Technological breakthroughs in the last ten years have made possible a whole new class of invisible hearing aids.
These aren't your grandfather's options, from a new "disposable" hearing aid called Lyric to a miniaturized rechargeable hearing aid from Eargo.
In this guide, we'll break down some key things to know about invisible hearing aids and share the five best products on the market as of late 2022.
Invisible Hearing Aid Tradeoffs
If you are reading this guide, there's a good chance you want a hearing aid that disappears in your ear. You aren't alone; invisible styles have skyrocketed in popularity and availability.
Still, there are a few tradeoffs to consider before you choose a style based solely on the device's size.
Invisible hearing aid pros:
- Hard to Notice - Most styles are unnoticeable unless someone looks in your ear
- Masks and Glasses - Invisible hearing aids sit inside the ear and don't interfere with masks and glasses
- Convenience - Lyric (listed #2 below) stays in your ear 24 hours a day and doesn't require battery changes or charging
- Natural sound - Some users report more natural sound using invisible style hearing aids because the devices use the natural shape of the ear
Invisible hearing aid cons:
- Limited Functionality - The smallest designs come with limited Bluetooth and charging functionality
- Dexterity Challenges - Smaller devices can be frustrating to those with limited dexterity
- Fewer products to choose from - There are fewer invisible hearing aid products to choose from, and typically they come at a slightly higher cost
The full list below includes several form factors and price points. If you aren't sure which product is right for you, you might start with our top choices.
Top Choice - Starkey Evolv AI Custom
Starkey is the perennial leader when it comes to custom molded products. Their smallest IIC version sits deep inside the ear.
Runner Up - Eargo 6
Eargo 6 is the only rechargeable and invisible product on the market. Instead of using a custom mold, Eargo uses an innovative Flexi Palm design to rest deep inside the ear. Many hearing health pros talk about Eargo as the Tesla of hearing health.
Enough preamble, here's the full list of the best invisible hearing aids for 2022.
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Review Process For This Guide
Soundly conducts regular research to guide prospective hearing aid wearers. We update this guide regularly with the latest products. To get to this list we underwent the research below:
- 50+ Hours Research Conducted Each Month
- 3 Licensed Audiologists Consulted
- 32 Total Brands Reviewed
- 1,000+ Customer Reviews Considered
That's the list, friends.
We hope you enjoyed this guide to the best invisible hearing aids available. We update this page regularly and will be back with new models as they come.
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