Best Hearing Aids Australia 2023 – Our Latest Reviews
What are the best hearing aids in Australia 2023?
Are you looking for the best hearing aids in Australia for 2023? It can be overwhelming to choose the right hearing aid, especially if it’s your first time. With a wide variety of options in terms of price, size, color, technology level, and placement, it can be difficult to determine what will work best for your individual needs.
There is no one “best” hearing aid on the market, as what’s right for you will depend on your unique hearing loss and lifestyle. Work closely with your audiologist to assess your situation and determine the best hearing solution for you.
Consider your level of hearing loss, your lifestyle, and what listening environments you’re regularly in. Do you want your aids to connect to your other devices or automatically adjust when you move between environments? Additionally, style is an important consideration, particularly if you prefer a discreet or “invisible” solution.
While there is no one “best” hearing aid, there are certain brands and models that are known for their reliability, high acceptance rates, and better outcomes in a wider range of listening situations. Our independent hearing practice regularly reviews the latest hearing aid technologies from all the leading brands and provides unbiased, professional recommendations based on your individual needs.
It’s important to note that even the best hearing aid for you is just one component of a broader hearing rehabilitation treatment plan. Proper programming, fitting, and fine-tuning by an experienced audiologist are essential for optimal outcomes. Trusting an experienced audiologist to manage your case is the key to success for achieving the best hearing rehabilitation results.
In conclusion, choosing the best hearing aid in Australia in 2023 is a personalized process that requires careful consideration of your unique needs. Work with your audiologist to determine the best solution for you and ensure that your hearing rehabilitation treatment plan is managed by an experienced professional.
Latest Reviews for All Hearing Aids
Oticon Real, the successor to Oticon More, brings speech clarity, wind suppression, and comfort. Designed for effortless conversations in complex listening situations…
ReSound Omnia is the newest hearing aid from GN ReSound. It is designed to improve speech understanding in noisy environments, such as restaurants, parties, or stadiums…
Phonak Naída™ Paradise Hearing aids leading the innovation change in the hearing aid technologies. The overwhelming success of Marvel was a tough act to follow for Phonak, but early feedback indicates that Paradise is pleasing…
Oticon Real, the successor to Oticon More, has arrived in the market with major…
Phonak has turned hearing aids from a big beige banana to a sleek and stylish accessory. The Lumity Slim reimagines their already successful Lumity hearing aid in a new form factor. If you’re looking to stand out with your hearing this may be the hearing aid for you.
The Starkey Genesis AI is a powerful and innovative hearing aid that can provide a clear and natural sound quality in a variety of listening environments. The Genesis AI features a number of innovative technologies, including:
Artificial intelligence (AI): AI is used to power speech recognition, noise cancellation, and sound enhancement features. This allows the Genesis AI to adapt to different listening environments and provides users with better situational hearing.
Rechargeable battery: The Genesis AI is rechargeable, which makes it much more convenient to use than hearing aids that require batteries. The Genesis AI can be fully charged in just 3 hours, and it provides up to 51 hours of use on a single charge.
Comfortable and discreet design: The Genesis AI is designed to be comfortable and discreet. It is available in a variety of styles to fit different needs and preferences.
The Signia Styletto AX is a cutting-edge rechargeable hearing aid designed for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss who value style and convenience. This distinctive device offers a sleek design, Bluetooth connectivity, and a portable charging case. Capable of streaming phone calls, music, and TV sound, the Styletto AX is available in various colors and styles to cater to different tastes. Additionally, the hearing aid incorporates UVC cleaning and drying technology to maintain hygiene and functionality.
Oticon OWN has been one of the most successful hearing aid launches in years and Oticon’s new OWN line packs that same technology in an In-the-Ear form factor. Enabling users to receive exceptional hearing in all situations especially in background noise.
Phonak’s NEW Audeo Lumity hearing aids build on their highly successful Paradise and Marvel platforms providing top-notch speech understanding in noise and world-class connectivity. They come in three fully rechargeable options with the Audeo Life option even having a waterproof rating of up to 50metres. This, in conjunction with their fantastic music quality and myriad of onboard controls, makes them a great option for anyone from the tech enthusiast to the set-and-forget user.
Lyric Hearing Aid Review Phonak Lyric invisible is an exceptionally good option for the right candidates. During my 37 years of practice, I have found no other hearing aids like it. Lyric is the only hearing aid technology that offers complete invisibility; when it comes to cosmetics, I would like to recommend Lyric as the best option if there are no clinical contraindications!
If end users are looking for a super discreet hearing device, then the Phonak Virto B Titanium Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) is the one for them. Released in 2018, it is the smallest in-the-ear device that Phonak has put forward from its predecessors. Compared to the tradition acrylic in-the-ear devices in the market, the titanium shell is seemingly thinner and stronger. The thinner shell enables a deeper fitting of the device in the ear canal (up to 26% smaller) so that exceptional sound quality can be achieved. It also has an IP68 rating for resistance to dust and water.
ReSound Omnia is the newest hearing aid from GN ReSound. It is designed to improve speech understanding in noisy environments, such as restaurants, parties, or stadiums. It uses a four-microphone beamformer technology that can focus on the speaker in front of you and reduce the background noise around you. It also has a unique M&RIE receiver that is placed inside your ear canal and captures the natural sound of your surroundings. ReSound claims that Omnia can provide a significant improvement in speech intelligibility in noise compared to previous models.
The Motion 7X is Signia’s traditional behind-the-ear (BTE) style hearing aid and offers great features for the user (see also Pure 7X review). This device has improved sound processing and noise management compared to its predecessor. It uses binaural beamforming technology to help improve clarity in noisy environments and aims to provide natural directionality.
Hearing Aids or Ear Buds? Signia’s Active X and Active Pro hearing aids bridge the gap between the two worlds, fitting over a hundred years of research and development into a new and revolutionary form factor. With rechargeability, direct iPhone streaming, and all day battery. the Active X may just be the hearing aid you’ve been waiting for.
Oticon recently released their new Oticon More hearing aids which come in 3 technology levels, More 1, 2 and 3. Each packing fantastic speech clarity in background noise whilst claiming to provide better spatial awareness than previous generations.
Phonak Audeo Paradise 90 (Audeo P 90) Leading the innovation change in the…
“Discover Next” is the latest sound processing platform in Unitron. This has enabled patients to hear better in noisy places, hear and understand softly spoken people more easily, have a direct binaural connectivity to up to four devices (two Bluetooth devices and two TV Connectors) without any need for an extra accessory.
ReSound’s most advanced and smallest hearing aid is the LiNX 9 3D invisible in the canal (IIC). It targets those with mild to moderate hearing loss and has all the features other LiNX 3D 9 products offer except for direct phone connectivity. Lack of direct phone connectivity is common for IIC aids due to size and if desired a larger style is required. The product provides excellent sound quality and reasonable noise reduction. It utilizes 360 degree processing and automatic programing to allow a more natural hearing experience and limit the management of the aid.
The new Viron 9 BTE 105 hearing aid was introduced in 2019 and has been a great addition to Bernafon’s product portfolio. Viron 9 BTE 105 is the industry’s first True Environment Processing hearing aid.
This hearing aid uses a completely new chip platform that delivers super-fast sound detection and processing so that users can receive more precise information about their environment in real time. It also has a new feedback cancellation system.
The new Viron 9 mini RITE hearing aid was introduced in early 2019 and has been a fantastic addition to Bernafon’s product portfolio. Viron 9 is the industry’s first True Environment Processing hearing aid. This hearing aid uses a completely new chip platform that delivers super-fast sound detection and processing so that users can receive more precise information about their environment in real time. It also has a new feedback cancellation system.
The Evoke 440 is Widex’s smallest and best hearing aid providing great automatic features and sound quality. The device is suitable for mild to severe levels of hearing loss and is a good solution for those looking for discretion. It is the smallest Widex option available, 30% smaller than their traditional CIC option.
Widex Evoke 440 BTE’s SoundSense technology allows it to learn from the…
Bernafon’s most advanced and smallest hearing aid is the Zerena 9 invisible in the canal (IIC). It targets those with mild to severe hearing loss and has all the features other Zerena 9 products offer except for direct phone connectivity. Lack of direct phone connectivity is common for IIC aids due to size and if desired a larger style is required. The product provides excellent sound quality and reasonable noise reduction. The aid will not be able to have push buttons or volume control which some clients may desire.
Silk X is the latest completely-in-the-canal (CIC) device from Signia. This device has improved sound processing and noise management compared to its predecessor (Silk Nx) despite being 20% smaller. The device uses Signia’s binaural beamforming technology to help improve clarity in noisy environments and aims to provide natural directionality. The biggest advantage this aid offers is that it is the only ready-to-wear CIC hearing aid on the market (Instant fit/off-the-shelf). This means that the audiologist can fit you up on the same day without needing to order a custom-built product.
The Oticon IIC OPN 1 is the smallest hearing device available premium in the Oticon premium OPN 1 range, ideal for users that prefer a super discreet hearing device with exceptional sound quality. This device is most suitable for mild to severe hearing losses.
Following the success of their world’s first heathable hearing aid Livio Al Starkey has recently unveiled the release of Livio Edge Al. Suitable for a wide range of hearing losses, the Livio Edge Al offers exceptional sound processing for users who are in challenging environments. The artificial intelligence is only available through the Livio Edge Al devices.
The latest sound processing platform in Unitron is called “Discover Next”. This has enabled patients to hear better in noisy places, hear and understand softly spoken people more easily, have a direct binaural connectivity to up to four devices (two Bluetooth devices and two TV Connectors) without any need for an extra accessory.
Being the premium option in the OPNS family, OPN S1 is an updated version of the extremely popular Oticon OPN 1 hearing aid, with improved performance, and added more features. When the original OPN hearing aid was released in 2016, it was extremely popular due to its ability to provide exceptionally better hearing in background noise.
The new Oticon Xceed is an excellent solution for those with a severe-to-profound hearing loss. It is powered by Oticon’s fastest and most advanced platform, the new Velox S™. Compared to their previous generation of powerful hearing aids it provides better speech clarity with less listening effort in noisy environments. Overall, I have received great feedback from my patients who have been very happy and more confident with this product.
The latest premium hearing aids from Widex is the MOMENT 440. Like other Widex hearing aids, Moment comes in 4 tiers of 440 (Premium), 330 (advance), 220 (Essential) and 110 (Basic). In this review, we will focus on Premium Widex MOMENT 440 mRIC R D and CIC options. When it comes to size and appearance, MOMENT 440 mRIC R D takes advantage of being the smallest Receiver In the Canal (RIC) Rechargeable Technology currently in the market.
The primary focus of the new Signia Styletto Connect hearing aids are to transform the image of current hearing aids from medical devices to “Hearwear”. The goal is to improve wearer acceptance with sleek style, trendy colours and slim-line accessories. There are promising studies regarding the hearing aids performance in noisy situations but marketing seems to focus on style rather than quality of hearing.
These sleek premium range hearing aids are suitable for all degree of hearing loss ranging from mild, moderate, severe and profound. Along with its small housing design which allows the device to sit discreetly behind the ears, the super soft silicone click sleeves are available in different sizes, providing a secure and comfortable fit which is a must for daily usage.
Most importantly, the hearing devices provide a crystal clear natural sound quality and together with the superior noise reduction technology, makes it easier for the user when they are having a conversation in general listening environments but most importantly, in challenging situations such as background noise.
Unitron has recently released their version of the “Made For Any Phone” hearing aid, Moxi Jump R9 and Moxi Fit which are part of their new line of devices that can connect to any Bluetooth device using the SWORD 3.0 chip that allows for Bluetooth connection to Apple & Android devices. This will be a review of Moxi Jump R9 as it is Unitron’s latest rechargeable device.
Bolero M90 and Bolero M90-PR hearing aids are the premium options in the Marvel family. Leading the innovation change is the new Phonak Bolero Marvel (Bolero M) hearing aids. These multifunctional hearing aids deliver excellent sound quality, are easy to use and provide a true sense of well-being. Unlike any other hearing aid, they connect directly to either your iOS or Android smartphone or other Bluetooth® enabled phones to stream any kind of audio.
Oticon OPN S hearing aid is an updated version of the extremely popular Oticon OPN1 hearing aid, with improved performance, and added more features. When the original OPN hearing aid was released in 2016, it was extremely popular due to its ability to provide exceptionally better hearing in background noise. The OPN S utilizes Oticon’s New Velox S chip which is designed to improve upon their previous Velox chip by providing an additional 15% better speech understanding in noise, 10% reduced listening effort, and 10% better memory recall compared to the original OPN hearing aid.
Leading the innovation change is the new Phonak Audéo Marvel (Audeo M) hearing aids. These multifunctional hearing aids deliver excellent sound quality, are easy to use and provide a true sense of well-being. Unlike any other hearing aid, they connect directly to either your iOS or Android smartphone or other Bluetooth® enabled phones to stream any kind of audio.
The new LiNX Quattro 9 hearing aid was introduced in late 2018 and has been a fantastic addition to the audiologist’s arsenal. This new hearing aid uses a completely new chipset from Resound that delivers a huge improvement in processing power and speed. They can help with a wide range of hearing levels (from mild to profound) and offer features like Bluetooth connectivity, phone applications and rechargeable options.
In this section, we will provide you with our review on Widex latest hearing aid, Evoke. This will give you useful information that may help you decide whether this hearing aid is something that you would like to try.
Starkey Livio AI Edge is the latest hearing aid model from Starkey. Like the other Livio AI models, Starkey Livio AI Edge takes advantage of Artificial Intelligence (hence the AI) and it has fantastic features. Starkey Livio AI Edge is available in BTE, RIC (Receiver in the Canal) and custom made. This hearing aid comes in 5 tiers of technology, namely i2400, i2000, i1600, i1200, i1000, with Livio AI Edge i2400 being the premium hearing aid. In this review will examine the features of Starkey’s latest premium hearing aid, Livio AI Edge i2400.