What Are The Top 6 Best Rated Hearing Aids in 2021?

Reviewing six most popular hearing aid brands, based on both personal review and a survey of 500 hearing doctors.

Picking hearing aids is an individualized process that entails evaluating different features. Some will be more important for you, while others might not be as relevant for you. This article will review the six most popular hearing aid brands, based on both personal review and a survey of 500 hearing doctors. Each hearing aid will be assessed across four categories: sound quality, battery life, smartphone connectivity, and design.

Dr. Thompson explains his choices for the best hearing aids in 2021.

1. Phonak Paradise Hearing Aids

Sound quality: five stars. These hearing aids have a great reputation for sound quality among hearing professionals. 

Battery life: five stars. The rechargeable case is well-built and convenient. 

Smartphone connectivity: five stars. These hearing aids offer the best Bluetooth connectivity for both iPhone and Android devices.

Design: four stars. The back of each hearing aid features a convenient volume control button. This is typically considered one of the better setups for volume control buttons. 

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2. ReSound One Hearing Aids

Sound quality: four stars.

Battery life: five stars. These hearing aids come with a reliable, stylish rechargeable case.

Smartphone connectivity: five stars. These hearing aids are easy to connect to iPhone and Android devices. 

Design: four stars. These hearing aids feature only one push button, rather than separate up and down buttons.

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3. Widex Moment Hearing Aids

Sound quality: four stars. These hearing aids feature some of the fastest sound processing, and are a great option for musicians.

Battery life: three stars. While the case is well-built, many users prefer their cases to fully close. 

Smartphone connectivity: four stars. These hearing aids are easy to connect to iPhone and Android devices and feature a reliable smartphone app. 

Design: four stars. These hearing aids are relatively small and feature a basic teardrop design.

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4. Oticon More Hearing Aids

Sound quality: five stars. Oticon has the best reputation for sound quality in the hearing aid market. 

Battery life: three stars. While the rechargeable case is functional and reliable, it doesn’t close nor travel well.

Smartphone connectivity: four stars. These hearing aids are easy to connect to iPhone and Android devices and feature a reliable smartphone app.

Design: four stars. These hearing aids have a classic functional design, with up and down volume control buttons on each individual hearing aid.

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5. Signia Styletto X Hearing Aids

Sound quality: three stars.

Battery life: four stars. These hearing aids come with a functional rechargeable battery case, similar in design to that of Apple’s AirPods.

Smartphone connectivity: three stars. These hearing aids are easy to connect to iPhones, but you do need an accessory to connect to Android devices. 

Design: four stars. These hearing aids have a unique sleek design that runs all the way down the backside of the ear. However, they don’t feature any push buttons for volume control. That said, there are other Signia hearing aids that offer push button functionality.

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6. Starkey Livio AI Edge Hearing Aids

Sound quality: three stars. Compared to the major hearing aid brands, Starkey doesn’t have the best reputation in the professional community. However, some patients still find that they offer functional quality. 

Battery life: four stars. The rechargeable case is well-built and convenient. 

Smartphone connectivity: three stars.

Design: four stars. These hearing aids have a sleek design with up and down push buttons on each ear. They also feature biometric sensors inside of each hearing aid, which allows for advanced features like tracking overall health and wellness.

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Thank you so much for reading this article. My name is Ben Thompson, I’m an audiologist. Please join the Pure Tinnitus newsletter. Also, learn how to reduce tinnitus by reading our free guide!

Dr. Ben Thompson, Au.D.

Dr. Ben Thompson, Au.D.

Dr. Ben Thompson is an audiologist in California and founder of Pure Tinnitus. Dr. Thompson has a comprehensive knowledge of tinnitus management. He completed his residency at University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and is a past board member of the California Academy of Audiology. Via telehealth, Dr. Thompson provides services to patients with hearing loss and tinnitus.

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