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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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Jabra Enhance Plus OTC Hearing Aids: Less Than Expected and Hoped For

So-called “self-fitting” non-prescription over the counter (OTC) hearing aids are becoming available in two form-factors. First, “invisible” models are designed to be heard through and not seen and worn all day. These more traditional hearing aids might include Bluetooth for phone calls, … Continue reading

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OTC Hearing Aids: A New Consumer Tech Product Category Opportunity

What do earbud makers and consumer tech retailers need to know about getting into the OTC hearing aid business? Read the rest of this report here at TWICE.com.

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OTC Hearing Aids: What You Need to Know

Nearly 40 million American that could and should use hearing aids don’t because of prohibitive pricing and insurance. This week’s FDA pronouncement that hearing aids would now be available to purchase over the counter (OTC) rather than via prescription from … 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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Consumer Tech 2022: The State of the Industry

How are manufacturers and retailers holding up under multiple supply chain, product and component shortages, the Great Resignation, distribution backlogs, fuel prices, and inflation/recession pressures? Read the rest of this report here are TWICE.com.

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The 8 Best QLED TVs to Buy Now

It’s easy to buy a fantastic big screen TV that presents a great picture. Up until recently, though, your choice presented a conflict. Some TVs display a deep and precise color picture but aren’t particularly bright. Other TVs deliver an … Continue reading

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The Best Cheap TVs to Buy Now

Sofas, mattresses, perfume, wine—skimp on these and you’re likely to have regrets. TVs, though, can be bought for a low price and happily meet your “good enough” expectations without any buyer’s remorse. In TV land, cheap usually means a set that … Continue reading

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The 8 Best Sports TVs for Game Day

Super Bowl Sunday is traditionally one of the biggest TV-watching days of the year averaging 150 million viewers. In anticipation of the game, now’s the perfect time to replace that old TV. Read the rest of this roundup here at Popular … Continue reading

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