As someone with over 20 years of experience in fitting hearing aids, I have seen many advancements in technology that have improved the quality of life for people with hearing loss. In recent years, Sony has become a major player in the hearing aid market with two OTC (over-the-counter) hearing aids – the Sony C10 and Sony E10. In this article, I will be comparing these two hearing aids to help you determine which one is right for you.
Design and Features of Sony C10:
The Sony C10 is a very small and discreet hearing aid that is nearly invisible (see my full review). It comes with an app that picks the sound profile for your hearing after performing a hearing test. The hearing aid automatically adjusts to your surroundings, has noise reduction, and focused microphones. It is powered by a size 10 battery that usually lasts for around three days. This hearing aid is ideal for people who prioritize cosmetics over technical features.
Design and Features of Sony E10:
The Sony E10 is bigger than the C10 but has more features. Like the C10, the Sony app picks the sound profile for your hearing after performing a hearing test. It adapts automatically to your surroundings, has noise reduction, and has adaptive directional microphones that can be adjusted in the app. The E10 is rechargeable, comes with Bluetooth, and has direct streaming to iOS devices. It also has an IP68 rating, which means it’s water-resistant and dust protected. This hearing aid is ideal for people who want a good sound and many technical features.
Comparison and Conclusion:
While both hearing aids come with many features, they are quite different in terms of design and functionality. The C10 is ideal for people who prioritize cosmetics and want a nearly invisible hearing aid. On the other hand, the E10 is perfect for people who want a good sound and many technical features. It is rechargeable, has Bluetooth, and direct streaming to iOS devices. Ultimately, the decision between the two comes down to personal preference and what features are important to you.
If you are still unsure, I recommend speaking to a hearing professional who can help you choose the right hearing aid based on your specific needs. It’s essential to ensure that you choose a hearing aid that is comfortable, functional, and improves your quality of life. So, don’t hesitate to ask for professional advice and try out both hearing aids before making a final decision. Also, check out my other OTC hearing aid recommendations that are FDA-approved.