. No matter what situation you’re in, UNIQUE lets you comfortably hear more sounds wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.
COLORS AND MODELS
UNIQUE is available in three Behind-the-ear (BTE) models and three In-the-ear (ITE) models. Your hearing care professional can help you choose the ideal model for your specific hearing loss and lifestyle. All UNIQUE models are available in a wide range of stylish colors to suit all tastes. You can choose between 14 different colors for BTE models and three standard colors for ITE models.
Hearing Aid Accessories
With Widex accessories, you’re connected to a whole world of sounds. These communication accessories make it easy for you to connect instantly to the following:
- Phone for easy conversations
- TV for enhanced entertainment
- Remote Control for personalized adjustments
- External audio devices, tablets, and more for improved listening
Hear TV sound like never before.
TV PLAY lets you fully enjoy what you want to see and hear through your Widex hearing aids. With its patent-pending dual-antenna technology, TV PLAY offers maximum streaming stability, so you will never miss out on important TV moments.
Keeps you connected with mobile phones and Bluetooth devices.
With the COM-DEX accessory, you can stream high-quality sound from most mobile phones to your hearing devices – hands-free and without any fuss. Worn around your neck, the COM-DEX connects wirelessly to your hearing devices so you can control them remotely with the COM-DEX app: an easy-to-use and convenient way to adjust volume, sound direction and program settings.
COM-DEX REMOTE MIC
Hear conversations in detail.
The COM-DEX Remote Mic is the answer to difficult one-on-one listening situations including noisy environments! It connects wirelessly to your hearing devices via the COM-DEX. It may be clipped to the shirt or placed on the table close to your conversation partner for easy and discreet listening.
For mobile phones and audio devices.
The UNI-DEX accessory is extremely easy to use. Simply plug the mini-jack cable into your mobile phone or audio device, hang the UNI-DEX around your neck, and you are ready to go. Stream sound to your hearing devices and talk hands-free when using a mobile phone or on Skype via PC or tablet.
For discreet streaming from mobile phones.
The CALL-DEX is an ultra-compact device for streaming conversations directly from your mobile phone to your hearing aids. Extremely discreet, CALL-DEX simply inserts into the jack plug of your phone and you can then use your mobile phone normally.
For easy landline use.
The PHONE-DEX 2 is a cordless phone that streams crystal clear sound directly into your hearing devices, enabling you to hear speech in both ears! Working as a regular phone, it is an easy to use phone for the whole family. Second handset and charging station available separately.
For enjoying TV.
The TV-DEX accessory lets you stream high-quality audio with no delay or echoes from the TV straight to your hearing devices. Its Room Off feature allows you to hear the TV sound only, without unnecessary background noise. With excellent battery life, enjoy uninterrupted TV like never before! Second Handset and charging station available separately.
Your remote control
The RC-DEX accessory is a stylish and user-friendly remote control that gives you control of basic hearing aid functions like volume and programs. Small enough to fit on a keychain, the RC-DEX is intelligently laid out with three simple keys. This means that you can quickly and easily start using it.
For flexible streaming
FM+DEX converts signals from an FM receiver, telecoil, or audio line in and streams high-quality sound to Widex wireless hearing aids. Aside from receiving FM signals when an FM module is attached, it can be used as a telecoil, perfect for use in places such as classrooms and meetings. Wearers can also stream music or other audio with the audio line-in function.
Phonak Hearing Products
Phonak Audéo™ Lumity
Conversations shine with Lumity
Introducing Audéo Lumity with unique Phonak SmartSpeech™ Technology for improved speech understanding.1 Fully immerse in conversations around you and enjoy easier hearing in many situations.1
Available in a range of colors
- Improved speech understanding in noisy environments1
- Reduced listening effort1
- Universal connectivity to iOS®, Android™ and other Bluetooth® enabled devices
- Waterproof* (Audéo LifeTM Lumity)
- Health data tracking**
- Personalized noise canceling
- Access voice assistant apps with a tap
*up to 50cm **In order to access health data, it is necessary to create an account within myPhonak app
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Thibodeau L.M. (2020) Benefits in Speech Recognition in Noise with Remote WirelessMicrophones in Group Settings. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology,31(6), 404–411.
Woodward,J and Latzel, M (2022) New implementation of directional beamformingconfigurations show improved speech understanding and reduced listening effort.PhonakField Study News in preparation. Expected end of 2022
Introducing Phonak Audéo™ Life – the world’s first waterproof* rechargeable hearing aid
Proven Paradise performance
Part of the Phonak Audéo Paradise family, Phonak Audéo Life delivers crisp, natural sound and is capable of being submerged in up to 1.64 feet of fresh water, salt water or pool water.
Audéo Life is the ideal solution for patients who put their hearing aids under more pressure in physically demanding environments or those looking for a hearing aid that will withstand strenuous activities.
Audéo Life highlights:
- Unrivaled sound quality
- Empowering smart apps
- Universal connectivity to smartphones, TV, Roger and more
- Multiple Bluetooth® connections
- Tap Control for easy access to Bluetooth functionalities
Phonak Charger Case Go™
The Phonak Charger Case Go is ideal for patients who want to charge their hearing aid on the move. This inductive charger is exclusively designed for Audéo Life. Featuring an internal battery, it can fully charge the hearing aids up to 3 times on a single charge and is easy to use.
Audéo Life has been extensively tested beyond the normal IP68 rating to withstand submersion in not just fresh water, but also salt water and pool water at depths of up to 50 cm or 1.64 feet.
Audéo Life allows you to interact confidently and fully participate in the activities you enjoy2.
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* up to 50 cm or 1.64 feet
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Phonak Virto™ Paradise
Phonak Virto Paradise is a revolutionary hearing aid that does more than improve your sense of hearing — it restores your sense of wonder. Virto delivers an unrivaled* sound quality1 experience, enabling you to enjoy more of life’s wonders. Boost your inner confidence and overall well-being and feel empowered like never before. Afterall, there’s nothing like the sound of Paradise.
The human ear is a powerful thing. Virto P is custommade for your ears only and comes with a host of powerful features to keep you connected and thriving.
Unrivaled* sound quality1
Phonak Virto P delivers unrivaled* sound quality. It can distinguish between streamed speech and music for more joy of listening. With Virto P, we have developed a device that delivers not only crisp natural sound2 but also brilliant speech understanding.1,3
Phonak Virto P-312 provides universal connectivity which allows you to seamlessly stream audio content from numerous Bluetooth® enabled devices.
Virto P-312 allows you to enjoy hands-free calls. This means that your phone calls can be directly streamed from iOS®, Android™ or other Bluetooth enabled smartphones. Answer or reject calls with a simple push of the button, even if your phone is on the other side of the room.
- Connects to smartphones, TV, Roger™ and more
- Multiple Bluetooth connections
- Easily switch between two paired devices with enhanced Bluetooth capabilities
Whether modern and black or discreet and durable, Virto P is designed specifically with you in mind.
*Compared to Phonak Audéo Marvel
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2 Taphuntsang, D. (2020). Market research ID 4387. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in further information.
3 Wright, A. (2020). Adaptive Phonak Digital 2.0: Next-level fitting formula with adaptive compression for reduced listening effort. Phonak Field Study News, retrieved from www.phonakpro.com/evidence, accessed August 19, 2020.
Phonak Audéo™ Paradise
There's nothing like the sound of Paradise
Hearing is regarded as something we naturally do. The ability to hear is such an intricate part of our existence and fundamental for our overall well-being. What better way to rediscover sound than with a hearing aid inspired by nature itself. After all, there’s nothing like the sound of Paradise.
A hearing aid that delivers an unrivaled hearing experience:
- Crisp natural sound
- Brilliant speech understanding
- Personalized noise canceling
- Voice assistant access with a tap
- Connects to smartphones, TV and more
- Empowering smart apps
Phonak Bolero™ Marvel
Phonak Bolero for mild to severe hearing loss combines maximum reliability and robustness with a clear, rich sound experience and multi-functionality.
Clear, rich sound
Enjoy better speech understanding in noise, less listening effort and be amazed at how well your hearing aids perform from the first fit and every time you wear them.
Connects to smartphones, TV and more
Phonak Bolero Marvel hearing aids connect directly to either your iOS or Android smartphone or other Bluetooth® enabled devices. Use them for hands-free calls, listening to TV, music, e-books, podcasts and so much more.
Available with powerful rechargeable technology, Marvel hearing aids are easy to use, quick to charge and offer a full day of hearing including streaming.
Phonak Virto™ P-Titanium
Designed to fit specifically to your ear, Virto Paradise Titanium is the 3rd generation of the world’s first hearing aid made from titanium with a 15x stronger shell than acrylic. So discreet, others will barely notice it.
CROS P is a Paradise solution for unilateral hearing loss
CROS transmits sound and voices from one side to the other, so your hearing ear can hear for both ears. When CROS P is fit with a Phonak Audéo™ Paradise hearing aid, it helps people with unilateral hearing loss to hear speech clearly and follow conversations from all directions.
Benefits of CROS devices:
- Follow conversations in quiet and noisy surroundings without having to reposition yourself
- Hear speech from the side with hearing loss better even when in noise
- Gain greater awareness of sounds from the side with hearing loss
CROS P features:
- Designed specifically for unilateral hearing loss
- Proven Paradise performance
- Universal connectivity to smartphones, TV, Roger™ microphones and more
- Hands-free phone calls with own voice pick-up
- Easy to use
- Two models to choose from: rechargeable and a replaceable zinc-air battery
Phonak PartnerMic™ is a discreet and easy-to-use microphone optimal for one-to-one conversations in noisy environments. Attach it anywhere onto your partners shirt, blouse or jacket without having to worry about the positioning. Thanks to Phonak AirStream™ technology, speech is streamed to your Marvel hearing aids without an additional device.
The Phonak RemoteControl is an easy and very discreet way to control your Phonak hearing aids.
Roger Select™ is specifically designed to help boost your hearing performance and allow you to hear regardless of where a voice is coming from to keep you at the heart of the conversation.
Roger Table Mic II is a microphone dedicated for working adults who participate in various meetings. It selects the person who’s talking and switches automatically between the meeting participants.
The TV Connector is a simple plug and play interface to TV’s and other audio sources, supporting the direct connectivity of Phonak Audéo Marvel and Audéo B-Direct hearing aids. It is designed to simplify the setup and usage. It’s just like using wireless headphones.
Roger Pen™ is a versatile wireless microphone that reduces loud background noise and transfers the clear sound of the voice you want to hear directly to your hearing aids.
The myPhonak app offers you remote control functionality like volume change and program adjustment. It also provides enhanced functionality with the ability to customize and personalize the sounds of your hearing programs to suit your listening needs. Based on the connected hearing aid, you can access status information like state of the battery charge, wearing time and more.
ReSound Hearing Products
Love the everyday details in life
Want to hear your best in noise and enjoy sounds all around? Now you can with ReSound OMNIATM.
Surround yourself with what you love
Life is full of details and conversations around you that enrich everyday moments, but can you hear them through the other sounds? Now you can with ReSound OMNIA which is made for hearing in noise. Greater than ever, enabling you to hear speech in noise in any direction*. It all sounds and feels natural and connects you naturally to the world.
With ReSound OMNIA, now you can:
- Hear your best in noise
- Enjoy sounds from all around you
- Sound like yourself, hearing your own voice as you know it
- Have crystal clear phone calls and direct streaming from your favorite devices
- And more
Features and benefits include:
- Optimal on-ear comfort
- All-day power with up to 30 hours of use on one charge
- All-weatherproof design for less maintenance
- Crystal clear phone calls
- Hands-free calls for iPhone and iPad**
- Direct streaming from your favorite devices
Your best wearing experience daily
Learn how to wear your hearing aids correctly and securely by taking a quick photo. The Check My Fit feature in our smartphone app helps users to wear their hearing aids properly and get the most out of ReSound OMNIA each day.
The power you need
Now you can – do what you want without having to worry about running out of power. Hear clear sound all day with up to 30 hours of use on one charge. Rechargeable ReSound OMNIA hearing aids offers three different charger options that serve as stylish, easy to use and reliable chargers. Choose from the Premium Charger, with an onboard battery for up to three days, Standard Charger, in a carry-case style with lid, or the Desktop Charger, perfect for your favorite spot at home.
The foundation of everything we do
Organic HearingTM, our unique approach to creating hearing solutions that sound natural, feel natural and connect you naturally. We want people with hearing challenges to connect to the world around them in the most natural and intuitive way. Our goal is that using hearing aids feels as natural as possible. For this, we balance nature with science in perfect harmony, designing hearing solutions that perfectly fit the user’s life, organically, instead of requiring them to fit their life around their hearing loss.
Try hearing aids that help you hear your best in noise and enjoy sounds all around. Now you can with ReSound OMNIA.
*Compared to our legacy technology
** ReSound OMNIA hands-free calls are compatible with iPhone 11 or later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation), iPad Air (4th generation), and iPad mini (6th generation), with software updates iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 or later.
Customs by ReSound
Custom made for you by ReSound
Think of everything you want in hearing aids combined with all you love about earbuds. It’s here. The advanced hearing technology from ReSound carefully crafted in a rechargeable earbud design.
Rechargeable Customs by ReSound are ideal if you have mild to severe hearing loss and want a solution that perfectly fits your ears, life and style.
Features and benefits include:
- All-day comfort
- Weatherproof and sweatproof
- Rechargeability with a customized charger
- Natural sound experience
- Automatic sound adjustments for improved listening even in noisy situations
- Direct streaming of music, calls and more from smartphones
- Hands-free phone and FaceTime calls for iPhone® and iPad®*
Charging made easy
Customs by ReSound provide all the power you need – up to 24 hours on one charge. The specially created inserts inside the charger match your custom-made hearing aids for a seamless recharge. Simply place your hearing aids in your charger, then leave them to power up while you sleep or rest.
With Customs by ReSound, you’ll experience a natural sound, custom made for you in a style that doesn’t look like a hearing aid at all.
*Customs by ReSound hands-free calls are compatible with iPhone 11 or later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation), iPad Air (4th generation), and iPad mini (6th generation), with software updates iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 or later.
Hear like no other
Just like a fingerprint, your hearing is ONE of a kind. This is because nature has designed the shape of your ear to perfectly capture the sounds around you.
ReSound ONETM introduces a new class* of hearing aid with an additional microphone inside your ear. This allows the unique shape of your ear to collect sounds, just as nature intended. Add convenient direct audio streaming, access to remote hearing care services, and industry-leading battery life, ReSound ONETM truly keeps you connected to people and technology you need to become ONE with your world.
The most complete and individualized sound experience
ReSound ONETM delivers easier-to-follow conversations with All Access Directionality. With access to all the sounds around you, you are in charge of which sounds you want to focus on – not your hearing aids. In addition, ReSound ONETM introduces Ultra Focus. Like an individual beam of sound, it lets you decide when to minimizing background noise to focus on the speech directly in front of you – even in the toughest environments.
Designed for ultimate comfort, discretion and performance
Built for ultimate comfort and adaptability, ReSound ONE has just one touchpoint on the back of the ear and sits lower for greater discretion. Available in three models, ReSound ONETM comes in a variety of colors to blend with hair and skin tones, so you can wear ReSound ONETM with confidence.
ReSound ONETM offers the best rechargeable battery life in the industry with up to 30 hours** of battery life or 25 hours with the ability to stream as much as you want.
ReSound ONETM offers two different charger options that serve as stylish, portable and protective cases. Choose the Premium Charger with an onboard battery for up to three days of quick charging on the go, without the need for a power outlet. Or the ReSound ONETM Standard Charger gives you all the at-home charging capabilities you need in a small, elegant design.
*Microphone in ear and two standard directional microphones, directionality features, wireless audio streaming.
**Expected battery life dependent on active features, the use of wireless accessories, hearing loss, device age and sound environment.
ReSound LiNX Quattro™
ReSound LiNX Quattro hearing aids automatically adjust to your environment, but you can personalize the details of your hearing experience even further with an exceptional streaming experience from almost any audio source. With increased power, lag time has been eliminated when streaming directly into the hearing aids or through a ReSound wireless accessory.
With a lithium-ion battery that is small, discreet and completely sealed for protection, ReSound LiNX Quattro is the most advanced rechargeable hearing aid with a long-lasting battery that gives enough power to last more than a full day. Battery status is easy to monitor with the ReSound Smart 3D app and the LED lights on the charging case that indicate the power status for both your hearing aids and the charger.
You no longer have to make the choice between a discrete hearing solution and one with the convenience of complete connectivity. With ReSound, you get both – even in the smallest devices.
The new ReSound LiNX Quattro customs line includes the world’s first wireless CIC with full, direct streaming. That means these hearing aids stream phone calls and even music from your smartphone, making conversations with your family and friends that much more enjoyable.
Welcome to great hearing
Introducing ReSound KeyTM, hearing aids designed to work comfortably and reliably with your own ears for truly great hearing. ReSound Key gives you the confidence and guidance you need to hear and enjoy every day.
Meet the key to true sound clarity
Fully join in conversations with the clear sound quality of ReSound Key. Built on our Organic Hearing philosophy, our technology works to emulate the natural hearing experience as closely as possible.
Our tested and proven technology inside every pair of ReSound Key supports better listening in noise by enabling both your ears to work together. You can focus on important sounds while still monitoring what is happening around you. With ReSound Key, your hearing will feel more natural with less listening effort, making you feel more comfortable wherever life takes you.
Guidance all the way
ReSound Key is specifically developed with your daily needs in mind. The intuitive, easy-to-use ReSound Smart 3DTM app provides convenient adjustments on the go. So you can adjust volume, change sound programs and even find misplaced hearing aids all within the app.
When additional help is needed, ReSound Key also provides you with access to ReSound Assist remote hearing care. With ReSound Assist, you can get updates to your hearing aids sent straight to your smart device as a simple download or we can complete live, video consultations for support, counselling, hearing assessments, and adjustments all from the comfort and safety of your home.
Hear with confidence
Rechargeability has never been easier. Simply place your rechargeable ReSound Key hearing aids in one of our stylish chargers and get more than a full day of power without the worry of changing batteries. The ReSound Key rechargeable solution delivers:
• Up to 30 hours of power on a single charge.
• A stylish Desktop charger, great for your nightstand or to charge around your home.
• The ability to upgrade to a Premium portable charger, ideal for traveling and storage.
FUTURE PROOF TECHNOLOGY
You can now stream effortlessly and without any intermediate accessory directly from Android™ devices.* Go about your day with confidence knowing that you will be able to stream the whole day.
*Full streaming compatibility with Android devices requires minimum Android v10 and Bluetooth 5.0 and that functionality has been enabled by the phone manufacturer and service carrier. Accordingly, the compatibility information provided should be used for reference only. Although GN strives to achieve seamless device compatibilities, GN cannot guarantee full compatibility with all Android devices
ReSound Wireless Accessories
ReSound Remote Control
With the new ReSound Remote Control, you don’t have to worry about dealing with small buttons.
The Resound Remote control offers large, easy to use buttons for your convenience. We invite you to expand your hearing experience with ReSound’s newest wireless accessory.
ReSound’s easy-to-use wireless hearing aid accessories deliver clear and secure audio directly to any ReSound wireless hearing instrument. And they do it discreetly, without devices to wear around your neck. This is thanks to 2.4 GHz wireless technology, a robust and reliable standard, which gives you strong, clear and stable connections.
ReSound Micro Mic
Extremely easy to use, the ReSound Micro Mic pairs to ReSound hearing aids in seconds. Clip it on the person you want to talk to and enjoy the conversation, even in background noise – and you can still hear them even if they are more than 80 feet away.
ReSound Multi Mic
Works like the ReSound Micro Mic, with the same hearing range of more than 80 feet, but also doubles as a table microphone, so you can hear everyone sitting around it. It’s compatible with loop and FM systems*, and even has a line-in so you can stream virtually any sound directly to your hearing aids.
ReSound Phone Clip+
The ReSound Phone Clip+ streams crystal clear phone calls and audio straight to your hearing aids. So you – and the person you’re talking to – can enjoy comfortable conversations, even in noisy places. When not on the phone, the Phone Clip+ works as a hearing aid remote control. Or use the ReSound Control™ app for cutting-edge control from your smartphone.
ReSound Remote Control 2
With the ReSound Remote Control 2 you’ll never lose track of your hearing aid settings. You can change programs and adjust the volume on each of your hearing aids. And the easy-to-see display clearly shows settings.
ReSound TV Streamer 2
The ReSound TV Streamer sends clear stereo sound from your TV, stereo or computer directly and wirelessly to your hearing aids. You don’t have to wear anything extra. No cables or wires are needed.
*FM receiver required
Signia Hearing Products
ENHANCE YOUR PERFORMANCE WITH SIGNIA
What does it take to perform at your best? From your smartphone to your favorite shoes, finding the right accessories helps you to get the most out of life and perform at your best. The same is now possible for your hearing. Hearing what matters has never been more important in today’s busy world, where a missed word can mean a missed opportunity.
Insio Charge&Go AX
The new rechargeable Insio Charge&Go AX is a revolutionary, rechargeable hearing aid tailored to the individual shape of your ear canal. Insio Charge&Go AX’s small design gives you all-day wearing comfort, while its leading Augmented Xperience platform delivers outstanding speech clarity, even in noisy situations.1
Key features at a glance:
- Smaller, discreet design for all-day comfort
- Customized to fit the individual shape of your ear canal
- Outstanding speech clarity
- Contactless charging
- Android & iPhone connectivity
- Signia Assistant app control for 24-hour assistance in hearing your best
- 2021 CES Innovation Honoree
1 An overwhelming 95% of participants in a recent study reported being satisfied with Augmented Xperience(AX).
Pure ® Charge&Go AX
The Pure® Charge&Go AX delivers outstanding speech clarity and an amazing immersive soundscape in any situation. Featuring Signia’s all-new, Augmented Focus™ technology, the Pure® Charge&Go AX intelligently separates speech from noise, helping you have clearer conversations in all kinds of environments – from a hushed coffee shop to a bustling family reunion.
In addition to its innovative speech-hearing technology, the Pure® Charge&Go AX is Signia’s smallest, rechargeable, receiver in canal (RIC) style hearing aid – ideal for experienced and first-time hearing aid wearers who are looking for a sleek aesthetic device that is fully featured.
Signia Active Pro™ & Active X™
The Signia Active Pro™ offers ideally tailored sound for your personal hearing needs. Whether you are on a crowded street, working in an open-plan office, or dining in a busy restaurant, wherever there’s a high level of ambient noise, holding a conversation requires concentration and effort. Signia Active Pro™ tackles these challenges expertly with true-to-life sound.
The Signia Active X™ is a fresh, modern twist on traditional hearing aids. This latest innovation offers superior sound in a convenient and stylish earbud design, and is equipped with a variety of features that set it apart from the rest:
- One-of-a-kind form factor: Developed to break the stigma of hearing aids being large, clunky, and inconvenient, Active X is sleek and small with a modern earbud-like design.
- Comfort and convenience: Patients can easily pop Active X™ hearing aids in when they need a hearing boost, or wear them all day long for non-stop hearing performance and comfort.
- The full package: Built on the Signia Xperience™ platform, this rechargeable, instant-fit device offers Bluetooth streaming, exceptional hearing in noise, personalized sound, and tinnitus therapy.
Signia Motion™ Charge&Go X
Signia Motion™ Charge & Go X is a small, behind-the-ear device that is easy to use and comfortable to wear. This ultimate rechargeable hearing aid combines revolutionary Signia Xperience technology with Bluetooth and the Signia Assistant. Just charge it and get on with your day.
Signia Motion™ Charge&Go P X
This powerful, rechargeable hearing solution for every situation comes in a sleek new design. Complete with Bluetooth and the Signia Assistant, it ensures that whatever you spend your day doing, you will be able to perform at your very best.
Signia Motion™ Charge&Go SP X
This revolutionary device combines superpower with super features. It is the complete package for anyone with severe to profound hearing loss, and comes with Bluetooth, Signia Assistant and better rechargeability for all-around brilliance.
Wherever life takes you, the Signia Styletto X™ empowers you to live without compromise, despite having hearing loss. Its uniquely stylish, award-winning design transforms the outdated image of hearing aids into highly sophisticated hearwear™.
Made with the world’s first acoustic motion sensors, the Styletto X™ can adapt and optimize sound in any situation, and is clinically proven to deliver above-average hearing in noisy environments*
In addition to its revolutionary sound quality, the Styletto X™ offers high-tech features, including:
- Full connectivity with all Bluetooth® devices for phone calls, TV, music, and more.
- Portable Qi wireless charging case that holds up to 3 days of extra charges
- Tinnitus sound therapy integration.
Froehlich M, Freels K, Powers T. (2015). Speech recognition benefit obtained from binaural beamforming hearing aids: comparison to omnidirectional and individuals with normal hearing AudiologyOnline, Article 14338
The Silk X™ has revolutionized the way people look and feel wearing hearing aids without compromising on sound quality. Thanks to its advanced technology, the Silk X™ packs superior sound into a tiny package that’s almost invisible when nestled comfortably in the ear – helping you hear and look your best.
Along with its discreet design, the Silk X™’s soft, silicone click sleeves allow for a quick and easy instant fit. It comes equipped with Signia Xperience™ technology for a superior sound that’s tailored to your lifestyle, complete with remote control via the Signia App and miniPocket™.
Pure ® Charge&Go X
Signia’s popular Pure® Charge&Go X combines the advantages of the Pure® Charge&Go AX with the complete flexibility of a charging case that fits in your pocket or bag. No battery changes needed – simply Charge&Go!
Pure® 312 X
Pure® 312 X hearing aids from Signia are a real game-changer because they understand each and every acoustic situation. They deliver sound precisely tailored to you.
The Signia app puts you in the driver’s seat of your hearing experience, giving you complete control over your hearing aids. It’s easy-to-use and allows you discreetly control the volume and other settings while streaming audio directly to your ears – all from your smartphone!
With the Signia App, you have the ability to:
- Program your hearing settings & control volume.
- Adjust the sound balance when changing environments.
- Monitor your hearing aid’s battery life & connection status.
- Stay in touch with your Hearing Care Professional.
The Signia Assistant was designed to be a companion on your hearing journey – helping you get the most out of your new device and stay connected with the world around you. It uses artificial intelligence to learn your preferences and deliver the most personalized hearing experience possible.
The Signia Assistant offers personal support at your fingertips via the Signia app – available for both iOS and Android smartphones. It comes complete with Audio Streaming via Bluetooth, as well as remote control capabilities.
When you sync your device with the Signia Assistant, you’ll enjoy:
- Highly intuitive, 24/7 support whenever you need it.
- Settings tailored to your preferences for optimal sound and speech comprehension in every situation.
- Troubleshooting guides and access to all of the essential details discussed during your appointment.
Starkey Hearing Aids
Effortless Hearing Has Arrived
Starkey’s most advanced hearing technology gives you the best Starkey Sound™. With up to 55 million personalized adjustments every hour, Evolv AI is expertly designed to automatically deliver realistic and genuine sound quality in every listening environment so you can hear and enjoy life. With Evolv AI, an effortless hearing experience is what you can expect. You now have a complete line of hearing aid options that fit seamlessly into your unique lifestyle.
Give yourself an edge
With Livio Edge AI, the power of artificial intelligence is at your fingertips, giving you never-before-possible sound performance in the most challenging listening environments. Choose from a standard rechargeable style — or the world’s first custom rechargeable hearing aid — and give yourself the edge you deserve!
Discover the world’s first hearing aid to provide both superior sound quality and the ability to track body and brain health. As the first-ever hearing aid to feature integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, Livio™ AI is a multi-purpose device that redefines what a hearing aid can do. Until now, there has never been a device that tracks physical activity and cognitive health as measured by hearing aid use in social situations. Most fitness tracking devices use the wrist, but the ear provides far more accurate data – in fact, it’s the ideal spot for reliable tracking, and Livio AI is the first-ever device to take advantage of that.
With Livio™, you’ll enjoy superior sound clarity, comfort and universal connectivity. Thanks to a new technology we call Hearing Reality™, Livio is designed to be effective in even the noisiest environments, comfortable in loud settings, and quiet in quiet settings. It also provides newly enhanced clarity of speech. Livio hearing aids work seamlessly with accessories and your favorite digital devices to help you connect to your world, and to:
- Deliver superior sound quality, listening clarity, more natural hearing and effortless transitions
- Preserve peace and quiet while amplifying the important things, and help you better understand conversations
- Stream phone calls, music and messages directly from your smartphone to your hearing aids
- Offer remote programming so your hearing care professional can make minor adjustments without an office visit
Picasso™ hearing aids help you stay connected to the people and things you love most. Built on our Synergy platform, Picasso hearing aids feature our new enhanced sound quality called Hearing Reality. It better replicates natural hearing to provide unprecedented sound quality. Picasso offers Starkey® ’s most advanced technology with supreme sound quality and features, customizable to fit your unique hearing needs.
Muse iQ, Starkey’s newest technology, allows one to be present in a moment or situation that involves a sense of immersion, enabling you to feel connected to the sounds you miss during the moments that matter most.
Halo iQ, Starkey’s latest smartphone compatible hearing aids, have advanced noise reduction technology and precise directional microphones to help make speech sound more natural and easier to hear in today’s complex listening environments.
Made for Apple and Android connectivity, Halo iQ’s simplicity and versatility originated with our TruLink Technology, our 2.4 GHz wireless platform that provides completely seamless iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch connectivity as well as ultra high-definition audio streaming for TV, music and more.
SoundLens Synergy are our most-advanced invisible hearing aids on the market. Custom fit to your exact needs and unique ear canal shape, they rest comfortably deep in your ear, so only you know they’re there. And though tiny, SoundLens Synergy come loaded with all of our leading technology. They’re the first and most popular custom-fit Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC) hearing aids ever made.
Muse is Starkey’s most advanced technology that offers supreme sound quality and premium features. Muse is customized to fit your unique hearing needs and enhance your listening experience.
Rechargeable reimagined Starkey’s long-lasting rechargeable hearing aids are the smallest available and are 100% easy to use. Our best hearing technology just got better.
- Immersive sound for true listening enjoyment.
- Long lasting charge delivers superior hearing.
- All-in-one charger holds enough charge to provide portable charging without plugging into the wall.
- Smallest rechargeable hearing aid available today!
- Only available in Livio AI, Livio and Muse iQ RIC Rechargeable hearing aids.
Mini Turbo Charger
Our pocket-size, yet powerful lithium-ion charging option provides added grab-and-go convenience to use with the industry’s smartest rechargeable solution. For use with Livio AI, Livio and Muse iQ Rechargeable hearing aids only.
- Mini Turbo Charger provides 3.5 hours of use in just seven minutes.
- Your hearing aids will be fully charged in under three hours.
- A fully charged Mini Turbo Charger can completely charge a pair of hearing aids four times.
Oticon Hearing Products
Introducing Oticon Own™, a hearing aid developed for ultimate discreteness and superior sound quality.
As the world’s smallest hearing aid with BrainHearing™ technology, Oticon Own allows you to process sounds with less effort, so you can hear more naturally.
An invisible look
The invisible-in-canal (IIC) style is invisible in 9 out of 10 ears.*
A customized fit
Tailored to your individual ear shape for all-day comfort.
Exceptional sound quality
Maintaining a precise balance between speech and other sounds.
Built on BrainHearing™
Designed to support your brain’s natural way of working.
Enjoy hands-free communication using your Oticon Own hearing aids as a headset to connect
wirelessly to your phone or tablet.**
**Rumley et al. (2022). Oticon Own evidence. Oticon Whitepaper. **Only available in styles with 2.4 GHz. See which hearing aids and devices are compatible at oticon.com/support/compatibility.
Introducing Oticon More™ – the new perspective in hearing care
Oticon More works more like how the brain works, because it learned through experience. The world’s first hearing aid with an on-board Deep Neural Network (DNN).
Oticon More highlights:
- Revolutionary BrainHearing™ technologies deliver what the brain needs to make sense of sound for a superb hearing experience
- The world’s first hearing aid with an on-board DNN that learned from the sounds of the world, the way the brain does
- Polaris™ – our most intelligent platform ever, designed to power the world’s first on-board DNN
- MoreSound Intelligence™ – a quantum leap forward in signal processing
- MoreSound Amplifier™ – a trailblazing, balanced amplification system
- Extensive range of connectivity options, including direct streaming from iPhone® and Android™ devices*
- State of the art rechargeable lithium-ion miniRITE R: gives patients a full day of listening** with quick recharging
*Android™ devices need to support ASHA to allow direct streaming to Oticon More. Please visit oticon.com/support/compatibility for more information.
**Lithium-ion battery behavior varies depending on hearing loss, lifestyle and streaming behavior.
Oticon More styles:
- miniRITE R – Oticon More miniRITE R is a state-of-the art rechargeable hearing aid that sits discreetly behind the ear. It comes with an easy-to-use stylish and reliable charger and offers a wealth of features and functionalities, including 2.4 GHz Bluetooth® wireless technology.
- miniRITE T – Oticon More miniRITE T offers a discreet design with LED-light to make handling easy. The style includes a telecoil and comes with disposable batteries for hassle-free, immediate replacement of power. It offers direct streaming from iPhone® and selected Android™ devices.
- miniBTE R – Oticon More miniBTE R is a rechargeable BTE-style. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The style features telecoil and a single push-button. It features Bluetooth® Low Energy technology for seamless connectivity with your favorite devices and a telecoil to receive audio from public hearing loop systems. For slight to moderately-severe hearing loss.
- miniBTE T – Oticon More miniBTE T is small in size and comes with an LED-light for easy handling. The style features telecoil and a single push-button and uses disposable zinc air batteries. It features Bluetooth® Low Energy technology for seamless connectivity with your favorite devices and a telecoil to receive audio from public hearing loop systems. For slight to moderately-severe hearing loss.
Introducing the world’s most powerful hearing aid for people with severe-to-profound hearing loss.
Hear more speech with less effort.
The new unique technology in Oticon Xceed supports you by giving you more access to speech than ever before. Oticon Xceed is proven to give you better speech clarity with less listening effort in noisy environments, compared to our previous generations of powerful hearing aids.*
Oticon hearing aids feature BrainHearing™ technology, which helps your brain understand and process sounds more easily.
With Oticon Xceed you get:
- 360° access to speech with less effort
- Outstanding clear sound with more detail
- Prevention of annoying howling sounds
- Easy wireless connectivity to many devices
Open up your world with life-changing technology
*Ng 2019, Oticon Whitepaper
Celebrate life all around you
It’s time to start socializing and celebrating a life filled with sound. Thanks to life-changing BrainHearing™ technology, Oticon Zircon delivers 360° speech and clear sound from all directions, even when in noisy environments, so you can focus on the sounds you love.
Oticon Zircon Highlights:
- Delivers 360° Speech and clear sound from all directions, even when in noisy environments, so you can focus on the sounds you love.
- Bluetooth® low energy connects you to a wide range of smartphones, TVs and computers.
- Seamless connectivity options for a high-quality listening experience in everyday situations so you can go through your day with more confidence and convenience.
- Offering a choice of rechargeable or non-rechargeable styles, the Zircon family provides a range of hearing aids that meet your needs.
Oticon breaks the rules. Again.
Oticon Opn S hearing aids help you break free of restrictions and join the conversation in difficult listening environments.
Oticon Opn S highlights:
- More advanced and powerful Velox S™ platform supports key technologies proven to deliver better hearing with less effort
- Easy wireless connectivity to devices
- State-of-the-art rechargeable lithium-ion miniRITE R gives you a full day of listening with quick recharging
- Updated OpenSound Navigator™ expands the boundaries of the open sound experience
- OpenSound Optimizer™ technology provides a breakthrough in sound quality and speech understanding that allows up to 30% more speech cues
- OpenSound Booster offers more help in everyday situations
- Next-level BrainHearing™ benefits provide speech understanding on par with normal hearing in noisy environments
Oticon Opn S miniRITE R
Opn S miniRITE R offers the simplicity of rechargeable batteries, the groundbreaking open sound experience, and outstanding connectivity to other devices. This discreet hearing aid comes with a sleek and stylish charger and long-lasting rechargeable batteries.
- Super-fast three-hour charging time for a full day of power
- Quick recharge – 30 minutes for an additional five to six hours of power
- Contact-free and reliable, inductive charging
- Intuitive, easy-to-use and stylish charger
- Connect to TVs, smartphones, and other devices with Bluetooth® Low Energy technology
- Smart ON/OFF – hearing aids start charging when placed in the charger and turn off when removed
- Easy battery replacement – replace the lithium-ion battery in the clinic; no need to send in for service
Oticon CROS PX miniRITE R and Oticon CROS miniRITE T are the solutions you’ve been hoping for, providing valuable and lifechanging benefits:
- Hear more sounds from all directions — even from your poorer hearing side
- Stay focused and understand conversations, even in noisy environments
- Ability to be aware of sound from poorer ear side when watching TV or streaming music and audio
- No surgical procedures necessary
- Rechargeable option with Oticon CROS PX
You don’t have to compromise on your hearing anymore. With Oticon CROS/BiCROS, you can actively participate in conversations all around you.
Oticon Siya hearing aids help you hear better by amplifying the rich details of sound, so you can focus in on every precious moment. Siya hearing aids feature BrainHearing™ technology which helps your brain understand sounds more easily.
Oticon Siya features:
- Superb sound quality
- Easy wireless connectivity to devices
- Effective noise reduction
- A choice of models and features
The Oticon ON App
Oticon ON enables your hearing aids to interact with other Internet-connected devices and services. Trigger your lights, home alarm or smart thermostat when you turn your hearing aids on or off. Tell your hearing aids to notify you when your battery is low, the laundry is finished, or someone’s at the door. With Oticon ON, it’s all up to you.
Benefits of using the app:
- Adjust volume
- Switch programs
- Check the battery level
- Find your hearing aid feature
- Access counseling advice
- Find user instructions
- Connect with IFTTT- enabled devices