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The Best OTC Hearing Aids to Match Your Hearing Needs and Lifestyle

You’ve grudgingly admitted to yourself that you don’t hear as well as you once did. You find yourself turning up the TV volume to the annoyance of your roommate, spouse, or kids, and/or resorting to closed captioning. You find yourself … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know Before Buying OTC Hearing Aids

There have been only around a dozen self-fitting over-the-counter hearing aids (OTC HA) introduced into the market since the new FDA OTC hearing aid regulationswent into effect last fall. These new self-fitting OTC HAs are designed to help compensate for the … Continue reading

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Eargo 7: the Best (and Priciest) All-Day Invisible OTC Hearing Aids

The Eargo 7 are the most natural-sounding, worry-free, comfortable for all-day wear, and invisible self-fitting OTC hearing aids currently available. However, I recommend them with one big caveat – they are significantly more expensive than other products in the over-the-counter (OTC) category. … Continue reading

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Lexie B2 OTC Hearing Aids Offer Great Sound Marred by Squealing

The Lexie B2 powered by Bose are a perfect example of the unfortunate aesthetic and feature compromises one needs to make when choosing a new over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid, compromises that boil down to more convenient battery management vs. “invisibility” … Continue reading

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Review: Sony CRE-10 OTC Hearing Aids Deliver Great Sound with One Flaw

Sony’s first OTC hearing aid, the CRE-C10 ($999.99), should be and could have been the model by which all subsequent no-frills OTC hearing aids should aspire. After an initial hearing test to personalize their amplification, you simply stick ’em in your ear, … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Hearing Aids to Receive Broadcasts from Public Venues

This week, the FDA announced that hearing aids can be purchased over the counter (OTC) without a prescription from an audiologist. In addition to assisting with everyday hearing, many new devices will support the next generation of Bluetooth called Low Energy (LE) Audio, … Continue reading

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Review of the Eargo 5

Over the years, I’ve tested a variety of over-the-counter hearing assistive devices, some actual FDA-approved hearing aids, others so-called personal sound amplification products (PSAP). Until recently, I believed the best relatively low-cost non-prescription over-the-counter hearing aid available was Eargo’s Neo HiFi, which … Continue reading

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CES 2021: Some Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw

Mini- and MicroLED big screen TVs. Autonomous driving car tech. Gaming PCs and accessories. Smart appliances and smart home. Robots. 5G. COVID COVID COVID health/wellness-related products. Work-from-home office tech. These are all products and technologies we expected to see represented … Continue reading

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Review of the Eargo Neo HiFi

Hearing loss is a slow process. But when you realize that you are turning on the closed captioning a bit more frequently so you can follow the dialog and struggling to hear conversation over the dinner table, it is time … Continue reading

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Four Stylish New Over-the-counter Hearing Aids

Coloring your hair can conceal creeping gray, but it’s harder to disguise another age indicator, hearing loss. That’s especially true if you refuse to wear a hearing aid because you think your only option is the large old-fashioned variety. Today’s … Continue reading

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