The Sony CRE-E10 Are the Best OTC Hearing Aids for Music Streaming

Sony’s rechargeable bud-styled CRE-E10 ($1,299.99) and its sibling “invisible” CRE-C10 ($999) starkly illustrate the choice faced by first-generation over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid buyers. The tiny C10 are intended for those who want to improve their everyday, all-day hearing for conversation and TV viewing without anyone realizing they might be wearing a hearing aid. The larger, more visible E10 is designed for hearing-impaired iPhone owners (since audio streaming does not work with Android phones) who want hearing aids that double as Bluetooth-compatible earbuds for music listening and conducting hands-free phone calls.

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About Stewart Wolpin

I have been writing about consumer electronics for four decades, including news, reviews, analysis and history for a wide variety of consumer, niche and trade outlets. For the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), I annually update the industry's history and write the official biographies of the CTA Hall of Fame inductees. Aside from writing about consumer technology for a variety of consumer, tech and trade publications, I write a blog and do market research for Digital Technology Consulting. In the non-tech world, I have written "Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers" and "The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle." Check out my work at
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