What Audiophiles Need to Know About Hearing Aids

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Audiophiles, or individuals who have a strong interest in high-quality sound, should look for hearing aids that have the following features:

  1. High-quality sound processing: Look for hearing aids that have advanced sound processing technology, such as digital noise reduction and automatic feedback suppression, to ensure that sound is clear and natural.
  2. Wide frequency response: Look for hearing aids that can accurately reproduce the full range of human hearing, from low-frequency bass to high-frequency treble.
  3. Wireless connectivity: Look for hearing aids that have wireless connectivity options, such as Bluetooth, to allow for streaming music and phone calls directly to the hearing aid.
  4. Customizable settings: Look for hearing aids that allow for user-adjustable settings, such as volume, tone, and noise reduction, to ensure that sound is tailored to the individual’s preferences.
  5. A good fit: Look for hearing aids that are comfortable and fit well, so that the sound is delivered directly to the ear canal for optimal sound quality.
  6. Durable and reliable: Look for hearing aids that are made of quality material and are built to last and ensure that you will be able to use them for a long time.
  7. APP! Most audiophiles want CONTROL over the settings in the hearing aids. Having an app that lets you adjust an equalizer is very important to most.

Some hearing aids that are popular among audiophiles include the following:

Oticon More 1:

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This hearing aid is known for its high-quality sound and wireless connectivity, which allows users to stream music and phone calls directly to the hearing aid. Oticon is known for its sound quality.

Oticon ON App: This app allows users to make adjustments to their Oticon hearing aids, including volume, tone, and noise reduction. It also includes a “Find My Hearing Aid” feature that can help locate lost hearing aids. It works well with all iPhones. It doesn’t work quite as well with all Androids but you can check compatibility.

Tip: Download app before buying the hearing aids and use it in Demo Mode to see if this app is for you!

Check out Current Oticon Hearing Aid Prices

Phonak Audéo L Lumity

Phonak Audéo L Lumity

This hearing aid also has wireless connectivity and a built-in microphone that allows for easy phone calls and streaming of music.

Phonak RemoteControl App: This app allows users to make adjustments to their Phonak hearing aids, including volume, tone, and noise reduction. If you read this website you know I love Phonak aids. But I will admit they have one of the worst apps out there but is the best for low-end Android phones.

Find a hearing professional who fits Phonak aids here.

Starkey Evolv AI

Starkey Evolv AI hearing aid

This hearing aid features advanced technology that allows for accurate sound localization and a built-in AI that adapts to the user’s listening environment. The app for Starkey Hearing aids is called Thrive (check compatibility).

Starkey has various manual programs for music:

  1. Music Preservation: This feature is designed to preserve the natural balance of music and vocals, making it easier to enjoy music with clarity and separation.
  2. Live Music: This feature is designed specifically for live music events and enhances the overall sound quality of live music performances.
  3. SoundSpace: This feature allows the user to customize their listening environment, making it easier to enjoy music in different settings such as a concert hall or an intimate coffee shop.
  4. Surround Sound: This feature creates a sense of depth and space in the music, making it sound more immersive and realistic.

Starkey Aids are often the best-priced professionally fit hearing aids. Compare current prices at ziphearing.

It’s important to note that hearing aids are medical devices and it’s recommended to consult with a hearing healthcare professional to determine the best hearing aid for your individual needs.

Jonathan Javid Au.D.

Jonathan Javid Au.D., a seasoned audiologist with an extensive background in the field of audiology. With over 11 years of invaluable clinical experience, Jonathan has dedicated his career to helping individuals enhance their hearing and improve their quality of life.

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