As we navigate through 2023, the world of audiology continues to evolve with innovative technologies that aim to improve the quality of life for those with hearing impairments. Glendora Hearing & Audiology is proud to present a comprehensive review of the best hearing aids available this year.
We will focus on four standout models:
Known for its exceptional sound quality and advanced noise reduction capabilities, the Oticon Real is designed to provide a natural listening experience. It features an open sound navigator that balances sound levels, allowing you to focus on what you want to hear without being overwhelmed by background noise.
The Oticon Real also boasts TwinLink technology that facilitates seamless streaming from electronic devices. This means you can enjoy your favorite music, podcasts, or audiobooks directly from your smartphone or tablet. The device is also designed with a rechargeable battery, providing convenience and reliability for all-day use.
The Oticon Real comes in four different styles: miniRITE R, miniRITE T, miniBTE R, and miniBTE T. The R versions use lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, while the T versions use a disposable size 312 battery. Both versions have telecoils inside of them and an IP68 rating, which means they are very resistant to debris and moisture.
The Starkey Genesis AI is not just a hearing aid—it's a multifunctional health device. It's equipped with integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, enabling it to track physical activity and detect falls. This hearing aid also provides superior sound quality and clarity, thanks to its advanced feedback cancellation system.
The Thrive Care app allows you to share health and wellness data with selected contacts, providing peace of mind for you and your loved ones. This feature is particularly beneficial for older users who may require monitoring for safety reasons. The Starkey Genesis AI also offers industry-leading battery life, ensuring that you can rely on these hearing aids throughout the day without worrying about recharging or changing batteries.
The Phonak Audéo Lumity, launched in August 2022, is the successor to the popular Audéo Paradise. It's the first to run on AutoSense OS 5.0, delivering new speech enhancement and directional microphone features for better speech clarity—especially in noisy environments.
Lumity offers hands-free connectivity for both Apple iOS and Android phones, supporting up to 8 pairings and 2 active connections. This feature allows users to take calls and stream audio directly from their phones, providing a seamless and convenient listening experience. All Lumity models are rechargeable and can accommodate hearing losses ranging from mild to severe to profound.
Resound has a reputation for producing high-quality hearing aids that offer excellent sound quality, connectivity, and user-friendly features. T
The Resound Omnia is another top contender in 2023, offering innovative features that enhance users' hearing experiences. The Omnia line is designed for better hearing in noise, incorporating improved directional microphones and a unique speaker that places a third microphone inside your ear canal for more natural sound pickup.
The Omnia uses a unique M&RIE receiver, which is a microphone on the back of the receiver inside the ear canal. This allows users to use their natural pinna effect, which helps in identifying the direction of sound, improving localization.
Each of these hearing aids brings something unique to the table, from the Oticon Real's open sound navigator to the Starkey Genesis AI's health tracking capabilities. The Phonak Lumity stands out with its advanced AutoSense OS™ 5.0, while the Resound Omnia promises to continue Resound's tradition of high-quality, user-friendly hearing aids.
Choosing the right hearing aid depends on various factors, including the severity of your hearing loss, lifestyle, and personal preferences. We recommend you consult with us as we can guide you in selecting the best hearing aid for your needs.
At Glendora Hearing & Audiology, we're committed to helping our clients find the perfect hearing aids to improve their quality of life. With the latest models from top manufacturers, we're confident that we can help you navigate the world of hearing aids and find the perfect fit for you.
2023 is an exciting year for audiology, with numerous advanced hearing aids hitting the market. Whether you prioritize connectivity, sound quality, or additional health features, there's a model out there that can cater to your needs. Here's to a year of improved hearing and enhanced quality of life!