Compare features and sound
To compare sound quality
- Grab your headphones
- Click the play buttons below to compare
- Change the track to compare more sound samples
- Background noise
- Quiet and TV
- Music Streaming
- Wear headphones for the best experience
We used a validated testing manikin equipped with binaural microphones and anatomically correct ears to capture live hearing aid sounds. The resulting audio files are best heard through headphones to simulate a 360-degree listening experience.
- Listen for background management
Hearing aids naturally emphasize higher-frequency sounds to promote speech clarity. As you compare hearing aids, listen for devices that can manage and minimize background noises. Throughout our test files, you will hear some sharp background sounds and persistent background sounds. Toggle back and forth between devices to quickly compare how each device handles the noise and prioritizes speech.
- Listen for clarity over bass
Most people gravitate towards booming bass as an indicator of sound quality. Hearing aids are a bit different. Treble or high-frequency sounds ultimately give us speech clarity, so the best hearing aids typically offer more high-frequency sounds than boomy bass notes. Your brain will become accustomed to this soundscape over time. Our advice - listen for sounds that feel closer to you vs. farther away. A closer sound sensation typically lines up with long-term speech clarity.